rifle, it was an evolution of a World War II German design designated Sturmgewehr 45 (M) developed by Mauser's Light Weapons Development Group.
Somewhat ironically the CETME
was actually refined into the 7.
As fielded by the Spanish army, the CETME
rifle weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces empty, with an overall length of 40 inches.
Coming in a strong second would be the retarded, blowback, rollerlocked system, refined by engineers working at Mauser during WWII, and incorporated in such well known designs as the CETME
, G3, MP5, HK91, HK93 and others.
This also includes the CETME
rifles and those pistols using this system, such as the CZ-52.
In 1959 the West German Army (Bundeswehr) adopted the CETME
What do you get when you cross a Spanish Model 1916 or Model 1943 Mauser with a modern CETME
(G3) assault rifle?
The various Stars have proven reliable, the CETME
is a great rifle, and the single Ruby in my collection is a well-made and reliable if somewhat "utilitarian" pistol.
cartridge and issued to tiradores in Ifni and the Spanish Sahara (see below).
Another example of a desirable front sight adjustment tool is the little, folding combination tool for the Spanish CETME
, FR-7 and FR-8.
It proved successful enough that in 1957 it was tentatively adopted as the Fusil de Asalto CETME
, as a preeminent Spanish research facility, has been the hotbed of many intriguing firearms and ammunition designs over the years, most of which were never placed into full commercial production.