The StG 44 (abbreviation of Sturmgewehr 44, "assault rifle 44") is a German selective-fire rifle developed during World War II. It is also known under the designations MP 43 and MP 44 (Maschinenpistole 43, Maschinenpistole 44 respectively).
The StG 44 was the first successful and widely produced design to use a new shorter cartridge, which permitted controllable automatic fire from a weapon more compact than a battle rifle, coupled with the recognition that most aimed rifle fire in combat situations did not exceed a few hundred metres.
By all accounts, the StG 44 fulfilled its role effectively, particularly on the Eastern Front, offering a greatly increased volume of fire compared to standard infantry rifles. However, it came too late to have a significant effect on the outcome of the war. Its lasting effect was its major impact on modern infantry small arms development, giving rise to an entire class of weapons borrowing the name assault rifle.
Developed in 1942 in Nazi Germany and deployed in 1943 the stg 44 Sturmgewehr (Storm Rifle) is considered the wold's first modern assault rifle. Our model features all metal and wood construction with a removable magazine and functional trigger / bolt.
StG 44 with Sling
Weight: 11 lbs.
THIS IS A NON-LETHAL REPLICA OF A MODERN ERA FIREARM AND CANNOT FIRE LIVE AMMUNITION
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