German Volkssturm 7.88mm Machine Gun

  • Firearms Thru History
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By Crusader1307

An effective sub-automatic weapon, The Volkssturm was a moderately cheap to produce weapon, of which a record 10,000 were produced in the waning, last year of The War (1945). The German weapon was effective for it's similar cyclic rate to that of the US M-1 Rifle. Capable of 300 rpm, The Volkssturm fired 7.88mm cartridges from 30 rounds straight clips. Light at 10 pounds, it also had an effective range of 300 meters. Seen in use during The Battle of Berlin, many thousands were captured and taken by invading Soviet soldiers. The Volkssturm is often considered the last Nazi firearm produced in any quantity.