Officers stunned when woman drops off $40,000 WWII German rifle to be destroyed in police buy-back scheme (W/Video)

Photo: Piece of history: The storm rifle is thought to be a Sturmgewehr 44, made in 1944 and issued to SS troops. SOURCE Wikipedia

from Daily Mail (U.K.)

 

By EMMA REYNOLDS

PUBLISHED: 04:37 EST, 10 December 2012 | UPDATED: 11:20 EST, 11 December 2012

A World War II assault rifle that belonged to an SS officer was handed in to a gun buy-back organised by police in Connecticut.

The rare find, which is worth up to $40,000, would have been sent home by an American soldier who had taken it from a prisoner of war or a German he had killed.

Officer Lewis Crabtree, of the Hartford Police Dept, said: ‘The chance to see a piece of history – this – is absolutely unbelievable.’ . . . Read Complete Report w/ photos

from youtube

Sturmgewehr 44 (The StG 44)

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Uploaded on Aug 19, 2011

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