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Company: Classic Arms & Archery
Member Since: 9/16/14
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Country: United States
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Berlin Luebecker K43/G43 qve 45 Nazi German WW2
With the development of the G43, the Germans had at last a semi-automatic rifle design that could be mass produced in relatively short order. With the subtitution of stamped sheet metal parts for many of the earlier milled steel components on the G41(W) and time saving short cuts, such as a pressed in barrel in lieu of threading and forged receivers, production time and rifle weight were significantly reduced. Unfortunately for the Germans, the rifle proved to be substantially over powered for the 7.92x57mm cartridge, and was prone to malfunction. Initial design flaws were never completely rectified before this rifle went into full scale production in late 1943, and the design was continually changed and revised through to the end of hostilities in 1945.
There were three initial contractors for the G43: Walther, Berlin Luebecker, and Gustloff Werke, Weimar. Gustloff guns bear the BCD code and WaA749 and WaA134 proof marks. Berlin Luebecker (BLM) changed their three letter code from DUV to QVE in 1945, but these guns still bear the WaA214 proof marks. Other factories slated to produce the G43 were Mauser Werke Boringswalde and J.P. Sauer and Sohn around or about June of 1944, however, this never took place. All rifles produced by all factories were to have an integral scope mounting rail milled into the right rear of the receiver. This was the first serious attempt at a standardized sniping rifle. All G43's would concievably have the capacity to mount a telescopic sight if and when the need arose in the field.
The Gw Zf4 sight was designed specifically with this in mind (although versions were also later used to some small extent on the Mp44, Fg42, and K98k. Approximately 50,000 rifles which were actually intended to be snipers were produced. Due to hurried production, sabotage, and limitations to design of both scope and rifle, it never completely replaced the K98k as a sniper weapon and most snipers preferred to utilize the Mauser.
In mint all matching condition, we have a rare late war production, (MARCH-APRIL, 1945) Berlin Lubecker manufactured qve 45 coded K.43 semi-Automatic Rifle. All of the numbers are matching, with the last number on the stock keel being one digit off, which is a factory error. The stock on this rifle is particularly attractive with a very sharp cartouches and a really nice look. "qve" coded rifles are not particularly common in the US primarily because much of the production went east to fight the Russians in 1945. This is a great example of a late war K.43 Rifle. A very rare, high condition rifle seldom that is seen in as new condition.
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Manufacturer: Berlin-Lubecker Maschinenfabriken
Serial Number: 9535 E
Caliber Info: 8mm