POTD: The Austrian StG58

    Gregor emailed us this photo saying “This is how the Austrian Army uses the FN FAL (STG58): to hold helmets!”. The photo was taken during the Austrian National Day, which falls on October 26.

    The StG58 was the Austrian Bundesheer version of the FN FAL. The 7.62x51mm battle rifle was their primary service rifle until it was replaced by the Steyr AUG. It is notable for being one of the few FN FAL lightweight variants equipped with a bipod at the factory. The West German G1 was another light FN FAL equipped with a bipod. As we can see in the above photo, if nothing else the bipod (and muzzle brake) made for a nice field expedient helmet rack.

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