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21HK
February 22, 2016, 08:33
Classix: Gewehr G3 wird gebaut (1970)


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Bug Tussell
February 22, 2016, 10:52
Thanks for posting. Always interesting to see a weapon manufactured.

Thorack
February 23, 2016, 09:40
Wow,

Pretty cool to see the hammer forging of the barrels an that the whole barreled upper was phosphate, wonder if they plugged the barrels?

The work force except maybe the welders didn't look to be skilled labor. The fabrication designers where pretty damn good though.

Thorack

ftierson
February 23, 2016, 13:25
My HK91 is dated 1974...

The HK41s were even earlier...

Looks like HK moved quickly into the US commercial market... :)

Forrest

Mark IV
February 23, 2016, 19:51
I love it, "Wir Dienen Deutchland" We serve Germany.

mpnv
February 23, 2016, 20:37
If you listen closely to the music.....it sounds like the old Batman show!

wilmermj
February 23, 2016, 23:51
That was a great video. Thanks for sharing.

ftierson
February 24, 2016, 01:45
The most interesting thing to consider is that, with current German (and EU) environmental laws, most of this stuff would be designed to be machined dry these days...

Forrest

Mark IV
February 24, 2016, 08:41
If you listen closely to the music.....it sounds like the old Batman show!

I was thinking the same thing!

Neal Hefti might have a copyright infringement. ;)

hokey45
February 24, 2016, 19:41
The most interesting thing to consider is that, with current German (and EU) environmental laws, most of this stuff would be designed to be machined dry these days...

Forrest

Yeah I was thinking about that soluble oil and what they would do with it now. 'course there are better cutting fluids available 45 years later.

open ear shooter
February 25, 2016, 01:40
that was surprisingly fun to watch

Impala_Guy
February 25, 2016, 17:07
The big vertical machines look like gun drills but they are moving back and forth slowly. Is that how they finished the famous polygonal rifling? Some G3s had cut or hammer forged rifling too didnt they?

W.E.G.
February 25, 2016, 17:16
Loved the vid.

Thanks!

enbloc8
February 25, 2016, 19:56
The big vertical machines look like gun drills but they are moving back and forth slowly. Is that how they finished the famous polygonal rifling? Some G3s had cut or hammer forged rifling too didnt they?

Machines for plug rifling, maybe?