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"New German Semiautomatic Rifle" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following report on the German semiautomatic Gewehr 43 was originally published in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 47, June 1, 1944.

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A German source states that the semiautomatic rifle 41, Gewehr 41, (see Tactical and Technical Trends No. 27, p. 35) has been modified in certain respects. The modified version is to be called the Gewehr 43. The principal modifications are reported to be the replacement of the gas port by a gas cylinder with piston, and the built-in magazine by an easily changeable magazine.


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