The Legendary StG 44 is coming stateside

    I am sure of you are familiar with, and have lusted after,the StG 44 clones built by the German firm Sport-Systeme Dittrich. I am very pleased to see that PTR 91 Inc., known for their H&K rifles built from parts kits, will be importing a limited quantity of the StG 44′s. The imports have been given the designation PTR 44.

    Caliber 7.92x33mm Kurz
    Capacity Comes with a 30 round magazine
    Barrel 16.5″
    Total Length 37″
    Weight 10.8 lbs
    MSRP (Price) Not yet announced.
    Availability Next Month (October 2009)

    Purists and collectors will be pleased to see that the gun chambers the original 7.92x33mm Kurz. The rest of us would probably like nothing more than to blast away with the legendary rifle, but not with the relatively expensive ammunition. Prvi Partizan still produce the 7.92x33mm, which sees limited military and paramilitary use, and it can be purchased from Midway for $13.50 for a box of 20 rounds.

    The Prvi 124 grain load generates 1386 ft/lbs of muzzle energy.

    Many thanks to Jesse for the link. (Jesse, sorry I forgot to credit you earlier)

    UPDATE: In the comments below randomhero58 points out two sources of much cheaper 7.92mm Kurz.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!