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Old June 6, 2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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Advice for shooting a G43

Any general advice for shooting one? I found a great deal on a DUV 44. Its mismatched serial numbers, and comes with a shooters kit. Any advise on ammo loads, commercial or hand loaded, or things to watch out for when shooting?
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Old June 6, 2017, 06:08 PM   #2
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First step is the Shooter's Kit. You got that, so now strip the gun and make sure everything fits, works, and is not damaged. Put in a new set of springs. I would avoid Turkish and any other known hot ammo, and I personally only run non-corrosive in my G43.
Shoot a few rounds, watch how far it throws the brass, and the condition of the fired cases.
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Old June 6, 2017, 06:17 PM   #3
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FWIW, duv was Berliner-Leubecker Maschinen Fabrik, Leubeck plant.

The G.43 is not especially ammunition sensitive; any issue 7.9 ammo or equivalent "8x57JS" should work fine. If the rifle still has the stamped receiver hole cover (the little tab about 1x3 inches), I suggest removing it before firing; those things often get in wrong and are bent up in firing. Note that almost all WWII era ammo (and a lot of post-war) will be corrosive, meaning the rifle must be well cleaned after firing, with special attention to the gas tube and piston.

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Old June 6, 2017, 07:23 PM   #4
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FWIW, duv was Berliner-Leubecker Maschinen Fabrik, Leubeck plant.

The G.43 is not especially ammunition sensitive; any issue 7.9 ammo or equivalent "8x57JS" should work fine. If the rifle still has the stamped receiver hole cover (the little tab about 1x3 inches), I suggest removing it before firing; those things often get in wrong and are bent up in firing. Note that almost all WWII era ammo (and a lot of post-war) will be corrosive, meaning the rifle must be well cleaned after firing, with special attention to the gas tube and piston.

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Thanks for the help. I was not planning on using corrosive ammo, as it seems like a pain to clean the gas system. The one thing I don't know, is where and what exactly is the stamped receiver hole cover? Any pictures?
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Old June 7, 2017, 05:26 AM   #5
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Also called the "dust cover".
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Old June 7, 2017, 10:36 AM   #6
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Wow I feel stupid. Thanks
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