WWII German Gewehr G43 Rifle
Brand new : Limited Production, Superb museum quality WWII German WWII G43 Sniper Rifle rifle by highly rated maker Shoei.
Weight: 4.7 Kilograms
All metal with real wood stock.
Butt-stock trap door.
Scope can be attached as per original
Airsoft version - Air Blowback.
Absolutely superb, photos do not do this rifle justice. Produced in limited numbers by Shoei and each rifle has its own serial number.
Its expensive...its the best from Shoei for museum quality !
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With the development of the G43, the Germans had at last a semi-automatic rifle design that could be mass produced in relatively short order. With the subtitution of stamped sheet metal parts for many of the earlier milled steel components on the G41(W), and time saving short cuts such as a pressed in barrel in lieu of threading, and forged receivers, production time and rifle weight were significantly reduced. Unfortunately for the Germans, the rifle proved to be substantially over powered for the 7.92x57mm cartridge, and was prone to malfunction. Initial design flaws were never completely rectified before this rifle went into full scale production in late 1943, and the design was continually changed and revised through to the end of hostilities in 1945.
The Gewehr 43 was never mass produced and was never general issue, the official list of issued units was to be 1 in every platoon, and those were to be issued to a select specialist (designated marksman/engineer). Despite the Gewehr being a good improvement over the problematic Gewehr 41, and being a more effective combat rifle over slower bolt-action rifles, the Gewehr 43 was never as reliable or as robust and simple as the Allied rifles like the American M1 Garand and Russian SVT-40, nor was the G43 a common enough rifle, for every 1 Gewehr 43 produced by the Germans, the Americans produced 50 Garands (as the primary American service rifle and the first semi-automatic to general issue in any force) and the Soviets produced 20 SVTs. Though the Gewehr 43 was generally considered to be a good semi-automatic rifle, had good accuracy, and did fairly well in combat (better than the G41), it was more complicated to produce than Allied rifles, and was not as mechanically reliable as American and Russian semi-automatic rifles, the Germans were fighting against the tide of war, and the Gewehr rifles were produced much more crudely and primitively than the Allied weapon factories. Since it was never generally issued, or mass produced, the Gewehr 43 was never a big contender among Nations with general issue semi-automatic rifles like the U.S. and the USSR.