MG34/42 drum + carrier set 'wa 43'
Here we have a scarcely seen tan painted drum (Gurttrommel) and drum carrier (Gurttrommelträger) set for the MG34/42.
Aside from the remains of storage grease to the exterior, this set is in completely 'as found' condition and the factory-applied tan paint remains present to a decent degree on both items.
Whilst the marking on the drum is mostly illegible beneath the paint, the carry frame is nicely ink Waffenamt stamped and coded 'wa 43' to one end.
As any MG collector will know, finding such a set that still retains the tan painted carrier is very difficult indeed!