FG-42: Type 1

The FG-42 is one of the most recognizable machine guns ever to see combat. A grim reaper on the battle field, these high-powered automatic weapons were devastating for Allied troops. Rock Island Auction Company has offered Type 2 FG-42 paratrooper rifles before, but never a rare Type 1.

Learn about the history, development, and what makes these early models so unique. This example will be available in our 2021 May Premier.

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