The Gewehr 43 is a German semi-automatic rifle featured in every Zombies map of Call of Duty: World at War and every revised World at War map in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
The Gewehr 43 can be obtained from the wall, the Mystery Box, and Console Commands. It has a variable rate of fire, moderate to high power, little recoil, and a medium to slow reload time. It is a great weapon to use in the early rounds, as zombies have low health and can easily be taken out regardless of where they are hit. If going for headshots, the Gewehr 43 can be used up to about round 10 without being Pack-a-Punched.
The Pack-a-Punched Gewehr 43 becomes the "G115 Compressor," possessing a bigger magazine, more held ammunition, and more power. Because of this, it can last the player a few more rounds at most. However, its power may become ineffective even at mid rounds, which will make the player trade it for another weapon.