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Heckler & Koch HK32A1

Automatic Rifle / Assault Rifle

Heckler & Koch HK32A1

Automatic Rifle / Assault Rifle

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The HK32KA1 was a short-barreled version of the HK 32A3 for export.
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ORIGIN: Germany
YEAR: 1962
MANUFACTURER(S): Heckler & Koch GmbH - Germany
OPERATORS: Germany
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SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. * Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Delayed Blowback; Selective Fire
CALIBER(S)*: 7.62x39mm M1943
SIGHTS: Iron front and rear
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Series Model Variants
• HK32A1 - Base Series Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Heckler & Koch HK32A1 Automatic Rifle / Assault Rifle.  Entry last updated on 2/23/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Heckler & Koch HK32KA1 carbine was designed for the military market that revolved around the firing of the Soviet 7.62x39mm M1943 "short" cartridge - most notably any Soviet-supported or satellite state at the time. The cartridge was the same one fielded en masse with the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rifle and, as such, it only seemed commercially sound to field an HK system that utilized the same type of ammunition. The short-barrel version was to be a close encounter assault weapon featuring a retractable butt stock and, additionally, the carbine was designed to make use of a 20, 30 or 40-round detachable magazine.

Developed in the early 1960's in an effort to make a splash and - it was hoped - turn a profit in those markets, the HK32KA1 was, in fact, limited to demonstration production models when it was deemed that the market demand was not viable. As such, the HK32 family series of 7.62x39mm chambered automatic rifles was dropped from the HK line.








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