Weapons Database: Heckler & Koch G3
The Heckler & Koch G3 was developed from the Spanish CETME Model B rifle between 1954 and 1959. The (usually green) plastic furniture and ergonomically moulded pistol grip are distinctive features of the weapon. Older (pre-1964) versions have wooden stocks and hand guards. Iranian models feature a synthetic stock and hand guard whose pale brown colour is similar in appearance to wooden furniture.