“Working replicas of the Nazis’ storm rifle, widely considered to be the world’s first assault rifle, are now being produced in the U.S.,” cnn.com reports. “Hill & Mac Gunworks, a startup in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, is reproducing the STG 44 Sturmgewehr [similar to, but not shown above], which was developed for German soldiers in World War II. The German word ‘sturm’ means to storm, or assault, and ‘gewehr’ means rifle.” Now how much would you pay?
The original Sturmgewehrs are valued by gun enthusiasts and history buffs, selling for tens of thousands of dollars. Hill & Mac is selling its reproductions for $1,799.
Mac Steil, co-owner of Hill & Mac Gunworks in Georgia, which has taken orders for 2,000 rifles since the product launch in January. “We sold more rifles the first day than we thought we’d sell all year.”
Yes well . . .
Steil said his company has fewer than 10 employees and has manufactured just 40 of the rifles so far. They’re testing them before shipping begins.
Two-thousand orders taken and zero guns delivered by a 10-man operation who’ve never manufactured a gun before (just steel targets). Good luck to both Hill & Mac Gunworks and their buyers. No seriously. Good luck.
Meanwhile, American Tactical sells a .22 version for under $500. SSD Sport Systeme Dittrich also make a repro STG 44 for around $5.5k a pop. A real deal, full0-auto STG 44 will run ya $40k, and a lot of paperwork. Want any of these?