[Possibly my only legit posting ever in this thread. lol] A bit of excitement after today's club rifle comp. One of the guys brought out his newly-accquired replica Sturmgewehr; the mag loads with dummy rounds, ejects, trigger engages etc ie everything but actual firing capability. Was fantastic to hold it, guess I was very possibly the most excited person there...I tried to restrain myself and could have taken many more pics if I hadn't wanted to appear *somewhat* sane lol. So forgive me for the overload..yeah there are a few! The guy who owns it (in the background of the photos) holds a special prohibited weapons/restricted licence as a collector. So much like the AK, unsurprisingly since a German was captured with one by the Russians in 1944, obviously Kalashnikov must have got a few "hints"... Have to say racking the charging handle was immensely satisfying! *Bang!* That uncannily familiar sound which I know so well from youtube AK videos, heh. Absolutely made my day. Especially since this is as close as I'm ever likely to get to an AK...or anything semi-auto for that matter.