Gewehr K43 rifle

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Gewehr K43 rifle history

The Gewehr K41 rifle in semi-automatic firing mode was added to the German Army in 1941. It is responsible for increasing the firing rate of the German companies, which are mainly equipped at that time with Mauser K98 rifles, Manual firing by cylinder head.

In 1943, German engineers decided to create a modernized version of the semi-automatic rifle Gewehr K41, called K43, which is produced to a fairly large number.

The K43 is equipped with a rail on the upper surface of the weapon, which allows to install a scope, thus serving as a precision shotgun for snipers operating in battle groups. The semi-automatic mode of the Gewehr 43 allows the German forces to have a weapon with a good rate of fire, like the American M1 Carbine rifle.

Gewehr K43 rifle specification

Creator/User: Germany
Denomination: K43

Fire mode: semi-automatic
Caliber: 7.92×57mm Mauser
Feed system: 10 round-magazine
Effective firing range: 500 m
Effective firing range (with scope): 800 m
Rate of fire: 30 rounds/min

Weight: 4,27 kg
Lenght: 1115 mm