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A galaxy far, far away

I just realized that the Rebel “A295” blasters from Hoth (Episode V) are actually modified German StG44s and resin repros. As that part of Star Wars saga was filmed in Norway, wonder if they were just recycled from the ones handed in there in 1945…

Arve Juritzen, Norwegian rescue skier and later noted author, with a vismodded StG-44 as a “Hoth rebel” during filming in Finse, Norway

German soldiers from 1st Ski Division (1. Skijäger-Division) armed with StG 44 Sturmgewehr 44 in Pripyat, Ukraine, February 1944