View Full Version : MG42 Ground Tripod

03-28-2007, 08:33 PM
On Gunbroker now, nice pictures: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?item=68552270


German MG42 Ground Tripod MG34 1919 TNW

03-28-2007, 08:43 PM

brand new - way less money
very good person

03-28-2007, 08:55 PM
that dosnt look all that rough to me. dunno much about price though..I'm not into that stuff just yet.

03-28-2007, 09:00 PM
In looking at Robert's pictures, that's probably where the seller got his…

M1 Tanker
03-28-2007, 09:15 PM
That is a post war MG3 tripod, not a WW2 Tripod like he is advertising. Like Perro said, that is way too expensive for a post war tripod. WW2 ones start about $775. Here is a WW2 tripod.


03-28-2007, 10:07 PM
would be cool if someone someday would do a video showing how it all adjusts like if you were in a sandbagged position and firing on the enemy. Does it swing sideways and ajust up and down quickly???

03-28-2007, 10:21 PM
I'm seeing dial knob type controls..I've never been behind one...someday though maybe..sokolov mount needs to be 1st though

M1 Tanker
03-28-2007, 10:37 PM
I'll do one tomorrow for ya Kevin.

04-01-2007, 03:34 PM

just kidding

M1 Tanker
04-01-2007, 04:17 PM
Here ya go Kevin.

Video Link (http://www.militaryfirearm.com/Forum/Tanker/Movie.wmv)

04-01-2007, 06:35 PM
Very cool!


Big Steve
04-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Nice vid Tanker, I have not seen one up close like that. They are way different than the DISA mounts like I have.

04-01-2007, 07:30 PM
You got a sight for that thing? I would love to have one of those but can't justify the money right now. The mg3 tripod is what I went with. Definately sweet though.

04-01-2007, 09:13 PM
awesome video man, that's very enlightening

04-01-2007, 09:46 PM
yes, thank you! i will be getting one of those, post war anyways! i was thinking it would be slow adjustments like cranking the knob over and over. I have never seen one personally besides the pictures. That is really cool!

just out of curiosity is there some sort of leveling device? level bubbles? i mean the ground isnt a perfect plane but you dont want to be adjusting windage AND elevation because its not level?

i wonder if i can adapt my bren to fit this????

M1 Tanker
04-01-2007, 09:53 PM
No I don't have the optics....they are over a $1000. I'm sure the optics had a level...but the tripod can be leveled up pretty easy on uneven terrain.

Why not get a bren tripod for a bren?

04-01-2007, 10:00 PM
i cant find a bren tripod!!!! would kill 2 birds with one stone to get the 42 tripod and adapt the bren to fit it or make some type of adapter to do so.

04-02-2007, 06:56 PM
Tanker did you ever find the AA sights for your 42? My girlfriend was going to buy me a AA tripod and I figure I better have the sights if it's going to sit on that. ;)

M1 Tanker
04-02-2007, 07:30 PM
Yep weasel. I got an repro front spider sight from Interordnance for $25. The original rear Jbar came from angola for $50.

04-02-2007, 07:47 PM