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    Rheinmetall RH-70

    Was this thing a rival/prototype for the Steyr AUG? or an alternative to the G11?. I take it the example below is a mock up hence the wooden receiver.

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    the tag under the rifle say :
    "the rheinmetall 70 was made for study and devolp the bullpup concept of a rifle in the small 5,56x45 caliber wiht the g3 sistem.
    teh barrel is shorte of 20mm and whole rifle is shorte of 235mm of a standard HK G3 rifle".
    thi slook a picture take in the military muesum of Cobleza,germany..
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    For a time Rheinmetall made G3s for the Bundeswehr before H&K became the exclusive provider. They also worked on some derivatives of the G3 design, including one in 7.62x39mm. I guess this is another little experiment in that direction?
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    rheinmental made a lot of Mg3 too..
    the 7,62 nato version og old MG42..
    in the 70's in europe the gun fatories made a lot of experiment on rifle in the 223
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    Quote Originally Posted by Famaldehide Face
    Was this thing a rival/prototype for the Steyr AUG? or an alternative to the G11?. I take it the example below is a mock up hence the wooden receiver.
    Grenadier Toebanger I hope....

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    rheinmental made a lot of Mg3 too..
    the 7,62 nato version og old MG42..
    in the 70's in europe the gun fatories made a lot of experiment on rifle in the 223
    Yes, apparently H&K made a bid to produce the MG3 at one point as well. Rheinmetall was none too happy about this; they enjoyed a monopoly on the MG3 at the time. A gentleman's agreement was reached; if H&K would drop their bid to make MG3s, Rheinmetall stop making G3s and both companies could enjoy their respective monopolies.
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    could it have simply been old enough to have a wooden stock? Inm the late 40s and into the 50s the brits were playing with the bullpup idea developing a wooden stocked semi auto bullpup in some proprietary .260 round i believe.
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    the stock ,not the reicever,was made in wood because the rifle is only a exerimental sample..
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