What was the FG42 used for?

What was the FG42 used for?

The FG 42 (German: Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 or “paratrooper rifle 42”) was a battle rifle. It was made in Nazi Germany during World War II. The weapon was made for use by Fallschirmjäger airborne infantry in 1942….FG 42.

Fallschirmjägergewehr 42
In service 1943-1945
Used by Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history

Why was the FG42 a good weapon?

Despite being chambered in a full-sized rifle cartridge, firing the FG 42 fully-automatically was surprisingly smooth and controllable, thanks to an effective muzzle brake and a recoil spring that was hidden inside the stock.

What caliber is the FG42?

7.92×57mm Mauser
FG 42

Fallschirmjägergewehr 42
Barrel length 500 mm (19.7 in)
Cartridge 7.92×57mm Mauser
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire Ausführung “E”: ~900 rounds/min Ausführung “G”: ~750 rounds/min

How much does a real FG42 cost?

SMG Guns’ FG 42 is a limited production item and very expensive. To order one you must first get on their waiting list, and then it will be about six months before delivery. Price is $5,000. That’s some serious coin.

Are battle rifles still used?

The United Kingdom manufactured their own version of the FAL, the L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, which is semi automatic. Though assault rifles are typically more common in contemporary usage, the FAL is still in active service in many nations (none of which are in NATO), most notably Brazil.

Who makes an FG42?

FG 42

Fallschirmjägergewehr 42
Manufacturer Rheinmetall (limited) Heinrich Krieghoff Waffenfabrik, L. O. Dietrich (limited)
Produced 1943–1945
No. built about 7,000
Variants Early model (original Rheinmetall-Borsig design) Late model (Krieghoff revision)

How much does the M1 Garand weigh?

9.5 pounds
Weighing only 9.5 pounds, it had a rigidly-supported barrel and fired semi-automatically from an eight-shot clip. The Army officially adopted the M1 in 1936, with the Marine Corp and Navy following by 1940. A true patriot, Garand offered this amazing gun to the government royalty free.

What weapons did the Fallschirmjäger use?

They were among the first combat units to use assault rifles and recoilless weapons in combat. Fallschirmjäger also readily employed the best of several foreign-made small arms, including the Italian Beretta Modello 38 9 mm submachine gun, and the FN Browning P-35 9 mm pistol.