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Old January 23, 2013, 04:27 PM   #32
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Say, who was it who said what an assault rifle is?
Originally the engineering team at Haenel when trying to get herr Hitler to accept a "new type" or rifle. He didn't like sub machine guns, or as the Germans call them "machine pistols".

They re-branded the existing product as a "StG 44" from an earlier "MP 43" (maschine pistol, model of '43) to a "Sturmgewehr 44", literally "storm" (or assault) rifle (model of 1944).

You see its always been a political boondoggle, right from initial conception.
Allan Quatermain: “Automatic rifles. Who in God's name has automatic rifles”?

Elderly Hunter: “That's dashed unsporting. Probably Belgium.”
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