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Krummlauf Curved Barrel on an StG-44

Today’s Rock Island Auction item is a very cool piece – a German Sturmgewehr with a “krummlauf”, or curved barrel attachment. This is the 30 degree type, intended (as goofy as this sounds) for firing around corners and over barricades in urban combat. A 90-degree version was also made for use in armored vehicles. Hammer price at auction for the StG44 and Krummlauf was $55,000.

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