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If you are a firearms enthusiast worthy of the name then this is very exciting news. The Firearm Blog has posted up and article about a newly unearthed semi-automatic rifle by George Luger, creator of the legendary German pistol. What is so tantalizing - and has the gun nut fraternity all a buzz - is the date of this design...1906!
The implications are delicious and at the same time scary. That Germany could have had a quality semi-automatic rifle in time for the First World War does not bear thinking about.
Luckily for us - non-Germans - it is debatable whether this design, based on the mechanism of Luger's pistol, would have been a sturdy enough design for military use. Still, the thought that there could have been a German Garand is a little terrifying.
'What if?' senarios aside, even in it's prototype form a 'new' design by the legendary gun designer is enough to cause a stir. Read more on the Firearm Blog: George Luger’s Secret Rifle