The StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44, literally "storm or assault") rifle (model of 1944") 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. This replica recreates the first assault rifle in stunning detail, as the replica possesses a wooden stock and solid metal construction, which gives the rifle a realistic look and feel. The rifle also has an ejecting magazine and a functional trigger and bolt mechanism. All this adds up, ensuring that when you hold this replica, you'll feel like you are holding the real thing. It measures approximately 36.5 inches long and features a cut-out in the stock, so that a shoulder sling can be attached later. This German StG 44 Assault Rifle replica is just what a collector would want, possessing a rich and realistic appearance that makes this rifle look like brand-new. If need-be, you can take it off the gun rack or mantel and use it as a great weapon for theatrics and reenactment, where its realistic appearance will truly be appreciated.
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Excellent replica of first assault rifle. Bought this one from collectors armory. Size, weight , and operation just like origional.