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Old 01-14-2013, 12:56   #47
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Originally Posted by PzGren View Post
The term assault weapon comes from the German term Sturmgewehr, the first one was the Stgw 44. It is the designation for a select fire weapon that does not fire a major battle rifle round. The StGw44 was an 8x33, compared to the standard 8x57IS.

The AK47 was patterned after it and started the trend.
No, the term "assault rifle" which actual shooters use, comes from the Sturmgewehr 44, which actually means "storm rifle" but after the Germans invented the concept, english-speakers used "assault" in place of "storm." It is usually abbreviated STG or StG.

"Assault weapon" comes from a 1988 anti-gun book called "Assault Weapons and Accessories in America".
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