tirsdag, oktober 23, 2007

Say hello to my little MG3

Norwegian soldier with MG3, in Denmark known as Let MaskinGevær model 1962 (LMG M/62).

Ok, this entry might be a little outside the realm of Kit Up, as I most certainly did not buy this, but it definitely was not government-issue (at least not my government) and it is a brilliant piece of kit, and as Meat Loaf once said, “two out of three ain’t bad.”

Anyway, one of the byproducts of conducting security operations in Iraq is you end up with a lot of confiscated weapons, and over the years, quite a respectable collection had been assembled by the various units rotating through the IA mission on our FOB. Naturally we had such staples as the AK-47, AKM, RPK, RPD, and PKM, but we also had some pretty cool specimens as well, like Dragunov SVD sniper rifles, a working DShK, RPGs, even such oldies but goodies as a couple of Mosin-Nagant M1891bolt action rifles and a PPSh-41 sub-machine gun (non-functional unfortunately, otherwise this thing would have been a blast.)

The piece d’resistance, though was a brand-new, never been fired, fully functional German MG3.

Read the whole story here.

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