Deactivated Gewehr 43 'ac 1944'
A real rarity within the UK! A Gewehr 43 - the iconic semi-automatic rifle developed and used by German forces from mid 1943 to 1945, produced by three separate factories; Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik, Walther and the Wilhelm Gustloff-Werke.
This particular example was manufactured by Walther, under the 'ac' maker code, which first began production in 1943 upon ceasing production of the G43's predecessor - the Gewehr 41(W).
The rifle features full matching serial numbers throughout, including the wooden stock, and comes complete with an original wartime marked 10-round box magazine.
An integral sniper scope rail is affixed to the right-hand side of the receiver, designed to accept a quick-detacht 4x ZF4 sniper scope as shown (*please note that the scope/mount and sling are NOT included - see separate listings).
Ultimately, the condition of this G43 remains exactly as any serious collector of WWII era small arms should want - full matching numbers, original wartime finish and with no postwar markings etc anywhere to be seen. An example which would be a highlight in any militaria collection!
This item comes with its original deactivation certificate from the London Proof House to prove it has been legally deactivated according to correct EU GB specs (2021).
Note that parts such as the trigger and safety still retain moving action - as well as the bolt carrier which can still move, be locked to the rear of the receiver and released under spring tension!
The detachable magazine is also removable.
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