The AG-3 is Norwegian G3A5 variant produced by Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk. A total of 253,497 units were produced for the Norwegian Armed Forces from 1967 to 1974. The Norwegian AG-3 differs from the original G3; it has a buttstock that is approx. 2 cm longer, the bolt carrier has a serrated thumb groove to aid in silent bolt closure, it features an all-metal cocking handle and a different bayonet mount. On April 11, 2007, it was announced that the AG-3 would be replaced by the HK-416, in all military branches except for certain groups of the Home Guard. Some AG-3F2 remain on use.
Diferences with HKG3
- The butt stock is 2 cm longer
- The bolt carrier has a serrated thumb groove to aid in silent bolt closing.
- The AG-3 has an all-metal cocking handle
- And the AG-3 has a different bayonet mount.
- AG-3F1: AG-3 with a retactable stock
- AG-3F2: An improvement of the AG-3F1, featuring Picatinny rails on the receiver as well as the foregrip.
- Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 winchester)
- Action: Roller-delayed blowback
- Weight: 4.5 kg
- Overall length: 1023 mm
- Barrel length: 450 mm (315 mm on G3KA4 model)
- Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
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