But you say, the STG-44 wasn't used in Africa. Not during the war, since it came too late, but this website traces the post-war usage of the STG-44 in Africa after the war. The Russians captured thousands of STG-44's and, never ones to waste useful weapons, handed them out as military aid, often using Czechoslovakia. The STG-44's have turned up in numerous wars, and s till are being found in rebel hands in out of the way places. I guess it's a sort of tribute to the German engineers who design it that these things are still working.
The website has quite a few pages about various WWII weapons and what happened to them after the war. There's one about the M1 Garand in Vietnam. It appears there's still a few of them in the hands of "Workers Militia" units.
"I used to be full of piss and vinegar. Now I'm just full of..." - Grandpa Simpson
Very interesting article! I'm surprised just how much they were transferred around in the east-block and especially in Africa. I thought in was particularly interesting that Saharan nomads use obsolete rifles as a means of currency. Wow.
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
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savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
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Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
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