Deep apologies if this has been asked before: All in all, what is the most nonsensical design for a firearm you've ever seen?
I actually haven’t been asked this! I’ve been asked about the most unique and the weirdest looking. The most nonsensical is a tough question though. Off the top of my head I’d have to say the M3 ‘Krumlauf’.
Designed towards the end of the war it was intended to ‘hose down’ the outside of a tank or engage the enemy from cover. Having handled one I can say that they are quite heavy and cumbersome not ideal for attaching and using in a tank in a hurry. The curved barrel, much like the StG-44’s Krumlauf attachment, wore out quite quickly and accuracy was poor. So practically speaking it’s quite nonsensical.
Thanks for the question! What other nonsensical guns can you guys think of?