MG42 machinegun replica
Thanks to AGM company, another real treat for history weaponry and historical airsoft enthusiasts has emerged on the market. A long awaited replica of well know, introduced in 1942 machinegun Machinengewehr 42 – MG42. A weapon that in hands of III Reich (but not only!) soldiers sow terror on all fronts of World War II and during the years it gained cult status.
It can be determined at first glance that this is no toy but a solid piece of metal. The dimensions and details are as close to original as they can be, additionally thanks to full-metal structure the weight is also righteous – it weighs nearly 7kg. The only parts made from polymer are pistol grip (just like in the original) and bb loader in the magazine.
Basic components of the replica – receiver, outer barrel, barrel cover and receiver cover – were made from homogenous zinc and aluminum alloy. The bipod, magazine, charging handle, magazine mount cover and other small elements, like sight base and barrel change lever were made from steel. The whole is painted in matte black color, which gives very realistic impression.
The replica's stock, just like in the original, is made from natural, painted wood. Inside of the stock there is place for accumulator. The hop-up adjustment lever is located under the receiver cover. Solid, steel bipod can be folded and secured under the barrel. The original MG42 could be used as anti-aircraft gun, hence the replica is equipped with set of AA type sights.
For powering 'The Hitler's Saw', a specially designed, reinforced two-part gearbox was installed. Inside it has a set of steel gears, chrome cylinder, driven piston head with bearing and 8mm ball bearings. Additionally it has efficient, long 600mm inner barrel. The gearbox has quick spring change system.
MG42 is fed from electric powered BOX type magazine, which is true copy of the original one. It's shell is made entirely from steel. The magazine can store 2500 bb's and is powered by 4 AA type batteries (not included).
The set includes:
- user manual
Replika karabinu maszynowego MG42
It is the spped of bb, while its leaving the innerbarrel of replica. This speed is measured in FPS (Feet Per Second).
1 FPS = 0,3 m/s
1 J = 99 m/s
1 J = 326,7 FPS
|Propulsion / Powered by:|
Indications v2, v3, v6 does not mean the level of advance, but only shape of gearbox skeleton which was used and selected by the manufacturer depending on the capabilities of the body of the replica. For example, a models of the M4/M16 family, MP5, have a v2 gearbox, while the AK family have gearbox v3.
|Type of fire:|
Steel + wood + metal + plastic
|Diameter of bearings in GB [mm]:|
The length of the replca is measured between the two most distant points of each other. Different models have several of these values, because of its design allows to increase or decrease it length (eg. folding stock or extended flash hider).
|Inner barrel length [mm]:|
This is a value that includes the weight of the replica, magazine and other accessories that are include in set without a battery, charger, cleaning rod, etc., etc.
rechargeable battery is characterized by high efficiency
current-carrying capacity, but there are disruptive effect on memory.
Should be unloaded and loaded in the full cycle, ie, it is recommended
to fully discharge, and after unloading must charge the battery
immediately without leaving it for a long time in a discharged state.
|Magazine capacity [pcs]:|
Hop-Up system is used for overclocking bb during the shot (putting it in rotation), through which, it extends its flight path. Acting laws of physics make that bb lift up, while the gravitational force take it down. Appropriate adjustment of Hop-Up, will compensate for these two factors, which result in long and straight flight for longer distance and be greater focus shot (to improve accuracy).
Blow back is a simulation system of the cocking lever - it imitates the work of it as the equivalent sharp. This system raises the realism and adds a lot more experience during shooting.