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My Relic Stg44

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    Nice one JD !


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    Has anyone else noticed the dent (above the bolt). Obviously the bolt is 'mid slide', but should be set forward. The narrowest part of the damage is in front of the bolt, suggesting to me that the rifle was actually firing when the damage occurred! Mortar or artillery fire maybe? The safety switch is off too.

    Also, the screw that connects the stock is bent, again suggesting that it took a blow of some sort.

    The piece was found just to the south of Caen, across the Orne River, in a little village called Garcelles-Secqueville. This area was held by Michael Wittman's sSSPzAbt 101.

    Another interesting fact, is the Stg44 was only mass distributed in late September 1944 (after Operation Goodwood). Prior to this, only units on the Ostfront recieved the MP43/MP44, and some SS units in Normandy.

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    I agree, that is quite the artifact. The worlds first assault rifle. Proud find! Lee

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    Just some battlefield found Stgw magazines if You are interested.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture IMG_8325.jpg  

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    It's with a heavy heart that I have to sell this stunning relic!!

    I'm moving house very shortly, and I need to drastically reduce my collection.

    If anyone is interested, then please let me know.

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    Quote by Frundsberg View Post
    Just some battlefield found Stgw magazines if You are interested.
    Some nice condition mags are you going to Kurtna ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    I like your Stg44 to bits! Where was it found, Russia?

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    Normandy !!!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Nice relic. I can see alot of acid remains (yellow dots), you may like to remove that with warm water, a brush and some sodium bicarbonate.
    Regards

    Matt

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