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WWII Germany's innovative FG42 was a technological breakthrough taking the primary infantry rifle from a slow-firing pre-1900 bolt-action rifle to an ultra-fast machine rifle capable of spitting out 900 rounds per minute. Too few were made too late in the war to have much impact. The battlefield superiority the FG42 offered was lost on post-war arms designers who ignored its valuable lessons. Included is an in-depth review of the SMG Guns semi-auto replica of this remarkable rifle. FG42 is written for arms enthusiasts, reenactors and students of the Second World War. Included is a thorough study of the reproduction semi-auto version of the FG42 made by SMG Guns. The test and evaluation includes factory ammo and handloaded ammo, a complete, fully illustrated disassembly/reassembly guide, as well as more than 60 full color photos of the SMG rifle and its various reproduction and original accoutrements to make this rifle at home in a WWII collection. Also included are 5 b&w period photos of the arm in use from Germany's Bundesarchiv. This is an updated version of the previous Kindle ebook, and has more text and many more pictures. Read sample chapters and see a preview of the photos free at ArtInArmsPress.com.