How much did the western allies know about the Horn stg?

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How much did the western allies know about the Horn stg?

Post by Nodeo-Franvier » 05 Apr 2021 14:53

As far as I know before the fall of the Iron curtain there was no information available about Horn stg(Grossfuss stg) aside from its name and the fact that it use delay blowback principle.
Is this really the case?

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Re: How much did the western allies know about the Horn stg?

Post by kfbr392 » 12 Oct 2021 17:57

the wikipedia article is pretty clear, no?
Although the existence of the Grossfuss Sturmgewehr and its basic principle of operation became known in the West in the decade following the end of the war, hardly anything else transpired from behind the Iron Curtain. According to a 1958 book of the US Army Ordnance Corps:

The firm of Grossfuss in Dobelin produced a unique retarded blowback gas-actuated system, no specimens of which has ever been seen. The Grossfuss weapon was reported exhibited to the Spree Ministry Waffenkommission, but apparently never reached WaPruf 2 [Dept. for Development and Testing of the Heereswaffenamt]. Development was dated late 1944 or early 1945.[3]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grossfuss_Sturmgewehr

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Re: How much did the western allies know about the Horn stg?

Post by Hans1906 » 13 Oct 2021 14:02

As far as I personally know, there is no specimen of this weapon in the "Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz".

But our last visit to this museum was a long time ago...

Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wehrtechn ... ng_Koblenz
(A visit to this exhibition is highly recommended!)

Homepage WTS/Koblenz: https://www.bundeswehr.de/de/organisati ... ensammlung

"Großfuß Sturmgewehr" https://arms.fandom.com/de/wiki/Großfuß_Sturmgewehr

SUPER RARE GUNS!!! German MKB. 42W, MP3008 & Grossfuss STG




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