View Full Version : My Favorite Mil-Surp G43

01-27-2009, 7:58 PM
I posted this pic awhile back. I have added another dozen or so over the past 3 years.

http://img175.imagevenue.com/loc1198/th_18896_SemiAutoGermanWWII_122_1198lo.jpg (http://img175.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=18896_SemiAutoGermanWWII_122_1198lo. jpg)

They are fragile, expensive and crude. I remember seeing one for the first time when I watched "Combat" back in the 60's.

A German sniper had one and I thought it wasn't a German rifle because it had a magazine.

I ran around that summer with my plastic M1 Garand with a red wood block held to the bottom pretending I had one.

Now that I have one, I am afraid of moving around too fast because I might break it.

Life is weird.

01-27-2009, 8:03 PM
Wow, what a collection (and investment)!

01-27-2009, 8:10 PM
I found 11 zf4 scopes complete at a yard sale a couple of years ago $10 each........a good day and a better one on fleabay.they were ddx and dow marked,had leather caps,and amber lens cover's.No mount's though.

01-27-2009, 8:11 PM
Jeez. Paid $650 for a plain ddx last Sunday.

01-27-2009, 8:16 PM
You're killing me - There's one over at Krausewerk I've been lusting after -

01-27-2009, 8:26 PM
You are an obsessive person, in a good way. :)

I wish I can get a G43, but really can't afford one. A while back HK made a hunting rifle that resembled the lines of a G43 and I didn't get one. Missed my chance.

01-27-2009, 8:33 PM
You're talking about the SL series ?

Here's the one at Krausewerk -


01-27-2009, 9:06 PM
You're talking about the SL series ?

Here's the one at Krausewerk -


Soooo, what're they asking for it?

01-27-2009, 9:12 PM
I was affraid to ask -

01-27-2009, 9:12 PM
I have an ac44 K43 (yes, K43 not G43) mixmaster for days when I feel like being Hans instead of Hank....I installed the Apfeltor shooter's package and will only shoot non-corr ammo in her. That said, my Garand's get a lot more trigger time. Still a beaut though...

Dr. Peter Venkman
01-27-2009, 9:13 PM
Nice G41.

01-27-2009, 9:25 PM
I guess I should have said the front two are G41 duv's. The other ten are G/K43s of the ac, bcd, duv and qve varieties.

I have added another G41 duv and I guess 14 G/K43s since that pic was taken.

The elusive G41(W), G41(M) and G43 long barrel weapons escape my grasp.

Probably couldn't afford them anyway. :mad:

01-27-2009, 9:50 PM
Thats epic!! Wish I had just ONE...

01-30-2009, 10:37 AM
Wow. That is an awesome collection. The G43 has always been my favorite WW2 rifle. NICE!

02-22-2009, 12:33 PM
I added that rifle/rig that Saigon1965 pointed out to my collection. (and I did ask if he was going to buy it and he said he had no problems if I did get it)

I bought it because I am trying to collect the original finish - rough/chatter marked stocks of the latter day K43 rifles. The rifle in question does have a nice rough original stock. It has a beautiful bore. The mount was a fake, but I accounted for that in the purchase price.

When I got it home and looked at it in bright lights I started to wonder if the metal was too good looking. I brought it to a friend who did confirm that the metal was reblued/dipped. This occurred well after I had agreed to buy it/paid for it after using my inspection period. I did not ask for any guarantees on the rifle.

So I think I have lost around $700 to 1000 of my $4200 purchase price.

You would think that I would know better than this.

Wish I didn't learn so much from my own mistakes. :(

02-22-2009, 1:01 PM
I am sorry to hear that -

Dr. Peter Venkman
02-22-2009, 8:30 PM
If you ever sell, let me know! It'll have a good home.