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According to pre war instruction this is more or less set of equipment that was supposed to be carried in the field by heavy machine gun team leader, MG34 for instance.
Revolver Gas Trigger Machine Gun barrel
 

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The Germans typically used 6 men in the MG crews. The gunner (carried and operated) assist. gunner/loader (tripod & AA) and 4 riflemen who carried 2000 rounds and all the stuff pictured. Some accounts of sustained fire the crew would carry 4+ barrels and men would take turns urinating on them too cool them off quicker. That still blows me away!!
 
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