Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
It could be cahmbered in 223 or 6.8 and use modified M16 mags. I don't think a bigger mag well would be that big a deal.
I've said it before and I'll say it again......it wouldn't be a StG-44 then, would it?
The Robinson Arms M96 is the only stamped rifle designed from the ground up and put to market in the last 10 years and it's almost dead. It's unbelievably hard to get something like this off the ground and successful.
Look at all those fucked up US made G3 and AKM receivers out there. They shouldn't exist since we have viable receivers for them to be retro engineered from, but god damn if the vast majority of domestically produced stamped receivers aren't shit.
What you're lacking would be:
1) StG-44 kits in abundance to build into a rifle.
4) Ammo (although that's being worked on.)
If you wanted to do it right, I'd say a conservative estimate for a domestically produced StG-44 would be around $4K per unit.
MG-34 and MG-42 semi auto guns are out there because there's an assload of kits from Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic that hit the US over the past 8 years or so.