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Posted: Mar 15 2009, 10:36 PM
29% Armaments Designer
Member No.: 78
Joined: 12-May 07
G2 Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
The G2 Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
In 1940 Cazatania was on the verge of war with itself. Marxist insurgents and other far-left wing opposition groups had begun carrying out raids on farms and attacking civilians in the cities. At the time both the government and the insurgents were mostly armed with G1 bolt action rifles, which was a significant disadvantage for government and pro-government militia. A new weapon was required to put the Cazatanian military one step in front of the enemy. Four different rifle trial versions were submitted by five companies. Royal Arms and Drey Arms Company collaborated to make the prototype, then called the Royal-Drey rifle. The weapon very narrowly won the competition against the other rifles, winning only because it was more reliable than the other weapons. The Army was the only branch to adopt the weapon until 1945 when the Marine Corps bought into the idea of semi-automatic rifles.
The first time the G2 rifle was used in combat was in 1941 during an engagement with left-wing insurgents in the eastern deserts. The weapon proved to be exactly what the soldiers needed. Insurgents were expecting government forces to drop into cover after each shot, thus pulling themselves up to fire only realizing that they were staring down the barrel of a loaded rifle. The same mistakes were made when the insurgents charged what they thought to be a truck full of soldiers with G1 rifles. No insurgent made it within 20 meters of the vehicle.
However, the G2 had its drawbacks. Many of the problems that it experienced were very similar or even identical to the M1 "Garand" of the same time frame.
Soldiers complained most about the weight, and there is no doubt that the 5kg was heavy. Another problem with the rifle was the heavy recoil with both calibers. Both issues were addressed with the G2's successor, the G4. The G2 served for more than 20 years with Cazatanian forces in six armed conflicts. The weapon is very popular with civilians and militia forces alike. The high power of both the 7.94mm ARAM-M and the 8mm Mauser rounds have made it an incredibly useful hunting weapon when a scope is mounted.
Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle
Place of origin: the Democratic Republic of Cazatania
In service: 1941-1962
- The Democratic Republic of Cazatania
Designer: Royal Arms, Drey Arms Company
- Royal Arms (1940-1960)
- Drey Arms Company (1940-1965)
- Black Star International (1965-Present)
Number built: 3.2 Million
Barrel length: 580mm
- 8mm Mauser
- 7.94x56mm ARAM - M
Action: Gas Operated, Rotating Bolt
Rate of fire: 700 Rounds Per Minute
Muzzle velocity: 870 m/s
Effective range: 620m
Feed system 10 Round Box Magazine, Loaded with stripper clips.
Sights: Open Rear Sight, "Barleycorn" Front Sight