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Old June 6, 2011, 01:43 AM   #1
mellow_c
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German G43 8mm Mauser!!!

Wow... what a neat old gun...

I just bought a box of old gun stuff off a buddy for $20.00. On of the things in it was an old Box magazine. I didnt know what it was for, so I cleaned it up when I got home and tried to think what kind of rifle it could be for. I figured an old semi auto war rifle.

I ended up searching images on google based on some suspicions I had about the magazine, and I ended up finding that it was made for a G43.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewehr_43

After doing some more research, I'm finding that the magazines for these guns can sell for around $200.00 !!! The rifles them selves go for $2,000 - $5,000. This is a rare old war rifle used by the Germans in WWII, it was made to stand up to our M1 Garand, but it never functioned as well as they hoped, and was hard to mass produce.

I'm not sure if I should sell this mag, or go buy one of the rifles

If anyone is interested in this thing, let me know, you might be able to help me make up my mind
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