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1945 K-43 ac45 dual bolt guides

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    Default 1945 K-43 ac45 dual bolt guides

    I have been asked by forum members to post a late war K43 for comparison with the early G-43 that I posted in a earlier thread..Along with the weapon are some accessories to include the elusive Last Pattern Manual D1865/1 dated December 1, 1944, in large format, 1945 dated ammo and a black plastic exercise round.... This is the only copy of the large manual "OUT OF CAPATIVITY" that I know of. There is a photocopy, located in the National Archives.. This K43 is Walther (ac) coded, and dated 45.. with DUAL BOLT GUIDES and a mixture of Blue and phosphate finish.. The scope mount is one number off from the rifle and came home that way with a 30th. Inf. Division Vet from Hickory, N.C. Enjoy BILL

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    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Amazing!!!!an awesome packageBut still not sure why the Germans switched the name,from G43 to K43? ...
    Last edited by Bill Grist; 09-14-2008 at 10:08 PM.

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    Quote by Von Sphinctor View Post
    Amazing!!!!an awesome packageBut still not sure why the Germans switched the name,from G43 to K43? ...
    I am sure there was a reason but I have never heard of a good answer why...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Johnnie
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    Great example Bill! Thanks for sharing.

    Johnnie

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    Nice furniture!

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    they recalled it k43 because the weapon was verry short for a gewehr(rifle) so they called it karabiner ( carbine

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    Skip Pickett
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    Bill: Was that manual found in the stock via the butt plate hole? Amazing!

    Skip

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    Quote by Skip Pickett View Post
    Bill: Was that manual found in the stock via the butt plate hole? Amazing!

    Skip
    Skip, No this is the large size manual for class room work, and very rare, it is the last of the G/K43 manuals.. I do have several G/K43 butt stock manuals..BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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