View Full Version : G33/40?
June 15, 2009, 02:43 AM
Im looking for advise from anyone on where I can get a Gebirgsjager G33/40. I've searched Gunbroker and GunsAmerica for days and have come up with nothing. Any help?
Heres some links to what it looks like:
June 15, 2009, 05:38 AM
Broken link; I believe this is the page you're referencing:
June 15, 2009, 02:21 PM
thats the one, any ideas?
June 15, 2009, 02:27 PM
Rare and Expensive :)
June 15, 2009, 02:58 PM
Looks a lot like a Kar98. What's the dif?
June 15, 2009, 03:03 PM
Lighter. Small ring too
June 15, 2009, 05:39 PM
June 16, 2009, 04:49 AM
Big difference: extra steel plate on lift side of the shoulderstock.
Reported to prevent damage by the nails in the mountain boots.
June 16, 2009, 12:18 PM
The 33/40 was the original Czech VZ16-33. The Germans altered the design enough to suit their idea of a mountain carbine but with a full 8MM round it was a mini flame thrower and kicked like a pizzed off mule
Great gun to march with, not so much fun to shoot.
I know a gun show German guy that has a couple. They are 33/40s but a few parts have been "restored"
He was honest to say so and at $1400.00 or about half the same gun correctly "un-restored" would go for.
Be patient and wait for the right one. There are fakes out there (many in all German weapons, where there is big money fraud is a natural human trait it seems)
Plus, with a continuing slide to the economy the prices may improve with "collectibles".
Perhaps asking at these dedicated WWII German weapon sites could lead you to the right gun
It is not a small ring, it has the same interior size ring but the out side of the receiver is shaved down to lighten the gun (so it looks smaller than a regular 98 action).
Many other parts are also trimmed and the bolt handle knob is hollowed out (I have seen a couple fakes where the bolt was a WWI Kar98A which is flattened on the inside.
There are supposed to be a few 16-33s made in 7MM which would be a good round for that light gun and far more practical but I have never actually heard of anyone seeing one of the rare 7MM
The main reason for the kick plate was to use like a cane in rocky mountain which helped protect the stock when doing so
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