HK33

Silhouette (Visual identification)

HK33
Category Assault Rifles
Operating System delayed-blowback, selective-fire
Cartridge
Length 920 mm
Feeding detachable box magazine

The Heckler & Koch HK33 entered into production in 1963. The HK33 is produced in five variants: 1) with a fixed butt; 2) with a retractable butt; 3) fitted with a bipod; 4) as a sniper rifle with telescopic sight; and 5) as the HK22K carbine version. An “E” added to the weapon’s name identifies models for export, while a “K” added to the end of the weapon’s name refers to shortened models.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The HK33 is found in 27 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Argentina (ARG)
G
Brazil (BRA)
G
Chile (CHL)
G
Ecuador (ECU)
G
El Salvador (SLV)
G
Germany (DEU)
O
G
Ghana (GHA)
G
Greece (GRC)
G
Guatemala (GTM)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Iran (IRN)
G
Ireland (IRL)
G
Luxembourg (LUX)
G
Malaysia (MYS)
G
Mexico (MEX)
G
O
G
Netherlands (NLD)
G
Pakistan (PAK)
O
U
Philippines (PHL)
G
Portugal (PRT)
G
Saudi Arabia (SAU)
G
Senegal (SEN)
G
Spain (ESP)
G
Thailand (THA)
O
G
Turkey (TUR)
O
G
G
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)

HK33 (6)