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    Here are some photos I took at the Buchenwald museum concerning rifle production. The display gun was a bnz, I think it should have been a bcd instead. Can anyone read the text? My German cousin wasnít interested in the museum and she kind of paraphrased the captions and didnít make much sense
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    pics are wayyyy too small to read the german

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    These are a little bigger
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    Wow, thanks for posting that Mauser202! Peter U at the Documents forum can translate a good bit of it I bet. We'll pic sticky this.

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    Love that G43 that was taken from the rubble after the Brits bombed the place. Would love to know the SN . Hopefully someone can translate.

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    I presume we're talking about THE Buchenwald here. Not surprised your German cousin isn't interested...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swede49 View Post
    I presume we're talking about THE Buchenwald here. Not surprised your German cousin isn't interested...
    Unnecessary comment about a person and a country you don't even know.

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    Respectfully, I don't think that the observation is so non-self evident. The Germans, to their credit, stood up and took the hits for it and have gone to significant lengths to be repentent about it. It's not something to be proud of and is embarrassing I'm sure, for Germans to this day, who had as much responsibility for that as I do for slavery. No need for politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunKraut View Post
    Unnecessary comment about a person and a country you don't even know.M
    I do know the country and I do know history. My Swedish and Danish relatives also know all about it. And since this is the United States, I happen to be on the right side of that history. You cannot defend the indefensible or make excuses for that history. And it should not be glossed over or ever forgotten.

    It is what it is and not a case of letting bygones be bygones. When you talk about Buchenwald it's not about weapons production. I wouldn't have a weapon made there in my house.

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    I tend to side with Swede and Hambone on this.
    While we all share in the passion of collecting militaria, particularly German 98k rifles, we must not ever lose sight of their origin, nor the sinister cause they furthered.
    The attrocities perpetrated by the Nazi's during this dark period of our history should always be remembered.
    It's a pretty sombering reminder as we banter about serial numbers and humping and incorrect floor plates, etc.
    Gave me a bit of wake-up call.

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