Most people have have heard of assault rifles, and many know that the first types were developed by the German Army during WWII – first calling them “machine carbines” or “sub-machine guns” before settling on the cooler sounding assault rifle classification (“Sturmgewehr”) in order to obtain Hitler’s signature on the production order. Besides having […]
‘SturmGFAL’ – Frankengewehr or Sexy Beast?
Those mad scientists at Dave’s Custom Airsoft in the UK have done it again. This time it was actually one of their apprentices – and he’s created a really unique and impressive work of art in our opinion. A German G3 combined with a dash of British SLR, and a touch of the original Sturmgewehr […]
The Story Behind HK’s Roller-Delayed Blowback Operating System
Heckler & Koch became famous and successful with a range of roller-delayed blowback small arms they manufactured from the early 1960’s up to the early 1990’s. So successful were these firearms that the name HK basically became synonymous with the roller-delayed blowback system. It may surprise some folks however to learn that HK did not […]