Specifications for the
Rheinmetall MG3 (Maschinengewehr Modell 3)
General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
Country of Origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Rheinmetall GmbH - Germany / HDS - Greece / MIC - Sudan / SEDENA - Mexico / POF - Pakistan
Initial Year of Service: 1968
Overall Length: 1225 mm (48.23 in)
Barrel Length: 0.00 mm (0.00 in)
Weight (Empty): 23.15 lb (10.50 kg)
Caliber*: 7.62x51mm NATO
Action: Recoil-Operated; Automatic-Fire-Only
Feed: Various; Metal-Link Belt Fed
Rate-of-Fire: 650 rounds per minute
* Listed caliber(s) for firearms may be model dependent if more than one model type/chambering was produced. Always consult official manufacturer's information or a licensed dealer.
MG1 - Redesignated from the MG42/59 when adopted as the standard GPMG.
Argentina; Australia; Austria; Bangladesh; Brazil; Canada; Cape Verde; Chile; Cyprus; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; Germany; West Germany; Ghana; Greece; Iceland; Iran; Italy; Lithuania; Macedonia; Mexico; Morocco; Myanmar; Norway; Pakistan; Poland; Portugal; Sao Tome and Principe; Saudi Arabia; Spain; Sudan; Sweden; Thailand; Togo; Turkey