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Sturmgewehr Full Auto (MP43, MP44, STG44)


(gun cocking) (gun firing) (gun cocking) – [Voiceover] The German Sturmgewehr. Few rifles seem to attract as
much attention as this one. Either due to its
retro-industrial appearance or its association with Nazi Germany. Where the forces of the
Wehrmacht and the SS used it to devastating effect. It ushered in the era
of the assault rifle, and it inspired many post-war designs. Originally designated as
MPs or “machine pistols” due to firing a shortened version of eight millimeter mauser. In 1944, a letter from the
führer’s office declared that the name, Sturmgewehr,
was more appropriate. Thus you see these rifles stamped MP43, MP44, and STG44. This example is an early MP43
stamped gun, made by Haenel, and is in decent, but
not perfect condition. After all these have
been through a conflict. And many have been seen across the world, including modern day Syria. As stated, this is an MP43
stamped gun, and in my experience the earlier the production date, the higher quality these guns will be. They feature a dust cover much like an M16/AR15 that you can close to protect the insides from dust and debris. The magazine releases a lot
like that found on the MP40. And some say that the AR15/M16 found inspiration from this as well. To set the rifle, on fire, press this lever down so that “F” is revealed. However, to change the fire mode, “E” represents einzelfeuer or single shot. And “D” represents
dauerfeuer or multi-shot. It is unusual that the safety mechanism and fire selector are two separate bits. The charging handle is located on the left side of the gun,
like a G3 or MP5 rifle. These sights are a lot like a mauser 98, however they only adjust
from 100 to 800 meters. Interestingly the barrel is threaded for the attachment of a
device called a krummlauf. Which was designed to
shoot around corners. But enough chat, (gun
cocked) let’s shoot this gun. (gun firing in bursts) (gun cocked) (gun cocked) (automatic gun fire) (gun cocked) (gun firing) (gun cocked twice) (gun cocked) (gun fire) Making off-hand shots with
the sturmgewehr at 100 meters is not too difficult as
the trigger’s quite good and the sights are adequate. On full auto it’s quite
pleasant to shoot as well and the cyclic rate hovers around 450 to 480 rounds per minute, which is a very comfortable rate of fire. (gun fire) (gun firing) (gun cocked) Taking the rifle back to 300 meters is where things get a little interesting. I found three major ammunition
manufacturers for this gun. That’s going to be Hornady, PPU, and F&M out of Portugal. (gun cocked) And each one seems to produce vastly different points of impact. So it makes it a little difficult and I actually had to mess with the sight elevation ladder quite a lot. (gun firing) (gun click) (gun firing) Once I learned where to offset the sights this actually got a little bit easier. It was frustrating at first but as soon as I realized
that, I probably need to swap the front sight out with a different front sight post. I kind of came to terms with it and the rifle suddenly was
hitting where I wanted it to, but, we kind of all know why
you guys came to see this video and we’re gonna give you
guys hopefully what you want. (gun firing) (gun cocked) Anyways, we hope you guys enjoyed that, big thanks Ventura Munitions providing the ammunition for this video. Also if you like to see
us take this gun apart, we do have a field strip up, so feel free to click the link in the
end card or the description. This is Alex with TFBTV,
hope to see you next time.

100 thoughts on “Sturmgewehr Full Auto (MP43, MP44, STG44)

  1. There are probably 100,000 of these laying around in soaked cosmoline somewhere in a Eastern European Arsenal somewhere.

  2. I wish I owned one of these guns, but I believe that firing one on full auto is useful only against a dense enemy charge. If the enemy isn't shoulder to shoulder, all that will happen is the shooter will make a lot of noise without drawing much blood. Guns like this really can't use an 8mm cartridge and be accurate on anything but single shot. Even quick bursts give too much of a spread pattern. That said, if a calm shooter is defending a room & 5 fools rush as a pack, they'll all be hamburger in seconds.

  3. Nothing quite like the smell of burning cyanide lol (bakelite is make with cyanide)
    And that is it the handgaurd is made of it like i suspect it is.

  4. Awesome rifle,, this rifle is by far one of the best ever made, ahead of its time ,cutting-edge technology for its time and if it wasn't for this rifle you would not see the AK-47,,,

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  6. I miss this guy. He was TFB for awhile. It was weird seeing other people on here then he was gone. Sad

  7. The cyclic rate on full auto is far slower than anything built since but that seems to be a deliberate choice by the Germans of the time. The MP40 has a slower cyclic rate than its contemporaries and I think thier LMGs and HMGs were slower, too. With handheld weapons this can significantly improve contollability.

  8. 0:32 Some people would say the Fedorov Avtomat was the first assault rifle. I disagree. The cartridge is longer than the shortest full power cartridge avaible, which is 6.5 Creedmor. I would say the first assault rifle was the Ribeyrolles 1918 Automatic Carbine but it was cancelled.

  9. We have hitler to thank that these guns weren't mass produced. It's because he assumed that auto and even semi-auto (fully semi-automatic! LMAO) was a waste of ammo.

  10. They featured a dust cover much like an M16/AR15!!!!??
    I think the opposite is exactly what happened

  11. i might be buying the HMG remake sag's, anyone have advice on if i should? or any complications the new ones have?

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  13. I have there waitin' a 19cm for the backsides of those zionists which were given thumb down here.
    You are the GARBAGES of human kind and as long you are there, GREED will rule the world, will be no peace and no love between humans (you're not a part of that race)

  14. Sounds like strange fireworks in full auto . I suppose pistol rounds in full auto will sound like that lmfao.

  15. Everybody who owns, or has the possibility to shoot an stg posts these videos, good for you guys.. But can somebody please be the real king-stg-geek and make a video, discussing the wartime accuracy of the stg on long range, mussle energy and impact energy on 2-300 meters.. I keep wonder ing if this gun really is the hyped up rifle it claims to be? I keep comparing it to the M1 carabine which also used castrated rifle ammo.. Please somebody be the real King-Stg-Geek😀😀

  16. It was called MP or machine pistol so they could sneak it through development because hitler had specifically forbidden the development of a select fire "battle rifle" so they called it a pistol which he had no opposition too only after it had been fully developed and proven was it then shown to hitler who of course loved it and insisted it be called the Sturmgewehr

  17. Its unusual for TODAYS standards that the selector or safety is separated. All you have to do is look at the Thompson and BAR who both have the same thing it was the way it was done back then. I actually kind of like the idea myself. But I’m old fashioned that way.

  18. That a 25 or a 30 mag? Damn it goes out fast on full auto. Makes you wonder how B.A.R. could've fulfilled the MG role with its ridiculous 20 mag. Sure you take veeeeery slow bursts but maaan… they should've produced a 30 mag, weight is already massive so why not add a tiny bit more for 1/3 extra firepower.

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