Volkssturm VG1 Rifle

Place Europe: Germany
Accession Number RELAWM34103
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Maker Carl Walther Waffenfabrik
Place made Czechoslovakia
Date made c 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Volkssturm VG1 bolt action rifle. Action stamped qve VG1 and the serial number. The stock is laminated beech with a slot cut through the butt for a sling and has no markings. The rifle is complete with a front sight protector and a ten shot magazine from a Kar 43 rifle marked aye (Olympia Buromaschinenwerke AG, Erfurt). The bolt with a straight cocking lever has a matching serial number to the action.

History / Summary

This rifle is crudely made and designed for issue to the Volkssturm (Home Guard) as a last resort for the defence of Germany in 1945.

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