MG-42: German Machine Gun

Know Your Weapons!

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Today we look at the German MG-42, which was the most infamous machine gun introduced in the war, capable of shredding through any target.

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German MG-42

1,200 rounds/min (varied between 900–1,500 rounds/min with different bolts)
Practical: 153 rounds/min – Fully-automatic only .

SMALL ARMS IN WEHRMACHT

German Auto and Semi-Auto Weapons, up to 1945 (no rifles)

Was the MG 42 truly better than the MG 34?

Read about WWII here

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John Pedersen

Know Your Firearms History

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John Douglas Pedersen (May 21, 1881 – May 23, 1951) was a prolific arms designer who worked for Remington Arms, and later for the United States Government. Famed gun designer John Moses Browning told Maj. Gen. Julian S. Hatcher of U.S. Army Ordnance that Pedersen “was the greatest gun designer in the world”

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Pedersen is best known for the 1918 Pedersen device that converted a standard military Springfield 1903 rifle to a semi-automatic, pistol-caliber firearm.

He designed several successful sporting guns for Remington, including the novel Model 51 pistol, the Model 10pump-actionshotgun and the Models 12, 14, and 25 pump-action rifles. He collaborated with John Browning to design the Model 17 pump-action shotgun. The Model 17 was a trim, 20-gauge shotgun that was later redesigned and made in three highly successful forms: the Remington Model 31, Browning BPS

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