German G43 Rifle
Posted 10 December 2003 - 05:03 PM
Posted 10 December 2003 - 09:04 PM
Posted 11 December 2003 - 09:50 AM
Posted 11 December 2003 - 01:02 PM
Posted 11 December 2003 - 07:19 PM
It was a new, unfired, all matching, late war Walther manufactured example. It came with just one magazine, but I was fortunate to find another identical original mag at the same show. Being young and foolish, I just had to fire the thing. I found it to be reliable and extremely accurate, especially with the ZF4 scope and excellent repro mount from Sarco, which I highly recommend. It is very pleasant to shoot, having much less recoil than a 98k. I know that it's heresy, but it has some features that the Garand lacks, as it can be topped off with loose rounds, is lighter, and "points" better.
Recently I purchased a new repro mag on Ebay for $70. It looks great, and is even marked in the same way as the originals (K43, gcb), and the quality is very good. The only problem is that it just doesn't fit the gun without a great deal of "coaxing". I can't recommend these except for filling an empty mag pocket. Don't know whether it would work for shooting or not; it might, as long as you loaded from the top and didn't try to remove the mag.
I'd hold out for the originals, as the fit is perfect. Regards!