I wish all police departments ran gun buybacks this way. The destruction of history apparent in these events is one of the great tragedies. In this case, an StG-44 was saved by a police officer with a gun habit and a sharp eye. I have to infer that it’s registered, because they are speaking of getting it to a museum. If it’s not registered (as war bring backs often were not), then its fate is uncertain. This is one reason for the Veterans Heritage Firearms Act, which has been introduced in the past several Congresses but hasn’t gone anywhere.