Connecticut woman drops off $40,000 WWII German rifle to be destroyed in police buy-back scheme

  • Gun brought to the U.S. by American soldier and passed to his daughter
  • It was developed in 1944, holds a 30-round magazine and can shoot 500 rounds per minute

 

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.’

 

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2245749/Officers-stunned-woman-drops-40-000-WWII-German-rifle-destroyed-police-buy-program.html

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