MK42 – Not what you are thinking…… Last update – 10-23-14
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Just wanted to share this – with permission of course. This man can shoot! And we just love it that he did so with our rifle! Honestly amazed that it could be done with the original trigger / firing arrangement of the historical style FG42 but he did! Thanks Karl!
This is just a thing – ok Frankenstein to some of you – that we have wanted to play around with since about the 2nd day we shot the normal FG42. So with a bunch of not quit fit to make a production rifle parts on hand we threw it together as close as we could to where we were wanting to go initially.
Got rid of the front sight assembly and bipod, original style top plate and rear sight, knurled safety cap,& mag doors. Then cut the barrel to 17 1/2 from the original 20, fluted the rear under the hand guard, adapted an AR15 ERGO grip, replaced the top plate with a picatinny rail, and went with a solid walnut stock as it is a little lighter and maybe a little stronger.
Then after weighing it we added a American Defense x-tended 30mm Q/D mount and Bushnell 1-6.5 Elite scope. After this we again weighed the package and found it was actually still 2 ounces lighter than the original pattern rifle we started with!
We stayed with the original brake, hand guard, etc as that’s what we have around and they work. Also we really don’t have a lot of time to throw into developing new things while that time is ear marked for production of the standard type II FG and developing the type I.
So love it or hate it it is a handy little rifle that points and handles well and with things like an improved trigger pull and maybe different stocks etc it will be even cooler. We already like it!
Please feel free to post comments of like or hate here and when I go through the spam filter each week I WILL let it on the sight regardless of your thoughts – as long as they are decently worded – the kiddies you know…..
The lower rifle is 2 1/2 inches shorter and weighs 2 ounces less than the rifle above in the configuration shown.
Different picture / perspective. Both rifles are in .308.
The AK is actually about an inch shorter than the MK42 but the 42 has a one inch longer barrel……