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STG44 (Sturmgewehr 44 or mp43/44)

Weight 11.5 pounfd

Cartridge 7.92 X 57mm

Caliber 8 mm

Feed System 30 round magazine

It is gas operated.

Made by Germany

The STG44 was fully automatic with the capability of a semi-automatic. It was used and developed by Germany during WWII. It was on the front lines from the summer of 1944 to 1945. This gun was the first assault rifle made.  It’s rate of fire was 500 rounds a minute and effective to 300 meters. There were 500,000 STG44s made but only a third ever saw combat on the front lines.

Luger (Pistol 08)

Cartridge: 9mm Luger

Magazine: 8 round magazine

Weight: 1.92 pounds

Produced: 1900-1942

The Luger has an 8 round magazine. It was used in both world wars.  The Luger was still used until wars end.

Walther P 38

Caliber: .35 (9mm)

Muzzle velocity: 1,165ft/s

Weight full magazine 1.6 pounds

Magazine capacity 8 rounds

Range 55

The P 38 was a replacement to the Luger. Walther designed the new replacement to the Wehrmacht, P38 was faster and easy to manufacture.

The German Grenade (Stielhandgranate)

The German stick grenade is basically a handle with an explosive charge at top of it. This made it easier to throw further and more accurately. To make it more deadly they could slide a metal sleeve over the charge at the top which made more shrapnel. A nick name for the German grenade was the potato masher.  To detonate, you unscrewed the bottom cap where a string with a porcelain ball was attached, pull the string and throw.