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RARE East German sniper rifle....one to watch

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edited May 2019 in General Discussion
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This is a pretty rare one.....East German sniper. Not many of these ever made it here.
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  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 62,954 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That is one fine rifle. SSG. alias Sharp Shooter Gary
  • Sam06Sam06 Member Posts: 19,070 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nice!

    I have seen 1 of those for sale here in the last 10 years. It looks like its doing good.
    RLTW

  • mrmike08075mrmike08075 Member Posts: 11,828 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    SSG 82
    Scharfsch?tzengewehr 82
    SSG 82 fiited with a 4?32 Zeiss Jena sight on display in the Waffenmuseum Suhl
    Type Sniper rifle
    Place of origin East Germany
    Service history
    Used by See users
    Wars Lebanese Civil War
    Production history
    Designed 1982
    Manufacturer VEB Fahrzeung- und Jagdwaffenwerk "Ernst Th?lmann" Suhl (FAJAS)
    No. built 2000
    Specifications
    Weight 4.5 kg (9.9 lb)
    Length 1,080 mm (42.52 in)
    Barrel length 600 mm (23.62 in)
    Cartridge 5.45?39mm
    Caliber 5.45 mm
    Action Bolt-action
    Muzzle velocity 980 m/s (3,215 ft/s)
    Feed system 5-round detachable box magazine
    Sights 4?32 telescopic sight with German-style reticle[1]


    The Scharfsch?tzengewehr 82 (SSG 82) or "Sharpshooter's Rifle, 82" is a rifle chambered in the 5.45?39mm Soviet cartridge built in East Germany at the end of the Cold War for use by East German special police units.

    Very little was known about this weapon and very few examples have been imported into the west, with importer Century International Arms having imported around 600 at the turn of the century. There has been much speculation as to why this rifle was built and which company built it.

    The SSG 82 actually has been specifically designed for use in the Ministry for State Security (Stasi) to stop the import of police sniper rifles from non-socialist countries and military sniper rifles from socialist countries.[1]


    Design details

    Kleinkaliber-Standardgewehr 150 (Small bore Standard rifle 150)
    The Scharfsch?tzengewehr 82 was technically based on the Suhler Kleinkalibergewehr Modell 150 Standard .22 Long Rifle (5.6 mm) caliber small bore competition rifle.[2] This makes the SSG 82 design reminiscent of a European-style small bore competition rifle.

    The heart of the SSG 82 is a cold-hammer forged receiver and free-floating barrel with a semi-bull profile and features a target crown. The bolt has four locking lugs and requires a 60-degree bolt rotation to cycle the gun.[1] The safety consist of a sliding safety actuated by rotating a small disk positioned at the right side just above the trigger.[1] The two-stage trigger mechanism displays an adjustable trigger pull of 3 to 4 N (0.7 to 0.9 lbf).[1] The detachable 5-round box magazine is based upon center feeding for maximum reliability as well as precise positioning of the cartridge into the chamber.[1] The magazine release is located on the bottom right behind the magazine well. The SSG 82 wooden stock resembles that of the Small bore Standard rifle 150 with a raised comb and a stippled pistol grip and forearm. The butt plate is adjustable for length of pull by adding or removing spacers and height. The rifle has no iron sights but is equipped with a 4?32 telescopic sight ("Ziel4/S" 4?32 scope, reticle 1) with mounting rails made by VEB Zeiss Jena (in the original Zeiss plant that was captured by the Soviets at the end of WWII) which is numbered to the rifle and mounted using a quick detachable Suhler claw mountbase.[3] This was a basic model of the VEB Zeiss Jena telescopic sight line as 6?36, 6?42M, 8?56M and variable 1.5?6?39, 1.5?6?42M and 3?12?56M magnification variants were also available. The Zeiss Jena non-M telescopic sight models had elevation correction and focusing turrets and were due to the lack of a windage correction turret corrected for windage by a gunsmith during mounting, hence these sights were dedicated to a particular rifle.



    Internet sources report differing information regarding the attainable accuracy of fire, though the quality of the ammunition used is often mentioned as a very important factor in obtaining good accuracy. Reports on the accuracy of the rifle range from one hole 5-shot groups to 100 mm (4 in) 3-shot groups and anywhere in between.[4][5]

    Users
    East Germany ? The SSG 82 was used by the Department XXII of the Ministry of State Security, the Stasi "anti-terrorist service unit". Furthermore, bodyguards and forces of the Ministry of the Interior (MDI) as well as special forces of riot police were armed with this weapon. These service units possessed a high operational-tactical level of training and were intended for the prevention or combating of terrorist attacks, hostage-taking and terrorist attacks on the territory of East Germany.

    Zgharta Liberation Army (ZLA) ? An unknown number of SSG 82 rifles were reportedly used by the Lebanese Christian ZLA militia during the Lebanese Civil War in the 1980s. The rifles were possibly obtained via Syria.

    Steyr SSG 69
    Weapons of the Lebanese Civil War


    References
    P. Hoffmann. "Das Gewehr". Das Scharfsch?tzengewehr SSG-82. ssg-82.com. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
    P. Hoffmann. "Die Entwicklung". Das Scharfsch?tzengewehr SSG-82. ssg-82.com. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
    Zeiss Jena Scope
    The Rifle
    Dynamit Nobel Ammunition
    External links
    Wikimedia Commons has media related to SSG 82.
    "SSG 82" at Modern Firearms
    "SSG 82" - deutsche Seite

    "SSG-82 - Mystery Rifle of East German Security Forces"
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    A magazine is an ammunition storage and feeding device within or attached to a repeating firearm. Magazines can be removable or integral to the firearm, the magazine functions by moving the cartridges stored in the magazine into a position where they may be loaded into the chamber by the action of the firearm. The detachable magazine is often referred to as a clip, although this is technically inaccurate, magazines come in many shapes and sizes, from those of bolt-action express rifles that hold only a few rounds to drum magazines for self-loading rifles that can hold one hundred rounds or more. Various jurisdictions ban what they define as high-capacity magazines, with the increased use of semi-automatic and automatic firearms, the detachable box magazine became increasingly common. Soon after the adoption of the M1911 pistol, the magazine was settled on by the military and firearms experts. The defining difference between clips and magazines is the presence of a mechanism in a magazine, typically a spring-loaded follower.

    Use of the clip to refer to detachable magazines is a point of strong disagreement. The first mass-produced repeater was the Volcanic Rifle which used a bullet with the base filled with powder and primer fed into the chamber from a spring-loaded tube called a magazine. It was named after a building or room used to store ammunition, the anemic power of the Rocket Ball ammunition used in the Volcanic doomed it to limited popularity. The Henry repeating rifle is a lever-action, breech-loading, tubular magazine fed rifle, designed by Benjamin Tyler Henry in 1860, it was one of the first firearms to use self-contained metallic cartridges. The Henry was introduced in the early 1860s and produced through 1866 in the United States by the New Haven Arms Company and it was adopted in small quantities by the Union in the Civil War and favored for its greater firepower than the standard issue carbine. Many found their way West and was famed both for its use at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and being the basis for the iconic Winchester rifle which are made to this day.

    The Henry and Winchester rifles would go on to see service with a number of militaries including Turkey and Italy adopted similar designs. The first magazine-fed firearm to achieve success was the Spencer repeating rifle. The Spencer used a magazine located in the butt of the gun instead of under the barrel. The Spencer was successful, but the rimfire ammunition did occasionally ignite in the magazine tube and it could injure the user. The new bolt-action rifles began to favor with militaries in the 1880s and were often equipped with tubular magazines. The Mauser Model 1871 was originally a single-shot action that added a magazine in its 1884 update

    East Germany

    East Germany - GDR leaders: President Wilhelm Pieck and Prime Minister Otto Grotewohl, 1949
    East Germany, formally the German Democratic Republic, was an Eastern Bloc state during the Cold War period. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin, but did not include it, as a result, the German Democratic Republic was established in the Soviet Zone, while the Federal Republic was established in the three western zones. East Germany, which lies culturally in Central Germany, was a state of the Soviet Union. Soviet occupation authorities began transferring administrative responsibility to German communist leaders in 1948, Soviet forces, remained in the country throughout the Cold War. Until 1989, the GDR was governed by the Socialist Unity Party, though other parties participated in its alliance organisation. The economy was centrally planned, and increasingly state-owned, prices of basic goods and services were set by central government planners, rather than rising and falling through supply and demand. Although the GDR had to pay war reparations to the USSR. Nonetheless it did not match the growth of West Germany.

    Emigration to the West was a significant problem?as many of the emigrants were well-educated young people, the government fortified its western borders and, in 1961, built the Berlin Wall. Many people attempting to flee were killed by guards or booby traps. In 1989, numerous social and political forces in the GDR and abroad led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the following year open elections were held, and international negotiations led to the signing of the Final Settlement treaty on the status and borders of Germany. The GDR was dissolved and Germany was unified on 3 October 1990, the GDR bordered the Soviet sector of Allied-occupied Berlin known as East Berlin which was administered as the states de facto capital. It bordered the three sectors occupied by the United States, United Kingdom and France known collectively as West Berlin. The three sectors occupied by the Western nations were sealed off from the rest of the GDR by the Berlin Wall from its construction in 1961 until it was brought down in 1989, the official name was Deutsche Demokratische Republik, usually abbreviated to DDR.

    West Germans, the media and statesmen purposely avoided the official name and its abbreviation, instead using terms like Ostzone, Sowjetische Besatzungszone. The centre of power in East Berlin was referred to as Pankow. Over time, the abbreviation DDR was used colloquially by West Germans. However, this use was not always consistent, for example, before World War II, Ostdeutschland was used to describe all the territories east of the Elbe, as reflected in the works of sociologist Max Weber and political theorist Carl Schmitt

    Stock (firearms)

    Stock (firearms) - An early hand cannon, or gonne, supported by a simple stock
    Stocks are found on crossbows though a crossbow stock would be more properly referred to as a tiller. The stock provides a means for the shooter to support the device. The stock transmits recoil into the shooters body, the term stock in reference to firearms dates to 1571 is derived from the Germanic word stoc, meaning tree trunk, referring to the wooden nature of the gunstock. Early hand cannons used a simple stick fitted into a socket in the end to provide a handle. The modern gunstock shape began to evolve with the introduction of the arquebus, a matchlock with a longer barrel and an actual lock mechanism, unlike the hand-applied match of the hand cannon. Firing a hand cannon requires careful application of the match while simultaneously aiming, with both hands available to aim, the arquebus could be braced with the shoulder, giving rise to the basic gunstock shape that has survived for over 500 years. This greatly improved the accuracy of the arquebus, to a level that would not be surpassed until the advent of rifled barrels, techniques for gunstock hand weapons are being revived by martial arts such as Okichitaw. A gunstock is broadly divided into two parts, the rear portion is the butt and front portion is the fore-end.

    The butt is further divided into the comb, toe, the stock pictured is a thumbhole style. The most basic breakdown of types is into one-piece and two piece stocks. A one piece stock is a unit from butt to fore-end. Two piece stocks use a piece for the butt and fore-end, such as that commonly found on break open shotguns. Traditionally, two stocks were easier to make, since finding a wood blank suitable for a long one piece stock is harder than finding short blanks for a two piece stock. The grip area is one that varies widely, the semi-grip stock is perhaps the most common sporting stock, with a steeper angle cut into the stock to provide a more diagonal angle for the trigger hand. Modern target style stocks have moved towards a fuller, more vertical grip, though built into the rather than made as a separate piece. Ansch?tz stocks, for example, use a vertical grip. Sliding or folding stocks are often seen on military-grade weapons and their civilian-derived arms, a collapsible stock makes the weapon more compact for storage or transport, but is usually deployed before shooting for better control.

    These stocks are used on combat shotguns like the Franchi SPAS-12 to allow the stock to collapse when not in use

    Trigger (firearms)

    Trigger (firearms) - Trigger mechanism in a bolt action rifle
    A trigger is a mechanism that actuates the firing sequence of a firearm or crossbow, a trigger may start another mechanism such as a trap or a quick release. A small amount of energy applied to the causes the release of much more energy. In double action firearm designs, the trigger is used to cock the firearm -. Firearms use triggers to initiate the firing of a cartridge in the chamber of the weapon. This is accomplished by actuating a striking device through a combination of spring and kinetic energy operating through a pin to strike. There are two types of striking mechanisms and strikers. Hammers are spring-tensioned masses of metal that pivot on a pin when released, strikers are, spring-loaded firing pins that travel on an axis in-line with the cartridge eliminating the need for a separate hammer. The connection between the trigger and the hammer is generally referred to as the sear surface, variable mechanisms will have this surface directly on the trigger and hammer or have separate sears or other connecting parts.

    There are numerous types of action, where action refers to the mechanism or to the logic of how it is built and they are categorized according to which functions the trigger is to perform. Most modern firearms use the trigger to deactivate passive safeties but this does not change how they are identified, a single-action trigger is the earliest and mechanically simplest of trigger types. Almost all rifles and shotguns use this type of trigger, the term single-action wasnt in use until weapons with double-action triggers were invented, which didnt occur until the mid-19th century, before that, all triggers were single-action. Although these weapons dont require the user to physically cock the hammer, manually cocked hammers lasted a while longer in some break-action shotguns, and in dangerous game rifles, where the hunter didnt want to rely on an unnecessarily complex or fragile weapon. In modern usage, the terms single-action and double-action almost always refer to handguns, while a single-action revolver or semi-automatic must always be cocked prior to firing, most double-action handguns are capable of firing in both single- and double-action modes.

    Only double-action only weapons are incapable of firing from a cocked hammer. Thereafter, every time a round is fired, the hammer is recocked by the cycling slide, after the first shot, they would fire as single-actions. These double action, or double action, pistols rapidly gained popularity. A double-action/single-action firearm combines the features of both mechanisms, and is called traditional double-action. In simple terms, double-action refers to a gun trigger mechanism that both cocks the hammer and releases the sear, thus performing two actions, hence double action

    Stasi

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    It has been described as one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies to have ever existed. The Stasi was headquartered in East Berlin, with a complex in Berlin-Lichtenberg. The Stasi motto was Schild und Schwert der Partei, referring to the ruling Socialist Unity Party of Germany, Erich Mielke was its longest-serving chief, in power for thirty-two of the GDRs forty years of existence. Its Main Directorate for Reconnaissance was responsible for espionage and for conducting covert operations in foreign countries. Under its long-time head Markus Wolf, this gained a reputation as one of the most effective intelligence agencies of the Cold War. Numerous Stasi officials were prosecuted for their crimes after 1990, the Stasi was founded on 8 February 1950. Wilhelm Zaisser was the first Minister of State Security of the GDR, Zaisser tried to depose SED General Secretary Walter Ulbricht after the June 1953 uprising, but was instead removed by Ulbricht and replaced with Ernst Wollweber thereafter.

    Wollweber resigned in 1957 after clashes with Ulbricht and Erich Honecker, in 1957, Markus Wolf became head of the Hauptverwaltung Aufkl?rung, the foreign intelligence section of the Stasi. As intelligence chief, Wolf achieved great success in penetrating the government, the most influential case was that of G?nter Guillaume, which led to the downfall of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt in May 1974. In 1986, Wolf retired and was succeeded by Werner Grossmann, in 1978, Mielke formally granted KGB officers in East Germany the same rights and powers that they enjoyed in the Soviet Union. The Ministry for State Security included the following entities, Administration 12 was responsible for the surveillance of mail, Administration 2000 was responsible for the reliability of National Peoples Army personnel. Administration 2000 operated a secret, unofficial network of informants within the NVA, Administration for Security of Heavy Industry and Research and Main Administration for Security of the Economy, protection against sabotage or espionage.

    Division of Garbage Analysis, was responsible for analyzing garbage for any suspect western foods and/or materials, Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment, the armed force at disposal of the ministry, named for the founder of the Cheka, the Bolshevik secret police. The members of regiment, who served at least three years, were responsible for protecting high government and party buildings and personnel. The regiment was composed of six motorized rifle battalions, one artillery battalion and its equipment included PSZH-IV armored personnel carriers,120 mm mortars,85 mm and 100 mm antitank guns, ZU-23 antiaircraft guns, and helicopters. A Swiss source reported in 1986 that the troops of the Ministry of State Security had commando units similar to the Soviet Unions Spetsnaz GRU forces.

    .22 Long Rifle

    .22 Long Rifle - Two .22 LR rounds compared to a .45 ACP cartridge
    The.22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge is a long-established variety of ammunition, and in terms of units sold is still by far the most common in the world today. The cartridge is often referred to simply as.22 LR and various rifles, pistols and even some smoothbore shotguns have been manufactured in this caliber. American firearms manufacturer J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company introduced the cartridge in 1887 by combining the casing of the.22 Long with the 40-grain bullet of the.22 Extra Long. The round owes its origin to the Flobert BB cap of 1845 through the.22 Smith & Wesson cartridge of 1857 and it is one of the few cartridges that are accepted by a large variety of rifles, as well as pistols. The.22 Long Rifle and related cartridges use a bullet, which means that the bullet is the same diameter as the case. Low cost, minimal recoil, and relatively low noise make the.22 LR an ideal cartridge for recreational shooting, initial training, small-game hunting. Used by Boy Scouts for the rifle shooting merit badge, the cartridge is popular among novice shooters, a wide variety of rimfire ammunition is available commercially, and the available ammunition varies widely both in price and performance.



    However, the act of cycling the action on such a firearm will leave the hammer cocked in single-action mode. To return the pistol to its state, it is necessary to uncock the hammer, usually by holding the hammer spur, carefully pulling the trigger. A decock/safety is a manual safety switch and decocking lever. A simpler two-way system was popularized by the Walther PP and is commonly seen on the Beretta 92. The SIG Sauer line of pistols, such as the SIG P226, the earliest use of a single-action decocker was the Vis wz.35 Radom redesign in 1932 to enable horsemen to safely holster their firearm with one hand

    Caliber

    Caliber - From left: .50 BMG, .300 Win Mag, .308 Winchester, 7.62?39mm, 5.56?45mm NATO, .22LR (Note that the 5.56?45mm NATO round and the .22LR round have the same diameter bullets but very different cartridges)
    In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires, in hundredths or sometimes thousandths of an inch. For example, a 45 caliber firearm has a diameter of.45 of an inch. Barrel diameters can be expressed using metric dimensions, as in 9mm pistol, when the barrel diameter is given in inches, the abbreviation cal can be used. Good performance requires a bullet to closely match the diameter of a barrel to ensure a good seal. While modern cartridges and cartridge firearms are referred to by the cartridge name. Firearm calibers outside the range of 17 to 50 exist, but are rarely encountered. Larger calibers, such as.577.585.600.700, the.950 JDJ is the only known cartridge beyond 79 caliber used in a rifle. Referring to artillery, caliber is used to describe the length as multiples of the bore diameter. A 5-inch 50 calibre gun has a diameter of 5 in. The main guns of the USS Missouri are 1650 caliber, makers of early cartridge arms had to invent methods of naming the cartridges, since no established convention existed then.

    One of the early established cartridge arms was the Spencer repeating rifle, various derivatives were created using the same basic cartridge, but with smaller-diameter bullets, these were named by the cartridge diameter at the base and mouth. The original No.56 became the. 56-56, and the smaller versions. 56-52. 56-50, the. 56-52, the most common of the new calibers, used a 50-cal bullet. Optionally, the weight in grains was designated, e. g. 45-70-405. Variations on these methods persist today, with new cartridges such as the.204 Ruger, metric diameters for small arms refer to cartridge dimensions and are expressed with an ? between the bore diameter and the length of the cartridge case, for example,7. 62?51 NATO. This indicates that the diameter is 7. 62mm, loaded in a case 51mm long. Similarly, the 6. 5?55 Swedish cartridge has a diameter of 6.5 mm. An exception to rule is the proprietary cartridge used by U. S. maker Lazzeroni. The following table lists commonly used calibers where both metric and imperial are used as equivalents
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    Had every intention on bidding/buying one offered here on GB, back in 06'.

    (Wish I had.)

    It was discussed at that time, that it was for people trying to escape over the Berlin Wall. (Do not know if that was true or not.)

    I wish I had purchased it.

    Still like it. Will watch it.
















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  • buschmasterbuschmaster Member Posts: 14,250 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    why on earth would a German sniper rifle (or any) be chambered in 5.45x39?
  • babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
    edited November -1
    why on earth would a German sniper rifle (or any) be chambered in 5.45x39?


    EAST German. You read that as Soviet Union......... ;)

    Their version of the 5.56 Nato round.
  • buschmasterbuschmaster Member Posts: 14,250 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    okay, that explains the soviet part, so what are they sniping, gophers?
  • hoosierhoosier Member Posts: 1,092 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    When serving n the Arm in Berlin Germany , these rifles were seen, being used by East German Border Guards, in Guard towers. Over looking the two walls, barbed wire and open area in between.
    Wish I'd thought to take more photos, but that was frowned on.

    Possibly the 5.45x39 was used also by East Germany ??

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  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 7,822 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I believe an accurately placed 5.45X39 cartridge would be more than adequate at around 500yards or <.

    Which is the distances being covered by Guards at the Berlin Wall.

    "Gopher" or not.

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  • Sam06Sam06 Member Posts: 19,070 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The 5.45x 39 is about in the same league as the 221 fireball and the 222 Remington, it kind of falls between the 2. Where is shines is in wounding power at close to medium range 1-250m.

    In that platform I think it would be a good 300-400m gun. Just right for picked shots from a guard tower into the back of some poor slob climbing a wall trying to get away from the pigfarmers.

    I think Congress or some other dumb * organization outlawed the 7n ammo because it has a steel penetrator. I see Wolf and few others make ammo for it the days of cheap as dirt Milsurp are gone :cry:
    RLTW

  • buschmasterbuschmaster Member Posts: 14,250 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I know all about the 5.45x39. ~900 ft-lb, compared to ~1250 for the 5.56 and ~1500 for 7.62x39, 1/2 the recoil of 5.56 yet 2/3 the penetration of 7.62x39, more controllable in full auto fire gives ~1.3x hit probability, relies on tumbling and extra long length to cause damage compared to the breaking cannelurlurere of the 5.56 therefore it doesn't require hi velocity to achieve terminal effect, therefore more effective at long distance than the 5.6x45.

    but like the 5.56 it's about as powerful as .22WMR at ranges beyond 200 yds. they could have picked something with a bit more pop. ??? not my monkeys, not my circus I guess

    nah it's not good for 300-400 yds except it's flatter shooting than 7.62x39. maybe that's why, those were their only 2 choices.
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