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Feb 06

Gewehr 43 Rifle

From the Hickok45 Compound, an overview and range demo of the Gewehr 43 Rifle. The Gewehr 43 or Karabiner 43 (G43, K43, Gew 43, Kar 43) is a 7.92×57mm Mauser caliber semi-automatic rifle developed by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Gewehr 43:

  • Cartridge: 7.92×57mm Mauser
  • Action: Gas-operated short-stroke piston, flapper-locked
  • Muzzle Velocity: 746–776 m/s (2,448–2,546 ft/s)
  • Effective Firing Range: 500 m, 800 m with scope
  • Feed System: 10-round detachable box magazine, stripper clip fed
  • Sights: Iron sights, Zf42 optical crosshair sight
  • Weight: 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
  • Length: 1130 mm (44.5 in )
  • Barrel Length: 550 mm (21.5 inches)