The Maschinengewehr 34, or MG 34, is was first tested in 1929, introduced in 1934, and issued to units in 1936. It accepts the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge. It was arguably the most advanced in the world at the time of its deployment. Its combination of exceptional mobility – being light enough to be carried by one man – and high rate of fire was unmatched.
Made of steel, this item is in SUPERB used condition! Some slight marks, due to the age, but there is NO rust, damage, or corrosion (some wear to the grips)! No manufacture marks or stamps that I can see. Still has a lot of the original grease. Would make a FANTASTIC addition for any collection or display!