|PRICE:||R 21,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|CALIBER||7.62 x 51mm|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Roller-Delayed Blowback|
|CONDITION||Good used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The H&K G3 is a selective fire, magazine fed battle rifle chambered for the 7.62 x 51mm NATO round, developed in the mid 1950s.
It was based on the Spanish made CETME Model A rifle, which Germany had purchased the manufacturing rights for in order to replace their existing FN FAL rifles, as Belgium would not grant them manufacturing rights for the FAL.
From 1958 until 1995 the G3 served as a general issue rifle not only for German Armed forces, but also for many other countries, including Greece, Iran, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey and more.
Heckler and Koch produced the G3 rifle in many variants from 1958 until around 2000, although it continues to be produced by various other countries.
In the late 1960s and 1970s, The South African military purchased approximately 100,000 Portuguese manufactured FMP G3 rifles which were designated as R2s and issued to the South African Air Force and the South African Cape Corps.
This particular rifle is an FMP G3 modified for semi-automatic fire only.
This gun is in good to very good used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish (I cannot tell if original or refinished) is still very good with only a few, very small, light scratches in places, but nothing very significant.
The plastic stock, forend and pistol grip are still excellent with no discernible marks or scratches.
Comes with 1 x 20 round magazine.
This firearm is suitable for armed security work, particularly in rural or harsh environments like for anti-poaching work.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- SADPA MPDS – SSG and ESG divisions
- IPSC – SEMI-AUTO STANDARD division
- 3GN – HEAVY division
This firearm is also suitable for home self-defense in secluded areas (e.g. farms), provided that one is able to obtain a license to possess a restricted firearm for self-defense (Section 14) which is not very easy nor common.