Development of ammunition for the CETME
rifle took place during the 1950 to 1955 time frame.
Century International Arms originally brought us a semiautomatic CETME
One of the most common HK91 "clones" available in the USA has been the CETME
version from Spain, and may of the internals of the C308 come from CETME
It's a dead ringer for the CETME
assault rifle barrel.
62x51 NATO round, to reduce recoil the CETME
cartridge was loaded with a 112-grain FMJ, spitzer bullet with a plastic filler in the tip, that was propelled to approximately 2500 fps.
With Spain's entry into NATO she adopted the Fusil de Asalto CETME
By 1952, the Spanish and German engineers working at CETME
had developed a prototype for a new rifle made largely from stampings and incorporating the Mauser retarded blowback, roller-locking action of the StG-45.
Later rifles like the CETME
and G3 added a second pin, but the concept is the same.
Voss, who worked at the CETME
plant, designed the 7.
NWM got an exclusive contract to provide the Bundeswehr with 20mm ammunition, in return for which Germany was given a license to manufacture the CETME
(called the G2).
The spring-loaded stock retaining pin, which was subsequently used on the CETME
and Heckler & Koch G3 rifles, should be inserted from the left side for right-handed personnel.
What do you get when you cross a Model 98 Mauser with a CETME
(G3) assault rifle?