It was a dark and stormy night on the island of Taiwan. At the offices of LCT Airsoft, the engineers were sitting at a table and a flashing lightning outside illuminated serious faces. The face of one of the younger engineers was pensive. Finally, he gathered the courage to break the silence: “How cool would it be, if we made a G3, which can actually produce an 'HK Slap' without the charging handle blasting itself to space?” The storm passed. Birds were singing. Sun was shining. The LCT G3 was born.
The gun’s features:
Rotary type hop-up with clicks
Gearbox equipped with 9 mm bearings
Steel spring guide with ball bearings
CNC machined cylinder and piston heads
Steel externals – based on a magnet-test all the metal parts are steel!
Plastic parts are of excellent fiber-plastic
14 mm CCW threads
Tokyo Marui style magazines can be modified to work in this gun by using pliers to bend the magazines in from the top.
G3 – the last gift of the Third Reich
The history of the G3 family is exceptionally intriguing. The gun was basically born from the assault rifle of Nazi Germany. The German engineers, who designed the gun, were first hired/moved to work in France after the Second World War to develop a new assault rifle for the French army. However, France chose a different weapon to use and the engineers were moved to Spain, where the gun was completed under the name CETME at the beginning of the 1950’s. At the same time, when the Cold War was gaining momentum, West Germany started to supply arms again and the newly founded border patrol took an interest in the weapon. Nevertheless, the border patrol chose a Belgian FN FAL, but the Bundeswehr commissioned the CETME for a trial run and eventually chose it as their service weapon. The manufacturing license was acquired for Rheinmetall and Heckler & Koch. H&K already had good relations with CETME and it continued to develop Modelo B and optimized it for a 7.62×51 mm NATO cartridge. The original G3 is actually the licensed CETME Modelo B that is manufactured in Germany.
The G3 and its variants were once widely used in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Pakistan and the Baltics along with countless other countries and armed groups. The G3 is still in use in almost all of the countries where it has been introduced. There are over 7 million copies of this gun made!
The G3SG/1 is a so called “sniper rifle for the masses” version of the G3. It hasn’t really been equipped with exceptional technology like its brothers PSG-1 and MSG90, but the SG/1s are born through selecting the most accurate guns from the production line and installing the necessary accessories to them, which are a cheek pad, Zeiss Diavari-DA 1.5 6×36 scope and bi-pods. In addition to the accessories, the SG/1s have an adjustable trigger, which, however, does not shoot full auto with all settings, even though full auto is still available.
LCT started its earthly journey at the beginning of the 1980’s, on the same year Conan the Barbarian came to theaters. LCT started its career as a molding and metalworking company. This tradition can still be seen in the company’s products: the receivers are almost always made of steel, and they beautifully finished to perfection. LCT was also the manufacturer that made the externals for the legendary Inokatsu AK series! LCT guns are so robust that you have no need for a crowbar at home after getting one of these replicas. The company’s modus operandi is to make very high quality and very realistic airsoft guns. And they seem to be doing an excellent job!
Remember to get a suitable battery and charger
Battery and charger are not included with this gun. To make sure the warranty of your gun is valid, you may use 7.4V LiPo or 8.4V and 9.6V NiCd/NiMH batteries with a maximum capacity of 3100mAh. Using a battery with a higher nominal voltage or capacity voids the warranty.
Are you not sure which battery fits in your gun? Check the nickel battery compatibility table in Tradetech.
Each gun individually tested by us:
The functionality of all our guns is tested and the muzzle velocity measured before shipping. The velocity is measured with a 0.20 g BB and the final muzzle velocity is calculated from the average of five (5) shots. In fact, the muzzle velocities you see in our online shop are approximations reported by the supplier or manufacturer. Thus, the actual muzzle velocity of your gun may differ from the approximation upwards or downwards. However, we always mark the final muzzle velocity on the maintenance and user manual provided with the gun.