Krummerlauf


#1

Here are 2 shots of Krummerlauf (curved barrel device), a WWII German gun attachment which allows firing at 30* angle around the corner. Here it sits on MP44 at Syracuse, NY gun show. The connection to ammo topic is that this bent barrel thingy deforms a bullet when it hugs the curve.


#2

It doesn’t merely deform the bullets; typically it tears them up something fierce so that what is coming out the muzzle is more like shrapnel than bullets.

Really neat bit of firearms history, though!

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#3

Also note that it has a grenade launcher device attached to the muzzle.