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How rare is the German G43 rifle from WWII? I thought it would be cool to get one but I heard they are not very common.
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How rare is the German G43 rifle from WWII? I thought it would be cool to get one but I heard they are not very common.
Pretty rare. All the collectors drool over them when one enters a gun show. If I remember, a couple/few grand will get you one?!? can't say it will look great, though.

a lot went to other countrys after ww2.I had one from south america and a new one from bring back.they did not mak a great deal and russia probable got most.mine shot great.:rolleyes:;)
They're not rare, but are very desirable. There aren't any cheap ones to be had.
German G43!!!

Begin disassembly by cocking the rifle and making sure that it is unloaded. Set the safety to the safe position. Push the locking stud in and lift the receiver cover up. Remove the receiver cover by pulling it backwards. Remove the recoil spring. Pull the bot carrier and bolt back. Lift the bolt carrier up, it hooks into the bolt at the front. Front view of bolt and carrier. Remove the bolt. Remove the firing pin out of the back of the bolt. Take out the bolt locking lugs. Press down hard on the retaining spring and slide the barrel band forward. Remove the top cover/wood, Pull the main gas rod back and remove the connector bar. Let the main rod go forward and remove. Remove the gas piston. On this rifle the second part of the gas piston is screwed in too tight to remove, normally this would be re removed as well. Unscrew the screws holding the trigger guard in place. Remove the trigger guard, the magazine release presses against this so you'll need to hold it forward. This is Completely disassembled rifle.
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I think this side is helpful when you want to disassemble a G43:

G 43 Disassembly


They were fairly low production (Germany produced 402,713 from 1943 to 1945). They are a piece of history but examples in decent shape are kind of tough to come by anymore. They are very over-priced for what they are, I'd rather have a few more KAR98k's than one Gewehr 43. Now with that said, if i had plenty of cash I wouldn't mind having a few G43's. :)
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