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H&K G41C – One of the Coolest Guns Never Made


Brought to life by TSC Machine, the H&K G41C is a never produced Carbine variant of the G41. The 5.56mm rifle was introduced by H&K in 1981 as a replacement for the HK 33 but dropped from the H&K lineup in 1996 primarily as I understand it, because the planned replacement of the Bundeswehr’s G3s with G41s never came to fruition due to costs associated with the reunification of Germany. A couple of design features you may find interesting are the forward assist and dust cover as well as the use of STANAG M16 magazines. Additionally, the original G41 had a wire carrying handle like the FN FAL and used the classic H&K roller delayed blowback system.


This home brew Carbine model is TSC Machine’s concept of what a G41C would look like if it were produced today, even down to the Tan color.

The weapon was however, built by H&K in a K configuration. Although, I’ve got to say, this doesn’t exactly look Kurz to me it was purportedly spoked to stand for Karabiner. Later, H&K standardized the C suffix for carbine.

Thanks to Tim O!

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6 Responses to “H&K G41C – One of the Coolest Guns Never Made”

  1. Strike-Hold says:

    Cool! Thanks Eric. I always thought that it was a damn shame that the HK33 didn’t reach the zenith of its development with the G41. I also always thought that the forward assist on the G41 was a bit superfluous.

    Now, somebody just needs to update / retool the design of the HK93 to use a STANAG magwell and mags. PTR perhaps? 😉

    • Strike-Hold says:

      P.S. Lest anyone get the wrong impression – I was under the impression that TSC’s carbine is a one-off built from spare parts. Hence my comment about somebody needing to retool the HK93 receiver design so that they could manufacture a standard version that takes STANAG magazines.

  2. LCSO264 says:

    The roller-lock guns will always have a place in the hearts of those who used them. Whether it be the MP5, 93/33, or the various versions of the G3.

    It’s too bad the 41 was discontinued. TSC did a great job on this carbine version.

  3. AlteredBeast says:

    I do believe someone is making a HK93/33 clone that takes AR mags. It even comes in the K version too. I haven’t tried them but there have been a couple of threads about them on HK Pro forum. The company making them is called Moore Advanced Dynamics.

  4. Kaos-1 says:

    Got a faster cycle rate compared to the 33. Looks to be about 900 or a little faster.

  5. joe says:

    G41 was originally intended as a second line rifle to the PG and Jaegers’ G11. But as stated, reunification put a crunch on a lot of things, like expensive and/or overengineered, grade A bangbang.