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Fallschirmjägergewehr 42/I FG42 2009 Edition [Replica model gun]
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Now more realistic than ever. Only 200pcs were made of this edition.

* NEW: More accurately sized hand guard
* NEW: Original German receiver stamps
* NEW: Improved gas piston
* NEW: Improved magazine design
* NEW: Machine finished barrel

Made in Japan
Operating principle: Non-firing replica that can be cocked and disassembled like real FG42. This replica does not fire plug fire cartridges or projectiles, and it has been specially-designed not to be convertible to a real firearm.

HISTORY

The Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42 ("paratroop rifle model 1942") was specially requested by Luftwaffe for the German paratroopers after combat experiences had shown the need for specialized small arm for paratroops. Despite long list of difficult requirements the German industry was able to deliver the fully automatic and lightweight FG42 that was ultimately to become one of the influental small arm designs of the war. The lightweight Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42/I (FG42) was a cross between an automatic rifle and a light machine gun that provided Fallschirmjaegers with a powerful automatic weapon chambered to rifle cartridge. The Luftwaffe's requirements included that the weapon be a compact size (for transport inside planes), sufficiently durable, semi & full automatic, weigh no more than a standard rifle, and possess capabilities for hand-to-hand fighting, grenade launching and sniping. All these were achieved but FG42s were produced eventually only in very limited numbers and hence had little impact on overall war effort despite their advanced features.

Mechanism wise the FG 42 was considered to be a air-cooled and gas-operated weapon. The straight-line configuration of the weapon mechanism was intended to reduce the recoil of the weapon system, but due to the relatively lightweight and heavy caliber, the FG 42 was difficult to control when fired in full automatic.

Despite the limited numbers manufactured the FG42 saw combat in major battles such as the Monte Cassino, Normandy and the Battle of Bulge in Ardennes.

REPRODUCTION

This is a museum-quality replica FG42 that is fully-functional and field-strippable like the real FG42. It features a functional spike-type bayonet (replica), functional rear & front sights, a cartridge ejection system and an operational cocking lever and system that uses dummy 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridges. The highly detailed and sophisticated full metal and wood construction of this reproduction will satisfy reenactors for its details & quality. Indeed, this reproduction model is displayed in renowned war museums in Europe and is everybit as good as the famed MP44 reproduction.

Limited production of FG42 rifle grenade attachments with dummy rifle grenades and ZFG42 scopes have been manufactured for this model (ask us for availability). Spare 20rnd magazines and 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridges are available as accessories. Spare parts are also available for special order.

REPRODUCTION FEATURES

* Fully functional, operates & disassembles like real FG42
* Uses real-like 20rnd magazines and replica 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridges
* Functional rear & front sights
* Functional replica bayonet
* Highly detailed 1:1 scale full metal and wood construction
* Authentic stampings
* Each model comes with unique serial number
* Accepts replica ZFG42 scopes and rifle grenade attachment

WWII Guns Footage: Click here to see FG42 Type I replica features, operation, disassembly and reassembly

PACKAGE INCLUDES

Package includes a manual, a 20rnd magazine and 10 dummy rounds.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Lenght: 940mm
Weight: 4,500g
Ammunition: Replica (dummy) 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds More information

 

$1395.00




 

Fallschirmjägergewehr 42/I Sniper Version [Replica model gun]
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You are viewing a special sniper set of the FG42/I model that comes with a replica ZFG42 scope (new brass vintage finish type), new replica leather sling and 10 additional dummy cartridges.

NEW LIMITED EDITION

* NEW: More accurately sized hand guard
* NEW: Original German receiver stamps
* NEW: Improved gas piston
* NEW: Improved magazine design
* NEW: Machine finished barrel

Made in Japan
Operating principle: Non-firing replica that can be cocked and disassembled like real FG42. This replica does not fire plug fire cartridges or projectiles, and it has been specially-designed not to be convertible to a real firearm.

HISTORY

The Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42 ("paratroop rifle model 1942") was specially requested by Luftwaffe for the German paratroopers after combat experiences had shown the need for specialized small arm for paratroops. Despite long list of difficult requirements the German industry was able to deliver the fully automatic and lightweight FG42 that was ultimately to become one of the influental small arm designs of the war. The lightweight Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42/I (FG42) was a cross between an automatic rifle and a light machine gun that provided Fallschirmjaegers with a powerful automatic weapon chambered to rifle cartridge. The Luftwaffe's requirements included that the weapon be a compact size (for transport inside planes), sufficiently durable, semi & full automatic, weigh no more than a standard rifle, and possess capabilities for hand-to-hand fighting, grenade launching and sniping. All these were achieved but FG42s were produced eventually only in very limited numbers and hence had little impact on overall war effort despite their advanced features.

Mechanism wise the FG 42 was considered to be a air-cooled and gas-operated weapon. The straight-line configuration of the weapon mechanism was intended to reduce the recoil of the weapon system, but due to the relatively lightweight and heavy caliber, the FG 42 was difficult to control when fired in full automatic.

Despite the limited numbers manufactured the FG42 saw combat in major battles such as the Monte Cassino, Normandy and the Battle of Bulge in Ardennes.

REPRODUCTION

This is a museum-quality replica FG42 that is fully-functional and field-strippable like the real FG42. It features a functional spike-type bayonet (replica), functional rear & front sights, a cartridge ejection system and an operational cocking lever and system that uses dummy 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridges. The highly detailed and sophisticated full metal and wood construction of this reproduction will satisfy reenactors for its details & quality. Indeed, this reproduction model is displayed in renowned war museums in Europe and is everybit as good as the famed MP44 reproduction.

Limited production of FG42 rifle grenade attachments with dummy rifle grenades and ZFG42 scopes have been manufactured for this model (ask us for availability). Spare 20rnd magazines and 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridges are available as accessories. Spare parts are also available for special order.

REPRODUCTION FEATURES

* Fully functional, operates & disassembles like real FG42
* Uses real-like 20rnd magazines and replica 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridges
* Functional rear & front sights
* Functional replica bayonet
* Highly detailed 1:1 scale full metal and wood construction
* Authentic stampings
* Each model comes with unique serial number
* Accepts replica ZFG42 scopes and rifle grenade attachment

WWII Guns Footage: Click here to see FG42 Type I replica features, operation, disassembly and reassembly

PACKAGE INCLUDES

Package includes a manual, a 20rnd magazine and 10 dummy rounds.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Lenght: 940mm
Weight: 4,500g
Ammunition: Replica (dummy) 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds More information

 

$2086.00




 

Fallschirmjägergewehr 42/I FG42 [Replica cap firing model gun]
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Made in Japan
Operating principle: Cap firing model gun, realistic functions of real gun (field takedown, cocking, etc.).
Availability: Special order only

Out-of-production cap firing model gun version of the FG42/I dummy model gun. This model will not be manufactured again and we have limited stocks of the used models. Museum quality replica FG42 that has been made by renowned Japanese manufacturer. Full metal and wood construction that will satisfy re-enactors.

Comes with magazine, 5 PFC cartridges and 5 dummy cartridges and leather sling. More information

 

$2435.00




 

Fallschirmjägergewehr 42/II FG42 [Replica model gun]
Made in Japan
Operating principle: Model gun, realistic functions of real gun (field takedown, cocking, etc.) Cannot be fired.
Image gallery: In product profile
Availability: Sold out.

This is museum quality replica of the late production Fallschirmjäger FG42 rifle. Sloping pistol grip has been replaced with more common type grip and bipod has been relocated more closer to the muzzle to improve firing balance. Front sight is protected against dirt in this version as is the magazine well. Early FG42 muzzle brake has went through redesign as did so many other parts of late production FG42s. The redesign was caused primarily by critical resource situation in wartime Germany.

Fully functional replica with realistic features including field stripping, moving sights and folding bayonet. Full metal and wood construction, used in museum displays. English manual is included. More information

 

$1595.00