H.Dv. 216/6 – Das Maschinengewehr 42, for the M.G. 42, translated to English. This is an undated, but obviously post-war manual since it has information about the different nozzle sizes required for 8mm and NATO 7.62, and 7.62 cartridge data. Part I has many graphics showing the complete disassembly and assembly of the MG42, right down to taking the cocking handle out and detailed assembly of the bolt, including the spring-loaded bolt catch. It contains a very detailed description of the sequence of operation, including full graphics of how the recoil booster, recuperator, trigger, and bolt function in detail. This single volume has a Part I and Part II. Part II contains a full parts list, and many diagrams of the sub-assemblies and individual parts. Part I – 80 pages, Part II – 40 pages, 120 pages total. The MG42 is a complicated weapon that demands understanding to operate successfully, and this manual explains how it all works. For the owner of an MG42 in either semi or full-auto, this manual to be a must have. If you’re building a semi-auto MG42 or have a parts kit, PDV 918 (above) should also be one of your choices. Please reference “HDv 216/6” on your order.
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