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  • Automatic Rifles from Origin to Present Day

    Automatic Rifles from Origin to Present Day

    An automatic feed feature coupled with a high-capacity magazine separated the original service rifle from more modern offerings.





    The German Army gave birth to the modern day assault rifle with the development of their World War Two-era MP44 - often regarded as the "father of assault rifles". In fact, the system would be directly responsible for the design of the hugely successful Soviet Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles that are still found - and in many cases copied - throughout the world.


    The advent of the automatic rifle would make the assault rifle the principle infantry weapon for the next century, incorporating facets of pistol, submachine gun and machine gun design into on complete and lethal package. Automatic rifles have evolved to a high level in today's markets. Systems that solely relied on man-stopping rounds, high rates of fire or large ammunition capacities are now melded together into complete products that can still be furthered in their lethality with the addition of grenade launchers, laser sights and telescopic lenses. Automatic rifles, without a doubt, have taken center stage in any conflict the world over.


    There are a total of (180) Automatic Rifles from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    Thumbnail picture of the AAI ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
    AAI ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
    Thumbnail picture of the Al-Qadissiya Tabuk
    Al-Qadissiya Tabuk
    Thumbnail picture of the APS (Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialny)
    APS (Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialny)
    Thumbnail picture of the Ares Defense Ares-16 Small Arms Family
    Ares Defense Ares-16 Small Arms Family
    Thumbnail picture of the Ares Defense Shrike 5.56 Advanced Weapons System
    Ares Defense Shrike 5.56 Advanced Weapons System
    Thumbnail picture of the Arisaka Type 4 / Type 5 (Japanese Garand)
    Arisaka Type 4 / Type 5 (Japanese Garand)
    Thumbnail picture of the ArmaLite / Colt AR-15
    ArmaLite / Colt AR-15
    Thumbnail picture of the ArmaLite AR-10
    ArmaLite AR-10
    Thumbnail picture of the ArmaLite AR-18
    ArmaLite AR-18
    Thumbnail picture of the Arsenal AD AR-M1
    Arsenal AD AR-M1
    Thumbnail picture of the AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj)
    AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj)
    Thumbnail picture of the ASM-DT (AAR)
    ASM-DT (AAR)
    Thumbnail picture of the Barrett REC7 (Reliablity-Enhanced Carbine 2007)
    Barrett REC7 (Reliablity-Enhanced Carbine 2007)
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta AR70
    Beretta AR70
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta ARX-160
    Beretta ARX-160
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 59 (BM59)
    Beretta Model 59 (BM59)
    Thumbnail picture of the Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)
    Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)
    Thumbnail picture of the Bushmaster M17S
    Bushmaster M17S
    Thumbnail picture of the Carl-Gustav m/21-m37 (Kulsprutegevar KG m/21-m/37)
    Carl-Gustav m/21-m37 (Kulsprutegevar KG m/21-m/37)
    Thumbnail picture of the Carl-Gustav m/42 (Automatgevar m/42 / AG m/42 / Ljungman)
    Carl-Gustav m/42 (Automatgevar m/42 / AG m/42 / Ljungman)
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000
    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ805 BREN
    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ805 BREN
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 58
    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 58
    Thumbnail picture of the Charlton Automatic Rifle
    Charlton Automatic Rifle
    Thumbnail picture of the CIS / ST Kinetics SAR-21
    CIS / ST Kinetics SAR-21
    Thumbnail picture of the CIS / ST Kinetics SAR-80
    CIS / ST Kinetics SAR-80
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
    Colt ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
    Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt LE901
    Colt LE901
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt M16 (Series)
    Colt M16 (Series)
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt M16A2
    Colt M16A2
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt M16A4
    Colt M16A4
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt M4
    Colt M4
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt M4A1 SOPMOD
    Colt M4A1 SOPMOD
    Thumbnail picture of the DIO KH2002 (Khaybar)
    DIO KH2002 (Khaybar)
    Thumbnail picture of the Dragunov SVD
    Dragunov SVD
    Thumbnail picture of the Enfield L1A1 SLR (Self-Loading Rifle)
    Enfield L1A1 SLR (Self-Loading Rifle)
    Thumbnail picture of the Enfield L85 IW (Individual Weapon) (SA80)
    Enfield L85 IW (Individual Weapon) (SA80)
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN CAL
    Fabrique Nationale FN CAL
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN F2000
    Fabrique Nationale FN F2000
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FAL
    Fabrique Nationale FN FAL
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FNC
    Fabrique Nationale FN FNC
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN M1930 (BAR)
    Fabrique Nationale FN M1930 (BAR)
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Mle D (BAR)
    Fabrique Nationale FN Mle D (BAR)
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SCAR (Mk 16 / Mk 17)
    Fabrique Nationale FN SCAR (Mk 16 / Mk 17)
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
    Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
    Thumbnail picture of the Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
    Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
    Thumbnail picture of the FARA 83 / FAA 81 (Fusil Automatico Republica Argentina)
    FARA 83 / FAA 81 (Fusil Automatico Republica Argentina)
    Thumbnail picture of the Fedorov Avtomat M1916
    Fedorov Avtomat M1916
    Thumbnail picture of the FEG AK-63 / AMM
    FEG AK-63 / AMM
    Thumbnail picture of the FEG AKM-63
    FEG AKM-63
    Thumbnail picture of the FEG AMD-65
    FEG AMD-65
    Thumbnail picture of the FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle)
    FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle)
    Thumbnail picture of the Fusil Automatique Modele 1917 (Model 1917 RSC)
    Fusil Automatique Modele 1917 (Model 1917 RSC)
    Thumbnail picture of the Fusil FX-05 Xiuhcoatl (Fire Snake)
    Fusil FX-05 Xiuhcoatl (Fire Snake)
    Thumbnail picture of the Grad AR
    Grad AR
    Thumbnail picture of the Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr
    Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr
    Thumbnail picture of the Hakim Rifle
    Hakim Rifle
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 21
    Heckler & Koch HK 21
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 32KA1
    Heckler & Koch HK 32KA1
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 33E
    Heckler & Koch HK 33E
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 416
    Heckler & Koch HK 416
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 417
    Heckler & Koch HK 417
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G11
    Heckler & Koch HK G11
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G3
    Heckler & Koch HK G3
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G36
    Heckler & Koch HK G36
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G41
    Heckler & Koch HK G41
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)
    Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1
    Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK SL8
    Heckler & Koch HK SL8
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK XM29 OICW
    Heckler & Koch HK XM29 OICW
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK XM8
    Heckler & Koch HK XM8
    Thumbnail picture of the Howa Type 64
    Howa Type 64
    Thumbnail picture of the Howa Type 89
    Howa Type 89
    Thumbnail picture of the HS Produkt VHS (Visenamjenska Hrvatska Strojnica)
    HS Produkt VHS (Visenamjenska Hrvatska Strojnica)
    Thumbnail picture of the IMBEL MD-2
    IMBEL MD-2
    Thumbnail picture of the IMBEL MD97
    IMBEL MD97
    Thumbnail picture of the INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)
    INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil ACE
    IWI Galil ACE
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil ARM / SAR
    IWI Galil ARM / SAR
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil MAR (Micro Assault Rifle / Micro-Galil)
    IWI Galil MAR (Micro Assault Rifle / Micro-Galil)
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1
    IWI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
    IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI X95 (Micro-Tavor)
    IWI X95 (Micro-Tavor)
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash AK-9
    Izhmash AK-9
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash AL-7
    Izhmash AL-7
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash AN-94 (Abakan)
    Izhmash AN-94 (Abakan)
    Thumbnail picture of the Johnson Model 1941
    Johnson Model 1941
    Thumbnail picture of the K-3 (Armenia)
    K-3 (Armenia)
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-101
    Kalashnikov AK-101
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-102
    Kalashnikov AK-102
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-103
    Kalashnikov AK-103
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-107 (Alexandrov / Kalashnikov)
    Kalashnikov AK-107 (Alexandrov / Kalashnikov)
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
    Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-200 (AK-12)
    Kalashnikov AK-200 (AK-12)
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-47
    Kalashnikov AK-47
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-74 (M1974)
    Kalashnikov AK-74 (M1974)
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AKM
    Kalashnikov AKM
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AKMS (AKM-S)
    Kalashnikov AKMS (AKM-S)
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S)
    Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S)
    Thumbnail picture of the Kbk wz.88 (Tantal)
    Kbk wz.88 (Tantal)
    Thumbnail picture of the Kbk wz.89 (Onyx)
    Kbk wz.89 (Onyx)
    Thumbnail picture of the KBP 9A-91
    KBP 9A-91
    Thumbnail picture of the KBP A-91
    KBP A-91
    Thumbnail picture of the Kbs wz.96 (Beryl)
    Kbs wz.96 (Beryl)
    Thumbnail picture of the KMZ A-545
    KMZ A-545
    Thumbnail picture of the KMZ AEK-971
    KMZ AEK-971
    Thumbnail picture of the Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)
    Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)
    Thumbnail picture of the Korobov TKB-059
    Korobov TKB-059
    Thumbnail picture of the LAPA FA-03 (Fusil de Assalto Modele 03)
    LAPA FA-03 (Fusil de Assalto Modele 03)
    Thumbnail picture of the Lithgow / Thales F90
    Lithgow / Thales F90
    Thumbnail picture of the Lithgow F88 (Austeyr)
    Lithgow F88 (Austeyr)
    Thumbnail picture of the M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1)
    M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1)
    Thumbnail picture of the M1 Garand (United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1)
    M1 Garand (United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1)
    Thumbnail picture of the M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle (EMR)
    M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle (EMR)
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS 49 (Fusil Semi-Automatique de 7.5mm Modele 1949)
    MAS 49 (Fusil Semi-Automatique de 7.5mm Modele 1949)
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS FAMAS
    MAS FAMAS
    Thumbnail picture of the MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)
    MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)
    Thumbnail picture of the Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
    Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
    Thumbnail picture of the MSBS-5.56 Radon (Modulowy System Broni Strzekeckiej kalibru 5,56mm - Radon)
    MSBS-5.56 Radon (Modulowy System Broni Strzekeckiej kalibru 5,56mm - Radon)
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO QBZ-95 (Series)
    NORINCO QBZ-95 (Series)
    Thumbnail picture of the OTs-03 SVU
    OTs-03 SVU
    Thumbnail picture of the OTs-12 (Tiss)
    OTs-12 (Tiss)
    Thumbnail picture of the OTs-14 (Groza)
    OTs-14 (Groza)
    Thumbnail picture of the PAPOP (PolyArme POlyProjectiles)
    PAPOP (PolyArme POlyProjectiles)
    Thumbnail picture of the Pindad SS1
    Pindad SS1
    Thumbnail picture of the Pindad SS2
    Pindad SS2
    Thumbnail picture of the Pindad SS3
    Pindad SS3
    Thumbnail picture of the Pindad SS4
    Pindad SS4
    Thumbnail picture of the Pistol Mitraliera Model 1963 (PM md. 63)
    Pistol Mitraliera Model 1963 (PM md. 63)
    Thumbnail picture of the Pusca Automata Model 1986 (PA md. 86)
    Pusca Automata Model 1986 (PA md. 86)
    Thumbnail picture of the Rasheed Carbine
    Rasheed Carbine
    Thumbnail picture of the Rifle R1
    Rifle R1
    Thumbnail picture of the Rifle R4
    Rifle R4
    Thumbnail picture of the Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS)
    Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS)
    Thumbnail picture of the Rock Island Arsenal M231 FPW (Firing Port Weapon)
    Rock Island Arsenal M231 FPW (Firing Port Weapon)
    Thumbnail picture of the Ruger AC-556
    Ruger AC-556
    Thumbnail picture of the Ruger Mini-14
    Ruger Mini-14
    Thumbnail picture of the Ruger SR-556
    Ruger SR-556
    Thumbnail picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K11
    S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K11
    Thumbnail picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K2
    S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K2
    Thumbnail picture of the SAKO RK 95 TP (M95)
    SAKO RK 95 TP (M95)
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 516
    SIG SG 516
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542)
    SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542)
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) / Stgw 90
    SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) / Stgw 90
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 716 (Sturmgewehr Model 716)
    SIG SG 716 (Sturmgewehr Model 716)
    Thumbnail picture of the Simonov AG-043
    Simonov AG-043
    Thumbnail picture of the Simonov AO-63
    Simonov AO-63
    Thumbnail picture of the Simonov SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova)
    Simonov SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova)
    Thumbnail picture of the SOCIMI AR-831
    SOCIMI AR-831
    Thumbnail picture of the Springfield M14
    Springfield M14
    Thumbnail picture of the SR-3 Vikhr (Whirlwind)
    SR-3 Vikhr (Whirlwind)
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
    Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr AUG
    Steyr AUG
    Thumbnail picture of the Stoner 63 (Universal Combat Weapon)
    Stoner 63 (Universal Combat Weapon)
    Thumbnail picture of the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44)
    Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44)
    Thumbnail picture of the Sturmgewehr 45 (StG45(M)) / Maschinenpistole (45 MP45(M))
    Sturmgewehr 45 (StG45(M)) / Maschinenpistole (45 MP45(M))
    Thumbnail picture of the T65 (Type 65)
    T65 (Type 65)
    Thumbnail picture of the T86 (Type 86)
    T86 (Type 86)
    Thumbnail picture of the T91 (Type 91)
    T91 (Type 91)
    Thumbnail picture of the Tokarev SVT-38
    Tokarev SVT-38
    Thumbnail picture of the Tokarev SVT-40
    Tokarev SVT-40
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 56 (AK47)
    Type 56 (AK47)
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 56 Carbine (SKS)
    Type 56 Carbine (SKS)
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 58
    Type 58
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 63 / Type 68 (SVS)
    Type 63 / Type 68 (SVS)
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 79 (SVD)
    Type 79 (SVD)
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 81
    Type 81
    Thumbnail picture of the United States Navy Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR)
    United States Navy Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR)
    Thumbnail picture of the Valmet M60/M62 (RK 62)
    Valmet M60/M62 (RK 62)
    Thumbnail picture of the Valmet M76 (RK 62 76)
    Valmet M76 (RK 62 76)
    Thumbnail picture of the Vektor CR-21
    Vektor CR-21
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41)
    Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41)
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
    Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther WA2000
    Walther WA2000
    Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1907
    Winchester Model 1907
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M70
    Zastava M70
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M80
    Zastava M80
    Thumbnail picture of the ZH-29
    ZH-29
    Thumbnail picture of the Z-M Weapons LR-300
    Z-M Weapons LR-300