Volkspistole translates into english as People’s Pistol. The term originated in Germany towards the end of WWII when the German government decided they needed cheap weapons to arm civilians as the Allied armies drew nearer. The Volkspistole project set out to develop a cheap, easily manufactured pistol, which could arms the masses. Walther, Mauser and the Gustloff-Werke […]
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