Rifle Replica StG 44 German WWII
Collector's Piece or Terrific Prop Gun
Developed in 1942 in Nazi Germany and deployed in 1943 the stg 44 Sturmgewehr (Storm Rifle) is considered the wolds first modern assault rifle. Our model features all metal and wood construction with a removable magazine and functional trigger / bolt.
Features: stg 44 without Sling Length: 36.5" Weight: 11 lbs.
The StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44, literally "storm (or assault) rifle (model of 19)44") was an assault rifle developed in Nazi Germany during World War II that was the first of its kind to see major deployment and is considered by many historians to be the first modern assault rifle. It is also known under the designations MP 43 and MP 44 (Maschinenpistole 43, Maschinenpistole 44 respectively), which denote earlier development versions of the same weapon with some differences like a different butt end, muzzle nut, shape of the front sight base or with an unstepped barrel, all only visible with close inspection.
MP 43, MP 44, and StG 44 were different designations for what was essentially the same rifle, with minor updates in production.
At the start of the Second World War, German infantry were equipped with weapons comparable to those of most other military forces. A typical infantry unit was equipped with a mix of bolt action rifles and some form of light or medium machine guns. One difference from other armies was the emphasis on the machine gun as the primary infantry weapon. In contrast, allied doctrine centered around the rifleman, with machine guns employed as support and point-defense weapons. German units tended to be machine gun "heavy", carrying more ammunition for the machine gun than for the rifles, using belt ammunition for their more modern section-level weapons to maintain a higher rate of fire, and generally thinking of the rifle as a support weapon. Although newer rifle designs had been studied on several occasions, the infantry squad primary centered around the machine gun
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