Monday, December 10, 2012
STG 44 Turned In As Part of Gun Buyback
The Hartford, CT, police department received a nice gift--someone turned in an STG 44 to their gun buy-back program according to this story from the Daily Mail. The report indicates that the rifle is worth up to $40,000. The author suggests that it was a WWII war trophy, but even at that time it would have been illegal under the National Firearms Act. Hopefully, the Hartford police department will not be destroying such a beautiful piece of history (and I say that as someone that generally detests WWII German memorabilia because I don't like Nazis).