MG 42 Operator’s Manual PDV 918 – Maschinengewehr, 7.62 x 51 – This 76 page manual dates from the 1960-70 era It was retired from service in 1990. It’s for the MG 1, which was the post war production model of the weapon in 7.62 x 51 (.308), and the MG 2, which was the MG42 converted to 7.62 x 51. If you’re building a semi-auto or bought a parts kit, this one is for you. This manual shows exploded diagrams of all the parts, pins, springs, little pieces, big pieces, rivets, and screws that make the MG. Exploded parts pictures include the grip with trigger and safety, muzzle booster and front sight with detent levers, rear sight assembly, bolt, barrel change door, top cover, charging handle, recuperator, stock, bipod, and buffer. This manual will let you know what it is you have in your parts kit, where it goes, and what’s missing. It also explains how the weapon works, and has 5 pages on stoppages. If you like the MG 42 / MG1 / MG2 / MG3 series, this is another must have manual. It’s the only manual with the exploded diagrams of every part, not just a parts list with a chart. Please reference “PDV 918” on your order.