SOLD - Rare Walther G.41 - duv 43
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3771a - 13826
12/18/20 - This is a rare and desirable Walther Gewehr 41 (G41) rifle from World War II. The receiver is marked with 'duv 43' code, denoting it was manufactured at the Berlin-Lubecker factory. There were fewer than 10,000 estimated G41s produced before production switched to the G43/K43. These early G41 series of rifles used the "Bang Gas-Trap" system which employed a barrel mounted "Gas Trap" muzzle cone to trap hot gas that was bled off when the round was fired, which cycled the action. This entire series of rifles was very short lived however it was used extensively on the Eastern Front where a semi-automatic rifles was considered essential for "long-life". Consequently, their survival rate is very low in any condition. The later series of G/K43 rifles did away with the earlier "Bang" gas trap style system and instead used a barrel mounted gas system, that was copied from the Russian Tokarev rifles, making them far more reliable and easier to produce. The Walther design was more successful than the Mauser design at least, as they removed the bolt and had a cleaner receiver area as a result. This particular rifle is all matching and correct, except for the mismatched muzzle part. The receiver and all numbered areas of the upper/barrel are otherwise matching, as is the stock, mag well and trigger assembly. E/214 proofs present on several metal parts, as well as E/359 on the barrel band and safety. The finish on the metal parts is thin and browning throughout, and buttplate does have some aged rust. The stock is in good shape but does have a surface crack behind the receiver, and a couple of chips. Bore is shiny with strong rifling, and only minor frosting.
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