You have to admit, the MG34 was a good looking gun
A German Gebirgsjäger (light infantry alpine or mountain troops) of the 137th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Mountain Division (2. Gebirgs-Division) with an MG 34 machine gun sits in position in the forest of Norway’s Junkerdal National Park during Operation Weserübung; Germany’s invasion of Norway. Junkerdal National Park, Nordland, Norway. May 1940. Image taken by Karl Marth.