The Gewehr 43 (English: Rifle 1943) was a German semi-automatic rifle designed by Walther small arms in 1943 for limited use in the German military. It was seen in very small numbers with standard German soldiers, but was more so issued to specialist soldiers and elite units. It fired the 7.92x57 Mauser cartridge, the same as the Karabiner 98, with an effective range of 500 meters and a maximum range of 800 meters. It featured iron sights, but was also compatible with a ZF4 scope.
Battlefield 1942EditThe Gewehr 43 ZF4 is a weapon featured in the Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII expansion, issued to the German Elite Scout kit. It has high recoil, a medium rate of fire, high damage and high accuracy when aimed down its scope. It has a 5 round magazine. It is arguably the best sniper rifle in the game, featuring the same power and accuracy as the K98K and the No 4, and is superior in rate of fire, being semi-automatic compared to the bolt-action mechanism of the other rifles. It features poor hip fire accuracy, however, making it no better for close quarters.