Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The AK-47 as a knock-off of the Sturmgewehr 44?

From the post Valuable WWII Gun at Police Buy-Back

The gun is called a Sturmgewehr 44, literally meaning "storm rifle," and is the first "modern assault rifle ever made, eventually replaced by the AK 47 in 1947 by Russia, who copied the German design of the Sturmgewehr 44."

Note, however, Wikipedia: The AK-47 used a similar-sized intermediate round and followed the design concept, but was mechanically very different.


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