Shoei 1st Model FG-42

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThere’s a couple of reasons why the FG-42 is a particularly difficult rifle to get hold of. Firstly they only made about 7,000 of them. And because they were only issued to Fallschirmjäger unless the Allied soldier was in a section of front where they fought the paratroopers, they were never captured and returned. The next problem is that they are tainted with being an “elite” item. This means, like Waffen-SS shyte, that wankers on the internet will pay stupid prices for their kit. Just witness the price of a Jerry paratrooper pot. Anyway, due to this, I will never likely own a real one so I have the next best substitute. This is a Shoei made non-functional replica, moves like the real thing, just will never accept a round. Meh.

Update: unfortunately this is a prohibited item in Canada so back to the owner it goes. It’s a terrible bit of catch-all legislation that makes a non-weapon into a banned item yet a dewat is allowed and not required to be registered.

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