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How would roller lockers due in Iraq?

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Wondered after reading that Cutshaw report on the M4 how would the roller locker HKs fare in that dusty environment?

I know that Iran had G3s for many years, but replaced them with the AK series.

Anybody know of reliability tests or anecdotes referencing the reliability of these rifles in sand or dusty environments?

Thanks.
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The Saudis and other Arab Armies used the G3 for quite a while. When I was in Afghanistan I had an MP5 and our Norwegian Allies used G3s and MP5s. The dust was pretty bad in Afghanistan, almost "brown out" type conditions at times.
 

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Most of the G3s that we found in Iraq were crap… mostly due to poor maintaining by the user. The Iranian G3 is nowhere near as refined as an original HKG3. Having said that, the one wall hanger we did have was in good shape, fired it a few times at the range, nothing really special. It functioned well dirty (sandy) on the range, but again, this was only one example of a better the avg. quality Iranian G3. One thing to keep in mind… no matter how well a weapon is made, if it is not maintained in that environment it won’t work.
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Most of the G3s that we found in Iraq were crap… mostly due to poor maintaining by the user. The Iranian G3 is nowhere near as refined as an original HKG3. Having said that, the one wall hanger we did have was in good shape, fired it a few times at the range, nothing really special. It functioned well dirty (sandy) on the range, but again, this was only one example of a better the avg. quality Iranian G3. One thing to keep in mind… no matter how well a weapon is made, if it is not maintained in that environment it won’t work.
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There's the answer right there.
 
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