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Military Factory

Guns 1960 - 1969

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/31/2014

The Cold War brewed all manner of warfare following World War 2, as typified by the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia.

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There are a total of 64 Firearms from 1960 to 1969 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1963
50mm Sky Horse
Since the Viet Cong forces of the Vietnam War (1955-1975) lacked a settled industrial base from which to pull war-making good...
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1964
Anschutz Model 64 MP-R Multi-Purpose
The German Anschutz Model 64 MP-R was a bolt-action rifle appearing in 1964 and popularized through its use in vermin game hu...
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1963
ArmaLite AR-18
With Eugene Stoner's AR-15 rifle design firmly entrenched as the M16 under production by Colt, his Armalite firm turned to th...
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1961
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 61 (Skorpion)
The Skorpion submachine gun is originally of Czechoslovakian origin and was designed in the late 1950s and formally introduce...
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1968
China Lake Grenade Launcher
The US military attempted - through several notable endeavors - to provide a capable squad-level repeating grenade launcher d...
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1969
Colt / AAI M203
The M203 is a single-shot, reusable 40mm grenade launcher designed to extend the reach of the standard infantryman, allowing ...
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1966
Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177)
The Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177) was an assault carbine developed during the United States military involvement in the Vietna...
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1963
Dragunov SVD
The Dragunov SVD sniper rifle is an automatic rifle based on the Kalashnikov rifle series. The weapon system was the standard...
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1963
Enfield L7 GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun)
The British L7 GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun - though sometimes called 'Gimpy' or 'Jimpy') series is based on the hugely ...
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1966
Fabrique Nationale FN CAL
In 1962, the United States adopted the famous M16 assault rifle and, along with its selection, came widespread use of the acc...
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1963
FEG AKM-63
The Hungarian AKM-63 was a modernized version of the fabled Soviet Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle series - in much the same ...
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1967
FEG AMD-65
With the AKM-63 firmly entrenched as the standard-issue Hungarian assault rifle, attention was given to developing a like-min...
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1968
General Dynamics FIM-43 Redeye
The FIM-43 "Redeye" was a man-portable anti-aircraft missile launcher requiring only a single crewmember to operate it. Desig...
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1965
General Electric GAU-17/A Minigun
The General Electric GAU-17/A "minigun" represents the crew-served version of the Vietnam-era General Electric M134 helicopte...
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1965
General Electric M134 Minigun
The US Army General Electric M134 minigun six-barrel 7.62mm gatling gun was a derivative of the original General Electric M61...
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1961
Heckler & Koch HK 21
In 1949, Heckler & Koch GmbH was formed at Oberndorf am Neckar in West Germany to become a small arms weapons designer and ma...
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1962
Heckler & Koch HK 32KA1
The Heckler & Koch HK32KA1 carbine was designed for the military market that revolved around the firing of the Soviet 7.62x39...
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1966
Heckler & Koch HK MP5
One of the most popular submachine guns ever produced, the Heckler & Koch HK MP5 ("Maschinenpistole 5") became a common sight...
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1964
Howa Type 64
After World War 2, the Japanese were a conquered people with the United States acting as majority overseers. As such, their d...
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1964
L6 WOMBAT (Weapon Of Magnesium, Battalion, Anti-Tank)
Armored combat actions of World War 2 influenced much of the doctrine and weapons design of the ensuing Cold War years. The t...
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1963
Lithgow F1 SMG
The F1 submachine gun replaced the World War 2-era Owen submachine gun series then in service with the Australian Army. By th...
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1960
M18 Claymore
The M18 Claymore anti-personnel mine was specifically designed to kill or maim enemy ground troops approaching a position fro...
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1961
M28/M29 Davy Crockett
Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union served as the potential enemy to Europe and the US military, in large part, was cha...
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1963
M72 LAW (Light Anti-armor Weapon)
The M72 LAW was the standard shoulder-fired anti-armor weapon for the United States military and its allies throughout the Co...
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1961
M79 GL
During World War 2, the standard infantryman utilized thrown hand grenades and rifle grenades when clearing out suspected ene...
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1966
MAS FR F1
Until the arrival of the improved FR F2 sniper rifle of 1984, the French Army stocked its sharpshooting ranks with the origin...
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1960
Model K-50M
During the Vietnam War (1955-1975), the North was supplied by outside parties including communist China. China adopted the Wo...
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1965
MON-50
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1967
NORINCO Type 67 GPMG
The Chinese Type 67 is a direct production copy of the Soviet PK series of successful squad automatic weapons developed in th...
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1960
Ontario Mark 3 Navy (MKIII)
While the dagger proved critical to assassinations and close-in fighting throughout ancient history, it still served a purpos...
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1965
Ordnance L16 81mm
The original British Ordnance ML 3-inch Mortar of World War 2 proved its worth and then some throughout the global conflict. ...
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1965
PKM General Purpose Machine Gun
The PK General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) is a highly respected weapon that was added to the Soviet Army arsenal to replace t...
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1960
Rasheed Carbine
The Egyptian Rasheed Carbine (also "Rashid") was born from the Hakim Rifle which, in turn, was born from the Swedish Ljungman...
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1966
Remington M40
Long-time gun maker Remington introduced their bolt-action "Model 700" rifle series in 1962 to the American public and police...
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1963
Remington Model 1100
Despite its introduction in 1963, the Remington Model 1100 remains one of the most popular game shotguns around and has seen ...
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1962
Remington Model 700
The Remington Model 700 (M700) rifle series appears in civilian, police and military guises. Production by Remington Arms beg...
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1968
Rheinmetall MG3 (Maschinengewehr Modell 3)
The West German MG3 ("Machinengewehr Modell 3") General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) was introduced into service in 1968 under ...
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1960
Rifle R1
In need of a modern automatic service rifle, the South African government trialed the American AR-10 rifle, the West German G...
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1969
Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS)
The M21 was developed from the standard M14 rifle, itself a further development of the highly successful World War 2-era M1 G...
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1961
RPG-7
The RPG-7 was the Soviet-produced follow-up in the RPG family series of man-portable, anti-tank rocket launchers unveiled in ...
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1961
RPK (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova)
The RPK , Ruchnoi Pulemyot Kalashnikova, entered service in 1961 as a powerful firearm, developed from the PK series of weapo...
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1968
SA-7 (Grail) / 9K32 Strela-2
The SA-7 (NATO designation of "Grail" or Soviet designation of "Strela-2") is a MANPAD system - a portable shoulder launched ...
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1967
Saco Mk 19 AGL
Design of the Mk 19 system began in 1966 by the Naval Ordnance Center out of Louisville with the required evaluations followi...
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1965
SIG MG 710 (MG-55)
The MG 710 was offered by Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (better known under the initials of "SIG") in the rebuilding ...
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1967
Smith & Wesson SW Model 76 (M76)
Entering the Vietnam War (1955-1975), the United States Navy SEALs (SEa, Air and Land) special forces employed all manner of ...
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1962
SPG-9 Kopye (Spear)
When the tank emerged as a viable warring platform during World War 1 (1914-1918), it fell to engineers to devise new methods...
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1969
Steyr MPi 69
The Steyr MPi 69 was an UZI-influenced submachine gun of Austrian origin intended for military and security use. It was chamb...
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1969
Steyr SSG 69
The Cold War proved the ultimate market for firearms of all sorts though things became decidedly restricted for manufacturers...
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1963
Stoner 63 (Universal Combat Weapon)
While of relatively common practice today, the idea of a single common assault weapon receiver modified to fulfill various ba...
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1962
Sumitomo Type 62 (NTK-62)
After World War 2 (1939-1945), Japan lost its military power and underwent a period of American occupation. After the Treaty ...
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1963
Tarpley Carbine
Southerner Jere H. Tarpley of Greensboro, North Carolina developed his aptly-named, breech-loading "Tarpley Carbine" of .52 ...
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1967
Type 51
The Chinese Type 51 was nothing more than a locally-produced Chinese copy of the famed Soviet Tokarev TT-33 semi-automatic pi...
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1968
Type 63 / Type 68 (SVS)
The Chinese took to local-license production of the Soviet SKS self-loading rifle (SLR) in the 1950s. The rifle proved reliab...
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1966
Type 64 (SMG)
Following in line with other major armies of the period, the Chinese adopted a dedicated suppressed firearm for Close-Quarter...
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1964
Type 64 ATM (64MAT / KAM-3))
The field of anti-tank weaponry appropriately broadened as tank protection increased from the days of World War 1 (1914-1918)...
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1960
Valmet M60/M62 (RK 62)
After World War 2, the Soviet Union maintained something of a presence in Finland. While not outright occupying the nation, t...
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1963
Walther MP (Maschinenpistole)
The storied German concern of Walther - primarily recognized for their excellent work in pistols - took to the design of a ma...
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1964
Winchester Model 1200
The Model 1200 was a capable pump-action, full-size shotgun developed for a variety of markets including civilian, sporting a...
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1968
XM174
The XM174 was an experimental 40mm automatic grenade launcher born from the fighting during the Vietnam War. The design emerg...
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