An original WW2 German 1943 dated Lafayette/Lafette Tripod for the MG42. The tripod was used and resprayed by the Yugoslavian Army after the war. The buffer is an Yugoslavian replacement.
The tripod has two main stamps. The first one, on the top of the frame, is "43 btm 4180 C" and the second one, on the mechanism, is "bkh 1943 855". The original German range table and pads are present. The tripod is finished in a grey colour which is a mix of the original paint and a sprayed area of newer paint.
Everything still works and has a good quality feel to its operation. The item "An Original WW2 German 1943 dated Lafayette/Lafette Tripod for the MG42" is in sale since Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Field Gear". The seller is "theantiquesstorehouse" and is located in Portsmouth, Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.