Reproduction StG's !

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  1. Soren

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    Now you can get a new one! (Semi auto though, but thats an easy fix to alter if it is)

    Sport-Systeme Dittrich Kulmbach

    They even make reproductions of the rare types with muzzle brake scope mount:

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    If I only had some spare money !!
     
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    Nah, just needs a walnut stock:

    New:
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    What I'm really thrilled about is that its a 100% reproduction of the real thing, the only thing different is a built in restriction preventing it from automatic fire, remove it, and vupti!, 550 rpm! 8)
     
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    Yeah, really!

    I've always wanted to own an Stg. 44 (seriously!); I like the 30-round clip the repo comes with. Dunno if I'd want to go full auto, anyway; that's pretty expensive, ammo-wise.
     
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    Not that expensive if you handload :)

    Just make sure to load the cartridge to the original pressure specs or the RoF will suffer. On the other hand lower loadings will help preserve your gun if its a rare original, which is why many use lower pressure rounds in their examples.

    A nice video of a StG.44 AK-47 being fired together, VERY similar!:

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRYm11j3wwA

    The StG.44's normal RoF is 550 rpm with original ammunition, however it will reach up to 600 rpm if hotter loads are used.
     
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    It's pretty hard to find 8x33 ammo nowadays, isn't it? I've never seen it, and I worked in a gunshop specializing in militaria and full-auto firearms. It would certainly be cool, but awfully frustrating without ammo.......
     
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    You can make the rounds yourself, it just takes time to make the 500 to 600 rounds you want to go have some fun with at the range :)
     
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    And all the gear to make up said rounds.... Very expensive...
     
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    Very true Les, but assuming you handload already it shouldn't be a problem. But you will need some new parts.

    Or you could just buy this beauty!:
    [​IMG]


    Absolutely stunning piece of engineering!
     
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    I'm sure you can acquire a permission to do so SMLE, I mean if you can legally go buy an M16 assault rifle then what is going to prevent you from acquiring a full auto StG44 ? There must be some way.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, are you in the US or Europe? I know that some European countries have laws regarding full auto weapons that are actually MORE open than current US laws.
    Fully automatic weapons have been heavily regulated in the US since 1934. It was possible for a civilian to build a new machine gun or convert a semi-auto to full auto up until 1986. After that MGs could only be produced for the Government. MGs built and registered under the National Firearms Act of 1934 BEFORE May of 1986 can still be transferred between eligible individuals, but there is a $200.00 USD excise tax on the deal. So, no US civilian could legally convert one of these reproduction StGs. Also, the BATFE would only approve these repros if they were built in such a fashion as to make conversion nearly impossible. The "M16s" people are buying, or building, are actually AR15s and are semi-automatic only. The only way a US citizen could build a fully automatic M16 is if they have a receiver that was registered prior to May 1986, and those are rare and VERY expensive. Likewise, the only way to own a full-auto Stg is if it was imported and registered prior to May of '86. I know of a few of them and have gotten to shoot one a few years ago. They have a slow rate of fire and are very controllable. I wish I could own a FA model. :(

    FWIW; One of my favorite "Win the huge lottery jackpot" fantasies is to buy myself a Grumman built F4F-4 painted to represent Joe Foss' aircraft and six registered M2 .50 caliber MGs and a large ranch way out in the middle of nowhere and set up my own private strafing range.
     
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    Ok, first some clarification.
    1. "State" laws and "Federal" laws are two different things. "Federal" law allows qualified persons to own fully automatic weapons IF the weapon is registered and all the proper paper work and taxes are taken care of. Some "States" allow the ownership of full autos as long as they are legal under the Federal laws. Some States do NOT allow full autos.

    2. the term "assault rifle" or "assault weapon" is often misused. Technically, a true "assault" rifle like the M16 or AK47/AKM is a select fire rifle capable of both semi-auto and full-auto fire modes. The term is widely used in the US to describe semi-auto only rifles such as the AR15 and semi-auto copies of the AK. Under "Federal" law, these semi-autos are no different that any other semi-auto sporting rifle. They just LOOK mean.

    3. Just for those forum readers who may not be familiar with firearms and don't understand the difference; "Full" automatic weapons fire as long as the trigger is pulled and they have ammunition. "Semi" automatic weapons only fire one shot for each trigger pull and the trigger must be released and pulled again to fire the next shot. "Select" fire weapons are capable of both modes of fire. IE: the Browning M2 .50 cal. machine gun carried by allied aircraft was only capable of full auto. the Browning Automatic Rifle carried by US Soldiers and Marines was capable of both modes of fire, as was the subject of this thread the Stg 44.

    Here are a couple more wikipedia articles on the laws in question.

    Here is the original 1934 legislation that established registration of full-auto weapons. National Firearms Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This is the so-called "Clinton gun ban" that didn't really "ban" anything, just a few utterly irrelevant cosmetic features. Federal Assault Weapons Ban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So, "assault" rifles are legal, but they're not. It's a slippery subject. If your head isn't hurting now, it will be after you start reading these laws.
     
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    Sometimes (Often actually) the law just makes no sense.

    Guess the reason is that the US doesn't want a whole lot of new automatic weapons floating around as there are enough old ones already.

    What about after the Hollywood shootout, what restrictions did that impose ?
     
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    why buy one.mag is too long,just like an ak,rubbish.flawed design imo.starling
     
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    The only reason I can see is if you are a serious WWII reenactor and really want to do an accurate impression. Practically? There are better rifles available for a LOT less money.
     
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