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The STG44 was the world’s first true assault rifle, being developed and issued towards the end of the war. The STG44 had both semi-automatic and fully automatic firing capabilities, and fired an intermediate round. It was basically designed to replace both the submachine gun and the bolt action rifle by offering the best of both worlds. While the STG44 was intended to become the standard new German infantry rifle, only around a half million were built, so it never truly replaced the Mauser 98k. However, had the war gone on longer, it’s certainly possible that it could have.


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