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Somebody Dropped Off A German World War 2 Rifle At A Gun Buyback

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The LAPD's gun buyback events are always good for seeing what types of crazy weapons people drop off. This weekend's special holiday edition was not a disappointment: apparently someone dropped off an assault rifle used by the Nazis in World War 2.

Even Chief Charlie Beck was in awe of the weapon, calling it "The granddaddy of all assault weapons," according to the L.A. Times. Beck went on to say that the weapon was worth over $15,000.

In all, 817 pistols, shotguns and assault rifles were collected by the police, a noticeable drop from last year, when 2,037 weapons were collected. That year, an actual rocket launcher was dropped off at the station in exchange for a gift card. In 2010, somebody dropped off a grenade.

We may never know the identity of the former owner of the historic rifle or the motivation behind dropping it off. We just hope the Ralph's gift card was worth it.