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An American .30-06 MG-42, and GPMGs after WWII

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The perk for $100 Patrons is choosing a gun they would like me to find and film, and one such Patron (Mark) expressed a curiosity about US testing and lack of adoption of an MG-42 in .30-06 caliber. So, today we will discuss that (the trials gun was designated the T24) as well as why it took so long for the FN MAG to be developed and adopted.

For the full T24 trials report and photos, go here:

Resources for this video included:

“MG34-MG42: German Universal Machine Guns” (
“German Universal Machine Guns, Vol II: MG08-MG3” (
“Rock in a Hard Place: The Browning Automatic Rifle” (
“The Browning Machine Gun, Vol I” (
“Ars Mechanica” (
“The Machine Gun, Vol I” (

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