By request from a reader on the Forgotten Weapons Facebook page (where we post upcoming teasers, among other things), we are looking at W. Darren Weaver’s book on the G41 and G43/K43 rifles, entitled Hitler’s Garands: German Self-Loading Rifles of WWII. It was published by Collector Grade, so you really don’t need to know much more to make a decision. If you are looking for information on the G41 or G43/K43, this is the best single book you could choose. It includes chapters on:
- Pre-WWII semiauto rifle development
- G41(M) development
- How to tell fakes from genuine articles
- Production dates and maker codes
- Details on Jewish sabotage of G43s made at Buchenwald (if I could pick a single G43 to own, I would choose one rendered non-functional by such sabotage because I see tremendous symbolism in an artifact like that)
You can get your copy of Hitler’s Garands from Amazon right here:
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