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Gustloff-Werk (bcd) G-43 Rifle

Article about: Enjoy this Gustloff-Werk (bcd) coded G43..Approximately 50,000 Gustloff G43 were manufactured for German armed forces in WW2, none will be dated as with the other contractors of G43s.. This

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    Default Re: Gustloff-Werk (bcd) G-43 Rifle

    no, lol - they would take the mechanism out of the stock for shipping.


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    The nicest G-43 I have seen.Why did they start calling them K-43 towards the end of the war?
    The "K" designation, I believe, was to denote "Karabine".
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Very nice. I have a BCD-43 K-98.

    Dusty

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    Default Re: Gustloff-Werk (bcd) G-43 Rifle

    Quote by Jason L View Post
    The nicest G-43 I have seen.Why did they start calling them K-43 towards the end of the war?
    In 1944 the barrel was shortened by 50mm and the trigger guard was enlarged. Then it became the K43.

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