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Norwegian soldier in Afeganistan using an AG-3 with a grenade launcher

The AG-3 is Norwegian G3A5 variant produced by Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk. A total of 253,497 units were produced for the Norwegian Armed Forces from 1967 to 1974. The Norwegian AG-3 differs from the original G3; it has a buttstock that is approx. 2 cm longer, the bolt carrier has a serrated thumb groove to aid in silent bolt closure, it features an all-metal cocking handle and a different bayonet mount. On April 11, 2007, it was announced that the AG-3 would be replaced by the HK-416, in all military branches except for certain groups of the Home Guard. Some AG-3F2 remain on use.

Diferences with HKG3Edit

  • The butt stock is 2 cm longer
  • The bolt carrier has a serrated thumb groove to aid in silent bolt closing.
  • The AG-3 has an all-metal cocking handle
  • And the AG-3 has a different bayonet mount.

VariantsEdit

  • AG-3F1: AG-3 with a retactable stock
  • AG-3F2: An improvement of the AG-3F1, featuring Picatinny rails on the receiver as well as the foregrip.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 winchester)
  • Action: Roller-delayed blowback
  • Weight: 4.5 kg
  • Overall length: 1023 mm
  • Barrel length: 450 mm (315 mm on G3KA4 model)
  • Magazine capacity: 20 rounds

See alsoEdit

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