The classic reference for the G/K43 series, in print and in stock:

Hitler's Garands

German Self-Loading Rifles of WWII

Available NOW from the author, military book retailers or Collector Grade Publications, Inc.

392 pages, jam-packed with 590 illustrations, to include never-before published wartime photos of the G.41 and G/K.43 rifles in use. The first ever reference book devoted solely to the German self-loading rifles of WW2. Examples of just some of the information provided:

Brief discussions of the early and pre-WWII German self-loaders, to include examples from Mauser, Walther, and others.

Chapters discussing the Mauser G.41(M), Walther G.41(W) and the Soviet Tokarev SVT series.

Thorough discussion of the G.41-G.43 transitional models.

Chapters discussing year-by-year variations, manufacture in concentration camps, production numbers, improvements and modifications.

Lengthy chapters concerning authentic accessories (slings, pouches, butt trap contents, indirect-fire and illumination devices, scopes, mounts, optical accessories, as well as many others.

Chapters discussing the G/K.43 in the sniper role: the selection process, successes, failures, production numbers, examples of authentic matching sniper rigs, scopes, mounts, sniper training, etc.

Thorough chapters concerning post-war use and variants (such as the Czech vz. 43, Brazilian M.954, etc.), detecting fakes, and the correction of long-standing literary and collector misconceptions.

In-depth summary pages outling markings, variations, and production statistics for every G.41/G.43/K.43 manufacturer by code and year


Note: "Desperate Measures: Last-Ditch Weapons of the Nazi Volkssturm" is available now. Copies may be ordered at that time from the author directly by sending $69.99 + $8.80 shipping (priority mail) or $4.70 (book rate) via personal check or money order to the same address. Collectors who wish to use a credit card can do so only via "". email/account:

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Texas residents, please add 0.0825% sales tax. If you want the author to sign the book on the title page, please specify to whom and what sort of inscription is desired). If sending payment by mail, please send to:

W. Darrin Weaver, HPCo., PO Box 69, Eddy, TX. 76524

Copies may also be obtained directly from the publisher for the same price, Collector Grade Publications:

Links of Interest to the G/K.43 collector:

Hitler's Garands: Errata (corrections of mistakes in the book)  Desperate Measures: The Last-Ditch Weapons of the Nazi Volkssturm    .  Historical Parts Co. Main Page    .  Firearms And Misc. For Sale      G/K.43 Parts For Sale    .  Interesting G/K.43 Items For Sale    .  ZF-4 and Other Optics For Sale      Selling?    .