G41(W) Rifle Shooting: WWII German Semi-Auto

    The Walther Gewehr 41 is a mechanically interesting rifle that was adopted by the German military during WWII. Over 100,000 were made, and it uses an interesting operating method known as the “bang” system that traps gas after the muzzle and uses it to self load. This system is known for being unreliable and sensitive to fouling (especially with corrosive ammo) but how does it shoot?

    Alex C.

    Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.