Book Review: Hitler’s Garands by W. Darrin Weaver

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:


  1. I hope my BCD marked G43 made in Buchenwald is sabotage free, with that in mind I suspect I will not ever fire it.

  2. I have that book among with Sturmgewehr and FG42 Death from above….
    A very nice set of books thats describe indevidual weapon developmants and prototypes,very recomended books..

  3. I hope that the jew – saboteurs were punished by risking the German soldiers lives in the battle field. Executions should be in order !!!!!!!!

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