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Schultz's Krag isn't as inaccurate as you'd think. Schultz wasn't on the frontline. Schultz wasn't even in the Heer, he was a Luftwaffe POW Camp guard. The Nazis occupied Denmark and Norway, who both used Krags. The Nazis both used captured Krags and ordered production of new Krags for their own use. Non-standard rifles got sent to troops in the rear who didn't need a constant supply of ammo. Like Schultz.Sgt. Schultz, on Hogan's Heroes, occasionally could be spotted with a Krag, instead of a Mauser. The accuracy of the props was not a prime consideration.
Fair enough. For a while, my dad was carrying a Browning Hi-Power.Now, I doubt that the producers of the show actually realized that Schultz, being a Luftwaffe camp guard, would receive a non-standard gun to free up more K98ks for frontline troops. But Schultz having a Krag isn't outside the realm of possibility.
The BHP was really noteworthy for winding up in unusual places. There were pre-war Belgian, Estonian, and Latvian guns. Then there were Nazi-occupation made guns. Then Inglis sent tons to Nationalist China and the Soviet Partisans. Canada used them (maybe still does?). Brits used them. OSS and SOE used them. The BHP definitely got around in WW2.Fair enough. For a while, my dad was carrying a Browning Hi-Power.
The 9mm ammo was a bit in short supply, until one day, his opposite number in a British unit said, "Here, Yank!" and tossed a case of 9x19 into his shop truck.
son of a bitch! instead of all the know it alls trying to tell me the technical inaccuracies of one of my favorite childhood tv shows, i finally get a tid bit of info i was wowed by. i did not know this. next someone is going to tell me the torpedoes they used in mchales navy was the wrong type.Vic's daughter is actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.