Sturmgewehr 44 used by Syrian Rebels

    An StG 44 would fetch a lot of money in the collectors market, yet are most often found in the hands of dirt poor militiamen (and women) in Africa and the Middle East. One was recently photographed in the hands of a Syrian rebel.

    It is rumoured that Prvi Partizan continue to manufacture the 7.92×33mm Kurz round because of demand from these militia groups.

    [ Many thanks to Miroslav for emailing us the photo. ]

    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!