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akodo1 t1_j20g2ff wrote

What could the stg-44 do that an m1 carbine upgraded to full auto couldn't do?

Remember, pre. WW2 the military was looking at M1 garands in less potent calibers as well as with detachable higher capacity box magazines. They thought that troops would be wasteful of ammo, loose the mags and that would be expensive, and felt that they wanted a very long reaching cartridge