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Firing the Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr VG1-5 Rifle, the Nazi’s Last Line of Defense [VIDEO]

The Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr VG1-5 rifle was born in the last days of Nazi Germany during World War II.

This rifle was meant to be a cheap fill for the home guard’s vacant rifle position. It was meant to supply as many defenders as production could create with a cheap and rugged rifle.

Watch this video to see this piece of history examined and fired.

In the last days of Nazi Germany, a rifle was born. The Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr VG1-5 rifle was a semi-automatic rifle that shot the 7.92×33 Kurz cartridge.

This rifle was made for the home guard that consisted of old men and children. The softer shooting caliber compact semi-automatic rifle was built specifically for them.

This last-effort rifle was meant to supply as many defenders as production could with a cheap and rugged rifle.

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Firing the Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr VG1-5 Rifle, the Nazi’s Last Line of Defense [VIDEO]