Object Title

Centrefire self-loading rifle - Walther G43

Centrefire self-loading rifle - Walther G43

Object Number

PR.6661

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005.

Physical Description

Threaded muzzle with protector. Foresight block pinned to barrel, with tall blade and protective hood. Nosecap incorporating sling loop on the left side, and slotted in the lower part of the front face for a cleaning rod. Stocked with upper handguard, which has two slots cut into each side near the nosecap. Tangent backsight with 'U' notch graduated to 1,200m. Bolt carrier with handle projecting from the top-left, with hold-open/release catch on the top-right, with a captive reciprocating dust cover running behind. Back end of the receiver has a disassembly button and a rotating flag-type manual safety. Feeds from detachable 10-round box magazine, with release catch at the back end of the housing. Stock is cut to semi-pistol grip shape, and is slotted for the rear sling attachment point. Steel butt plate with trap. Right side of the receiver has a rail, to which is attached a ZF 4 telescopic sight, with adjustment knobs on the top and right side of the housing and a mount with a locking lever.

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength1120 mm
BarrelLength555 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 28152

Calibre

7.92 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Instructions
'fest' on one side and 'lose' on the other
Scope locking lever
Stamped
Model
G.43
Left of receiver
Stamped
Inspection mark
German Waffenamt acceptance and proof marks
Various components
Stamped
Model
Gw ZF 4
Left side of scope
Stamped
Manufacturer
dow
Left side of scope
Stamped
Manufacturer
duv 44
Left of receiver
Stamped