Military Factory
Military Factory

Infantry Guns and Other Small Arms

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/4/2015

Mankind has evolved a ways since the days of spears and stones, bringing about all new compact forms of infantry-level firepower.

There are a total of 916 Infantry Small Arms, Guns, Weapons and Equipment in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1913
17cm mittlerer Minenwerfer
The 17cm mittlerer Minenwerfer was a portable mortar (or "mine projector") used by the Imperial German Army during World War ...

1942
2.36-inch Rocket Launcher M1 (Bazooka)
The M1 "Bazooka" proved one of the stars of the Allied cause during World War 2 and eventually inspired the German "Panzersch...

1910
25cm schwerer Minenwerfer
The Imperial German Army enlisted several "trench mortars" during the fighting of World War 1 (1914-1918). This included the ...

1981
2B11 Sani (Sleigh)
The 120mm 2B11 "Sani" ("Sleigh") was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1981 as a replacement to the storied, World War 2-era 120m...

1970
2B9 Vasilek (Cornflower)
The mortar as a battlefield weapon has been a mainstay of militaries for decades. In 1970, the Soviet Army introduced a new h...

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...

1936
5cm leichte Granatwerfer 36 (leGrW 36)
The 5-cm Granatwerfer 36 (abbreviated as "leGrW 36") was the standard light mortar utilized by the German Army in the early y...

1914
7.58cm Minenwerfer
All of the major military powers of World War 1 made extensive use of mortars throughout their various campaigns where fortif...

1941
7.5cm Leichtgeschutz 40 (LG 40)
One of the greatest challenges facing warplanners since the advent of the air-dropped warrior - popularly known as the "parat...

1943
8.8cm Raketenwerfer 43 (Puppchen)
Just as the machine gun had altered the state of battlefields prior, the "tank" also arrived with much attention in World War...

1934
8cm schwere Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34)
The 8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34) - Heavy Grenade-Launcher Model 1934 - was a German Army favorite throughout the whole cours...

1952
AAT-52 (Arme Automatique Transformable Modele 1952)
Introduced in 1952, the AAT-52 ("Arme Automatique Transformable Modele 1952") became the standardized General Purpose Machine...

1983
AC58 (Anti-Char, 58mm)
The rifle grenade was a unique development in the realm of both firearms and hand grenades that dramatically increased the en...

1999
Accuracy International AW50
The Accuracy International AW50 resides in the same league of heavy battlefield guns that include the well-known American Bar...

1997
Accuracy International L115
Since the age of the rifle, snipers have played a vital role in battlefield actions, covering mission types ranging from reco...

1982
Accuracy International L96
The L96A1 is an Accuracy International-produced sniper rifle and currently the sniper rifle of choice for the British Army. T...

1998
Agram 2000
Origins of the Croatian Agram 2000 stem from the Italian Beretta M12 series of submachine guns. These were chambered for the ...

2007
Akdal MKA 1919
Akdal Arms of Turkey manufactures what appears to be nothing more than a clone of the famous American Colt M16 Assault Rifle ...

1944
ALFA 44 (Ametralladora ALFA Modelo 44)
The ALFA Modelo 44 (or "ALFA 44") machine gun was an indigenously designed Spanish machine gun appearing during World War 2. ...

1848
Allen & Thurber Single-Shot
The Allen & Thurber single-shot pistol was developed for competition shooting. It was a single-shot pistol based on the percu...

1860
Allen & Wheelock Drop Breech
The Allen & Wheelock Drop Breech Rifle saw limited service in the American Civil War and only then were they acquired through...

1978
Al-Qadissiya Tabuk DMR
The Tabuk DMR, produced by Al-Qadissiya Establishments of Iraq, is classified as a "Designated Marksman Rifle" (abbreviated a...

1977
AMT Hardballer
From 1977 to 2002, the now-bankrupt Arcadia Machine and Tool (AMT) company of Irwindale, California, manufactured the "Hardba...

AN/TPQ-36 Firefinding Radar
The AN/TPQ-36 Fire finder radar system is used to locate the origin of enemy fire - be it artillery or mortar. The system is ...

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...

2008
Anzio Ironworks Corporation AIC Mag-Fed 20mm
The AIC Mag-Fed rifle is a family of manually actuated, bolt-fed civilian-minded anti-material rifles that are available in 1...

1960
APAV40 (Anti-Personnel / Anti-Vehicule, 40mm)
The rifle grenade began receiving noticeable attention in the early part of the last century when the Japanese undertook vari...

1975
APS (Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialny)
Since special infantry elements require special weapons to achieve their given tasks, Soviet engineers designed the APS ("Avt...

2012
Ares Defense Ares-16 Small Arms Family
The automatic rifle has evolved considerably from its rather single-minded battlefield role to become a modular infantry-leve...

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 completely different sort ...

2002
Ares Defense Shrike 5.56 Advanced Weapons System
Ares Defense of the United States produces the impressive Shrike 5.56 "Advanced Weapon System" (AWS). The Shrike 5.56 shares ...

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 conventional hand grenad...

1905
Arisaka Type 38
The Arisaka Type 38 (Rifle, Meiji 38th Year) was the standard rifle issued to the Imperial Japanese infantry. The weapon had...

1912
Arisaka Type 44 Cavalry Rifle
The Type 44 Carbine (also known as the Type 44 "Cavalry Rifle") was a standardized Japanese Army bolt-action carbine weapon d...

1939
Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle)
The Type 99 was one of the standard bolt-action combat rifles to be utilized by the Empire of Japan during the Second World W...

1958
ArmaLite / Colt AR-15
The ArmaLite / Colt AR-15 is one of the most favored automatic rifle systems in the world today. The type is considerably enj...

1969
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...

1983
Armsel Striker
The Amsel Stiker was a two-handed, semi-automatic repeating shotgun firing a variety of 12 gauge ammunition from a 12-round r...

2012
Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One)
An Italian-Russian joint venture under the Arsenal Firearms brand label has introduced a new hammerless, lightweight polymer ...

1999
Arsenal Shipka
The Shipka was developed to arm a variety of military personnel that would have a need for such a compact weapon capable of v...

1987
AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj)
The AS Val is a specialized automatic firearm of Soviet-era origin - essentially an assault rifle weapon system with a perman...

2000
ASM-DT (AAR)
The ASM-DT was developed as a combination assault rifle / underwater weapon to serve specialist Russian forces (these element...

1992
AT-13 (Saxhorn-2) / 9K115-2 (Metis-M)
The AT-13 "Saxhorn-2" is a man-portable anti-tank missile system of Russian origin and is a modernized form of the original A...

1998
AT-14 (Spriggan) / 9M133 (Kornet)
Russian military industry has not rested on its laurels with regards to viable armor-defeating measures - hence the relativel...

1970
AT-4 (Spigot) / 9M111 (Fagot)
The AT-4 Spigot anti-tank wire-guided missile system is similar to the French-made MILAN system, though smaller in size. It f...

1974
AT-5 (Spandrel) / 9M113 (Contest)
The AT-5 (NATO codename of "Spandrel", Soviet Army designation of 9M113 "Konkurs") is a wire-guided anti-tank missile system....

1979
AT-7 (Saxhorn) / 9M115 (Mongrel)
The AT-7 "Saxhorn" (officially Russian designation of "9K115 Metis", Metis translating to "Mongrel") was developed to coexist...

1942
AUSTEN SMG
With the impending Japanese threat to Australia, and its allies in the United States and Britain tied up with other pressing ...

2015
Baher-23
The Baher-23 is a new rifle adopted by the Iranian military for the very-heavy-sniper-rifle role. It fires a massive 23mm pro...

1801
Baker Rifle (Baker Infantry Rifle)
British Army authorities garnered much experience from its battles in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), particularl...

1927
Ballester-Molina / HAFDASA
The Ballester-Molina is nothing more than an Argentine locally-produced copy of the successful American Colt M1911 series of ...

1912
Bangalore Torpedo
The Bangalore Torpedo was a British invention seen just prior to World War 1 (1914-1918) and developed exclusively with the c...

2008
Barrett M107
The Barrett M107 began life as the Barrett M95 bolt-action operated sniper rifle (under the US Army designation of "XM107"). ...

1982
Barrett M82
Barrett Model 82, designated as the "M107" in US military service, was introduced in 1982 by the American Barrett Firearms Co...

1990
Barrett M90
With the arrival of the combat tank on the battlefields of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Germans hastily developed the Mauser ...

1995
Barrett M95
The Barrett M82 was the first notable American-made .50 caliber Anti-Material Rifle (ATR) when introduced in 1982. The line s...

2007
Barrett REC7 (Reliablity-Enhanced Carbine 2007)
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is largely recognized for their massive, 0.50 caliber semi-automatic M82 anti-material rifle s...

2014
Barrett XM109 OSW (Objective Sniper Weapon)
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing of the United States had expanded upon the original Barrett M82/M107 anti-material rifle famil...

1982
Benelli CB-M2
During the 1980s, Italian firearms producer Benelli teamed with the Italian ammunition concern of Fiocchi Munizioni to produc...

1994
Benelli M1 Super 90
Benelli Armi S.p.A. of Italy, founded by Giovanni Benelli, began design, development and production of firearms in 1967 out o...

1995
Benelli M3 Super 90
The Italian concern of Benelli developed their improved M3 Super 90 shotgun following the arrival of their well-accepted M1 S...

1999
Benelli M4 Super 90 / M1014 JSCS
The Italian Benelli M4 "Super 90" 12-gauge, semi-automatic shotgun was adopted by the United States military after extensive ...

1985
Beretta AR70
The Beretta AR70 series serves as the standard-issue service rifle of the modern Italian Army. Design work on a new, NATO-com...

2008
Beretta ARX-160
The Beretta ARX-160 is a new entry into the modular automatic weapons field intended for military and security/law enforcemen...

1979
Beretta AS70 LMG
When Beretta set out to create their first 5.56mm caliber assault rifle line, they were forecasting its use in other roles su...

2003
Beretta Cx4 Storm
Based on the long-established foundations set by a never-ending line of excellent Beretta pistols is the Beretta Cx4 "Storm",...

2008
Beretta GLX-160 UBL
Introduced in 2008, the Beretta GLX-160 was developed in concert with the ARX-160 assault rifle for the Italian Army. It is a...

1990
Beretta M9
In 1980, the US Army sought to replace its venerable - though highly outdated - Colt M1911A1 semi-automatic handguns as its s...

1959
Beretta Model 12
A stalwart of the Italian military inventory became the Beretta Model 1938 series submachine gun which was an interwar form o...

1915
Beretta Model 1915
The Beretta Model of 1915 was the beginning of the long-running and storied Beretta semi-automatic pistol line (their first-e...

1918
Beretta Model 1918
While the Italians developed and issued the first submachine gun in World War 1, it was hardly the quintessential submachine ...

1934
Beretta Model 1934
Beretta - founded as far back as 1526 in Brescia, Italy - introduced their first semi-automatic pistol during World War 1 thr...

1935
Beretta Model 1935
The storied firearms concern of Beretta was founded in 1526 by Maestro Bartolomeo Beretta out of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy. Si...

1942
Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
The Italian Army of World War 2 went into the conflict with the very modern Beretta Model 1938A submachine gun (detailed else...

1938
Beretta Model 38A
Italian submachine guns were born from the original Fiat-Revelli Modello 1915 "Villar-Perosa" weapon of 1915 which saw servic...

1959
Beretta Model 59 (BM59)
The original M1 Garand became the world's first standard-issue self-loading rifle and served in the millions with American an...

1975
Beretta Model 92
The Beretta concern of Italy has been making firearms since it was founded in 1526, today existing as the oldest such produce...

1986
Beretta Model 93R
The Beretta Model 93R (or simply "93R") was produced by the Italian firm of Pietro Beretta SpA out of Gardone Val Trompia. Be...

2003
Beretta Mx4 Storm
The Italian firearms concern of Beretta holds a long-running storied line dating back to 1526 - making it one of the oldest a...

2004
Beretta Px4 Storm
The Italian gun concern of Beretta has been making firearms since 1526 and semi-automatic pistols since the days of World War...

1968
Beretta RS-200
The Beretta RS-200 series are an Italian short-barreled, pump-action shotgun utilized by military and security forces. Its ve...

1918
Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)
While much of the attention of early submachine guns is ultimately paid to the Germans and their MP18 (Maschinenpistole 18), ...

1985
Bernardelli B4
The Bernardelli B4 series of gas-operated, tactical combat shotguns was a semi-automatic system utilizing 12-gauge ammunition...

1890
Berthier Rifle (Series)
The bolt-action 8mm Model 1886 "Lebel" rifle was a French Army standard when introduced and proved a revolutionary offering i...

1938
BESA (Gun, Machine, 7.92mm, BESA)
The British Army, heading into World War 2, adopted several machine guns of Czech design - the BREN Light Machine Gun being p...

1940
BESAL (Gun, Light, Machine, Faulkner, .303-inch)
During the critical early years of World War 2 (1939-1945), German forces held key northern French and Belgian territories wh...

1720
Blunderbuss
The Blunderbuss (born of the Dutch word "Donderbus", appropriately meaning "Thunder Pipe" or "Thunder Gun") came to prominenc...

1943
Blyskawica SMG
Under Adolf Hitler's direction, the German military began the invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to officially begin W...

1937
Boys ATR
Recognizing the increased reliance on armor by the world's armies in the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945), the British Army...

1927
Brandt mle 27 (Mortier Brandt de 81mm modele 27)
The Brandt mle 27 mortar served various world powers (in some form or another) throughout the latter portion of the 1920s and...

1986
Breda Folgore 80
Because of the threat posed by Soviet tank forces in Europe during the Cold War, many of the major players adopted several ty...

1935
Breda Hand Grenade Model 1935
In 1935, just prior to World War 2, the Italian Army adopted three infantry hand grenades under the Modello 35 ("Model 35") ...

1930
Breda Modello 30 (Breda 30)
Prior to World War 1 (1914-1918), Breda Meccanica Bresciana (or simply "Breda") was a heavy industry supplier of locomotives....

1938
BREN LMG
The BREN Light Machine Gun was the standard light machine gun of the British Army and Commonwealth forces throughout World Wa...

1861
Bridesburg Model 1861
The Bridesburg Model 1861 rifle-musket was produced for the US government during the American Civil War. Production was handl...

1863
Bridesburg Model 1863
The Bridesburg Model 1863 was a follow-up to the Bridesburg Model 1861. The rifle-musket was produced by the Bridesburg Machi...

1722
British Land Pattern Musket (Brown Bess)
The Brown Bess was the standard musket of the British military during the height of its empirical reach. It went on to be use...

1750
British Sea Service Pistol
With the wider acceptance of firearms, even the Age of Sail was not immune to the evolution seen in land-based warfare. The f...

1902
Browning Auto-5
One of American gunsmith John Moses Browning's most famous designs (and one of the most popular shotguns of all time) was the...

1983
Browning BDA (Browning Double-Action)
In the early 1980s, the United States military sought to replace its aging standard service pistols. The choice of the proven...

1935
Browning High-Power / FN GP35
The Browning High-Power (or Fabrique Nationale FN GP35 - "GP" for "Grande Puissance") has a lineage dating back to the origin...

1917
Browning M1917 (Model 1917)
The Browning M1917 machine gun became one of those rare weapons in American military history that went on to fight in most al...

1918
Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)
The M1918 BAR ("Browning Automatic Rifle") was born out of the World War One idea of a single soldier armed with the power of...

1919
Browning M1919 GPMG
Like many of the infantry weapons made available to American servicemen of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Browning M1919 shared...

1921
Browning M2 (HMG)
Very few machine guns in the history of the world own a legacy such as that of famous the Browning M2 heavy machine gun serie...

1900
Browning Model 1900 / FN M1900 / Browning No. 1
The Browning Model 1900 was John Browning's first successful pistol design, further solidifying an already well-respected nam...

1903
Browning Model 1903 / FN M1903
The Fabrique Nationale FN Model 1903 was a solid, well-traveled pistol used in both World Wars. The gun was produced to the t...

1910
Browning Model 1910 / FN M1910
The Model 1910 was another successful John Browning firearms design that was initially produced by the Belgian firm of Fabriq...

1922
Browning Model 1922 (Model 1910/1922)
In 1923, the Yugoslavian authorities contracted the Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationale to develop a semi-automatic pistol ...

2005
Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle)
The Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle) is billed as a complete sniper systems package that includes all of the t...

2008
Brugger & Thomet GL-06
The Brugger & Thomet GL-06 is a single-shot, reusable grenade launcher originating from Switzerland. The small firm of Brugge...

2004
Brugger & Thomet MP9
Introduced in 2004, the Brugger & Thomet MP9 became a further development of the Steyr TMP ("Tactical Machine Pistol") origin...

1856
Burnside Carbine
The Burnside Carbine was a popular carbine rifle fielded across all of the major battlefronts of the American Civil War. The ...

1992
Bushmaster M17S
The M17S was a commercial "bull-pup" rifle system sold by the Bushmaster Firearms company of Windham, Maine, in the early-to-...

1990
Calico M960
The Calico M960 is a roller-delayed blowback submachine gun-class weapon marketed primarily to military, security and law enf...

2007
Caracal CP
The Caracal CP name represents a new line of semi-automatic pistols, the first such weapons to emerge from the Persian Gulf n...

1892
Carcano Modello 1891 (M91)
The Carcano Modello 1891 (Model 1891) was the standard Italian Army service rifle of both World Wars. The design emerged from...

1948
Carl-Gustav 84mm
The global reach of the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle emphasizes the popularity of the weapon, appearing in three major varian...

1921
Carl-Gustav m/21-m37 (Kulsprutegevar KG m/21-m/37)
The Belgian concern of Fabrique National began license production of the famous M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) in 1920 ...

1942
Carl-Gustav m/42 (Automatgevar m/42 / AG m/42 / Ljungman)
While remaining neutral during World War 2, Sweden did not rest on its laurels when fearing invasion from the Germans in the ...

1945
Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K)
World War 2 showcased to the Swedes a general lacking of indigenous firearms. As an interim measure, the government contracte...

2014
Carl-Gustav M4 (CGM4)
The M4 model of the Carl-Gustav recoilless rifle series was debuted in 2014 by Saab Bofors Dynamics of Sweden. It is a multir...

1993
Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000
After design work began in the early 1990s, a new Czech automatic assault rifle - showcasing the distinct lines of the famous...

1976
Ceska Zbrojovka CZ75 (Phantom)
The CZ75, as its designation suggests, was designed and introduced in 1975 and entered serial production in 1976 - seeing con...

2009
Ceska Zbrojovka CZ805 BREN
Since 1959, the Czech Army relied on their venerable vz. 58 assault rifles, these weapons externally resembling the famous So...

2001
Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EVO3
In 2001, Ceska Zbrojovka introduced an all-modern, compact-minded submachine gun chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum pistol c...

1924
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 24
The Czech city of Brno has long served as a hub for quality small arms design, development and production. In concert with ot...

1927
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 27
Ceska Zbrojovka is a storied firearms concern that originated in the former Czechoslovakia in the years following World War 1...

1930
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 30
Czechoslovakia proved itself a most capable arms developer during the interwar years between World War 1 (1914-1918) and Worl...

1955
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 52/57
Introduced some ten years after World War 2, the Vz. 52/57 saw use in some numbers. As the vz. 52, the system was designed to...

1959
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 58
Czechoslovakia was "reborn" following World War 2 but fell under the Soviet sphere of influence through the post-war Warsaw P...

1959
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 59
Throughout the 1950s, Czechoslovakia evolved their General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) design beginning with the vz. 52. This ...

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...

1938
Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383
The ZK-383 was a local Czech development of a submachine gun system brought about prior to World War 2. It combined the styli...

1982
CETME Ameli (Ametralladora CETME Modelo Ameli )
Despite an appearance akin to the German war-time MG42 general purpose machine gun, the CETME Ameli light-support machine gun...

1958
CETME Modelo 58 / Modelo B (Assault Rifle Modelo 58 / Modelo B)
The CETME Model 58 holds its origins in the StG 45(M) assault rifle prototype of World War 2. This automatic weapon was in th...

1717
Charleville Musket
The Charleville Musket, gaining its name from it place of manufacturer, this being the French main arsenal in Charleville, Fr...

1942
Charlton Automatic Rifle
Any study in World War 2 firearms largely covers those of the major participating world powers of the time. This naturally le...

1929
Chatellerault Model 1929 (modele 1924/29)
Prior to World War 2, a reliable squad level light machine gun eluded the French military for a considerable number of years....

2001
CheyTac Intervention
The CheyTac Intervention is a sniper weapons system developed by the American firm of CheyTac Associates based out of Arco, I...

1968
China Lake Grenade Launcher
The US military attempted - through several notable endeavors - to provide a capable squad-level repeating grenade launcher d...

1991
CIS / ST Kinetics 50MG (Fifty)
In an effort to produce an indigenous product that utilized the existing .50 BMG/12.7x99 NATO standard round available in lar...

2008
CIS / ST Kinetics CPW (Compact Personal Weapon)
The Singaporean concern of ST Kinetics (Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd) is no stranger to the defense market, having bee...

1999
CIS / ST Kinetics SAR-21
Singapore conducted several attempts in the 1980s to produce an indigenous assault rifle worthy of their army however both th...

1984
CIS / ST Kinetics SAR-80
The Armalite AR-15 assault rifle was already in circulation with the Singapore Armed Forces throughout the latter half of the...

1988
CIS / ST Kinetics SR-88
Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS - now known as ST Kinetics) developed the SAR-80 Assault Rifle based on experience in ...

1982
CIS / ST Kinetics Ultimax 100 / U100 / M100
The Ultimax 100 lightweight infantry support weapon was designed in 1977 by American firearms engineer Leroy James Sullivan (...

1969
Colt / AAI M203
The M203 is a single-shot, reusable 40mm grenade launcher designed to extend the reach of the standard infantryman, allowing ...

1990
Colt Anaconda
Continuing the Colt tradition of excellent revolvers named after snakes, the concern delivered their impressive "big boy" Col...

1895
Colt Browning M1895 (Potato Digger)
Convinced of the inherent value of machine guns based on experiences in the Spanish American War of 1898 (and not wholly sold...

1984
Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
The C7 assault rifle stemmed from the Canadian decision to go with the NATO 5.56mm cartridge as the standard ammunition of th...

1988
Colt Canada / Diemaco C8
The Diemaco (now Colt Canada) C8 is the "assault carbine" form of the C7 - the C7 being the standard-issue assault rifle of t...

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...

2013
Colt LE901
The Colt LE901 line is geared towards the medium/large game enthusiast and features a semi-automatic action chambered for the...

1983
Colt M16A2
The M16A2 became the follow up design to the much-maligned M16 debuting with American forces from 1959 onwards (particularly ...

1990
Colt M16A4
The M16A4 is the fourth incarnation of the now-successful M16 series of automatic assault rifles. The M16 system that debuted...

1911
Colt M1911
The Colt model M1911 series of pistols is one of the most successful small arms designs of the 20th Century - and in all of w...

1994
Colt M4 Carbine
The M4/M4A Carbine is a 5.56mm compact, lightweight, gas-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed weapon system with selective fire...

1993
Colt M4A1 SOPMOD
The M4A1 SOPMOD is a derivative model of the base M4 Carbine of the United States military. The M4 Carbine itself is a compac...

1986
Colt MEU(SOC)
The MEU(SOC) represents the ultimate evolution of the M1911 Colt system which appeared in the early 1900's and developed into...

1848
Colt Model 1848 (Baby Dragoon)
The success of the Colt Model 1848 "Dragoon" line (described in a separate entry) prompted Samuel Colt to design a civilian-m...

1848
Colt Model 1848 (Dragoon)
The Colt Model 1848 "Dragoon" (meaning "Dragon" in French) was another design by famed American gunsmith Samuel Colt and went...

1849
Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver
The Colt Model 1849 "Pocket Revolver" was Colt's answer when replacing their "Baby Dragoon" series of guns. Unbeknownst to Co...

1851
Colt Model 1851 Navy
At the end of the 1840's Samuel Colt was hard at work designing a new revolver of .36 caliber, this design becoming the famou...

1855
Colt Model 1855 (Root Revolver)
Early Colt revolvers operated from what was known as an "open frame" design meaning that there was no supporting structure se...

1855
Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine
The Colt Revolving Rifle of 1855 - aptly named the "Model 1855" - was an attempt to provide the repeating action of a revolve...

1860
Colt Model 1860 New Army
Colt brought about their New Army Model revolver in 1860 and it quickly proved itself the definitive combat revolver of the t...

1861
Colt Model 1861 Navy
Design of the Colt Model 1861 Navy was not unlike Colt's previous "Navy" offering - the Model 1851 Navy - and was essentially...

1862
Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy
The success of the original Colt Model 1851 Navy (sold in 215,000 examples) provided the foundation for the Model 1862 Pocket...

1862
Colt Model 1862 Police
The Colt Model 1862 Police percussion revolver was intended for security personnel and followed the design lines of other Col...

1898
Colt Model 1898 (New Service)
In 1898, Colt Firearms unveiled a new six-shot revolver chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge as the Model 1898 - better known...

1903
Colt Model 1903 (Pocket Hammerless)
The Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless (or M1903) was a semi-automatic pistol from the long line of firearms developed by fabl...

1917
Colt Model 1917
When the Americans formally entered World War 1 in 1917, they lacked much in the way of viable fighting equipment and this in...

1955
Colt Python
The Colt Python is regarded by many gun purists and firearms experts as quite possibly the finest double-action revolver ever...

1873
Colt Single Action Army (Colt 45 / Peacemaker)
The Colt firearms firm certainly hit its stride in the 1800s, helped no doubt by the American Civil War and goings on along t...

1861
Colt Special Model 1861
The Colt Special Model 1861 Musket was nothing more than a retooled version of the Springfield Model 1861 Musket series. Colt...

1847
Colt Walker
Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (1817-1847) served as a Texas Ranger and within the US military through the violent wars in th...

1860
Cook & Brother Carbine
The Cook & Brother Carbine was another in the long line of muzzle-loading muskets utilized in the great American Civil War. A...

1860
Cooper Pocket Double Action
Many firearms manufacturers of the late 1800s were overshadowed by the likes of Colt and Remington but James Maslin Cooper ma...

1862
Cosmopolitan Carbine
The Cosmopolitan Carbine was a percussion-based carbine firearm produced out of the Cosmopolitan Arms Company facility for th...

2002
CZW 438 PDW
The CZW 438 is a modern Czech automatic weapon offering for the Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) role. This class of weapon is t...

1987
Daewoo K2
The Daewoo K2 series assault rifle is the standard assault rifle of the South Korean Army. The weapon shares some outward and...

1991
Daewoo K3
The Daewoo K3 is a squad automatic weapon (SAW) and light machine gun currently in service with the South Korean Army. The K3...

1990
Daewoo K6
The Daewoo K6 HMG is a locally-produced South Korea copy of the fabled American M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun and, therefore,...

1943
De Lisle Carbine
The De Lisle silenced carbine was developed during 1942 as a time when the outcome of World War 2 was still very much in doub...

2009
Defcom XL200
Defcom LLC of Commerce, Michigan, USA has developed the XL200 40mm rail-mounted grenade launcher as an alternative to the lon...

2009
Defcom XL79 Composite
The XL79 Composite is a modernized form of the Vietnam War-era M79 single-shot grenade launcher. The M79 gave good service fo...

1928
Degtyarev DP LMG (DP28)
The DP Light Machine Gun (DP LMG), sometimes known as the DP-27 or DP-28 and nicknamed the "Record Player" due to its unique ...

1943
Degtyarev DPM LMG
While the Degtyarev DP series of light machine guns proved a highly serviceable suppression weapon in its position among the ...

1941
Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
The Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (or "PTRD-41", shortened from "Protivo Tankovoye Ruzhyo Degtyaryova") was the most available anti-tan...

1998
Denel NTW-20
While sniper rifles and their trained snipers specialize in targeting and engagement of personnel, anti-material rifles such ...

1999
Denel PAW-20 Neopup
The Denel PAW-20 "Neopup" ("Personal Area Weapon, 20mm") of South African origin is a unique and advanced 20mm semi-automatic...

2003
Denel Y3 AGL
All major modern armies rely on some form of automatic grenade launcher: for the United States and its allies, it is the Mk 1...

1825
Deringer (Derringer Pocket Pistol)
The word "derringer" was a generic name for super-compact pistols of the 19th Century. The title stemmed from the surname of ...

1842
Deringer Model 1842 Navy
Henry Deringer was well-known for his pocket pistols to the point that many eventually carried the generic (and misspelled) ...

1850
Devisme Percussion Revolver
F.P. Devisme was a highly skilled weapons maker based in Paris, France. While not exclusively known for his high-quality guns...

1862
Dickson Nelson & Co Rifle
Confederate arms suppliers of the American Civil War utilized whatever means to supply their army which lacked the facilities...

2004
DIO KH2002 (Khaybar)
In the 1980s, Chinese manufacturer NORINCO (NORth Industries COrporation) began local production of an American-originated, A...

1978
DM51 (Handgranate Spreng)
In 1978, the West German Army adopted the DM51 assault/fragmentation hand grenade. Design work on the type spanned the middle...

1963
Dragunov SVD
The Dragunov SVD sniper rifle is an automatic rifle based on the Kalashnikov rifle series. The weapon system was the standard...

1947
Dror LMG
Prior to the establishment of Israel as a nation in 1948, plans were already being laid for its fighting arm by Haganah ("The...

1938
DShK Model 1938
The Soviet DShK Model 1938 heavy machine gun was developed to a Red Army requirement prior to World War 2 (1939-1945) to repl...

1765
Duval Model 1765
The Washington Naval Yard of Washington, D.C. holds a flintlock pistol in its collection that reportedly belonged to the Marq...

1963
Dynamit Nobel Panzerfaust 2 (PzF 44 2A1)
Many of the Western-aligned nations of post-World War 2 Europe relied on the proven American "Bazooka" line of anti-tank rock...

2000
Dynamit Noble MATADOR (Man-portable Anti-Tank, Anti-DOor)
The MATADOR disposable anti-tank, shoulder-fired rocket system saw its development during the latter half of the 1990s as a s...

1992
Dynamit-Nobel Panzerfaust 3
The Panzerfaust 3 (PzF 3) is a 60mm single-shot, shoulder-launched disposable anti-tank rocket projector (only the sight and ...

1954
Enfield L1A1 SLR (Self-Loading Rifle)
The L1A1 was the standard British Army infantry assault rifle from the mid-1950's through to the late 1990's, ultimately bein...

1957
Enfield L4 (BREN)
The L4A1 is nothing more than a modified World War 2-era Bren Gun, .303 Series chambered to fire the NATO-standard 7.62x51mm ...

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 ...

1985
Enfield L85 IW (Individual Weapon) (SA80)
After British participation in World War 2 (1939-1945) had ended, thought was given to modernizing Army infantry with a new s...

1986
Enfield L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon)
The L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon) was developed concurrently with the L85 IW (Individual Weapon) of the British Army. Both s...

1880
Enfield Mk I / Mk II
The Enfield Mk I/Mk II series of service revolvers appeared late in the 19th Century amidst a period of ever-changing firearm...

1853
Enfield Model 1853
The Enfield Pattern 1853 (or .577 Enfield) rifle-musket was the standard-issue musket of the British Empire beginning in 1853...

1932
Enfield No. 2
Since World War 1, the British Army appreciated its large caliber revolvers mainly due to their inherent man-stopping abiliti...

1990
Eurometaal Nr20
The Eurometaal Nr20 series fragmentation hand grenade was developed for service with the Royal Netherlands Army as an anti-pe...

2006
F1 (Hand Grenade - Australia)
F1 designates the standard fragmentation hand grenade of the modern Australian Army (otherwise known as the Australian Defens...

1915
F1 (Hand Grenade - France)
The F1 served the French Army through World War 1 and World War 2 as a standard anti-personnel fragmentation infantry hand gr...

1939
F1 (Hand Grenade - Soviet)
"F1" is used to designate a variety of hand grenades of modern design and of the 20th century. The Soviet Union used the F1 d...

2000
Fabrique Nationale Five-seveN
The Fabrique Nationale FN Five-seveN is a self-cocking, semi-automatic pistol that has seen service in military, security and...

1974
Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda
The FN Barracuda was a security service pistol proposed by the Belgium firm of Fabrique Nationale and accepted into service w...

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...

2001
Fabrique Nationale FN F2000
Introduced in 2001, the FN F2000 was billed as a next-generation weapons system with modularity of design being the key selli...

1953
Fabrique Nationale FN FAL
Origins of the famous FAL lay in Fabrique Nationale's previous design, the SAFN/Modele 49, a self-loading, semi-automatic rif...

1978
Fabrique Nationale FN FNC
The Fabrique Nationale FNC ("Fusil Nouveau Type Carabine") emerged from the commercial failure that was the FN CAL. The FN CA...

1930
Fabrique Nationale FN M1930 (BAR)
The original Browning Automatic Rifle was developed for the US Army during World War 1 to replace the French Chauchat and Hot...

1933
Fabrique Nationale FN M2HB
Like other John Browning gun designs, his famous Browning M2 Heavy Machine Gun ended up produced in Europe (Belgium) under th...

2009
Fabrique Nationale FN M3P
The Fabrique Nationale (FN Herstal) FN M3P is a vehicle machine gun based on the hugely successful Browning M2 .50 caliber he...

1958
Fabrique Nationale FN MAG
The FN MAG ("Mitrailleuse d'Appui General") was developed by the Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationale as a "General Purpose ...

1982
Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi
The Fabrique National FN Minimi has quickly evolved into the light-support gun of choice by several key nations including Bri...

1932
Fabrique Nationale FN Mle D (BAR)
The original John Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) was introduced during World War 1 with American forces and sa...

1976
Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11
With the standardization to NATO calibers for guns of Western countries during the Cold War, European arms makers furnished t...

1990
Fabrique Nationale FN P90
The Fabrique Nationale FN P90 of Belgian origin is marketed as a "Personal Defense Weapon" with qualities akin to a submachin...

2009
Fabrique Nationale FN SCAR (Mk 16 / Mk 17)
The Fabrique Nationale FN SCAR (Special forces Combat Assault Rifle) will feature prominently in the future of the United Sta...

2008
Fabrique Nationale FN SLP (Self-Loading Police)
The Fabrique Nationale (FN Herstal) SLP (Self-Loading Police) is a modern, tactical-level, repeat-fire shotgun aimed at the l...

2004
Fabrique Nationale FN SPR (Special Police Rifle (SPR)
Fabrique National developed the FN Special Police Rifle (SPR) from the successful and highly regarded Winchester Model 70 ser...

1995
Fabrique Nationale FN TPS (Tactical Police Shotgun)
The Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationale developed and marketed the FN Police 12ga as a conventional, 12-guage pump-action s...

1977
Fabrique Nationale M240 GPMG
The M240 is the American copy of the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN) MAG-58 series of excellent, gas-operated, air-cooled, be...

1984
Fabrique Nationale M249 SAW / LMG
When the United States Army moved to adopt a new light machine gun, it selected the excellent Belgian Fabrique Nationale FN M...

2003
Fabrique Nationale Mk 46 LWMG
In the early 2000s, USSOCOM (United States Special Operations COMmand) began a program to replace its long-running Mk 43 Mod ...

2003
Fabrique Nationale Mk 48 LWMG
The Mk 48 is the larger-caliber complement to the Mk 46 developed by the Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationale (FN Herstal) i...

1949
Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
In the lead up to World War 2 (1939-1945) (and during the war), there was a noticeable shift towards Self-Loading Rifles (SLR...

1942
Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
The Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42) was developed specifically for the lightly armed and mobile German paratrooper element ar...

1993
FAMAE SAF
The SAF is an impressive-looking Chilean submachine gun designed and developed by state-owned FAbricas y MAestranzas del Ejer...

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 excellent Belgian Fabrique...

1948
FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
With development stemming from 1940, this Portuguese submachine gun evolved in the post-World War 2 years into the "FBP" (Fab...

1915
Fedorov Avtomat M1916
While bolt-action rifles were the call of the day at the turn of the century and leading into World War 1 (1914-1918), Vladim...

1935
FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935)
Following the end of World War 1, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was no more, giving rise to the "Kingdom of Hungary" in 1920 an...

1977
FEG AK-63 / AMM
Hungary, falling under the Soviet sphere of influence during the Cold War, made extensive use of the world-famous Kalashnikov...

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 ...

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...

1937
FEG Model 37M
Hungarian engineer Rudolf Frommer worked his way up the company ranks of Budapest-based FEG ("Femaru-Fegyver"). From the peri...

1914
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914
The FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914 (Machine Gun, System Revelli, Model 14) was the first large-scale indigenously-designed and dev...

1915
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)
The submachine gun was born in a World War 1 requirement seeking a high-volume weapon capable of clearing enemy forces from t...

1935
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1935
The FIAT-Revelli Model 1935 (Modello 35) of 1935 was a modernization of the World War 1-era FIAT-Revelli Model 1914, first te...

1943
Flamethrower, Portable, No 2 (Lifebuoy)
Unlike the American, German and Soviet armies of World War 2, the British Army was never as large a proponent of the man-port...

1935
Flammenwerfer 35 (FmW 35)
The crew-portable flamethrower came into prominence on the modern battlefield in World War 1 (1914-1918), intended to break t...

1941
Flammenwerfer 41 (FmW 41)
All major powers of World War 2 fielded some sort of man-portable flamethrower (or "flame projector") during the conflict - t...

1942
FP-45 (Liberator / OSS Pistol / M1942 Pistol)
Origins of the FP-45 single-shot pistol place it as an initiative by the US Army, intending to arm clandestine and resistance...

1956
Franchi LF-57
The Franchi LF-57 proved a high-quality submachine gun design attempt that was only limited by the glut of excellent offering...

1990
Franchi Model PA (Series)
The Franchi PA is a modern pump-action shotgun developed by the Italian concern of Franchi primarily for law enforcement use....

1979
Franchi SPAS-12
The Franchi SPAS-12 was a semi-automatic, 12-gauge shotgun noted for its variable-mode firing method in which the weapon coul...

1996
Franchi SPAS-15
The Franchi SPAS-15 shotgun is an automatic shotgun capable of firing multiple rounds without the need for a conventional and...

1820
Francotte Pinfire
The Francotte Pinfire Revolver was Belgian in origin, work completed by the firm of A. Francotte a Liege. Auguste Francotte s...

1917
Fusil Automatique Modele 1917 (Model 1917 RSC)
The culmination of work begun by French arms experts in the early 1900s produced the now-largely forgotten "Fusil Automatique...

2008
Fusil FX-05 Xiuhcoatl (Fire Snake)
Seeking to upgrade their supplies of standard-issue HK G3A3 series assault rifles, Mexican authorities centered in on the HK ...

1915
Fusil-Mitrailleur Modele 1915 CSRG (Chauchat)
One of the most derided guns in military history - the French "Chauchat" light machine gun - received its start in the fighti...

1898
Gasser & Rast Model 1898
The Gasser & Rast Model 1898 service revolver was a handgun utilized by the Austro-Hungarian Army at the turn of the century....

1870
Gasser Model 1870 Army Service
The Gasser Model 1870 Army Service pistol became the standard sidearm of cavalry units in service to the Austro-Hungarian Emp...

1861
Gatling Gun Model 1861
Richard Gatling patented his ferocious weapon in the early 1860s and the type was subsequently used in the American Civil War...

1981
General Dynamics / Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger
The FIM-92 Stinger is a portable, lightweight anti-aircraft defense system currently in service with the United States milita...

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...

2006
General Dynamics Mk 47 Striker AGL (Mk 47 Mod 0)
The Mk 47 "Striker" stands as the successor to the storied Mk 19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) of American origin. Th...

2004
General Dynamics XM307 (ACSW) Advanced Crew-Served Weapon
The XM307 was born from the since-abandoned "Advanced Crew Served Weapon" (ACSW) project as part of the "Small Arms Master Pl...

2004
General Dynamics XM312 HMG
At one point, the General Dynamics XM312 was being developed to replace the venerable and tenured - yet aging - Browning M2HB...

2009
General Dynamics XM806 (LW50MG)
The XM806 was initially developed as a "lightweight" heavy-class, belt-fed machine gun for the United States Army as possible...

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...

1963
General Electric M134 Minigun
The General Electric M134 "Minigun" was born as a derivative of the General Electric M61 aircraft gun, retaining the same six...

1990
Gepard M1
The Gepard M1 was a Hungarian-originated heavy rifle intended for use against light-armored vehicles or targets behind fortif...

1990
Gepard M2
As a follow-up to the single-shot, bolt-action Gepard M1 of 1990, Hungarian engineers returned to the project to produce a se...

1990
Gepard M3 (14.5mm)
To ring even more performance from the Gepard line of Anti-Material Rifles (AMRs) beginning with the single-shot Gepard M1 an...

1995
Gepard M6
The Gepard line of 12.7mm Anti-Material Rifles (AMRs) arose out of Hungary during the end of the Cold War and quickly establi...

1944
Giandoso TZ-45
The Italians were the first to introduce the machine gun and this was during 1915 in the midst of World War 1 with their Vill...

1983
Glock 17
The Glock 17 has gone on to see extensive service in both military and police roles with a plethora of nations around the glo...

1985
Glock 18
The Glock 18 (or Glock Model 18) was similar in many ways to the preceding Glock 17 production model though allotted new inte...

1988
Glock 19
The Glock 19 is a smaller pistol (defined as "compact") based on the original Glock 17 with the new gun made easier to concea...

1990
Glock 20
The powerful Glock 20 was designed specifically to take advantage of the large 10mm Auto (10x25mm) pistol cartridge, a round ...

1990
Glock 21
The Glock 21 (Glock GmbH of Austria) was essentially the Glock 20 model modified for the US market to fire the .45 ACP. The ....

1990
Glock 22
The Glock 22 appeared in 1990 and went on to become one of the most popular pistols in use by 2006. The pistol bridged the ga...

1990
Glock 23
The Glock 23 was another "bridging" pistol attempting to combine the in-between .40 S&W caliber cartridge with a slightly mod...

1992
Glock 24
The Glock 24 was a limited-run pistol developed by Glock GmbH of Austria. The Model 24 was an off-shoot of the Glock 17 and c...

1995
Glock 25
The Glock 25 was introduced sometime in 1995 and made use of the .380 ACP cartridge - a low-recoil, rimless cartridge develop...

1996
Glock 26
The Glock 26 was designed with the thought of creating a Glock handgun that was easily concealable and chambered to fire the ...

1996
Glock 27
The subcompact Glock 27 was similar in respects to the Glock 26, designed for ease of concealment while retaining the accurac...

1997
Glock 28
The Glock 28 was similar in respects to the subcompact Glock 26 and Glock 27 models though chambered to fire the .380 ACP car...

Glock 29
The Glock 29 (also known as the "Multi-Purpose 10") was similar to other Glock handgun forms in many respects and were classi...

1988
Glock 30
Based in many ways on the preceding Glock 29 design, the Glock 30 is another fine example of pistol handiwork from Gaston Glo...

1996
Glock 31
The Glock 31 is another addition to the Glock family line of successful semi-automatic pistols for military, security and civ...

1998
Glock 32
The Glock 32 (also "G32" or "Model 32") is a further evolution of the Glock semi-automatic pistol line debuting in the early ...

1943
Goryunov SG-43 HMG
For the Soviet Army of World War 2, the ages old PM Model 1910 was a serviceable, reliable weapon for the machine gun role. H...

1978
GP-25 / GP-30 GL
The GP series of under-slung, single-shot, muzzle-loading 40mm grenade launchers was developed for the Soviet Army rifleman b...

2010
Grad AR
The Grad Assault Rifle is a North Ossetian bullpup evolution of the long-running Soviet-Russian Kalashnikov AK-47, modernized...

1915
Grenade, Hand No. 6
The British Army relied upon various hand grenades during World War 1 (1914-1918), some deemed successful while others were f...

1915
Grenade, Hand No. 7
Because of the limited nature of the No. 6 concussion grenade as an anti-infantry measure during World War 1 (1914-1918), the...

1945
Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr 1-5 (VG 1-5)
The desperate situation of late-war Germany in World War 2 (1939-1945) was embodied in the "People's Assault Rifle" born from...

1950
Hakim Rifle
The original Swedish Ljungman AG 42 semi-automatic rifle was a strong firearm of good quality, designed in 1941 and produced ...

1795
Harpers Ferry / Springfield Model 1795
The Model 1795 was a smooth-bore, single-shot, flintlock-based musket and the first such weapon system to be produced within ...

1803
Harpers Ferry Model 1803
While the Harpers Ferry Model 1795 was America's first smoothbore musket to be produced in number through its national armori...

1805
Harpers Ferry Model 1805
The Harpers Ferry Model 1805 was a flintlock pistol produced out of Harpers Ferry Armory in West Virginia. The firm was set u...

1816
Harpers Ferry Model 1816
Harpers Ferry became America's second national armory after the site was personally selected by George Washington (the Spring...

1841
Harpers Ferry Model 1841 (Mississppi Rifle)
For much of America's early past, the federal Army relied on two arsenals of note - the Springfield Armory (est. 1778) of Mas...

1857
Harpers Ferry Model 1855
The Harpers Ferry Model 1855 percussion-based rifle-musket saw considerable use during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Th...

1986
Harris / McMillan M86
The McMillan M86 (now Harris) was designed with military and security forces in mind, allowing for the ability to reliably an...

1987
Harris / McMillan M87
The M87 was a military-grade anti-material rifle designed to defeat hardened structures such as armored vehicles with accurac...

1989
Harris / McMillan M89
The Harris M89 Sniper Rifle is billed as one of the most accurate, resilient and robust gun platforms in its class. Outwardly...

1992
Harris M92
The Harris Model 92 (M92) was based on the original Harris Model 87R (M87R), though reworked into a bullpup configuration in ...

1993
Harris M93
The 0.50 caliber anti-material heavy rifle is a standard fixture of any modern military of the world today. Its advantages li...

1996
Harris M96
Harris Gunworks has a long-running history with precision rifles bearing its name and this includes the M96 series. The M96 i...

1980
Hawk MM-1 MGL
During the Cold War decades, the automatic grenade launcher became a viable battlefield weapon system, replacing past relianc...

2005
Heckler & Koch HK 121
The HK 121 fulfills the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) product slot for German gunmaker Heckler & Koch. It stands as a 7....

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...

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...

1985
Heckler & Koch HK 33E
The HK33E series was a direct replacement of the earlier HK33 automatic rifles and is basiclaly the 5.56mm equivalent of the ...

2005
Heckler & Koch HK 416
Heckler & Koch unveiled the HK416 automatic rifle family in 2005 as a potential replacement for the M4 family series of carbi...

2006
Heckler & Koch HK 417
The HK 417 began as a privately-funded company venture intended to supply US special forces with a modular battlefield weapon...

2006
Heckler & Koch HK AG36
The 40mm single-shot, breech-loading Heckler & Koch HK AG36 ("Anbaugranatwerfer 36") was designed as a possible grenade-launc...

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-automatic combat shotgun f...

1987
Heckler & Koch HK G11
The Heckler & Koch HK G11 assault rifle design was, in every way, a revolutionary firearm departing from several traditionall...

1959
Heckler & Koch HK G3
At the end of World War 2, German engineers were working on perfecting a new breed of service rifle known as the "assault rif...

1996
Heckler & Koch HK G36
The Heckler & Koch HK G36 series assault rifle was designed and developed to an exacting German Army requirement of the 1990s...

1987
Heckler & Koch HK G41
The HK G41 was based on the pre-existing HK G33E system but fitted with a three-round burst capability to compliment the full...

1996
Heckler & Koch HK GMG (GMW / GraMaWa)
The Heckler & Koch GMG ("GranatMaschinenWaffe" or "GraMaWa") is a 40mm automatic grenade launcher similar in form and functio...

2011
Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)
Adopted by the U.S. Army and used by many other ground warfare forces of the world, the AR-15-based HK416 model automatic rif...

2005
Heckler & Koch HK MG4 (HK MG43)
The Heckler & Koch MG4 Light Machine Gun (LMG) was selected by the German Army to supersede the Cold War-era MG3 belt-fed Gen...

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...

1976
Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz)
The Heckler & Koch HK MP5K ("K" = "Kurz" meaning "short") was developed to specifically meet the needs of special forces, law...

1983
Heckler & Koch HK MP5N
The HK MP5N is another variant of the highly successful HK MP5 series of submachine guns. The 'N' designation is reserved for...

1974
Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD
The excellence of the original Heckler & Koch HK MP5 series pushed the need for a dedicated suppressed form to be used by spe...

2001
Heckler & Koch HK MP7
By and large, submachine gun class weapons were largely designed around existing pistol-type cartridges which, for their time...

1969
Heckler & Koch HK P9
Heckler & Koch engineers of West Germany began design of a new, all-modern compact semi-automatic pistol in 1965. The result ...

1972
Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1
The Heckler & Koch PSG-1 semi-automatic sniper rifle was introduced in 1972 and primarily marketed towards police and securit...

1998
Heckler & Koch HK SL8
The HK SL8 (SL8-1) is nothing more than the HK G36 assault rifle in civilian guise with semi-automatic fire. Both weapons are...

1990
Heckler & Koch HK WSG2000
The HK WSG2000 was an abandoned anti-material rifle under development by the German firearms firm of Heckler & Koch GmbH. The...

2015
Heckler & Koch HK XM25 CDTE
The futuristic Heckler & Koch HK XM25 IAWS - Individual Airburst Weapon System - (now as the CDTE = Counter Defilade Tarfet E...

1995
Heckler & Koch HK XM29 OICW
In the 1990s, the US Army undertook formal evaluations of several competing automatic rifles to replace the long-running M16 ...

2003
Heckler & Koch HK XM8
The Heckler & Koch HK XM8 was an experimental modular assault rifle system that underwent trials with the US Army in an effor...

1971
Heckler & Koch HK11
As with other HK designs, the Heckler & Koch HK11 light support machine gun borrows much of what makes the HK G3 assault rifl...

1983
Heckler & Koch HK69A1
A West German requirement initiated in the 1960s called for a single-shot, grenade launching weapon to be fitted under the ba...

2010
Heckler & Koch M320 GLM (HK AG36)
The United States Army has selected the single-shot 40mm HK M320 GLM ("Grenade Launcher Module") as its replacement for the v...

1996
Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0 (SOCOM Pistol)
The Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0 was a specially formulated semi-automatic pistol developed for the United States Special Force...

1999
Heckler & Koch UMP
The UMP family ("Universale Maschinenpistole" or "Universal Machine Pistol") is a series of submachine guns designed by the G...

1993
Heckler & Koch USP (Universal Self-Loading Pistol)
The Heckler & Koch USP (Universal Self-Loading Pistol) was an amalgam design by the German concern intending to bring togethe...

1996
Helenius RK-97 APH
The Helenius RK-97 APH is a heavy caliber anti-materiel rifle originating from Finland. The system is available in two distin...

1813
Henry Model 1813 Navy
Between June of 1813 and August of 1814, Joseph Henry of Philadelphia was contracted to deliver 600 of his flintlock pistols ...

1860
Henry Model 1860
While not the "perfect" lever-action repeating rifle, the Henry Rifle was the revolutionary culmination of two previous major...

1985
HG 85 (Handgranate 85)
The HG 85 is a time fuse-detonated fragmentation grenade system packed with 155 grams of TNT. Each unit weighs in at 465 gram...

1909
Hotchkiss Model 1909 (Mle 1909 / Benet-Mercie)
Design of the M1909 was brought about by a new French requirement looking to provide ground elements with a "light" automatic...

1914
Hotchkiss Model 1914 (Mle 1914)
During the late 1800s, there only existed a few proven "true" machine gun concepts anywhere in the world. Countless attempts ...

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...

1989
Howa Type 89
The Japanese Type 89 was developed by the Howa Machinery Company of Japan for the Japanese Defense Agency and first fielded i...

1999
HS Produkt HS2000 (Springfield XD)
The HS Produkt HS2000 was originally developed for Croatian Army and police forces seeking a locally designed and produced se...

1995
HS Produkt HS-95
While there was still a unified Yugoslavia, Zastava Arms delivered the short-lived CZ99 semi-automatic pistol in 1991. Howeve...

2009
HS Produkt VHS (Visenamjenska Hrvatska Strojnica)
The VHS assault rifle saw its origins in the Homeland War / Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995). The conflict saw loyal...

1970
Hughes / Raytheon BGM-71 TOW / TOW-2
The BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile weapon system was developed in the latter half of the 1960s to become the primary anti-armor...

2009
IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC)
The Brazilian Army makes use of an indigenous bolt-action sniper rifle design by IMBEL as the "Rifle .308 AGLC IMBEL" or "Fz ...

1985
IMBEL MD-2
The MD-2 is part of a family of standard Brazilian assault rifles serving the modern Brazilian Army. The MD series, as a whol...

1997
IMBEL MD97
The IMBEL MD97 is a Brazilian made automatic assault rifle developed for both military and security use and has its indirect ...

1973
IMBEL Pistola 9 M973
When the Brazilian Army and government security forces needed a trusty semi-automatic sidearm, it turned to the proven Americ...

1980
IMI B-300
The B-300 is an Israeli Military Industries product and is a man-portable anti-tank weapon system. It is designed to engage e...

1973
IMI Galil ARM / SAR
In the post-World War 2 world, the United Nations partitioned Palestine in 1947. In 1948, the nation of Israel was declared a...

1995
IMI Galil MAR (Micro Assault Rifle / Micro-Galil)
The Galil MAR (Micro-Assault Rifle) is nothing more than a highly compact form of the excellent Galil automatic rifle system....

1996
IMI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1
In 1996, the original IMI Galil was reworked to fulfill the Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) role - or squad-level "sharpshoot...

1983
IMI Galil Sniper (Galatz)
With the success of the IMI Galil within the Israeli Army and those of other participating foreign nations, it was only natur...

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", though the system itself has ...

1984
IMI MAPATS (Man-Portable Anti-Tank System)
The MAPATS ("MAn-Portable Anti-Tank System") is an anti-armor solution produced by the Israeli concern of Israeli Military In...

1980
IMI Mini-UZI
The Israeli Military Industries (IMI) Mini-UZI is a smaller, more compact form of the base UZI submachine gun. Its smaller fo...

1997
IMI Negev LMG
The Negev is an Israeli 5.56mm light machine gun (LMG), developed by Israel Military Industries Ltd (now Israel Weapon Indust...

2006
IMI TAR-21 (Tavor)
For decades the Israeli Army relied upon its trusted and true line of Galil and M16 automatic weapons in its various battlefi...

1950
IMI UZI
The UZI 9 mm was created soon after Israel became a nation state in 1948. The UZI used a revolutionary design in which the pi...

1975
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
Improvised Explosive Devices ("IED") are in-the-field detonating devices designed to specifically injure, harass or kill indi...

1983
Individual Water Purifier (IWP)
The individual water purification system provides the infantryman the ability to remove or destroy contaminants from all wate...

1889
Infantry Model 1889 (Belgian Mauser)
The Belgian Model 1889 "Mauser" became the first bolt-action service rifle of the Belgian Army. It was based on the proven Ma...

1970
Ingram MAC-10 (M10)
The Ingram MAC-10 (M10) was a short-lived, compact submachine gun initiative seeing limited production and equally-limited ac...

1998
INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)
The INSAS family was inducted into service with the Indian Army in 1998 and has already seen extensive combat service, partic...

1990
Instalaza C90
Spanish military industry has produced many indigenous solutions to local requirements throughout the decades, proving itself...

2008
Istiglal IST-14.5 AMR (Independence)
The rise of the tank in World War 1 gave rise to the anti-material rifle - specifically the German T-Gewehr of 1918. In the s...

1937
Ithaca Model 37
The Ithaca Model 37 (M37) has proven a hugely popular pump-action slide shotgun since its introduction in 1937 (still in prod...

1946
Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout
The Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout is the law enforcement version of the civilian game / home defense Model 37 pump action shotgun....

2004
Izhmash AK-9
The AK-9 assault rifle is yet another Kalashnikov-related series firearm that can trace its roots back to the original AK-47 ...

1994
Izhmash AN-94 (Abakan)
The Izhmash AN-94 is the latest in the long line of Russian assault rifles and is intended to replace the long-lasting Kalash...

1995
Izhmash Saiga-12
The Russian firm Izhmash produces the impressive Saiga-12, a semi-automatic fire-capable combat shotgun that has earned a hig...

1995
Izhmash Saiga-410
While automatic firing shotguns are slowly entering the firearms forefront, there is something to be said for the power inher...

1998
Izhmash SV-98
The Russian SV-98 sniper was brought about to replace the ages-old SVD series in some Russian agencies. While the SVD series ...

1860
J.F. Brown Target / Sniper Rifle
J.F. Brown of Haverhill, Massachusetts produced a line of high-quality target/sniper rifles during the Civil War. Sights were...

1990
Jericho 941
The Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) Jericho Model 941 is a no-frills, semi-automatic pistol design first introduced in 1990 a...

1941
Johnson Light Machine Gun
The Johnson Model 1941 Light Machine Gun (LMG) was a product of the Cranston Arms Company of Providence, Rhode Island and cat...

1836
Johnson Model 1836
The Johnson Model 1836 was a high-quality flintlock pistol produced for the US government in a batch of 3,000 examples. The p...

1941
Johnson Model 1941
The Johnson Model 1941 faced off against the M1 Garand rifle before the start of hostilities that became World War 2. The rif...

2006
JS 9mm
The JS 9mm (or simply "JS 9") is a conventional Chinese submachine gun type firearm designed exclusively for the export marke...

1996
K-3 (Armenia)
Through an internal initiative, the South Caucasus nation of Armenia has developed its own bullpup-configured assault rifle i...

1994
Kalashnikov AK-101
The AK-101 was developed from the successes of the original post-World War 2-era AK-47 assault rifle though with foreign cust...

1994
Kalashnikov AK-102
The AK-102 weapon system exists as a carbine form to the full-length AK-101 assault rifle. The AK-101 was developed by famed ...

1994
Kalashnikov AK-103
The AK-103 represents a modernized form of the AKM assault rifle from the mind of Mikhail Kalashnikov. The AKM was unveiled i...

1997
Kalashnikov AK-107
The Kalashnikov AK-107 is another in the long line of available - and modernized - versions of the hugely successful AK-47 as...

2014
Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
The AK-47 altered the world military stage by becoming a ubiquitous combat system available to the general masses. The weapon...

2013
Kalashnikov AK-200 (AK-12)
Since the conclusion of World War 2 in 1945, there has been some version of the ubiquitous Kalashnikov AK-47 circulating abou...

1949
Kalashnikov AK-47
Towards the end of World War 2, when the Red Army had effectively thrust Hitler's war machine back across Poland and into Ger...

1978
Kalashnikov AK-74 (M1974)
During the 1970s, the Soviet military sought a new infantry assault weapons system chambered for an intermediate cartridge ap...

1959
Kalashnikov AKM
The AKM was designed in the 1950s as a modernized successor to the fabled AK-47 assault rifle series of the late 1940s. The o...

1959
Kalashnikov AKMS (AKM-S)
The AKMS is a major variant of the AKM assault rifle line. The AKM itself is nothing more than the 1940's era AK-47 assault r...

1950
Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S)
The AKS was derived from the base AK47 assault rifle though produced with a folding steel butt instead of the fixed wood stoc...

1983
Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)
The AKSU-74 represents a submachine gun derivative of the AKS assault rifle, both operating with the 5.45mm Soviet cartridge....

1991
Kbk wz.88 (Tantal)
The Soviet reach over Eastern Europe during the Cold War was such that localized small arms design in these countries became ...

1991
Kbk wz.89 (Onyx)
Like the wz/88 "Tantal, a locally-produced Polish copy of the Russian AK-74S assault rifle, the wz/89 "Onyks" (or "Onyx") is ...

1991
KBP 9A-91
The KBP 9A-91 was introduced after 1993 and is essentially an assault rifle in a carbine form making for a compact assault we...

1991
KBP A-91
Though born of the same line of KBP-designed A-91-series assault weapons (to include the 9A-91 assault carbine), the A-91 ass...

1970
KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)
The Soviet Army equivalent to the American Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher became the AGS-17 "Plamya" ("Flame"). The weapon enter...

1995
KBP AGS-30 AGL
The AGS-30 is the modern Russian military 30mm automatic grenade launcher for fire support, superseding the Cold War-era AGS-...

2006
KBP GM-94
The KBP GM-94 is a modern, multi-shot tactical grenade launcher of Russian origin, developed with special forces units such a...

1996
KBP OSV-96
The Russian OSV-96 is a standard, no-frills large-caliber anti-tank/anti-material precision rifle system of conventional desi...

2006
KBP PP-2000
In 2004, KBP Instrument Design Bureau unveiled an all-new Russian-originated submachine gun in the "PP-2000". Production ensu...

1994
KBP VSK-94
While the VSS "Vintorez" silenced sniper rifle of 1987 proved excellent in its given role, it was an expensive end-product fo...

1997
Kbs wz.96 (Beryl)
In the 1980s, the Polish Army began development of a new assault rifle whose form continued that of the classic Kalashnikov A...

2011
Kel-Tec KSG
The Kel-Tec KSG was developed as a traditional manually-actuated, pump-action slide 12-gauge shotgun with several key differe...

2006
Kel-Tec PF-9
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1730
Kentucky Rifle (Deckard Rifle / Longrifle / Pennsylvania Rifle)
The development and naming of the Long Rifle is argued between riflemen of Kentucky and Pennsylvania even to this day. The mo...

1940
KG m/40 LMG (Knorr-Bremse)
The lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945) provided many weapons with the avenue needed to see serial production and combat servi...

1995
KMP AEK-919 SMG
The Russian KMP AEK-919 is a highly compact submachine gun in the mold of the classic Israeli UZI with its pistol grip magazi...

2004
Knight's Armament Company M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System)
The M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System) is based on the M16A4, which in itself represents a newer incarnation of the base M16A2 cu...

2006
Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)
The Heckler & Koch HK MP5 submachine gun is currently used by most of the world's elite special forces groups. Introduced in ...

1915
Kongsberg M/1914 (Kongsberg Colt)
One of the most storied firearms in history remains the venerable American Colt M1911 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. It s...

1998
Kord-12.7mm (HMG)
The Kord Heavy Machine Gun is the latest in the long line of excellent Soviet/Russian heavy machine guns dating back to the d...

1894
Krag-Jorgensen Model 1894
The Krag-Jorgensen was a bolt-action, repeat-fire rifle of Norwegian origin designed in the latter half of the 1800s. It was ...

1985
KS-23
While displaying an appearance more akin to a shotgun, the Russians designate their KS-23 as a "Special Carbine" (KS = "Karab...

1999
KSVK (ASVK)
The KSVK is a heavy anti-material rifle designed by Russian for specialized Russian Army forces. The KSVK is intended for dis...

2011
L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
The L129A1 is categorized as a "Designated Marksman Rifle" (DMR) which places it between an assault rifle and a dedicated sni...

1950
L2 (Grenade)
L2 marked the British military version of the American M26 fragmentation hand grenade that appeared in the early 1950s. The M...

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...

1935
Lahti L-35
Aimo Lahti lent his design talents to a new Finnish semi-automatic pistol which bears his name as the "Lahti L-35". While ini...

1939
Lahti L-39
The Lahti L-39 was an indigenous Finnish 20mm anti-tank rifle design used during the "Winter War" of World War 2. The system...

1941
Lanchester (SMG)
After the heroic evacuation of the Dunkirk survivors and the subsequent Fall of France in 1940, the British future was an unn...

1935
Lanciafiamme Spalleggiato Modello 1935
The Italians joined the Germans, Americans, Soviets and British in deploying flamethrowers in World War 2. The Italian Army a...

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 Labpratorio de Pesquisa de Ar...

1887
Lebel Model 1886
The Lebel Model 1886 (more formally as the "Fusil Modele 1886 ") was the standard infantry rifle of the French Army before an...

1888
Lee Metford (Magazine Lee Metford / MLM)
After nearly a decade of development and trials, the British Army adopted the Lee-Metford (or "MLM" for "Magazine Lee-Metford...

1895
Lee-Enfield (Series)
The Lee-Enfield series of rifles is one of the most successful bolt-action rifles of all time. First debuted in November 1895...

1944
Lee-Enfield Rifle No.5 Mk I (Jungle Carbine)
The Lee-Enfield bolt-action rifle to emerge from Britain in 1895 became one of the classic service rifles of its time - joini...

1823
Lefaucheux 20-Round
The Lefaucheux 20-Round was one of the notable attempts at designing a revolver that offered the operator a pistol with more ...

1854
Lefaucheux Model 1854
Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux developed the "pinfire" metallic cartridge from the late 1820s into the 1830s before patenting h...

1861
LeMat (Grape Shot Revolver)
The "LeMat" was an American Civil War (1861-1865) revolver emerging from the resources-strapped Confederate States of America...

1914
Lewis Machine Gun
American Isaac Newton Lewis (1858-1931) served in the United States Army and lent his talents to invention when possible. In ...

2011
LG3 AGL
Following other world powers, the Chinese military moved ahead with adopting a 40mm automatic grenade-launching system under ...

2011
LG4 MGL
Modern land fighting forces have found better ways to transport for the standard infantryman into full-fledged grenadier thro...

1869
Liege Model 1869
The pinfire method for firearms was credited to Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux and patented in 1835. The system brought about e...

1860
Lindsay Model 1860
The Lindsay Model 1860 two-shot percussion pistol was a workaround against the revolver patents held by Colt during the time ...

1863
Lindsay Model 1863 U.S. Double Rifle
Since the arrival of firearms, gunsmiths have gone down various avenues in an attempt to supply the operator with a multi-sho...

2012
Lithgow / Thales F90
The Thales Lithgow F90 is the export designation given to the EF88 ("Enhanced F88") product model of the Australian LAND 125 ...

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...

1988
Lithgow F88 (Austeyr)
The F88 Austeyr is the Australian Army equivalent of the storied Austrian Steyr bullpup assault rifle (AUG A1) used the world...

1989
Lithgow F89
The Australian F89 light support machine gun is a derivative of the successful Belgium FN Minimi system, which has since been...

1854
Lorenz Model 1854 / Model 1862 (Lorenz Rifle)
The Lorenz Rifle was designed and developed by a lieutenant in the Austrian Army, Joseph Lorenz, and went on to bear his name...

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 launcher. The M20A1 was an i...

1904
Luger P08 (Pistole Parabellum 1908 / Parabellum-Pistole)
The German P08 pistol (or "Pistole 1928" or "P'08" or "Luger") was one of the more famous German-based pistol designs of the ...

1983
LUSA SMG (Lusitania)
The LUSA submachine gun line emerged during the early 1980s though never found widespread use with its compact, repeat-fire s...

1941
M1 / M1A1 Flamethrower
There are many ways in which to decimate one's enemy - arguably one of the most terrible being fire. Fire has remained a fear...

1942
M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1)
The American arms industry reached all new heights with its commitment in World War 2. Much of the existing stock of guns wer...

1936
M1 Garand (United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1)
Little discussion can be had on the subject of American infantrymen in World War Two without the mention of the highly-acclai...

1938
M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun)
The Thompson series of submachine guns (not quite a pistol yet not a full-fledged machine gun) began life in 1919 following W...

2007
M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System)
The M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System) is an anti-personnel sniping system developed and marketed by Knight's Armament ...

1991
M120, 120mm Mortar
The M120 Mortar System is the Israeli Soltam K6 120mm heavy field mortar in United States Army service. The weapon was adopte...

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 to infantry squads and is ...

1941
M17 (T2 Grenade)
Prior to the wide scale adoption of man-portable, shoulder-fired rocket weapons during the Cold War, the "rifle grenade" was ...

1960
M18 Claymore
The M18 Claymore anti-personnel mine was specifically designed to kill or maim enemy ground troops approaching a position fro...

1917
M1917 Enfield (American Enfield)
Britain had already begun the task of replacing their Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) infantry rifles in the years precedin...

1937
M1937 82mm (82-PM 37)
The Soviet Union made use of several different mortar types throughout World War 2 covering calibers of 50mm, 82mm, 120mm and...

1939
M1938 120mm (120-HM 38)
The M1938 120mm mortar was a field mortar system accepted into service with the Red Army in 1939. The weapon system was nothi...

1938
M1938 50mm (50-RM 38)
The Red Army put much faith into mortar strength to augment their infantry capabilities leading into World War 2 (1939-1945)....

1940
M1940 50mm (50-RM 40)
The Soviet 50mm light infantry mortar of World War 2 (1939-1945) evolved along a singular line beginning with the 50-RM 38 mo...

1941
M1941 82mm (82-PM 41)
Like the other major military powers of World War 2, the Soviet Union went on to adopted various caliber of mortars for the i...

1943
M1943 120mm (120-PM 43)
The Soviet Army of World War 2 (1939-1945) fielded a wide variety of mortar-class weapons during the conflict - ranging from ...

1943
M1943 160mm (MT-13)
The M1943 (also known as the "MT-13") was a heavy field mortar utilized by the Soviet Army through the latter half of World W...

1945
M20 75mm
Recoilless rifles are a specialized category of battlefield weaponry that see less service today than in the years following ...

1943
M2-2 / M9A1-7
The M2 flamethrower (M2-2) served as the standard flamethrower of the US military during and after World War 2, replacing the...

1978
M224, 60mm Mortar
The M224 is the current portable mortar system in service with the United States Army and Marine Corps. The system provides a...

1987
M252, 81mm Mortar
The smoothbore, muzzle-loading M252 medium weight mortar system offers up accurate long-range indirect fire support to Americ...

1950
M26 (Lemon Grenade)
When America entered World War 1 in 1917, it lacked much in the way of modern war weapons. Army forces were delivered various...

2003
M26 (MASS)
Recent American combat actions in Iraq have once again brought a focus concerning the warfighter in an urban environment. The...

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...

1952
M29, 81mm Mortar
In 1952, the American government replaced the standard Army and Marine Corps 81mm service mortar of World War 2/Korean War - ...

1943
M3 (Grease Gun)
The M3 "Grease Gun" was an economical weapons design meant to arm large quantities of American troops with large quantities o...

1957
M31 HEAT
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2006
M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher)
The M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher) is a new United States Marine Corps (USMC) adoption of a repeat-fire, portable grenad...

2008
M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle (EMR)
The M39 EMR (Enhanced Marksman Rifle) was developed from the tried-and-true action of the original "M14" Battle Rifle of 1959...

1944
M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
Designed in 1942 with serial production beginning in 1943, the original M3/M3A1 "Grease Gun" submachine gun (SMG) series was ...

1955
M40 RR
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1957
M60 GPMG
The M60 served as the primary American general purpose machine gun for a good part of the 20th Century, being fielded in the ...

1986
M60E3 LMG
The 1950s-era M60 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) proved a relatively effective infantry support weapon throughout the Vie...

1952
M61 (Grenade)
The M61 was a standardized fragmentation hand grenade utilized primarily by the United States and Canadian armed forces durin...

1971
M67 (Grenade)
The M67 is a fragmentation-based hand-grenade utilized to supplement infantry actions in the field. The hand grenade concept ...

1963
M67 Recoilless Rifle
The recoilless rifle became a prominent battlefield anti-tank weapon during the 1950s and 1960s as enemy tank armor (primaril...

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...

1961
M79 GL
During World War 2, the standard infantryman utilized thrown hand grenades and rifle grenades when clearing out suspected ene...

1979
M79 Osa (Wasp)
The once-unified nation of Yugoslavia went on to develop a capable indigenous military-industrial complex apart from that off...

1980
M80 Zolja (Wasp)
Young readers may not remember that at one point in world history there stood a unified Yugoslavia. The nation also built up ...

1987
M9 (Bayonet)
In 1984 the United States adopted a multipurpose knife, the M9 bayonet. The M9 was designed to be used in conjunction with th...

1941
M9 HEAT
While the U.S. Army approved and adopted an anti-personnel rifle grenade in the "M17" of 1941, it also took on stocks of a Hi...

1952
Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4
The SFMG Mark 4 was a general purpose machine in every sense of the word, generating only modest interest and light sales ove...

1985
Magnum Research / IMI Desert Eagle
The Desert Eagle handgun is a large, powerful, gas-operated, semi-automatic handgun capable of firing the .50 AE (Action Expr...

1951
Makarov PM (Pistol Marakova)
The Makarov PM ("Pistolet Makarova") was designed and developed to replace the Soviet World War 2-era Tokarev TT-33 series se...

1981
Mambi AMR
The strategic placement of Cuba in Caribbean waters has always made it a target of foreign world powers forcing upon it a his...

1859
Manhattan Navy
Manhattan Firearms Company was established by a committee of businessmen in 1856 in preparation for the expiration of Colt re...

1886
Mannlicher Model 1886
The Mannlicher Model 1886 became the first service rifle of the Austro-Hungarian Army to feature a magazine. Design of the we...

1888
Mannlicher Model 1888
The Mannlicher Model 1886 straight-pull bolt-action service rifle was the first such rifle adopted by the Austro-Hungarian Ar...

1895
Mannlicher Model 1895
In the mid-1880s, the Austro-Hungarian Army sought to modernized their infantry regiments with a new service rifle. This crea...

1900
Mannlicher Model 1900 (Series)
The Mannlicher Model 1900 series was consistent with the high-end craftsmanship coming out of Steyr. Pistols were made to a h...

1936
MAS 36 (modele 36 / mle 36)
The MAS 36 was a solid, if unspectacular, French Army service rifle appearing in small quantities before the start of World W...

1939
MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38)
World War 1 introduced the concept of "machine pistols" to help bridge the gap between the portable pistol sidearm and the le...

1951
MAS 49 (Fusil Semi-Automatique de 7.5mm Modele 1949)
A post-World War 2 rebuilding France saw that much work lay ahead of it. The French military, as was the nation, was in rebui...

1981
MAS FAMAS
In 1981, the French Army gave up use of their MAS Modele 49 self-loading, semi-automatic service rifles in favor of a complet...

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...

1984
MAS FR F2
The FR F2 is the standard sniper rifle of the modern French Army and serves as a proven bolt-action operated system built upo...

1873
MAS Modele 1873 / Modele 1874
The pistol as a military sidearm generally existed as an afterthought in the "Gentlemen Wars" of the 1800s where the sabre an...

1892
MAS Modele 1892 (Lebel Revolver)
The MAS Modele 1892 revolver was selected by French military authorities to replace the aging MAS Modele 1873 revolver line. ...

1932
Maschinengewehr Modell 15 (MG15)
The MG 15 machine gun served the German Luftwaffe (Air Force) heading into, and during, World War 2 (1939-1945). It was deriv...

1936
Maschinengewehr Modell 34 (MG34)
After World War 1 (1914-1918), the Treaty of Versailles forbade the Germans in developing or manufacturing any important war-...

1942
Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42)
As excellent as the multi-role MG34 machine gun of 1936 was to become, it became painfully apparent to German authorities tha...

1949
MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
The MAT-49 is a submachine gun developed in France by Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle (MAT) and accepted into service ...

1918
Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr
By 1917, the German Army was forced to develop counter weapons once the British and French began unveiling their "landships" ...

1896
Mauser C96
One of the most recognizable early-form semi-automatic pistols became the Mauser C96 series. The C96 shape was classic with i...

1888
Mauser Gewehr 88 (Gew 88 / Model 1888 Reichsgewehr)
To remedy their defeat at the hands of the German Empire and North German Confederation in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871...

1898
Mauser Gewehr 98 (Gew 98)
The Mauser Gewehr 98 (formally as the "Infantry Rifle Model 1898") was a manually operated, magazine fed, bolt-action rifle a...

1935
Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k
With origins dating as far back as World War 1, the famous German Army Kar 98k ("Kar" the abbreviation of "karabiner" transla...

1872
Mauser Model 1871
The Mauser brothers - Paul and Wilhelm - entered firearms history when their Mauser Model 1871 was adopted by the German Army...

1908
Maxim MG08 (Maschinengewehr 08)
The Maxim MG08 (or "Maschinengewehr 08") was a copy of the original machine gun as developed by Sir Hiram S. Maxim in 1884. H...

1860
Maynard Carbine
New Jersey dentist Dr. Edward Maynard (1813-1891) lent his talents to developing a new primer system for guns which allowed f...

1980
MBB Armbrust (Crossbow)
By the 1980s, the threat of Soviet armor pouring into Western Europe was no less a threat than in the years following the clo...

1994
MBDA ERYX
Because of the proliferation of stubbornly-armored combat vehicles on the modern battlefield, it behooved world powers to sta...

McMillan TAC-308
The McMillan TAC-308 (McMillan Tactical Rifle) was developed for military and security forces operating in an urban setting. ...

McMillan TAC-338
The McMillan TAC-338 is a specialized sniper rifle developed to exacting specifications with long range lethality and precisi...

2005
McMillan TAC-416
The McMillan TAC-416 is the latest McMillan rifle adopted into the TAC line. It is based on the proven workings of the preced...

2000
McMillan TAC-50
At its core, the TAC-50 is a heavy long rifle intended for use against light armored vehicles with a secondary role In counte...

1972
MDBA MILAN (Missile d'Infanterie Leger ANtichar)
World War 2 armored warfare set the stage for many technological developments that appeared in the ensuing Cold War years. We...

1950
Mecar ENERGA
With the arrival of the tank on World War 1 (1914-1918) battlefields, there proved a need to develop portable armor counters ...

1934
Mendoza C-1934 (M1934)
Mexico is not a nation one thinks about when they think of indigenous firearms design and development. However, engineer Raph...

1945
Mendoza Model 45
While the original Mendoza C-1934 light machine gun was already in circulation with the Mexican Army prior to and during Worl...

1947
Mendoza RM-2
Mexican engineer Raphael Mendoza found success with his C-1934 Light Machine Gun which was accepted for service with the Mexi...

1863
Merrill Model 1863 (Merrill Carbine)
Beyond the notable pistols and long guns featured in the American Civil War (1861-1865), the carbine grew in considerable use...

1864
Metropolitan Navy Model 1864
In 1864, Colt's East Armory erupted into flames which destroyed all but two of its buildings. The event could not have happen...

1977
MIC Uirapuru GPMG
Originally rejected by the Brazilian Army, the Uirapuru received a second life in 1976 after refinements were imposed. The we...

1984
Milkor BXP
Arms embargoes set against the nation of South Africa (due to Apartheid) led to the development of an indigenous weapons indu...

1983
Milkor MGL Y2
The privately-owned firearms concern of Milkor Pty Ltd of South Africa has made a living on its line of excellent 40mm grenad...

2008
Milkor MGL-140
The Milkor concern of South Africa has a long-running history in development of versatile, military-grade, lethal and non-let...

2009
Milkor Mk-4 UBGL
With a long-running history in design, development and production of excellent grenade launchers, Milkor Pty Ltd of South Afr...

2012
Milkor SuperSix MGL
Milkor of South Africa has a long-standing history in the realm of automatic grenade launchers leading to their sixth generat...

1865
Miller Model 1861
The Springfield Model 1861 rifle musket was produced in over 1 million examples during and after the American Civil War (1861...

1953
Mitraillette Vigneron SMG
The Mitraillette Vigneron was born in post-World War 2 Belgium Army requirement for an indigenous and modern submachine gun. ...

1917
Mk 1 (Hand Grenade)
The Mk 1 series fragmentation hand grenade was issued to American troops and led a rather short operational service tenure wi...

1915
Mk 1 / Mills Grenade (Mills Bomb)
As World War broadened across Europe following the events of 1914, design work began on a new standard hand grenade for the B...

2004
Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle)
The Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle) is an evolution of the original M14 Battle Rifle of the 1960s and 1970s and has s...

1918
Mk II / Mk 2 (Pineapple Hand Grenade)
The Mk II/Mk 2 series fragmentation grenade was the standard American Army infantry hand grenade from 1918 until the 1960s. P...

2008
MKEK JNG-90 (Bora)
Turkish Land Forces have adopted an indigenous NATO-compliant bolt-action sniper rifle as the JNG-90 "Bora" series by MKEK (t...

2014
MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)
The nation of Turkey has made great recent strides in modernizing its land, sea, and air forces. Perhaps more importantly, it...

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 Army and various global cu...

1752
Model 1752 (Spanish)
The first standardized long gun of the Spanish Army became the Model 1752, a musket proving typically conventional for the pe...

1819
Model 1819 Hall Rifle
John Harris Hall (1781-1841) proved a potent inventor and forward-thinking gunsmith during his time. Aside from his contribut...

1866
Model 1866 Peabody Carbine
Henry O. Peabody of Boston, Massachusetts patented a new breech-loading, downward- tilting, lever-operated action for a long ...

1891
Model 1891 (Argentine Mauser)
Once perfected beyond their early offerings, German Mauser bolt-action rifles proliferated the firearms market of the world b...

1917
Model 1917 Eihandgranate (Egg Grenade / Mle 1917)
The hand grenade truly came into its own as an infantry weapon during World War 1 (1914-1918). The Germans initially relied o...

1915
Model 24 Stielhandgranate (Stick Grenade / Potato Masher)
The Stielhandgranate was the quintessential hand grenade of the German Army in both World War 1 and World War 2. The type bec...

1939
Model 39 Eihandgranate (Mod39) (Egg Hand Grenade)
The German Army hand grenade of choice throughout World War 1 (1914-1918) was the "Stick Grenade" ("Stielhandgranate") whose ...

1960
Model K-50M
During the Vietnam War (1955-1975), the North was supplied by outside parties including communist China. China adopted the Wo...

1870
Modello 1870 Italian Vetterli
The 19th Century proved a critical one for the advancement of firearms. Up to this point, the flintlock muzzle-loading system...

1965
MON-50
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1900
Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
The Mondragon Rifle became one of the first semi-automatic service rifles to be adopted in quantity by a major military force...

1935
Mortaio da 81/14 Modello 35
The Italian Army made use of two main mortar designs during World War 2 - the 45mm Modello 35 and the 81mm Modello 35, both i...

1935
Mortaio d'assalto 45/5 Brixia, Modello 35
Like all other modern militaries participating in World War 2, the Italian Army adopted a light infantry mortar to provide in...

1942
Mortar, 60mm M19
The M19 60mm mortar (the US equivalent to the British 2-inch) was developed during World War 2 for infantry-level support act...

1940
Mortar, 60mm M2
The M2 60mm light mortar served US Army and Marine forces in World War 2 and through the Korean and the Vietnam wars, becomin...

1935
Mortar, 81mm M1
The American M1 81mm Mortar, like the upcoming M2 60mm Mortar, was based on a French design by Edgar William Brandt (1880-196...

1891
Mosin-Nagant Model 1891
Like all other world powers of the late-1800s, the Russian Empire sought modernization in its military inventory. This proved...

1975
Mossberg Model 590
The Mossberg Model 590 shotgun is an offshoot family of the popular Mossberg 500 hunting shotgun line. The Model 590 is offer...

1945
MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
1945 proved a disastrous year for the German military. By April, Hitler's territories had shrunk to previously-unthinkable le...

1938
MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38)
The MP38 served as the predecessor to the well known MP40 series of mass-produced submachine guns developed by the Germans in...

1940
MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
As the original German Army MP38 submachine gun series proving a success, it was also too expensive for war time production. ...

1941
MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
German weapons engineer Hugo Schmeisser lent his talents to the design of the famous MP18 (Maschinenpistole 1918) - the first...

2005
MPS AA-12 (Sledgehammer)
The shotgun, in general, has been in military use since the first pump-action gun was developed. Trench shotguns proved usefu...

2015
MSBS-5.56 Radon (Modulowy System Broni Strzekeckiej kalibru 5,56mm - Radon)
The MSBS-5.56 Radon is in the running to become the next standard-issue assault rifle of the Polish Army. The weapon began de...

1895
Nagant Model 1895 (M1895)
The Nagant Model of 1895 was a seven-shot service revolver developed in Belgium and adopted by the Imperial Russian Army as i...

1927
Nambu Type 14
Like the standard-issue rifles of the Imperial Japanese Army during the 1920s, the pistols of the IJA were equally outdated f...

1994
Naval Ordnance Station EX 41 (Shoulder-Fired Weapon / SFW)
Since the close of World War 2, when infantryman relied on thrown hand grenades or rifle grenades fired from the muzzles of t...

2001
NeoStead 2000 (NS2000)
The NeoStead 2000 is a unique manual pump-action, 12-gauge shotgun developed by Truvelo Manufacturers Ltd of South Africa for...

1915
No. 15 Ball Grenade
Because of the bogged-down nature of Trench Warfare fighting during World War 1 (1914-1918), it fell to engineers to develop ...

1915
No. 16 Oval Grenade
The No. 16 Oval Grenade was a follow-up to the No. 15 Ball Grenade of 1915. The No. 15 series was developed for service in th...

1917
No. 34 Egg Grenade
In 1917, the British Army introduced a new hand grenade as the "No. 34". The No. 34 following the new German Army "Model 1917...

1940
No. 68 AT
In the early 1900s, the "rifle grenade" as a viable battlefield weapon began to take form - its first notable use witnessed a...

1940
No. 73 AT (N73)
The "Miracle at Dunkirk" in Northern France that saw many British and French lives saved under the threat of complete annihil...

1943
No. 82 Grenade (Gammon Bomb)
The hand grenade was used throughout World War 1 (1914-1918) in various forms and some models managed an extended service lif...

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 Chinese HJ-8 Anti-Tank Gui...

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's Liberation Army of Chi...

1997
NORINCO QBZ-95 (Series)
The QBZ-95 is a family line of assault weapons contoured to operator needs and has been developed (as an economical measure) ...

1998
NORINCO QSZ-92 (Type 92)
The QSZ-92 is a relatively new entry into the world market as sidearms go. The system was originally designed out of the "20...

1959
NORINCO Type 59 (Makarov)
China produces a near-exact copy of the Soviet-Russian Makarov semi-automatic sidearm as the Type 59. The original Makarov wa...

1980
NORINCO Type 64 Silenced
For a time, Chinese forces were issued the crude but effective Type 64 silenced pistol. The weapon was developed around a bas...

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...

1970
NORINCO Type 69 RPG
The Type 69 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) is nothing more than a local Chinese copy of the famous Soviet-era RPG-7 series. T...

1977
NORINCO Type 77 HMG
The Type 77 Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) was a relatively late Cold War-era indigenous development for the Chinese military. The t...

1940
Northover Projector
With the invasion of Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany in 1939. However, the situation turned sour when the ...

2010
NSG-85
The NSG-85 is a new Chinese military sniper rifle developed from the Type 85 series rifle, itself born from the old Soviet SV...

1971
NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos)
For a time, the NSV multi-purpose heavy machine gun was the standard heavy machine gun of Soviet Army forces. The system was ...

2008
OBR RGP-40
Taking a page from other's military playbook, the nation of Poland designed, developed and adopted an indigenous, portable mu...

1982
OD/82 HE/SE
The OD/82 was adopted by the Italian Army in 1982 as its standard infantry fragmentation hand grenade. In practice, there pro...

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...

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. ...

1938
Ordnance ML 2-inch Mortar
The Ordnance ML 2-inch Mortar Mk II was an infantry-based, squad-level mortar weapon system standardized throughout the Briti...

1925
Ordnance ML 3-inch Mortar
Among several of the unsung British war weapons to see action in World War 2 was the Ordnance, ML Mortar, 3-inch. The weapon ...

1942
Ordnance ML 4.2-inch Mortar
In attempting to keep step with the German Army and its successes during the early stages of World War 2, British authorities...

1882
Ordnance Revolver Model 1882
The Ordnance Revolver Model 1882 was a Swiss attempt at making a lighter revolver for its Army. The Swiss Army was already fi...

1945
Ordnance, RCL, 3.45-inch
Recoilless guns/rifles get their categorization from their inherent ability to counter some of the violent recoil effects rel...

1943
Orita Model 1941
The Romanian Army of World War 2 (1939-1945) utilized a variety of foreign-born weapons during its participation as a member ...

1935
OTO Hand Grenade Model 1935
Italian Army infantry elements of World War 2 relied on three hand grenades of varying effectiveness and designed along the s...

1994
OTs-03 SVU
With a growing worldwide move towards the "bullpup" configured assault weapon, the Russian military has since taken delivery ...

1993
OTs-12 (Tiss)
The OTs-12 "Tiss" (also known as the "OC-12") was an experimental Soviet/Russian assault carbine born from the classic profil...

1994
OTs-14 (Groza)
While several world powers have embraced the "bullpup" configured assault weapon, it is mainly the United States and Russia w...

1941
Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
Despite its obvious battlefield value today, world militaries took some time to warm up to the idea of procuring and fielding...

1974
PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2
The PA3(DM) / FMK-3 submachine gun series was of indigenous Argentine design and chambered for the universally accepted 9x19 ...

1974
Pallad wz. 1974 (Palladium)
During the Cold War, Polish military industry maintained a path apart from that of the Soviet Union. Founded in 1917, and est...

1865
Palmer Model 1865
The Palmer Model 1865 Carbine was manufactured under the E.G. Lamson & Company brand label to a W. Palmer patent secured on D...

1987
Pancor Jackhammer
The Pancor Jackhammer was developed by American gunsmith John Andersen as an automatic repeat-fire shotgun. The design was pa...

1938
Panzerbuchse 38 (PzB 38)
The Panzerbusche 38 (PzB 38) was an early World War 2 (1939-1945) anti-tank rifle design by Gustloff Werke for use by the re-...

1939
Panzerbuchse 39 (PzB 39)
The Panzerbusche 39 (PzB 39) was a short-lived anti-tank rifle utilized by the German Army in World War 2. The type was devel...

1943
Panzerfaust 30
The Panzerfaust series of hand-held disposable anti-tank rocket systems was a highly-feared adversary to American tank and ve...

1943
Panzerfaust 60
The Panzerfaust 60 was an evolution of the Panzerfaust (meaning "Tank Fist" or "Armor Fist") disposable anti-tank rocket laun...

1943
Panzerschreck (Raketenpanzerbuchse / RPzB)
The Raketenpanzerbuchse (shortened to "RPzB" or commonly known as the "Panzerschreck" meaning "tank terror" because of its de...

1995
PAPOP (PolyArme POlyProjectiles)
At one point or another in recent military history, a major world power has attempted to produce a suitable "combination assa...

1972
Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)
The Parker-Hale M82 (Model 82) was a conventional bolt-action rifle appearing from the British Parker-Hale concern of Birming...

1993
PGM Hecate II
The PGM Hecate II is a French Army anti-material rifle designed to engage light armored vehicles. The Hecate II is designed a...

1942
PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank)
With the large loss of anti-tank weaponry at the Battle of Dunkirk in northern France, the British were forced to develop all...

1991
Pindad SS1
In 1984, the Indonesian defense concern of PT Pindad obtained an agreement with the Belgian firm of Fabrique Nationale (FN) t...

2006
Pindad SS2
The Indonesian concern of PT Pindad obtained a local-license production agreement from the Belgian firm of Fabrique Nationale...

2011
Pindad SS3
With growing unrest in the Southeast Asia part of the world, it is only natural to see growing militaries. The nation of Indo...

2014
Pindad SS4
In the 1990s, PT Pindad locally produced the Belgian Fabrique Nationale FN FNC under license as the "SS1". This eventually ga...

1963
Pistol Mitraliera Model 1963 (PM md. 63)
The Soviet Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle became one of the most famous automatic weapons of all time after it was introduce...

1891
Pistola a Rotazione Modello 1889 (Bodeo)
The Model 1889 "Bodeo" revolver served as the standard Italian Army service revolver for decades after being adopted in 1891....

1910
Pistola Automatica, Modello 1910 (Glisenti)
The Italian Army took on the Model 1910 Glisenti in an attempt to field a semi-automatic pistol to replace their aged "Bodeo"...

1938
Pistolet wz.35 Vis (Radom)
The Polish wz.35 pistol was one of the finest semi-automatic handguns of her era, appearing just shortly before the German in...

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...

2001
PKP Pecheneg (6P41)
In 1961, the Soviet Army began wide-scale adoption of the PK General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) which utilized the tried-and-...

1965
PM-63 RAK (Reczny Automat Komandosow)
Despite the Soviet influence in Poland during the Cold War decades, the nation managed an indigenous arms industry which deve...

1984
PM-84 Glauberyt
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1996
PP-19 Bizon (Bison)
The Russian branch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs called for a new lightweight, close-in fighting weapon system suitable...

1935
PPD SMG
The submachine became a Soviet Army staple in World War 2 when automatic weapons were selected ahead of slower-firing bolt-ac...

1942
PPS-42 / PPS-43
The PPS submachine gun was designed by Leningrad engineer A. I. Sudayev in 1942. Leningrad was encircled by the might of the ...

1941
PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
The Soviet Army began experimentation of submachine gun class weapons in the latter half of the 1920s. By the time of World W...

1972
PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta
While bearing an external appearance to that of the Soviet-era SVD Dragunov sniper rifle, the Romanian PSL is actually based ...

1910
Pulemet Maksima Obrazets Model 1910 (PM Model 1910)
Like other turn-of-the-century world powers, the Russians adopted the famous Maxim Machine Gun - a weapon being the brainchil...

1997
Rafael Spike
With a relatively short - though deep - history of tank warfare, the Israeli Army has been on the cutting edge of related dev...

2000
RAG-30 / SAG-30
Czech Weapons (CZW) produces the modern RAG-30 automatic grenade launcher for the Czech Army. The system is quite unlike othe...

1960
Rasheed Carbine
The Egyptian Rasheed Carbine (also "Rashid") was born from the Hakim Rifle which, in turn, was born from the Swedish Ljungman...

1996
Raytheon / Lockheed Martin FGM-148 Javelin
The Javelin system is categorized as a "3rd Generation" anti-tank guided missile system and represents a lethal capability in...

1975
Raytheon M47 Dragon
As World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased the value of ranged armor-defeating weapons on the battlefield - primarily through anti-...

1879
Reichsrevolver Model 1879
The Reichsrevolver ("Government Revolver") Model 1879 appeared during a German initiative to modernize and standardize her Ar...

1941
Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
Before the arrival of the various storied American firearms of World War 2 such as the M1 Thompson, M1 Garand and M1 Carbine,...

2011
Remington M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Weapons Rifle)
The M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) was born in the late 1980s as a militarized from of the original Remington Model 700 of 19...

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 requirement replacing the...

1966
Remington M40
Long-time gun maker Remington introduced their bolt-action "Model 700" rifle series in 1962 to the American public and police...

1908
Remington Model 10 (M10)
Unlike other global firepowers, the United States was never shy about going to war with shotguns in tow. This proved the case...

1905
Remington Model 11 (M11 / Remington Autoloading Gun)
Famous American gunsmith John Moses Browning (1855-1926) had many of his popular rifle and shotgun designs licensed exclusive...

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 ...

1850
Remington Model 1841 (Mississippi Rifle)
The Remington gun company of today holds a long and illustrious history dating back to its founding in 1816 by Eliphalet Remi...

1861
Remington Model 1858 Army
Remington Arms gained considerable popularity during the American Civil War (1861-1865) with their line of rugged and reliabl...

1861
Remington Model 1861 Army
Used almost as widely as the Colt Model 1860 New Model Army revolver, the Remington Model 1861 Army was the another American ...

1862
Remington Model 1861 Navy
Remington produced their similar Model 1861 Navy based on the successful and well-liked Model 1861 Army revolvers. The Army r...

1875
Remington Model 1875 New Army
The Remington Model 1875 New Army followed the form and function of the successful Model 1858 which saw widespread use and ac...

1962
Remington Model 700
The Remington Model 700 (M700) rifle series appears in civilian, police and military guises. Production by Remington Arms beg...

1950
Remington Model 870 (M870)
One of the most famous and popular of the Remington shotgun lines became the Remington M870 (Model 870) series. The type over...

1951
Remington Model 870 Wingmaster
The Remington Model 870 "Wingmaster" is a variant of the famous (and best-selling) Remington M870 series pump-action slide sh...

1994
RG-6 (6G39)
With the growing need to fight more urban environment battles, the Russian military adopted the capable, 40mm multi-shot "RG-...

1991
RH-ALAN MACS M2
The MACS M2 is a locally-designed and developed Croatian anti-material rifle. The system is chambered for the effective .50 B...

1997
RH-ALAN MACS M3
The MACS M3 is a bullpup evolution of the original MACS M2 born from an RH-ALAN of Zagreb design. The original M2 was chamber...

1994
RH-ALAN RT-20
The RT-20 is an anti-materiel sniper rifle of Croatian origin, part of the region of the world well-known and respected for t...

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 ...

1890
Rifle Model 1890 (Turkish Mauser)
In 1890, Turkish authorities ordered stocks of Mauser-based bolt-action rifles as the "Rifle Model 1890" ("Turkish Mauser") w...

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...

1982
Rifle R4
Long relying on foreign arms to stock its military inventory, the South African national army faced a dilemma of sorts when a...

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...

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 assault rifle series. Also c...

1935
ROKS (Ranzewuj Ognemjot)
Like other world powers of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union evaluated and ultimately adopted a portable flamethrower...

1905
Ross Rifle
An indigenous bolt-action service rifle of World War 1 to emerge from Canada - the "Ross Rifle" - was actually designed by Sc...

1907
Roth-Steyr Model 1907 (M07)
The Roth-Steyr M07 (or "Model 07") holds the distinction of becoming the first self-loading pistol to be accepted by a major ...

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 production in the early 1980s....

1946
RP-46
While the Degtyarov DP Light Machine gun of 1928 served the Red Army quite well during World War2, the design was bettered in...

1945
RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova)
Developed as a portable, squad-level light machine gun, the RPD ("Ruchnoy Pulemot Degtyaryova" - "Hand-Held Machine Gun of De...

1972
RPG-18 (Mukha)
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1949
RPG-2
The RPG-2 is a rocket-propelled grenade launching system. It can trace its history back to the end days of World War 2 where ...

1970
RPG-26
The RPG-26 (Rocket Propelled Grenade 26) was developed as a single-shot, disposable anti-tank battlefield solution for the Re...

1989
RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire)
Just before the end of the Soviet Empire in 1991, the Red Army adopted its newest anti-tank measure - the 105mm RPG-29 rocket...

2008
RPG-30
Since the dark days of World War 2, Russia (then the lead of the Soviet Union) has held a high regard for man-portable, tank-...

2008
RPG-32 (Hashim)
At the start of the new millennium, the governments of Jordan and Mexico commissioned the Russian government-run bureau of Ba...

1940
RPG-40
RPG-40 (ruchnaya protivotankovaya granata, translating to "hand-held tank grenade") was a standard anti-tank hand grenade uti...

1943
RPG-43
In June of 1941, the German Army invaded the Soviet Union through "Operation Barbarossa" beginning the East Front which would...

1943
RPG-6 (Ruchnaya Protivotankovaya Granata)
When the German Army (and its allies) turned its attention to the Soviet Union in June of 1941 to begin "Operation Barbarossa...

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 ...

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 difference between victor...

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...

1980
Ruger AC-556
The Ruger AC-556 was a variant of the popular Ruger "Mini-14" series of semi-automatic carbine rifles introduced in 1973. The...

1973
Ruger Mini-14
The Ruger Mini-14 is based on the successful World War Two M1 Garand infantry rifle. In fact, most of the inner workings of t...

1995
Ruger MP9
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2009
Ruger SR-556
The Ruger SR-556 is a relatively new commercial market addition to the Armalite AR-15 family of automatic, self-loading rifle...

2014
S&T Motiv / Daewoo K11
Similar in project scope to the abandoned American XM29 OICW system is the South Korean Army's K11 manufactured by S&T Daewoo...

1974
SA-14 (Gremlin) / 9K34 Strela-3
Due to the limited capabilities of its preceding 9K32 "Strela-2" (NATO: SA-7 "Grail") anti-aircraft missile system, the Sovie...

1981
SA-16 (Gimlet) / 9K310 Igla-1
The 9K310 "Igla-1" (NATO: SA-16 "Gimlet") was designed, developed and produced alongside the improved, and technologically su...

1983
SA-18 (Grouse) / 9K38 Igla
The SA-18 (NATO: "Grouse"), formally recognized by the Russian Army as 9K38 "Igla", is a modern man-portable, shoulder-fired ...

2004
SA-24 (Grinch) / 9K338 Igla-S
The culmination of missile design work by Soviet engineers in the 1950s and 1960s became the 9K338 "Igla-S" (NATO: SA-24 "Gri...

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 ...

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 system designed specifica...

2003
Saab Bofors MBT-LAW / N-LAW
The Swedes developed the MBT-LAW ("Main Battle Tank and Light Anti-tank Weapon") as a shoulder-fired, man-portable, armor-def...

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...

1995
SAKO RK 95 TP (M95)
Development of a new Finnish Army service assault rifle began in 1988 though, prior to this, the Finnish Army relied on the "...

2000
SAKO TRG (Series)
TRG designates a family of proven, purpose-built bolt-action sniper rifles showcased by gunmaker SAKO, Limited of Riihimaki, ...

2007
Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 (ArmaLite AR-24)
Turkish military industry has begun to flourish in recent years and its reach has allowed for more indigenous solutions to be...

1935
Savage Arms M720
The Savage M720 existed as a semi-automatic, repeat-fire shotgun delivered by the Savage Arms Company. The company held a his...

1985
SB 40 LAG
In 1984, design work on an indigenous 40mm automatic grenade launcher was begun in Spain by Empresa Nacional Santa Barbara as...

1905
Schwarzlose MG
Prussian-German gunsmith Andreas Wilhelm Schwarzlose developed a line of machine guns that became the standardized water-cool...

2000
SEAL Knife 2000
...

1980
SEP Dard 120
...

2012
Shaher-14.5
The Shaher-14.5 heavy rifle was debut by Iran in 2012. Its battlefield role is that of Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) with a prima...

1760
Sharpe Model 1760
A rather unheard of practice today was the practice of officers and soldiers purchasing their own weapons, particularly sidea...

1867
Sharps Model 1867 (Carbine)
Christian Sharps initially spent time under the employ of other firearms manufacturers that included John Hall at the fabled ...

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 ...

1953
SIG MG50
...

2010
SIG SG 516
The SIG516 continues the well-established tradition of operational reliability and ease of use concerning the AR-15 family of...

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 fire the 7.62x51mm NATO ...

1990
SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) / Stgw 90
The SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) series was born in a Swiss Army initiative requiring an automatic weapon chambered for...

2011
SIG SG 716
The SIG SG 716 comes from the Swiss gunsmithing concern of SIG Sauer, Incorporated and first debuted in January of 2011. The ...

1975
SIG-Sauer P220 (Pistole 75 / Model 75)
The SIG-Sauer P220 was a semi-automatic pistol series of Swiss origin with production also handled out of Germany. As the Swi...

1984
SIG-Sauer P226
The SIG-Sauer P226 was developed from the original P220 model specifically to compete in the US Army pistol trials of the ear...

1988
SIG-Sauer P228 (M11)
The SIG P228 series is nothing more than a compact version of the well-liked and hugely successful P226 family. In its compac...

1983
SIG-Sauer SSG 2000
The SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 was introduced in 1983 as a precision long-range sniper rifle for military, law enforcement and sporti...

1992
SIG-Sauer SSG 3000
Delivered in 1992, the Swiss-German SIG-Sauer SSG 3000 is a modern precision sniping system developed for military and law en...

1975
Simonov AG-043
In the early-to-mid 1960s, Soviet engineer Sergei Simonov undertook several designs based on the world famous Kalashnikov AK-...

1986
Simonov AO-63
The Simonov AO-63 was a double-barreled assault rifle engineered in the Soviet Union during the mid-1980s. The design incorpo...

1941
Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41)
Simonov produced the PTRS-41 (or "PTRS 1941") anti-tank rifle for the Red Army during World War 2. While allied with Germany ...

1945
Simonov SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova)
The Soviet-produced SKS, or the Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova, was the design of Sergei Gavrilovish Simonov and is s...

1971
Simonov SPP-1
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1984
SITES Spectre M4
The Spectre M4 was a submachine gun of Italian origin and presented a highly compact automatic weapon system intended for use...

2013
Siyavash
...

1893
Skoda MG (series)
Waffenwerke Skoda of Pilsen of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire developed what became a series of machine guns that appeared dur...

1908
Smith & Wesson 1st Model New Century (Triple Lock)
In 1868, the storied firm of Smith & Wesson introduced their Model 3, a large-caliber, hinged-frame, single-action revolver. ...

1917
Smith & Wesson Model 1917
The revolver was the primary side arm in most every major world army during the mid-to-late 1800s and into the 1900s and this...

1869
Smith & Wesson Model 3
Smith & Wesson was established in 1852 by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson to center on the design and production of firearm...

1889
Smith & Wesson SW Model 10 (38 Special)
The famous ".38 Special" revolver was the Smith & Wesson Model 10 which first appeared in 1899 and went on to see some 6 mill...

1955
Smith & Wesson SW Model 29 (.44 Magnum)
The .44 Magnum or, more formally, the Smith & Wesson Model 29 became the stuff of legend in the Dirty Harry series of movies ...

2003
Smith & Wesson SW Model 500 - Standard Compensator
The Smith & Wesson Model 500 - Standard Compensator is touted as the most powerful handgun every built. The Model 500 was int...

1981
Smith & Wesson SW Model 686
In 1981, the fabled American firearms concern Smith & Wesson brought about their SW Model 868 six- or seven-shot revolver. Th...

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 ...

1985
SOCIMI AR-831
As its Type 821 submachine gun was based on the famous Israeli UZI 9mm, SOCIMI (Societa Costruzioni Industriali Milano) of It...

1984
SOCIMI Type 821-SMG
The SOCIMI Type 821-SMG was a rather nondescript, no-frills submachine gun of the 1980s developed to the popular lines of the...

1938
Solothurn S18-100
The rise of the tank in World War 1 (1914-1918) forced the development of tank-killing systems to follow. Artillery proved a ...

1930
Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34)
Because of the restrictions placed upon it following its defeat in World War 1 (1914-1918), the nation of Germany was forced ...

1955
Soltam K5 (M65)
...

1860
Spencer Rifle / Carbine
Christopher Spencer (1833-1922) proved an inventor at heart and one of his most storied creations became the repeat-fire, lev...

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...

1959
Springfield M14
The M14 was brought about to fulfill an American military requirement for a new standard issue service rifle due to the accep...

1903
Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)
The M1903 "Springfield" bolt-action service rifle was the standard infantry rifle of the American Army throughout its partici...

1817
Springfield Model 1817
The Springfield Model 1817 Type 1 was a flintlock pistol produced out of the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts...

1861
Springfield Model 1861
At the beginning of the American Civil War, both the North and the South relied heavily on imported Enfield rifles from Brita...

1992
SR-3 Vikhr (Whirlwind)
CNIITochMash developed a relatively new assault weapon system - the SR-3 "Vikhr" (meaning "Whirlwind") - designed around the ...

1935
SRCM Hand Grenade Model 1935 / 1938
The Italian Army of World War 2 utilized three primary hand grenade series all under the designation of "Model 1935" - the ty...

1990
Star 30
...

1984
Star Model Z84
Star Bonifacio Echeverria, S.A. based its post-World War 2 submachine design on the German wartime MP40 which was marketed as...

1935
Star SI35
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1858
Starr DA
...

1941
STEN SMG
The British STEN submachine gun is one of those rare firearms in history that was born of desperation and turned into a war-w...

1944
Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
The submachine gun was developed as early as World War 1 but was not featured prominently in the battles of the industrial wo...

1910
Stevens M520 (Model 520)
The Stevens Model 520 (M520) was a pump-action slide shotgun appearing around 1910. Its general form and function were highly...

1927
Stevens M620 (Model 620)
The Stevens M620 was an improved version of John Moses Browning's earlier M520 series, primarily with a more refined receiver...

1987
Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
In the late 1980s, the United States Army undertook a program to identify a potential successor to the long-running Colt M16 ...

1978
Steyr AUG
Like other European nations during the Cold War, the Austrian Army made use of the excellent Belgian FN FAL Battle Rifle firi...

1988
Steyr AUG Para
The success of the Austrian Steyr AUG assault rifle family naturally encouraged the weapon to span out into other gun classif...

1978
Steyr AUG-LMG
The AUG-LMG "Light Machine Gun" is a gas-operated weapon system developed by Steyr-Mannlicher GmbH of Austria from the base m...

1974
Steyr GB
The Steyr GB underwent many alterations during its production run, obtaining a history for itself as being a poorly-produced ...

1999
Steyr IWS 2000
The Steyr IWS 2000 (IWS = "Infantry Weapon System 2000") was a proposed anti-material rifle born out of a 1980s initiative by...

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...

1969
Steyr SSG 69
The Cold War proved the ultimate market for firearms of all sorts though things became decidedly restricted for manufacturers...

1993
Steyr TMP / SPP
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1950
Stocking Model 1950 (Pepperbox)
The "pepperbox" gun was developed as a way to provide a repeat-fire function in a compact form. The gun also came to be known...

1915
Stokes Mortar (3-inch)
While mortars largely fell out of interest prior to World War 1, the stalemate of trench warfare forced national armies to re...

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...

1990
Stoner SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25)
The SR-25 Enhanced Match rifle (EM) was a semi-automatic sharpshooter / sniper rifle system developed within the United State...

1942
Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44)
The Maschinenpistole 44, or MP44, or still further the StG 44, is more commonly associated as being the father of the modern ...

1945
Sturmgewehr 45 (StG45(M)) / Maschinenpistole (45 MP45(M))
Towards the end of World War 2, all sides had realized the potential of automatic weapons to a high degree. Automatic weapons...

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 ...

1931
Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31)
When World War 2 began in September of 1939, Poland was split into two halves by the victors - the Nazi Germans took the West...

1976
T65 (Type 65)
In an attempt to stock its national armory with an indigenous design, Taiwanese engineers developed the T65 (Type 65), an aut...

1992
T75 LMG (Type 75)
In the 1980s, the Taiwanese government made a concerted effort to produce an increasing amount of indigenous weapons to fulfi...

2000
T86 (Type 86)
For decades, Taiwanese Army and Marine forces relied on their Armalite-inspired T65 assault rifles. The T65 debuted in 1976 a...

2003
T91 (Type 91)
The evolution of the standard-issue Taiwanese Army service rifle that began with the T65 of 1976 and evolved into the T86 of ...

1963
Tarpley Carbine
Southerner Jere H. Tarpley of Greensboro, North Carolina developed his aptly-named, breech-loading "Tarpley Carbine" of .52 ...

1995
Taurus Model 605
Introduced in 1995 by Brazilian gun-maker Taurus International, the Model 605 was another entry in the small, compact revolve...

1984
Taurus PT92
...

2010
TDI Vector (KRISS Super V)
The TDI Vector (also known as the KRISS Super V) is a new breed of submachine gun that intends to revolutionized the way all ...

1975
Thales Blowpipe
Advances in aircraft prompted the machine gun to be pressed into action as an anti-aircraft measure followed by automatic can...

1984
Thales Javelin
...

1938
Tokarev SVT-38
The Tokarev SVT-38 was the beginning of the Tokarev line of self-loading, automatic service rifles. The SVT-38 was developed ...

1940
Tokarev SVT-40
Small arms ingenuity was an area that the Soviets held something of an advantage in over their German counterpart in the deca...

1930
Tokarev TT-30
The Tokarev TT-30 was a semi-automatic pistol, essentially a Soviet copy of a Browning-Colt design, intended to replace the N...

1933
Tokarev TT-33
The T-33 was a further development of the TT-30 pistol series which, itself, was based on the designs of famed American gunsm...

2000
Truvelo SR-20
The Truvelo SR-20 is categorized as an anti-material rifle and is the product of the burgeoning South African arms industry. ...

2001
Type 01 LMAT
Modernization for the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during the 1990s eventually led to the adoption of the "Type...

2006
Type 06 AT
At the turn of the millennium, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) evaluated the American M203 Under-Barrel Grena...

1921
Type 10 (Grenade)
The Type 10 grenade proved the first indigenously designed and adopted fragmentation grenade for the Empire of Japan. The wea...

1921
Type 10, 50mm Grenade Discharger
The 50mm Type 10 was the first of two primary "light mortars" to serve with the Imperial Japanese Army during World War 2. In...

1942
Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
Despite their far-reaching strategic and tactical advances in the early stages of World War 2, the Imperial Japanese Army was...

1922
Type 11 (Light Machine Gun)
The Type 11 was a light machine gun system utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and developed and accepted into servi...

Type 2 (Rifle Grenade Launcher)
The Type 2 was a weapon system in service with the Imperial Japanese Army by the time of World War 2. The system attached to ...

1935
Type 24 (Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle)
Having purchased stocks of the bolt-action German Mauser Kar 98 rifle, itself a shortened form of the full-length Gewehr 98 b...

1943
Type 31 60mm
The Chinese Type 31 series of light 60mm infantry mortar was an indigenous copy of the American M2 60mm mortar series. The Am...

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...

1956
Type 56 (AK47)
To make the Soviet AK-47 readily available and at a lower procurement cost, the Chinese took to locally manufacturing the ass...

1956
Type 56 Carbine (SKS)
The Type 56 Carbine (not to be confused with the Type 56 Assault Rifle) was nothing more than a local Chinese copy of the Sov...

1958
Type 58
During the Cold War that followed World War 2, Korea became a divided nation after the Japanese occupation was ended. The Nor...

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...

1966
Type 64 (SMG)
Following in line with other major armies of the period, the Chinese adopted a dedicated suppressed firearm for Close-Quarter...

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)...

1981
Type 79 (SMG)
For several decades the Chinese enjoyed a close working relationship with the Soviet Union. Perks of this relationship includ...

1979
Type 79 (SVD)
Once-close political ties between China and the Soviet Union led to closer military ties. As such, much of the Chinese stocks...

1984
Type 79 Jyu-MAT
As tank armor protection of the Cold War continually evolved, so too did its counters in the form of anti-tank missile launch...

1985
Type 85 SMG
The Chinese Type 85 submachine gun appeared in two forms in the 1980s as a budget-conscious replacement for the Type 79 subma...

1989
Type 87 Chu-MAT
The modern Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) relies on the Type 64 MAT, the Type 79 Jyu-MAT and Type 87 Chu-MAT Anti-Ta...

1929
Type 89, 50mm Grenade Discharger
The Type 89 "Grenade Discharger" was another of Imperial Japan's "light mortar" systems utilized throughout World War 2. Hard...

1932
Type 92 Shiki Kikanju (HMG)
The Type 92 Shiki Kikanju Heavy Machine Gun was utilized as the standard heavy machine gun by the Imperial Japanese Army duri...

1933
Type 93 / Type 100
When actions of World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the viability of man-portable flamethrowers on the battlefield, these terrible...

1935
Type 94 90mm
The Type 94 infantry mortar was a large-caliber field weapon of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) that maintained firepower qu...

1936
Type 96 (Light Machine Gun)
The Type 96 Light Machine Gun served with the Imperial Japanese Army from 1936 to the end of World War 2 in 1945. Intended to...

1937
Type 97 (Grenade)
By the time of World War 2 (1939-1945), many national powers had standardized on an anti-personnel fragmentation hand grenade...

1937
Type 97 81mm
The Imperial Japanese Army made use of various lobbed ordnance weapon systems throughout World War 2 in their conquest of the...

1937
Type 97 90mm (mortar)
In an effort to reduce production costs and speed up delivery, the Type 97 mortar of 1937 was developed from the existing Typ...

1939
Type 97 ATR (Kyuunana-Shiki Jidouho)
The Empire of Japan tried to outdue all of her wartime counterparts with the introduction of the Type 97 anti-tank rifle. The...

1939
Type 99 LMG
The Type 99 served the Imperial Japanese Army during most of World War 2. It was designed to take advantage of the newer and ...

1942
United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
A myriad of varied weapon types proliferated the market during, and after, World War 2. Many were pushed into existence by th...

2002
United States Navy Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR)
The Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR) entered service with the United States Special Forces in 2002 and has seen cont...

2012
UTAS UTS-15
The new trend in tactical shotguns today is the "double-tube" form which drastically expands the ammunition-carrying capabili...

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...

1976
Valmet M76 (RK 62 76)
Finland fought two major wars against the Soviet Union during World War 2. In the end, the nations signed an accord which all...

1997
Vektor CR-21
The Vektor CR-21 is an indigenously-designed South African assault rifle meant to compete with the current standard R4 in Sou...

1992
Vektor SP
...

1986
Vektor SS-77
The Vektor SS-77 is the standard General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) of the South African Army. For decades, South Africa rel...

1989
Vektor Z-88
The Vektor Z-88 was developed to fulfill a requirement by the South African Defense Force for a new standardized sidearm and ...

1912
Vickers Machine Gun (Gun, Machine, Vickers, .303in, Mk 1)
Like most other medium support machine systems born around the turn of the century, the British Vickers Medium Machine Gun or...

1925
Vickers-Berthier (VB) LMG
The Vickers-Berthier was a British light machine gun design originally introduced by a Frenchman, passed on by the Americans ...

2007
Vidhwansak AMR
The Vidhwansak is an indigenous anti-material rifle design currently in limited service with the Indian Army. The large and h...

1987
VSS Vintorez
The VSS "Vintorez" is a silenced sniper rifle that makes use of a permanent silencer assembly as well as specially-developed ...

1951
Waffenfabrik Bern (W+F) MG51
The Maschinengewehr 51 (MG51) General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) was developed in Switzerland in the years immediately follow...

1941
Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41)
The Gewehr 41 (or "Gew 41" or "G41") series semi-automatic rifle appeared in relatively few numbers for the German Army durin...

1943
Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
The Gewehr 43 (Gew 43) became the next evolution of the Walther Gew 41(W) of 1941 - a self-loading, semi-automatic rifle that...

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...

2003
Walther P22
...

1938
Walther P38 (Pistole 38)
The Walter concern of German designed and developed the "Pistole 38" ("P38") semi-automatic pistol as a direct replacement fo...

1996
Walther P99
The German concern of Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen developed their Walther P99 semi-automatic pistol primarily for sale to l...

1929
Walther PP (Polizei Pistole)
Founded in 1886, the Carl Walther GmbH concern designed and manufactured many small arms prior to World War 2 (1939-1945). In...

1931
Walther PPK (Polizei Pistole Kriminalmodell)
Walther introduced their original PP ("Polizei Pistole") compact semi-automatic pistol in 1929 and immediately found takers b...

1982
Walther WA2000
Following the 1972 Munich Olympic games which ended in the deaths of eleven Israeli participants and a German police officer ...

1987
WASP 58
The WASP 58 was a private venture product of Luchaire SA of France which sought to offer a cost-effective alternative to cont...

1836
Waters Model 1836
The Waters Model 1836 flintlock pistol was delivered by Asa Waters & Company out of their Millbury, Massachusetts factory. Th...

1872
Webley Bull Dog
The British Webley Bull Dog pocket revolver was a small, powerful firearm that saw considerable commercial success in a varie...

1887
Webley Model 1887
The Webley service revolver first appeared in 1887 and manufactured under the P. Webley & Sons brand label, selected to repla...

1939
Welrod (Assassin's Pistol)
The Welrod was designed in the early part of World War 2 after a very short development period by the British War Office. The...

1861
Whitney Model 1861 Navy
After Samuel Colt's revolving cylinder firearms patent expired in 1857, a slew of competitors swooped in to claim their share...

1857
Whitworth Rifle
Sir Joseph Henry Whitworth developed a twisted, hexagonal barreled rifle-musket when attempting to bring the concept of hexag...

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...

1978
Winchester Model 1300
The Winchester Model 1300 series has long been held in high regard as a classic shotgun series since its inception in 1978. T...

1866
Winchester Model 1866
While the lever-action repeating Henry Rifle of 1860 proved revolutionary in its own right, it still held some limitations wi...

1873
Winchester Model 1873
The Model 1873 was one of the early legends of the burgeoning American firearms industry and a model product by the Wincheste...

1876
Winchester Model 1876
With the arrival of evermore powerful centerfire cartridges appearing on the firearms front, it was only natural for the Winc...

1892
Winchester Model 1892
Beginning in 1883, fabled American gunsmith John Moses Browning lent his talents - through a partnership - to the Winchester ...

1895
Winchester Model 1895 Lee (Navy Lee)
The Winchester Lee Model 1895 rifle (Model 1895) was based on the works of James Paris Lee (1831-1904), a Scottish-born inven...

1897
Winchester Model 1897
Famous American gunsmith John Moses Browning went to work for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1883 and, in 1887, he ...

1907
Winchester Model 1907
Fresh from a century that saw the Winchester Repeating Arms Company find success with its lever-action, repeat-fire rifles, t...

1912
Winchester Model 1912
Famous American gunsmith John Moses Browning partnered with the Winchester Repeating Arms Company beginning in 1883 and becam...

1915
Winchester Model 1915
When the Russian Empire mobilized for World War in 1914, it lacked the stocks of service rifles for the millions of men being...

1936
Winchester Model 70
In 1925, the storied Winchester Repeating Arms Company unveiled their Model 54 bolt-action rifle for the civilian sporting ma...

1968
XM174
The XM174 was an experimental 40mm automatic grenade launcher born from the fighting during the Vietnam War. The design emerg...

1970
Zastava M70
The Zastava M70 was a conventional infantry assault rifle born in during the Cold War with the line still seeing notable serv...

1976
Zastava M76
The Zastava Arms M76 sniper rifle is based off of the same Kalashnikov action as seen in the preceding M70 series of automati...

1980
Zastava M80
Zastava Arms was established in 1853 and has since made a name for itself as a capable small arms provider supplying to dozen...

1984
Zastava M84
In 1984, there emerged a new, locally-designed and produced Yugoslavian General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) as the Zastava Arm...

1987
Zastava M88
The Zastava M88 owes its legacy to the Tokarev semi-automatic pistol series of Soviet Russia debuting in the 1930s. While tha...

1992
Zastava M91
During its 1990s modernization, Yugoslavia introduced the M91 sniper rifle manufactured by Zastava Arms of Serbia. Zastava ha...

1990
Zbrojovka ZB Falcon
The Model 96 Falcon is a bolt-action, large caliber anti-material rifle firing the 12.7mm cartridge. The system is designed t...

1959
Zbrojovka ZB vz. 59 / Uk vz. 59
The Uk vz. 59 was a derivative of the vz. 52/57 machine gun (detailed elsewhere on this site). A Czech design through and thr...

1929
ZH-29
Emmanuel Holek designed the ZH-29 as a military-minded automatic service rifle. The rifle was born in the famous Czech Brno f...

1995
Zlatoust RB-12 (Bandaevskogo)
Engineer Alexander G. Bandaevskiy developed the Zlatoust RB-12 "Bandaevskogo" pump-action shotgun of Armenian origin in 1995....

2005
Z-M Weapons LR-300
In 2000, Z-M Weapons of Bernardston, Massachusetts (USA) developed a conversion kit for AR-15-based weapons to produced the "...