Here’s an interesting piece from War is Boring a few days back, highlighting some of the remarkable home-made set-ups to remotely control sniper rifles and machine guns. And the operators are using whatever they can find. Like an StG44:
The article properly names it a “World War II-era German StG-44,” although it might be a post-war East German model, since that benighted Soviet client state continued to produce them. Either way, I expect it migrated to Syria during the height of the Soviet support for the Syrian regime during the Cold War. (The ammo for it, the 8mm Kurz, is still widely available today in new production.)
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PowerPoint presentation PDF file.