MG34/42 hot barrel change pad
A very nice original hot barrel change pad for the MG34/42.
Due to the high cyclic rate of both of these weapons, overheating barrels during combat was a notable issue. As such, this accessory formed an essential part of the MG gunner's kit, but it is a component which is very often missing from sets today.
This is a guaranteed original wartime example, amidst a market which is now full of both reproductions and post-war variations.