Wanted MG53 Lafette Parts

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Wanted MG53 Lafette Parts

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Can anybody help with parts for a MG53 Lafette , I am looking for the metal plate that attaches to the Lafette to hold the optic block , thanks.
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I think the 53 layafette was built without the optics block as I've owned at least ten and only seen them on 42 and 34 stands,
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Re: Wanted MG53 Lafette Parts

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Which is presumably why he is after one, to convert to wartime appearance? Easy enough to weld on so the optic block can be attached...
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Re: Wanted MG53 Lafette Parts

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you'll have to get one made from a metal fabricator, cant see this part being available as an individual item.
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Many thanks for the imput gents . Firstly , the MG53 Lafette was issued with a optic block holder but most of the ones on the open market today are missing theirs , why I have no idea . You can easily find a MG53 optic on ebay.de for as little as 35 euro .
I want to give my one a WW2 appearance and that is why I need the optic block holder . I have found such a holder in Slovenia from a guy who deals on ebay , it is now fitted to my Lafette and looks the part .
Thanks again for all the help.
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