Police in Connecticut received one very unusual weapon during a gun buy-back program last week — the gun was from World War II and is worth over $30,000.
“The chance to see a piece of history — this … is absolutely unbelievable,” said Officer Lewis Crabtree of the Hartford Police Dept.
That’s because the weapon turned in is a World War II-era assault rifle used by the Germans.
“Usually, this rifle would be issued to SS troops,” said Officer John Cavanna of the Hartford Police.
Cavanna is a gun historian.
One woman turned in the weapon, unaware of how much it was worth.
“In excellent condition, this gun is rated at $30,000 to $40,000,” Cavanna said.