Then he explained that it wasn’t in a museum.
One such place (which will remain unspecified for what should be obvious reasons) had a very interesting piece of history.
Yes, that is a Zundapp KS750. Yes, that is an MG34. No, according to Ed, it is not a dewat or a semi-auto; it is live and ready to go!
Ed tells me that the pragmatic Italians waste nothing, and many small-town Carabinieri (police) still have World War II vintage German hardware in their inventory – which they keep to control local access points if needed. Ed says that typical armory would have a couple of tripod mounted MG34s (with many spare barrels and cases of ammo) plus a couple of SMGs with a half-dozen mags. With ammunition, of course.
Apparently this particular town hit the jackpot with the fully equipped Zundapp (right down to a new-looking linking machine for the MG.) I don’t know what this whole package would be worth in this country, but I’ll admit no small amount of envy!
-=[ Grant ]=-