The HK G3 magazine is a 20-round magazine constructed of lightweight aluminum. They are detachable box magazines and will hold 20 rounds of either 7.62x51mm NATO or .308, making them compatible with the HK G3, HK91, PTR91 or any other G3-style rifle, including the CETME. As noted, these magazines are brand new, original HK magazines, made in Germany by Heckler & Koch for the G3 rifle.
Spare parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly, including magazines. If a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement is necessary.
It is also important to consider availability. You may recall the market for FN/FAL magazines recently drying up. What was once cheap and prevalent is now quite the opposite. At this time, Keepshooting.com has a wealth of authentic, original factory parts from HK for the G3/HK91/PTR91. Not only are they readily available, but also they are cheap. Now is the time to take advantage.
Polyseme is the word used to describe a group of words that share a common spelling but have different meanings, often with related etymologies, or origins – not unlike the word magazine. Dating back to the late 1500s, the word magazine comes from the French magasin, the Italian magazzino and the Arabic makhazin, each translating roughly to “storehouse.” This was especially true of military ammunition, as these words were often used to describe munitions dumps. The word magazine was first used to describe a periodical when it appeared in the title of The Gentleman’s Magazine in 1731 (a storehouse of information). It took on this usage after being used to describe a list of military stores and military-related information. See, linguistics can be quite interesting!