0000188957 00000 n Simple push-pins hold the components in place and removing them will allow the user to remove and replace parts rapidly. In the process, five shots were fired at a target at 100 metres (109 yd) with particularly accurate sighting-in ammunition. [2]. [7] The West German government wanted the G3 rifle to be produced under license in Germany; purchase of the G1 had previously fallen through over FN's refusal to grant such a license. 0000025409 00000 n

0000246038 00000 n 0000206760 00000 n 0000219748 00000 n

0000218122 00000 n [8] Known manufacturers of the weapon included France (MAS), Greece (Hellenic Arms Industry), Iran (Defense Industries Organization), Luxembourg (Luxemburg Defense Technologie), Mexico, Myanmar, Norway (Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk), Pakistan (Pakistan Ordnance Factories), Portugal (FBP), Saudi Arabia (Military Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia)), Sweden (Husqvarna Vapenfabrik AB and FFV Carl-Gustaf in Eskilstuna), Thailand, Turkey (MKEK) and the United Kingdom (Royal Ordnance).[6]. 0000188873 00000 n 0000182540 00000 n

Posted by 1 year ago. 0000201515 00000 n Jim Schatz (a bigger HK proponent, you will find none) weighed in and I feel some of his words apply here:

The HK33 won only a few major contracts. A 7.5×38 mm cartridge using a partial aluminium bullet was abandoned in 1947. Martens: The MP 43, MP 44, StG 44 assault rifles, Propaganda Photos Series, The Sturmgewehr, Volume 4, Special Interest Publicaties BV, Arnhem, The Netherlands. The HK33 is essentially a G3 chambered for the 5.56mm x 45mm NATO cartridge and is usually fed from a 25 or 30 round magazine. The G3A3 (A4) uses either steel (260 g) or aluminium (140 g) 20-round double-stacked straight box magazines, or a 50-round drum magazine. Image by Sean Clee | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2003, SAS Survival Secrets - Guardians Against Terror BBC [DVD], News: SAS / 658 SQN AAC 'Blue Thunder' CT Unit. 0000278213 00000 n

0000025232 00000 n %%EOF The HK53 is essentially a cut-down HK33.

Three versions were made, chambered in .30 Carbine, 7.92×33 mm Kurz, and the experimental 7.65×35 mm French short cartridge developed by Cartoucherie de Valence in 1948. [6], The G3 is a modular weapon system. 0000206991 00000 n 0000197337 00000 n As the bolt carrier clears the rollers, pressure in the bore drops to a safe level, the bolt head is caught by the bolt carrier and moves to the rear as one unit, continuing the operating cycle. 0000188321 00000 n 0000210391 00000 n 0000196843 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� 0000005378 00000 n 0000223475 00000 n 0000207316 00000 n The weapon can also mount a 40 mm HK79 under-barrel grenade launcher, blank firing adapter, a straight blowback bolt (called a "PT" bolt, lacks rollers) used for firing 7.62×51mm ammunition with plastic bullets, a conversion kit used for training with .22 Long Rifle ammunition and a sound suppressor (that uses standard ammunition).

0000003506 00000 n [6] At this point, the rifle was renamed the Modelo 2. 0000178735 00000 n [1] The HK33KA3 features a retractable stock and a shorter barrel than the full-sized version. ilker0101 FULL MEMBER. 1���:e�i�$�B%�(��s�� 0000201772 00000 n This deliberately prevents non-armorers to (re)zero the iron sight line. G&G FS51 vs CA G3/HK33. [6] The 1 V-notch and 2 or 200 metres (219 yd) aperture settings have an identical point of aim. The latter company already had ties to CETME, and had worked to further optimize the CETME rifle for use with the full-power 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge (as opposed to the downgraded CETME variant).

The most common type features a 6​3⁄4 inch spear-point blade nearly identical with the M7 bayonet, but with a different grip because of its mounting above the barrel. In his book, Immediate Action, Andy McNab recounts a car chase / gun battle with IRA gunmen during which the HK53 was employed.