Remember that giant cache of Sturmgewehr 44s found in Syria a while back? Well it looks like the STG-44 is in the news again, at a recent gun buy back program in Hartford, Connecticut someone brought in a real deal STG-44. The WWII era assault rifle is worth over $30K and the officers at the gun buy back program knew it’s value and historical significance. Instead of throwing the rifle in the scrap pile, they allowed the owner to keep the STG-44 and sell it, “This is a gun that should actually be in a museum rather than in a shredder,” said one of the Hartford officers. I’ve always wondered how many awesome firearms are lost a year to these buy backs, it’s good to see this gem was saved.