MKEK G-3

Notes: This is a license-produced G-3 rifle made in Turkey. The primary changes in the design are to ease production using Turkish manufacturing methods, and the use of a locally-designed bayonet. There are slight differences in weight and dimensions. Two versions are produced, the G3-A3 and G3-A4, corresponding to the HK G-3A3 and G-3A4. The MKEK G-3 is referred to in Heckler & Koch literature as the G-3A7-A3 and G-3A7-A4, though it was never produced in Germany. These weapons are still in wide use in Turkey, serving alongside the AKM.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MKEK G3-A3

7.62mm NATO

4.25 kg

20

$1012

MKEK G3-A4

7.62mm NATO

4.52 kg

20

$1032

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MKEK G3-A3

5

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

9

52

MKEK G3-A4

5

4

2-3-Nil

5/6

3

9

52

Turkish Mausers

Notes: The Turks were some of the first non-Germans to buy Mauser-pattern rifles in large numbers. Their first one to fire modern (i.e., non-black powder) ammunition was the Model 1890 rifle, which was a variant of the Belgian-made Model 1889. The magazine is unusual, in that it was "semi-fixed;" it was intended to be fixed, and troops were trained to treat it as such, but it could also be removed and replaced easily. (If a user does this in combat, treat it as taking twice as long as normal to insert the new magazine.) A variant of the Model 1890 is the Model 1890 Carbine, issued to cavalry and artillery crews. This carbine has a shorter barrel, and the stock extends to the barrel, preventing a bayonet from being mounted. The sights are also graduated to the new barrel.

The Spanish received an improved Mauser-pattern rifle in 1893, and the Turks wanted an improved Mauser too. Their new Mauser, the Model 1893, was a virtual copy of the Spanish Mauser, but had a conventional bolt and Arabic markings.

The Turks then saw improvements in the Mauser pattern in Germany, and true to form, wanted those improvements in their own rifles. They therefore introduced the M-1903, which was externally similar to the German Gew-98, but had a standard rear sight, a simpler nose cap, and used a pistol grip stock and a Turkish-pattern bayonet. Most of these rifles were converted to fire the 8mm Mauser cartridge in the mid-1920s.

The Model 1908 Carbine was really a short rifle its barrel is longer than that of a carbine. It was designed to replace the old 1890 carbine, and is basically a shorter version of the M-1903. Like the M-1903, most of these weapons were modified to fire 8mm Mauser ammunition in the mid-1920s.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Model 1890

7.65mm Mauser

4.01 kg

5 Clip

$1573

Model 1890 Carbine

7.65mm Mauser

3.49 kg

5 Clip

$1477

Model 1893

7.65mm Mauser

4.06 kg

5 Clip

$1572

Model 1903

7.65mm Mauser

4.08 kg

5 Clip

$1572

Model 1903

8mm Mauser

4.28 kg

5 Clip

$1767

Model 1908 Carbine

7.65mm Mauser

3.74 kg

5 Clip

$1496

Model 1908 Carbine

8mm Mauser

3.94 kg

5 Clip

$1692

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Model 1890

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

114

Model 1890 Carbine

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

67

Model 1893

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

113

Model 1903 (7.65mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

113

Model 1903 (8mm)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

9

4

Nil

117

Model 1908 Carbine (7.65mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

77

Model 1908 Carbine (8mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

77