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Spreewerke VG-2

The Volksgewehr program was a frantic and disorganized effort, poorly organized and with many bureaucratic contradictions. A good example is the VG-2 production. The DIW (Spreewerke being a subsidiary of that firm) prototype VG rifle […]

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Volksgewehr VG1

In late 1944, Hitler formed the Volkssturm, a last ditch Home Guard type force to throw against the encroaching American and Russian forces at the German border. Small arms production was taxed already from the […]

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Fedorov

The Fedorov was the first practical assault rifle, predating the German Sturmgewehr by thirty years. It was a select-fire rifle with a 25-round magazine of 6.5x50mm cartridges. The caliber was chosen for its light recoil […]