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8 Comments | Vintage
The great thing about Private Glascock is you could always see him coming.
Now *that* is a souvenir! I’ve seen some pop up in the current Syrian civil war. Crazy.
A little known fact about Mr. Glascock, he was the inventor of the first glass dildo.
I have to admit that STG-44 is a beautiful rifle
That is basically an earlier version of the AK (Kalashnikov) if you did not know.
Hugo Schmeisser who developed Stg-44,worked in Russia after the WWII and received the Stalin Medal for some unknown achievement, while a communist overseer named Kalashnikov who had never invented anything before (they say he did not have even the basic education), came up with the gun of such complexity.
There was this awful scandal in Moscow recently: r/[https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/22/red-faces-russian-monument-creator-kalashnikov-depicts-german/](https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/22/red-faces-russian-monument-creator-kalashnikov-depicts-german/)
Russia is a fake country with stolen name, history (from Kiev Rus-Ukraine) and other appropriated achievements.
The wear on the bottom of the stock makes me think it got plenty of use before being captured.
Was this the precursor to the AK47 or just similar clip?
The US had access to the StG-44 and AK-47 at least by 1950, but could only muster the M14 – essentially an upgraded M1 Garand – by 1959, and the M16 by 1964, which was a dismal failure in its early fielding.
While I love my M1A (civilian M14) and had no issues with my M16A2 when I was in the service, I would think that our weapons makers could have come up with a much better assault rifle by the time we entered Vietnam