For a contest on the Flickr PMG group
Credit to Warlock for his AK triggers
In 1937, German officials approached an American arms manufacturing company requesting the production of a high quality intermediate powered rifle. Recognizing that the Nazi's had quickly turned the crumbling economy of Germany into a hungry market that could finance huge projects, the deal was quickly accepted. Despite rising tensions in Europe, trade was not restricted and several of the finished models were sent to the fascist nation.
Utilizing a three stage bolt, the unnamed prototype was able to produce consistent performance with low recoil and excellent accuracy. A reasonable rate of fire and precision iron sights meant that a trained operator could easily empty the magazine into a small target. Not sparing any expenses, the finest wood was selected to be carved into stocks, and the high grade steel used was tastefully blued. The rifles were chambered in an early version of the .30 carbine.
War broke out before production deals could be finalized, and the Nazi armies were equipped with german engineered weapons. The prototypes were lost or shuffled into service.
Years later, American soldiers surging across conquered land would be surprised to find Nazi weapons stamped in english, and even more surprised to find that they accepted the American .30 Carbine cartridge. Soldiers nicknamed these rare finds "Dirty .30's"