II, Buchenwald; G.43 bcd WaA 749 b block. Made in mid 1944 by
slave labor at Buchenwald, before the British bombing raid destroyed
the camp. These are the rarest of all of the makers.
early finish, but quality of manufacturing is not there. Rough
machine lines on mating surfaces is common on this rifle. These
weapons had a high fail rate due to sabotage by inmate/workers.
from improper heat treat to mis-drilled gas ports contributed
to very un-reliable service.Most unique is the absence of the
scope rail, being removed prior to entering service. Most probably
it was machined off center (purposely?) so a scope could not be
aligned, thus failing the "sniper" test, so the factory removes
them. This is common on ac guns around the h block.
weapon has the threaded muzzle and early automatic sliding dust
cover. This rifle is also featured on the Restoration Work page
where the receiver was hammered almost beyond repair. Today she
fully restored, never to be fired again.
Approx. 40.000 bcd made in WW II.