Original Item with WW2 German Markings: MG34 & MG42 Dual Purpose Barrel Carrier. The inside supports are integral to the sheet metal. Simply, there are no riveted or weleded inserts in this 43/1 pattern. This is the only one we've ever seen like this.
FOR USE WITH BOTH MG34 & MG42 BARRELS
These came out of Yugoslav arsenals and were typically repainted after WW2. Slings may be post war as well