Just like a scene out of “Antiques Roadshow,” a woman in Hartford, Conn., turned in an old rifle to her local police station’s gun buy-back, only to discover the gun was worth anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, inherited the gun from her father who had brought it home with him from Europe as a memento from World War II.
The two officers conducting the gun buy-back, who are resident gun experts for the Hartford Police Department, informed the owner she was in possession of a Nazi Assault Rifle, the first of its kind, that dates back to 1944.
The gun is called a Sturmgewehr 44, literally meaning “storm rifle,” and is the first “modern assault rifle ever made, ...
“It’s like finding the Babe Ruth of baseball cards,” said Officer John Cavanna. “The rarity, it was made for such a very short period.”
Wait, you mean to tell me she was in possession of an actual, fully automatic military, Nazi bullet hose, weapon of death for decades? Without federal Class III permits? A machine gun in the closet, and she’s not under arrest????
Oh, I see. It’s code. “a woman in Hartford, Conn.,” translates as “as white as you can be, with money”. Uh huh. We gets it now. If it had been Lashonda down de Camden hood, her ass be slammin in county like dat! Racism!!!
“Her father passed away. The gun was in her closet,” Cavanna said. “She did not know it was a machine gun.
“If the gun had been in the closet loaded, any second you could hit the wrong lever and discharge a fatal round,” he said of the Sturmgewehr 44. [Drew: that “lever” is called the trigger. duh]
This German-made machine gun can fire 500 rounds in minutes, according to Cavanna, who is also a gun range master.
At the time the officers received the gun, it was in such disrepair that it was inoperable, unable to shoot a bullet even if the gun had been loaded. Cavanna said ammunition would have to be especially made for this gun. [Drew: except for the WWII ammo it could have been loaded with. Ammunition can easily last 60 years in a dry environment. It may not be perfect, but it will fire.]
So will ya look at that. In 1945 some GI came home with a fully automatic weapon as a souvenir, and didn’t get stopped. Did he have ammo, did he later shoot the gun? We’ll never know. For 60+ years these people have had a machine gun in the house ... a super evil genuine NAZI one ...
Lashonda be pissed!!!
Drew, Not every white lady in Htfd. is monied. Now West Htfd.? Ah. Another thing. But Hartford is quite a mix. Or used to be. Parts that used to be white and well maintained have been taken over by a favored minority and where once everything was open down at the end of Pembroke Street, all the houses have these thick wire fences. What an eyesore my former street is today. Yuk. Used to be middle class, not sure what to call it now.
ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
Goes on everyday in America, it is a shame that it is getting worse, not better.
How well trained she was to take an antique straight to the buy back program. I can’t imagine not using my brain at all, ever (it appears).
And this story is the core of what is wrong with America - idiots being controlled by gov hacks that bend the rules for ‘certain’ people.
God Help America
Actually I was kidding about the racism thing, but a post on an obscure firearm would have been pretty boring. Even the cartridge it used, which is still manufactured, would be pretty dull.
On the other hand, learning that these rifles are still in use around the world, and that the rebels in Syria are now armed with over 5000 of them is quite interesting.
brand new ammunition: http://www.prvipartizan.com/ppu_mannlicher.php
for sale right here in the USA: http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ammunition/rifle-ammunition/prvi-partizan-7-62x33-kurz-124gr-fmjbt-pp-7-8.html
The 124 grain bullet at 2250 feet per second makes it only slightly less powerful than the 7.62x39 AK-47 round, though the bullet will lose energy a bit faster due to it’s lower aerodynamic efficiency (BC is less because equal weight bullet is 0.3mm larger in diameter).
Looking at the Wiki page it seems pretty obvious where Mr Kalishnikov got his inspiration from. Typical Russian hack stole an idea and claimed it as his own, most Likely if truth were known.