Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Schaden, Aug 16, 2012.
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First picture M1 garand and AK variants?
Second pic, Aug Steyr and AK variants, not sure of the one with the bipod?
Third pic, STG 44?
As well of course with our perennial favourite on the right...
Well? Was I right?...
Check out guy on the right...
1st Pic, L to R
M1Garand*, AKS, MPi-Km
2nd Pic, L to R
AK47, Steyr AUG, PKM, AKMS, M70AB2
* Odd the Garand is likely from Jordanian sources as the IDF was never given any, but the Jordies were
Thats probably worth a few quid tbf!
Wonder where the ammo for the Stg44 is coming from? Iirc it was a 7.92mm short, but could be wrong. I also read somewhere on t'interweb that ammo was in short supply for the Germans when was in service, so doubt there was shed loads surplus stashed away somewhere after the last unpleasantness.
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Fleet street combats?.
Guess if you weren't in the infantry it would go over your head like a stack of blankets at 30,000 feet.
We found shitloads of STG 44 in Baghdad. one of Saddams sons palaces near BIAP had dozens. Somewhere I have a pic of an ODA all holding Stg in each hand.
ISTR the East German border guards used them well into the 1950s, so someone in the Soviet bloc was obviously making the ammo post-WW2.
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