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    Guns from 1980 to 1989

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/19/2015

    The decade was riddled with bloody upheaval across the globe - the Falklands War, the Soviet War in Afghanistan and the Iran-Iraq War to name a few.





    There are a total of (126) Firearms from 1980 to 1989 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1981
    2B11 Sani (Sleigh)
    The 120mm 2B11 "Sani" ("Sleigh") was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1981 as a replacement to the stor... [Read More]
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    1983
    AC58 (Anti-Char, 58mm)
    The rifle grenade was a unique development in the realm of both firearms and hand grenades that dram... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AC58 (Anti-Char, 58mm)

    1982
    Accuracy International L96
    The L96A1 is an Accuracy International-produced sniper rifle and currently the sniper rifle of choic... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International L96

    1981
    Al-Qadissiya Tariq
    In 1981, the nation of Iraq began local license production of the classic Beretta M1951 (Model 1951)... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Al-Qadissiya Tariq

    1986
    Ares Defense FMG (Folding Machine Gun)
    The Ares Defense FMG ("Folding Machine Gun") was a novel attempt by a gun manufacturer to create a c... [Read More]
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    1984
    Arges Type HG 84 (Hand Grenade)
    The Arges Type HG 84 series anti-personnel fragmentation hand grenade is Austrian in nature. It is a... [Read More]
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    1983
    Armsel Striker
    The Amsel Stiker was a two-handed, semi-automatic repeating shotgun firing a variety of 12 gauge amm... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Armsel Striker

    1987
    AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj)
    The AS Val is a specialized automatic firearm of Soviet-era origin - essentially an assault rifle we... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj)

    1982
    Barrett M82
    Barrett Model 82, designated as the "M107" in US military service, was introduced in 1982 by the Ame... [Read More]
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    1982
    Benelli CB-M2
    During the 1980s, Italian firearms producer Benelli teamed with the Italian ammunition concern of Fi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Benelli CB-M2

    1985
    Beretta AR70
    The Beretta AR70 series serves as the standard-issue service rifle of the modern Italian Army. Desig... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta AR70

    1986
    Beretta Model 93R
    The Beretta Model 93R (or simply "93R") was produced by the Italian firm of Pietro Beretta SpA out o... [Read More]
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    1985
    Bernardelli B4
    The Bernardelli B4 series of gas-operated, tactical combat shotguns was a semi-automatic system util... [Read More]
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    1986
    Breda Folgore 80
    Because of the threat posed by Soviet tank forces in Europe during the Cold War, many of the major p... [Read More]
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    1983
    Browning BDA (Browning Double-Action)
    Designed in 1983, the Browning BDA ("Browning Double-Action") was another semi-automatic pistol form... [Read More]
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    1982
    CETME Ameli (Ametralladora CETME Modelo Ameli )
    Despite an appearance akin to the German war-time MG42 general purpose machine gun, the CETME Ameli ... [Read More]
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    1984
    CIS / ST Kinetics SAR-80
    The Armalite AR-15 assault rifle was already in circulation with the Singapore Armed Forces througho... [Read More]
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    1988
    CIS / ST Kinetics SR-88
    Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS - now known as ST Kinetics) developed the SAR-80 Assault Rifl... [Read More]
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    1982
    CIS / ST Kinetics Ultimax 100 / U100 / M100
    The Ultimax 100 lightweight infantry support weapon was designed in 1977 by American firearms engine... [Read More]
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    1984
    Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
    The C7 assault rifle stemmed from the Canadian decision to go with the NATO 5.56mm cartridge as the ... [Read More]
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    1988
    Colt Canada / Diemaco C8
    The Diemaco (now Colt Canada) C8 is the "assault carbine" form of the C7 - the C7 being the standard... [Read More]
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    1983
    Colt M16A2
    The M16A2 became the follow up design to the much-maligned M16 debuting with American forces from 19... [Read More]
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    1986
    Colt MEU(SOC)
    The MEU(SOC) represents the ultimate evolution of the M1911 Colt system which appeared in the early ... [Read More]
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    1982
    Colt Modl 635 (Colt 9mm SMG)
    It was something of an eventuality that Colt released an AR-15/M16-style weapon chambered for the ub... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt Modl 635 (Colt 9mm SMG)

    1987
    Daewoo K2
    The Daewoo K2 series assault rifle is the standard assault rifle of the South Korean Army. The weapo... [Read More]
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    1985
    Enfield L85 IW (Individual Weapon) (SA80)
    After British participation in World War 2 (1939-1945) had ended, thought was given to modernizing A... [Read More]
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    1986
    Enfield L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon)
    The L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon) was developed concurrently with the L85 IW (Individual Weapon) of... [Read More]
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    1982
    Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi
    The Fabrique National FN Minimi has quickly evolved into the light-support gun of choice by several ... [Read More]
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    1984
    Fabrique Nationale M249 SAW / LMG
    When the United States Army moved to adopt a new light machine gun, it selected the excellent Belgia... [Read More]
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    1981
    FARA 83 / FAA 81 (Fusil Automatico Republica Argentina)
    For decades the Argentine Army (and many militaries around the world for that matter) utilized the e... [Read More]
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    1981
    General Dynamics / Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger
    The FIM-92 Stinger is a portable, lightweight anti-aircraft defense system currently in service with... [Read More]
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    1983
    Glock 17
    The Glock 17 has gone on to see extensive service in both military and police roles with a plethora ... [Read More]
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    1985
    Glock 18
    The Glock 18 (or Glock Model 18) was similar in many ways to the preceding Glock 17 production model... [Read More]
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    1988
    Glock 19
    The Glock 19 is a smaller pistol (defined as "compact") based on the original Glock 17 with the new ... [Read More]
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    1988
    Glock 30
    Based in many ways on the preceding Glock 29 design, the Glock 30 is another fine example of pistol ... [Read More]
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    1986
    Harris / McMillan M86
    The McMillan M86 (now Harris) was designed with military and security forces in mind, allowing for t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M86

    1987
    Harris / McMillan M87
    The M87 was a military-grade anti-material rifle designed to defeat hardened structures such as armo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M87

    1989
    Harris / McMillan M89
    The Harris M89 Sniper Rifle is billed as one of the most accurate, resilient and robust gun platform... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M89

    1980
    Hawk MM-1 MGL
    During the Cold War decades, the automatic grenade launcher became a viable battlefield weapon syste... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawk MM-1 MGL

    1985
    Heckler & Koch HK 33E
    The HK33E series was a direct replacement of the earlier HK33 automatic rifles and is basiclaly the ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 33E

    1983
    Heckler & Koch HK CAWS
    It seems that the U.S. military has long been attempting to convince itself of the need for a full-a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK CAWS

    1987
    Heckler & Koch HK G11
    The Heckler & Koch HK G11 assault rifle design was, in every way, a revolutionary firearm departing ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G11

    1987
    Heckler & Koch HK G41
    The HK G41 was based on the pre-existing HK G33E system but fitted with a three-round burst capabili... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G41

    1983
    Heckler & Koch HK MP5N
    The HK MP5N is another variant of the highly successful HK MP5 series of submachine guns. The 'N' de... [Read More]
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    1983
    Heckler & Koch HK69A1
    A West German requirement initiated in the 1960s called for a single-shot, grenade launching weapon ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK69A1

    1985
    HG 85 (Handgranate 85)
    The HG 85 is a time fuse-detonated fragmentation grenade system packed with 155 grams of TNT. Each u... [Read More]
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    1989
    Howa Type 89
    In 1964, the Japanese military, in keeping with Western powers, adopted the Howa Type 64 Battle Rifl... [Read More]
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    1985
    IMBEL MD-2
    The MD-2 is part of a family of standard Brazilian assault rifles serving the modern Brazilian Army.... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IMBEL MD-2

    1980
    IMI B-300
    The B-300 is an Israeli Military Industries product and is a man-portable anti-tank weapon system. I... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IMI B-300

    1983
    IMI Galil Sniper (Galatz)
    With the success of the IMI Galil within the Israeli Army and those of other participating foreign n... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IMI Galil Sniper (Galatz)

    1984
    IMI M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) / SMAW-D
    The M141 (SMAW-D) was developed for the United States Army to fill the role of "bunker buster", thou... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IMI M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) / SMAW-D

    1984
    IMI MAPATS (Man-Portable Anti-Tank System)
    The MAPATS ("MAn-Portable Anti-Tank System") is an anti-armor solution produced by the Israeli conce... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IMI MAPATS (Man-Portable Anti-Tank System)

    1980
    IMI Mini-UZI
    The Israeli Military Industries (IMI) Mini-UZI is a smaller, more compact form of the base UZI subma... [Read More]
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    1983
    Individual Water Purifier (IWP)
    The individual water purification system provides the infantryman the ability to remove or destroy c... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Individual Water Purifier (IWP)

    1983
    Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)
    The AKSU-74 represents a submachine gun derivative of the AKS assault rifle, both operating with the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)

    1980
    KMZ AEK-971
    The AEK-971 Assault Rifle emerged from the Kovrov Mechanical Plant (KMZ) during the 1980s with desig... [Read More]
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    1985
    Knight's Armament Company Masterkey
    ... [Read More]
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    1985
    KS-23
    While displaying an appearance more akin to a shotgun, the Russians designate their KS-23 as a "Spec... [Read More]
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    1982
    La France M16K (Kurz)
    The American M16 and Soviet AK-47 assault rifles remain two of the most prolific rifle designs of th... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the La France M16K (Kurz)

    1985
    LAPA FA-03 (Fusil de Assalto Modele 03)
    The LAPA FA-03 ("Fusil de Assalto Modelo 03") was a private venture by the Brazilian concern of Labp... [Read More]
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    1988
    Lithgow F88 (Austeyr)
    The F88 Austeyr is the Australian Army equivalent of the Austrian Steyr bullpup assault rifle (AUG A... [Read More]
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    1989
    Lithgow F89
    The Australian F89 light support machine gun is a derivative of the successful Belgium FN Minimi sys... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lithgow F89

    1980
    LRAC 89-F1 (Lance-Roquettes AntiChar de 89mm modele F1)
    The LRAC 89-F1 was developed for the French Army to replace the aging M20A1 Super Bazooka rocket lau... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the LRAC 89-F1 (Lance-Roquettes AntiChar de 89mm modele F1)

    1983
    LUSA SMG (Lusitania)
    The LUSA submachine gun line emerged during the early 1980s though never found widespread use with i... [Read More]
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    1987
    M136 AT4 Light Anti-Armor Weapon
    The M136 AT4 is billed as the United States Army's primary light anti-tank weapon system available t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M136 AT4 Light Anti-Armor Weapon

    1987
    M252, 81mm Mortar
    The smoothbore, muzzle-loading M252 medium weight mortar system offers up accurate long-range indire... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M252, 81mm Mortar

    1986
    M60E3 LMG
    The 1950s-era M60 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) proved a relatively effective infantry support ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M60E3 LMG

    1980
    M80 Zolja (Wasp)
    Young readers may not remember that at one point in world history there stood a unified Yugoslavia. ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M80 Zolja (Wasp)

    1987
    M9 (Bayonet)
    In 1984 the United States adopted a multipurpose knife, the M9 bayonet. The M9 was designed to be us... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M9 (Bayonet)

    1985
    Magnum Research / IMI Desert Eagle
    The Desert Eagle handgun is a large, powerful, gas-operated, semi-automatic handgun capable of firin... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Magnum Research / IMI Desert Eagle

    1981
    Mambi AMR
    The strategic placement of Cuba in Caribbean waters has always made it a target of foreign world pow... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mambi AMR

    1981
    MAS FAMAS
    In 1981, the French Army gave up use of their MAS Modele 49 self-loading, semi-automatic service rif... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS FAMAS

    1984
    MAS FR F2
    The FR F2 is the standard sniper rifle of the modern French Army and serves as a proven bolt-action ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS FR F2

    1980
    MBB Armbrust (Crossbow)
    By the 1980s, the threat of Soviet armor pouring into Western Europe was no less a threat than in th... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MBB Armbrust (Crossbow)

    1984
    Milkor BXP
    Arms embargoes set against the nation of South Africa (due to Apartheid) led to the development of a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Milkor BXP

    1983
    Milkor MGL Y2
    The privately-owned firearms concern of Milkor Pty Ltd of South Africa has made a living on its line... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Milkor MGL Y2

    1989
    MO-120 RT-61 (Mortier 120mm Raye Tracte Modele F1)
    Every modern fighting land force has adopted some form of 120mm heavy field mortar. For the French A... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MO-120 RT-61 (Mortier 120mm Raye Tracte Modele F1)

    1985
    NORINCO HJ-8 (Hongjian-8) (Red Arrow-8)
    With design work initially begun during the early part of the 1970s, the arrival of the indigenous C... [Read More]
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    1988
    NORINCO QBU-88 (Type 88)
    The QBU-88 (also known as the Type 88) represents a modern sniper rifle made available to the People... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO QBU-88 (Type 88)

    1980
    NORINCO Type 64 Silenced
    For a time, Chinese forces were issued the crude but effective Type 64 silenced pistol. The weapon w... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 64 Silenced

    1982
    OD/82 HE/SE
    The OD/82 was adopted by the Italian Army in 1982 as its standard infantry fragmentation hand grenad... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the OD/82 HE/SE

    1987
    Pancor Jackhammer
    The Pancor Jackhammer was developed by American gunsmith John Andersen as an automatic repeat-fire s... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Pancor Jackhammer

    1984
    PM-84 Glauberyt
    In the post-World War 2 period, the Polish Army inventory was made up largely of Soviet-originated e... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the PM-84 Glauberyt

    1983
    PSS (MSS VUL)
    The cloak and dagger world that was the Cold War (1947-1991) required specialized weapons for specia... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the PSS (MSS VUL)

    1986
    Pusca Automata Model 1986 (PA md. 86)
    Prior to the fall of the Soviet Union (1922-1991) and the end of communist Romania (1989), the Roman... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Pusca Automata Model 1986 (PA md. 86)

    1987
    Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
    The M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System) is a principle sniper weapon of US Army. Developed for a US Army ... [Read More]
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    1982
    Rifle R4
    Long relying on foreign arms to stock its military inventory, the South African national army faced ... [Read More]
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    1985
    Robar RC-50
    Since the 1980s, and the rise of ever-more powerful, stout armored vehicles, there has been tremend... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Robar RC-50

    1980
    Rock Island Arsenal M231 FPW (Firing Port Weapon)
    The M231 FPW ("Firing Port Weapon") was a highly-modified, specialized variant of the Colt M16A1 ass... [Read More]
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    1981
    Royal Ordnance ARWEN 37 (Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield)
    The ARWEN 37 anti-riot weapon was designed in the late 1970s, ultimately reaching adoption and produ... [Read More]
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    1989
    RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire)
    Just before the end of the Soviet Empire in 1991, the Red Army adopted its newest anti-tank measure ... [Read More]
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    1985
    RPG-76 Komar (Mosquito)
    The tank has been an infantry danger since the days of World War 1 (1914-1918) when they proved the ... [Read More]
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    1980
    Ruger AC-556
    The Ruger AC-556 was a variant of the popular Ruger "Mini-14" series of semi-automatic carbine rifle... [Read More]
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    1985
    Ruger P (Series)
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    1981
    SA-16 (Gimlet) / 9K310 Igla-1
    The 9K310 "Igla-1" (NATO: SA-16 "Gimlet") was designed, developed and produced alongside the improve... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SA-16 (Gimlet) / 9K310 Igla-1

    1983
    SA-18 (Grouse) / 9K38 Igla
    The SA-18 (NATO: "Grouse"), formally recognized by the Russian Army as 9K38 "Igla", is a modern man-... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SA-18 (Grouse) / 9K38 Igla

    1985
    Saab Bofors AT4-CS Light Anti-Armor Weapon
    The AT4-CS (Confined Space) system is a man-portable shoulder-launched disposable anti-tank missile ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Saab Bofors AT4-CS Light Anti-Armor Weapon

    1985
    SB 40 LAG
    In 1984, design work on an indigenous 40mm automatic grenade launcher was begun in Spain by Empresa ... [Read More]
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    1980
    SEP Dard 120
    ... [Read More]
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    1980
    SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542)
    The SG 542 was a fixed-stock battle rifle development in the SG 540 rifle series except chambered to... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542)

    1984
    SIG-Sauer P226
    The SIG-Sauer P226 was developed from the original P220 model specifically to compete in the US Army... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG-Sauer P226

    1988
    SIG-Sauer P228 (M11)
    The SIG P228 series is nothing more than a compact version of the well-liked and hugely successful P... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG-Sauer P228 (M11)

    1983
    SIG-Sauer SSG 2000
    The SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 was introduced in 1983 as a precision long-range sniper rifle for military, l... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG-Sauer SSG 2000

    1986
    Simonov AO-63
    The Simonov AO-63 was a double-barreled assault rifle engineered in the Soviet Union during the mid-... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Simonov AO-63

    1984
    SITES Spectre M4
    The Spectre M4 was a submachine gun of Italian origin and presented a highly compact automatic weapo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SITES Spectre M4

    1981
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 686
    In 1981, the fabled American firearms concern Smith & Wesson brought about their SW Model 868 six- o... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Smith & Wesson SW Model 686

    1985
    SOCIMI AR-831
    As its Type 821 submachine gun was based on the famous Israeli UZI 9mm, SOCIMI (Societa Costruzioni ... [Read More]
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    1984
    SOCIMI Type 821-SMG
    The SOCIMI Type 821-SMG was a rather nondescript, no-frills submachine gun of the 1980s developed to... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SOCIMI Type 821-SMG

    1988
    Star Model 30M / 30PK
    The Star M series of handguns continued the line of Spanish-made, Browning M1911-based semi-automati... [Read More]
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    1984
    Star Model Z84
    Star Bonifacio Echeverria, S.A. based its post-World War 2 submachine design on the German wartime M... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Star Model Z84

    1987
    Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
    In the late 1980s, the United States Army undertook a program to identify a potential successor to t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)

    1988
    Steyr AUG Para
    The success of the Austrian Steyr AUG assault rifle family naturally encouraged the weapon to span o... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr AUG Para

    1984
    Taurus PT92
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    1984
    Thales Javelin
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    1981
    Type 79 (SMG)
    For several decades the Chinese enjoyed a close working relationship with the Soviet Union. Perks of... [Read More]
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    1984
    Type 79 Jyu-MAT
    As tank armor protection of the Cold War continually evolved, so too did its counters in the form of... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 79 Jyu-MAT

    1985
    Type 85 SMG
    The Chinese Type 85 submachine gun appeared in two forms in the 1980s as a budget-conscious replacem... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 85 SMG

    1989
    Type 87 Chu-MAT
    The modern Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) relies on the Type 64 MAT, the Type 79 Jyu-MAT an... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 87 Chu-MAT

    1986
    Vektor SS-77
    The Vektor SS-77 is the standard General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) of the South African Army. For ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Vektor SS-77

    1989
    Vektor Z-88
    The Vektor Z-88 was developed to fulfill a requirement by the South African Defense Force for a new ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Vektor Z-88

    1987
    VSS Vintorez
    The VSS "Vintorez" is a silenced sniper rifle that makes use of a permanent silencer assembly as wel... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the VSS Vintorez

    1982
    Walther WA2000
    Following the 1972 Munich Olympic games which ended in the deaths of eleven Israeli participants and... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther WA2000

    1987
    WASP 58
    The WASP 58 was a private venture product of Luchaire SA of France which sought to offer a cost-effe... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the WASP 58

    1980
    Zastava M80
    Zastava Arms was established in 1853 and has since made a name for itself as a capable small arms pr... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M80

    1984
    Zastava M84
    In 1984, there emerged a new, locally-designed and produced Yugoslavian General Purpose Machine Gun ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M84

    1987
    Zastava M88
    The Zastava M88 owes its legacy to the Tokarev semi-automatic pistol series of Soviet Russia debutin... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M88