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WW2 Wehrmacht "Gewehr 211(n)"

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Has anyone ever heard of a rifle with this designation? It's part of a Wehrpass entry for a Penal Battalion member:


? (n) for something captured from the Netherlands?

Usually I'd take (n) on weaponry or ammunition as the designation for "new."

Any help appreciated! :beer:

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They sure gave them some crappy weapons!!

Hello Paul and any readers.

The thread in which parts of the entries are shown belonged to a member of "Landesschuetzen" unit ( Home Guard equivalent) . These third or even fourth rate units were equipped with obsolete and or recovered weapons from the first successful campaigns in Europe.. I do remember seeing such Landesschuetzen guarding US Army PoW's in late 1944 in Saxony who were equipped with Lebel rifles. It seemed at the time that some weapons were taller than the guys to whom that monster weapon belonged. .

Bernhard H. Holst

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