MG3: What a Machine Gun Should Be

The MG3 is an all-purpose machine gun designed to serve as a compartment for the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge. It was made by a Germany Firm. As of now, the G3 is still used as a squad support weapon and a vehicle-mounted machine gun. MG3 and its variations are used by the armed forces in more than thirty countries around the world.

Specifications and Designs

The MG3 is considered one of the most dangerous weapon men has ever known. It can shoot 1000-1300 rounds per minute with 7.62 calibers and an effective range of 1200 meters. It is an air-cooled, belt-fed, short-recoil and automatic machine gun. It is equipped with roller bolt mechanism. It has a bolt head, a pair of rollers, a striker sleeve, a bolt body and a return spring. The MG3 has a wedge-shaped striker sleeve which secures the bolt, hence; when you use the machine gun you need not worry about its bolt.

MG3 fires from an open bolt. Its rate can be changed by placing different recoil springs and bolts. If you run out of bullets, the machine gun feeds from its left side by a feed block using a metal. The drum at the back is clear and it is easy for the user to know the number of ammunition available. Running out of bullets is not a problem because the machine gun has a quick-change and a chrome-lined barrel. It is furnished with a muzzle device which is set at the end of the barrel. The muzzle device serves as a flash suppressor, muzzle brake and recoil booster. The machine gun is also designed with an artificial polymer stock, a folding Bipod and open type iron sights. The sights have a setting which ranges from 200 to 1200 meters. The MG3 has many variations.