The set consists of a finely turned brass outer armoured barrel jacket with the thin muzzle flash suppressor cone which is hollowed out with finely engraved cooling slits and screws depicted by small indentations.
The notable feature of the barrel is the extremely thin flash suppressor cone which looks most convincing but care is needed as it is easy to deform the cone with it being so thin. This also has the muzzle hex attachment brackets well done as well as the contours in the sleeve. A long attachment pin is included with the barrel and this can be cut down shorter depending on requirements but being long to start with will cover most applications.
To fit the barrel is quite simple, when adding to the full MG34 receiver such as those that come with the majority of CyberHobby/Dragon Tiger and Panther kits you simply cut off the kit barrel taking care to leave the small guide pin underneath for fitting of the kit mounting parts later. You then drill a 0.75mm hole in the receiver and insert the barrel pin, all very easy.
Note very thin flash suppressor cone
Fitting the barrel to any kit which has the MG ball moulded in place such as the AFV Club/Tamiya Tiger kits or the new Tamiya Jagdtiger kit you need to drill a 1.2mm hole through the ball mounting, there is usually already a locating hole for the kit MG barrel so this just needs to be drilled all the way through the ball mounting.
You then just insert the barrel jacket into the ball mounting leaving the appropriate length exposed, using the kit barrel as a guide for this will work in most instances.
Thanks to Griffon Model for the review set.