HK G3 FMP 7.62x51mm Parts Kit - Good Condition
Item : KIT0041
UPC : 631661677418
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Cocking tube will have dings, dents and may require some adjustment to be fully functional.
Green plastic stock and handguard will have scratches, dents or minor scrapes and other wear.
May show additional signs of surface rust, wear, marring, grime, etc...
The FMP (Fábrica Militar de Portugal) rifle, specifically the FMP G3 kit, is closely associated with the Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifle design. It was produced under license in Portugal and served as the main battle rifle for the Portuguese military for many years.
Historical Context and Use:
Colonial Wars (1961-1974): This period saw Portugal engaged in conflicts in its African colonies, notably Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea-Bissau. The FMP G3 was used extensively by the Portuguese Armed Forces during these wars. These conflicts, often referred to as the "Portuguese Colonial War" or "African Wars", were fought against various indigenous guerrilla movements seeking independence from Portuguese colonial rule.
Post-Colonial Era: After the Colonial Wars and the subsequent Carnation Revolution in 1974, Portugal began transitioning to democracy, and its overseas colonies gained independence. The FMP G3 continued to serve in the Portuguese Armed Forces in the post-colonial era but saw less combat action given the nation's changing geopolitical circumstances.
The FMP G3 was eventually phased out in favor of more modern designs, but it played a significant role during its service years. Notably, it's essential to mention that while the rifle was a significant tool in the Portuguese military's arsenal, its association with the controversial colonial wars makes it a poignant symbol in the context of 20th-century Portuguese history.
Up until 2021, the FMP G3 saw its primary combat usage during the Colonial Wars. For a more detailed account of its use in specific battles or units, specialized books or archives on the Portuguese Colonial Wars might provide more insights.
HK FMP Surplus G3 parts kits, which contain all the parts from a functional HK G3 full auto rifle, except for the barrel and receiver. These kits are being offered due to BATFE import restrictions that prevent the import of barrels and receivers.
For individuals who own an HK91, G3, or are working on a custom HK build, these parts kits could be a cost-effective way to acquire spare parts for their firearms.
If you are interested in purchasing these parts kits, you should act quickly since there are limited quantities available. Be sure to check the legality of owning and assembling firearms in your location, as laws and regulations can vary by country, state, or region. Additionally, ensure you are complying with all relevant laws and regulations when dealing with firearms and their parts.
Each G3 FMP kit comes with the following HK parts:
If this is a used or surplus firearm it is not new, therefore, it must be inspected by a qualified gunsmith before firing. Firearm safety is the responsibility of every firearm owner. Become intimately familiar with the operation of your firearm before loading it. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Always point the muzzle of the firearm in a direction where if a discharge occurs no one will be injured. Use only factory loaded ammunition in good condition and of the proper caliber. Failure to follow these rules may result in injury or death. Prevent child access by always keeping guns locked away and unloaded when not in use. If you leave a gun loaded or unloaded where a child or unauthorized person obtains and improperly uses it, you may be fined or sent to prison or both. Firearms are dangerous and user assumes all risks associated with their use. Read all warnings and instructions provided with firearms or on carton before using.
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