Gewehr 41

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"Gewehr 41"
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Details
Type Rifle
Used by W Cap German censored.png Germany
Ammo Type 7.92×57mm Mauser
Magazine Size 10 rounds

Background[edit | edit source]

The Gewehr 41 (German for Rifle 1941) is a weapon featured in Post Scriptum. Shortly after the start of the Second World War, it became apparent that the German army needed a semi-automatic rifle that had a higher fire rate than existing bolt-action rifles, such as the Karabiner 98 Kurz, to improve the combat efficiency of infantry troops. This prompted the German Army to issue a specification to many German gun manufacturers. By 1941, both Mauser and Walther had come up with 2 similar rifles, the G41(M) for Mauser and G41(W) for Walther, with the biggest difference between the 2 variants being that the one made by Mauser came equipped with a bolt action system along with its semi-automatic action one. The Gewehr 41 in the game is a Walther variant.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Gewehr 41 is a very accurate weapon, that offers many advantages over the K98k, especially in close quarters as it uses a semi-automatic action to fire. It is a rifle best used at short to medium range engagements. That does not mean that the G41 cannot engage at long ranges, but the K98k is better suited for that role.

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