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    Infantry Guns and Other Small Arms

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/9/2016

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





    There are a total of (959) 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.



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    1913
    17cm mittlerer Minenwerfer - Medium Trench Mortar
    The 17cm mittlerer Minenwerfer was a portable mortar (or "mine projector") used by the Imperial Germ... [Read More]
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    1910
    25cm schwerer Minenwerfer - Heavy Trench Mortar
    The Imperial German Army enlisted several "trench mortars" during the fighting of World War 1 (1914-... [Read More]
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    1981
    2B11 Sani (Sleigh) - 120mm Heavy Field Mortar
    The 120mm 2B11 "Sani" ("Sleigh") was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1981 as a replacement to the stor... [Read More]
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    1970
    2B9 Vasilek (Cornflower) - 82mm Towed Heavy Gun-Mortar
    The mortar as a battlefield weapon has been a mainstay of militaries for decades. In 1970, the Sovie... [Read More]
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    1936
    5cm leichte Granatwerfer 36 (leGrW 36) - 50mm Light Infantry Field Mortar
    The 5-cm Granatwerfer 36 (abbreviated as "leGrW 36") was the standard light mortar utilized by the G... [Read More]
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    1914
    7.58cm Minenwerfer - Light Rifled Trench Mortar
    All of the major military powers of World War 1 made extensive use of mortars throughout their vario... [Read More]
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    1941
    7.5cm Leichtgeschutz 40 (LG 40) - Recoilless Rifle
    One of the greatest challenges facing warplanners since the advent of the air-dropped warrior - popu... [Read More]
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    1943
    8.8cm Raketenwerfer 43 (Puppchen) - Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    Just as the machine gun had altered the state of battlefields prior, the "tank" also arrived with mu... [Read More]
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    1934
    8cm schwere Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34) - 80mm Medium Field Mortar
    The 8-cm Granatwerfer 34 (GrW 34) - Heavy Grenade-Launcher Model 1934 - was a German Army favorite t... [Read More]
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    1952
    AAT-52 (Arme Automatique Transformable Modele 1952) - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    Introduced in 1952, the AAT-52 ("Arme Automatique Transformable Modele 1952") became the standardize... [Read More]
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    1983
    AC58 (Anti-Char, 58mm) - Anti-Tank (AT) Rifle Grenade
    The rifle grenade was a unique development in the realm of both firearms and hand grenades that dram... [Read More]
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    1999
    Accuracy International AW50 - Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR) / Sniper Rifle
    The Accuracy International AW50 resides in the same league of heavy battlefield guns that include th... [Read More]
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    1997
    Accuracy International L115 - Sniper Rifle
    Since the age of the rifle, snipers have played a vital role in battlefield actions, covering missio... [Read More]
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    1982
    Accuracy International L96 - Sniper Rifle
    The L96A1 is an Accuracy International-produced sniper rifle and currently the sniper rifle of choic... [Read More]
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    1968
    Aerojet XM174 - Prototype 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    The XM174 was an experimental 40mm automatic grenade launcher born from the fighting during the Viet... [Read More]
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    1998
    Agram 2000 - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    Origins of the Croatian Agram 2000 stem from the Italian Beretta M12 series of submachine guns. Thes... [Read More]
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    2007
    Akdal MKA 1919 - Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun
    Akdal Arms of Turkey manufactures what appears to be nothing more than a clone of the famous America... [Read More]
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    1944
    ALFA 44 (Ametralladora ALFA Modelo 44) - Medium Machine Gun (MMG)
    The ALFA Modelo 44 (or "ALFA 44") machine gun was an indigenously designed Spanish machine gun appea... [Read More]
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    1848
    Allen & Thurber Single-Shot - Single-Shot, Side-Hammer Pistol
    The Allen & Thurber single-shot pistol was developed for competition shooting. It was a single-shot ... [Read More]
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    1860
    Allen & Wheelock Drop Breech - Rifle
    The Allen & Wheelock Drop Breech Rifle saw limited service in the American Civil War and only then w... [Read More]
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    1978
    Al-Qadissiya Tabuk - Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    The Tabuk DMR, produced by Al-Qadissiya Establishments of Iraq, is classified as a "Designated Marks... [Read More]
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    1981
    Al-Qadissiya Tariq - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    In 1981, the nation of Iraq began local license production of the classic Beretta M1951 (Model 1951)... [Read More]
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    1977
    AMT Hardballer - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    From 1977 to 2002, the now-bankrupt Arcadia Machine and Tool (AMT) company of Irwindale, California,... [Read More]
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    AN/TPQ-36 Firefinding Radar - High-Mobility Weapon Locating Radar System
    The AN/TPQ-36 Fire finder radar system is used to locate the origin of enemy fire - be it artillery ... [Read More]
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    1964
    Anschutz Model 64 MP-R Multi-Purpose - Multi-Purpose Bolt-Action Repeating Target Rifle
    The German Anschutz Model 64 MP-R was a bolt-action rifle appearing in 1964 and popularized through ... [Read More]
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    2008
    Anzio Ironworks Corporation AIC Mag-Fed 20mm - Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR)
    The AIC Mag-Fed rifle is a family of manually actuated, bolt-fed civilian-minded anti-material rifle... [Read More]
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    1960
    APAV40 (Anti-Personnel / Anti-Vehicule, 40mm) - Anti-Personnel / Light Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade
    The rifle grenade began receiving noticeable attention in the early part of the last century when th... [Read More]
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    1975
    APS (Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialny) - Underwater Assault Rifle
    Since special infantry elements require special weapons to achieve their given tasks, Soviet enginee... [Read More]
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    2012
    Ares Defense Ares-16 Small Arms Family - Modular Automatic Weapon
    The automatic rifle has evolved considerably from its rather single-minded battlefield role to becom... [Read More]
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    1986
    Ares Defense FMG (Folding Machine Gun) - Submachine Gun (SMG) Prototype
    The Ares Defense FMG ("Folding Machine Gun") was a novel attempt by a gun manufacturer to create a c... [Read More]
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    2002
    Ares Defense Shrike 5.56 Advanced Weapons System - Modular Weapons System
    Ares Defense of the United States produces the impressive Shrike 5.56 "Advanced Weapon System" (AWS)... [Read More]
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    1984
    Arges Type HG 84 (Hand Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The Arges Type HG 84 series anti-personnel fragmentation hand grenade is Austrian in nature. It is a... [Read More]
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    1905
    Arisaka Type 38 - Bolt-Action Infantry Service Rifle
    The Arisaka Type 38 (Rifle, Meiji 38th Year) was the standard rifle issued to the Imperial Japanese ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Arisaka Type 4 / Type 5 (Japanese Garand) - Experimental Self-Loading / Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
    The Type 4 / Type 5 rifle was a Japanese attempt to copy and mass-produce the classic American M1 Ga... [Read More]
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    1912
    Arisaka Type 44 Cavalry Rifle - Carbine
    The Type 44 Carbine (also known as the Type 44 "Cavalry Rifle") was a standardized Japanese Army bol... [Read More]
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    1939
    Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle) - Bolt-Action Rifle
    The Type 99 was one of the standard bolt-action combat rifles to be utilized by the Empire of Japan ... [Read More]
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    1958
    ArmaLite / Colt AR-15 - Select-Fire Automatic Rifle
    The ArmaLite / Colt AR-15 is one of the most favored automatic rifle systems in the world today. The... [Read More]
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    1958
    ArmaLite AR-10 - Battle Rifle
    ... [Read More]
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    1969
    ArmaLite AR-18 - Automatic Rifle
    With Eugene Stoner's AR-15 rifle design firmly entrenched as the M16 under production by Colt, his A... [Read More]
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    1999
    ArmaLite AR-50 - Bolt-Action Anti-Tank (AT) / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    ... [Read More]
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    1983
    Armsel Striker - Semi-Automatic Shotgun
    The Amsel Stiker was a two-handed, semi-automatic repeating shotgun firing a variety of 12 gauge amm... [Read More]
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    2012
    Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    An Italian-Russian joint venture under the Arsenal Firearms brand label has introduced a new hammerl... [Read More]
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    1999
    Arsenal Shipka - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The Shipka was developed to arm a variety of military personnel that would have a need for such a co... [Read More]
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    1987
    AS Val (Avtomat Special'nyj) - Silenced Assault Rifle
    The AS Val is a specialized automatic firearm of Soviet-era origin - essentially an assault rifle we... [Read More]
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    2000
    ASM-DT (AAR) - Amphibious Assault Rifle
    The ASM-DT was developed as a combination assault rifle / underwater weapon to serve specialist Russ... [Read More]
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    1992
    AT-13 (Saxhorn-2) / 9K115-2 (Metis-M) - Wire-Guided Anti-Tank Missile System
    The AT-13 "Saxhorn-2" is a man-portable anti-tank missile system of Russian origin and is a moderniz... [Read More]
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    1998
    AT-14 (Spriggan) / 9M133 (Kornet) - Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) System
    Russian military industry has not rested on its laurels with regards to viable armor-defeating measu... [Read More]
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    1970
    AT-4 (Spigot) / 9M111 (Fagot) - Anti-Tank Guided Missile
    The AT-4 Spigot anti-tank wire-guided missile system is similar to the French-made MILAN system, tho... [Read More]
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    1974
    AT-5 (Spandrel) / 9M113 (Contest) - SACLOS Wire-Guided Anti-Tank Missile
    The AT-5 (NATO codename of "Spandrel", Soviet Army designation of 9M113 "Konkurs") is a wire-guided ... [Read More]
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    1979
    AT-7 (Saxhorn) / 9M115 (Mongrel) - Portable Anti-Tank Missile System
    The AT-7 "Saxhorn" (officially Russian designation of "9K115 Metis", Metis translating to "Mongrel")... [Read More]
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    1942
    AUSTEN SMG - Submachine Gun
    With the impending Japanese threat to Australia, and its allies in the United States and Britain tie... [Read More]
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    2015
    Baher-23 - 23mm Very-Heavy Sniper Rifle
    The Baher-23 is a new rifle adopted by the Iranian military for the very-heavy-sniper-rifle role. It... [Read More]
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    1801
    Baker Rifle (Baker Infantry Rifle) - Muzzle-Loading Service Rifle
    British Army authorities garnered much experience from its battles in the American Revolutionary War... [Read More]
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    1927
    Ballester-Molina / HAFDASA - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Ballester-Molina is nothing more than an Argentine locally-produced copy of the successful Ameri... [Read More]
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    1912
    Bangalore Torpedo - Demolition Charge
    The Bangalore Torpedo was a British invention seen just prior to World War 1 (1914-1918) and develop... [Read More]
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    2008
    Barrett M107 - Heavy Caliber Anti-Material / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle
    The Barrett M107 began life as the Barrett M95 bolt-action operated sniper rifle (under the US Army ... [Read More]
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    1982
    Barrett M82 - Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    Barrett Model 82, designated as the "M107" in US military service, was introduced in 1982 by the Ame... [Read More]
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    1990
    Barrett M90 - Bolt-Action Bullpup Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    With the arrival of the combat tank on the battlefields of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Germans hast... [Read More]
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    1995
    Barrett M95 - Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    The Barrett M82 was the first notable American-made .50 caliber Anti-Material Rifle (ATR) when intro... [Read More]
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    2007
    Barrett REC7 (Reliablity-Enhanced Carbine 2007) - Assault Carbine
    Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is largely recognized for their massive, 0.50 caliber semi-automatic ... [Read More]
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    2014
    Barrett XM109 OSW (Objective Sniper Weapon) - Prototype Anti-Material Grenade Launcher / Rifle System
    Barrett Firearms Manufacturing of the United States had expanded upon the original Barrett M82/M107 ... [Read More]
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    1982
    Benelli CB-M2 - Semi-Caseless Submachine Gun
    During the 1980s, Italian firearms producer Benelli teamed with the Italian ammunition concern of Fi... [Read More]
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    1994
    Benelli M1 Super 90 - Shotgun
    Benelli Armi S.p.A. of Italy, founded by Giovanni Benelli, began design, development and production ... [Read More]
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    1995
    Benelli M3 Super 90 - Pump-Action / Semi-Automatic Shotgun
    The Italian concern of Benelli developed their improved M3 Super 90 shotgun following the arrival of... [Read More]
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    1999
    Benelli M4 Super 90 / M1014 JSCS - Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun
    The Italian Benelli M4 "Super 90" 12-gauge, semi-automatic shotgun was adopted by the United States ... [Read More]
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    1985
    Beretta AR70 - Automatic Rifle / Assault Carbine
    The Beretta AR70 series serves as the standard-issue service rifle of the modern Italian Army. Desig... [Read More]
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    2008
    Beretta ARX-160 - Modular Assault Rifle
    The Beretta ARX-160 is a new entry into the modular automatic weapons field intended for military an... [Read More]
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    1979
    Beretta AS70 LMG - Light Machine Gun / Squad Automatic Weapon
    When Beretta set out to create their first 5.56mm caliber assault rifle line, they were forecasting ... [Read More]
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    2003
    Beretta Cx4 Storm - Semi-Automatic Tactical Carbine
    Based on the long-established foundations set by a never-ending line of excellent Beretta pistols is... [Read More]
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    2008
    Beretta GLX-160 UBL - Single-Shot 40mm Grenade Launcher
    Introduced in 2008, the Beretta GLX-160 was developed in concert with the ARX-160 assault rifle for ... [Read More]
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    1990
    Beretta M9 - Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
    In 1980, the US Army sought to replace its venerable - though highly outdated - Colt M1911A1 semi-au... [Read More]
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    1959
    Beretta Model 12 - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
    A stalwart of the Italian military inventory became the Beretta Model 1938 series submachine gun whi... [Read More]
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    1915
    Beretta Model 1915 - Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
    The Beretta Model of 1915 was the beginning of the long-running Beretta semi-automatic pistol line (... [Read More]
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    1918
    Beretta Model 1918 - Submachine Gun
    While the Italians developed and issued the first submachine gun in World War 1, it was hardly the q... [Read More]
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    1934
    Beretta Model 1934 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Beretta - founded as far back as 1526 in Brescia, Italy - introduced their first semi-automatic pist... [Read More]
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    1935
    Beretta Model 1935 - Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
    The famous firearms concern of Beretta was founded in 1526 by Maestro Bartolomeo Beretta out of Bres... [Read More]
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    1949
    Beretta Model 1951 - Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Beretta Model 38/42/43/44) - Submachine Gun
    The Italian Army of World War 2 went into the conflict with the very modern Beretta Model 1938A subm... [Read More]
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    1938
    Beretta Model 38A - Submachine Gun
    Italian submachine guns were born from the original Fiat-Revelli Modello 1915 "Villar-Perosa" weapon... [Read More]
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    1959
    Beretta Model 59 (BM59) - Battle Rifle
    The original M1 Garand became the world's first standard-issue self-loading rifle and served in the ... [Read More]
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    1975
    Beretta Model 92 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Beretta concern of Italy has been making firearms since it was founded in 1526, today existing a... [Read More]
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    1986
    Beretta Model 93R - Machine Pistol
    The Beretta Model 93R (or simply "93R") was produced by the Italian firm of Pietro Beretta SpA out o... [Read More]
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    2003
    Beretta Mx4 Storm - Submachine Gun
    The Italian firearms concern of Beretta holds a long-running storied line dating back to 1526 - maki... [Read More]
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    1921
    Beretta OVP Modello 1918 - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The Italians in World War 1 (1914-1918) inadvertently created what was essentially the world's first... [Read More]
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    2004
    Beretta Px4 Storm - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Italian gun concern of Beretta has been making firearms since 1526 and semi-automatic pistols si... [Read More]
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    1968
    Beretta RS-200 - Shotgun
    The Beretta RS-200 series are an Italian short-barreled, pump-action shotgun utilized by military an... [Read More]
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    1918
    Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I) - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    While much of the attention of early submachine guns is ultimately paid to the Germans and their MP1... [Read More]
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    1985
    Bernardelli B4 - Tactical Combat Shotgun
    The Bernardelli B4 series of gas-operated, tactical combat shotguns was a semi-automatic system util... [Read More]
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    1890
    Berthier Rifle (Series) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle / Carbine
    The bolt-action 8mm Model 1886 "Lebel" rifle was a French Army standard when introduced and proved a... [Read More]
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    1938
    BESA (Gun, Machine, 7.92mm, BESA) - Vehicle / Tank Machine Gun
    The British Army, heading into World War 2, adopted several machine guns of Czech design - the BREN ... [Read More]
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    1940
    BESAL (Gun, Light, Machine, Faulkner, .303-inch) - Prototype Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    During the critical early years of World War 2 (1939-1945), German forces held key northern French a... [Read More]
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    1993
    Blaser R93 (Series) - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    Since 1957, Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH of what was then-West Germany found its niche in producing severa... [Read More]
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    1720
    Blunderbuss - Short-Barreled, Short-Ranged Musket
    The Blunderbuss (born of the Dutch word "Donderbus", appropriately meaning "Thunder Pipe" or "Thunde... [Read More]
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    1943
    Blyskawica SMG - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
    Under Adolf Hitler's direction, the German military began the invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1... [Read More]
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    1937
    Boys ATR - Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifle
    Recognizing the increased reliance on armor by the world's armies in the lead-up to World War 2 (193... [Read More]
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    1927
    Brandt mle 27 (Mortier Brandt de 81mm modele 27) - Infantry Mortar
    The Brandt mle 27 mortar served various world powers (in some form or another) throughout the latter... [Read More]
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    1937
    Brandt mle 35 (Mortier Brandt de 60mm modele 35) - Light Infantry Mortar
    ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Brandt mle 37 (Mortier Brandt de 50mm modele 37) - Infantry Light Mortar
    The Brandt mle 37 (Model of 1937) Light Mortar was one of several mortar systems adopted by the Fren... [Read More]
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    1986
    Breda Folgore 80 - Reoilless Anti-Tank Rocket Weapon
    Because of the threat posed by Soviet tank forces in Europe during the Cold War, many of the major p... [Read More]
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    1935
    Breda Hand Grenade Model 1935 - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    In 1935, just prior to World War 2, the Italian Army adopted three infantry hand grenades under the... [Read More]
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    1930
    Breda Modello 30 (Breda 30) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    Prior to World War 1 (1914-1918), Breda Meccanica Bresciana (or simply "Breda") was a heavy industry... [Read More]
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    1938
    BREN - Light Machine Gun (LMG) / General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    The BREN Light Machine Gun was the standard light machine gun of the British Army and Commonwealth f... [Read More]
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    1861
    Bridesburg Model 1861 - Rifle Musket
    The Bridesburg Model 1861 rifle-musket was produced for the US government during the American Civil ... [Read More]
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    1863
    Bridesburg Model 1863 - Rifle Musket
    The Bridesburg Model 1863 was a follow-up to the Bridesburg Model 1861. The rifle-musket was produce... [Read More]
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    1722
    British Land Pattern Musket (Brown Bess) - Muzzle-Loading Service Musket
    The Brown Bess was the standard musket of the British military during the height of its empirical re... [Read More]
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    1750
    British Sea Service Pistol - Flintlock Pistol
    With the wider acceptance of firearms, even the Age of Sail was not immune to the evolution seen in ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Browning .303 - Medium Machine Gun (MMG) / Aircraft Machine Gun
    Browning guns held a certain level of excellence in their design that they were ultimately manufactu... [Read More]
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    1902
    Browning Auto-5 - Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Shotgun
    One of American gunsmith John Moses Browning's most famous designs (and one of the most popular shot... [Read More]
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    1983
    Browning BDA (Browning Double-Action) - Semi-Automatic Pistol / Military Service Sidearm
    Designed in 1983, the Browning BDA ("Browning Double-Action") was another semi-automatic pistol form... [Read More]
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    1935
    Browning High-Power / FN GP35 - Single-Action; Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Browning High-Power (or Fabrique Nationale FN GP35 - "GP" for "Grande Puissance") has a lineage ... [Read More]
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    1917
    Browning M1917 (Model 1917) - Belt-Fed, Water-Cooled Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    The Browning M1917 machine gun became one of those rare weapons in American military history that we... [Read More]
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    1918
    Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) - Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Squad Support Weapon
    The M1918 BAR ("Browning Automatic Rifle") was born out of the World War One idea of a single soldie... [Read More]
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    1919
    Browning M1919 GPMG - Medium Machine Gun (MMG)
    Like many of the infantry weapons made available to American servicemen of World War 2 (1939-1945), ... [Read More]
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    1921
    Browning M2 (HMG) - Multi-role Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    Very few machine guns in the history of the world own a legacy such as that of famous the Browning M... [Read More]
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    1900
    Browning Model 1900 / FN M1900 / Browning No. 1 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Browning Model 1900 was John Browning's first successful pistol design, further solidifying an a... [Read More]
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    1903
    Browning Model 1903 / FN M1903 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Fabrique Nationale FN Model 1903 was a solid, well-traveled pistol used in both World Wars. The ... [Read More]
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    1910
    Browning Model 1910 / FN M1910 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Model 1910 was another successful John Browning firearms design that was initially produced by t... [Read More]
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    1922
    Browning Model 1922 (Model 1910/1922) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    In 1923, the Yugoslavian authorities contracted the Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationale to develop... [Read More]
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    2005
    Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle) - Sniper Rifle
    The Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle) is billed as a complete sniper systems package t... [Read More]
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    2008
    Brugger & Thomet GL-06 - Single-Shot Grenade Launcher
    The Brugger & Thomet GL-06 is a single-shot, reusable grenade launcher originating from Switzerland.... [Read More]
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    2004
    Brugger & Thomet MP9 - Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)
    Introduced in 2004, the Brugger & Thomet MP9 became a further development of the Steyr TMP ("Tactica... [Read More]
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    1856
    Burnside Carbine - Breech-Loading Carbine Rifle
    The Burnside Carbine was a popular carbine rifle fielded across all of the major battlefronts of the... [Read More]
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    1992
    Bushmaster M17S - Bull-Pup Civilian/Sporting Rifle/Carbine
    The M17S was a commercial "bull-pup" rifle system sold by the Bushmaster Firearms company of Windham... [Read More]
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    1990
    Calico M960 - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The Calico M960 is a roller-delayed blowback submachine gun-class weapon marketed primarily to milit... [Read More]
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    2007
    Caracal CP - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Caracal CP name represents a new line of semi-automatic pistols, the first such weapons to emerg... [Read More]
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    1892
    Carcano Modello 1891 (M91) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle / Carbine
    The Carcano Modello 1891 (Model 1891) was the standard Italian Army service rifle of both World Wars... [Read More]
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    1921
    Carl-Gustav m/21-m37 (Kulsprutegevar KG m/21-m/37) - Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Squad Support Weapon
    The Belgian concern of Fabrique National began license production of the famous M1918 Browning Autom... [Read More]
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    1942
    Carl-Gustav m/42 (Automatgevar m/42 / AG m/42 / Ljungman) - Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
    While remaining neutral during World War 2, Sweden did not rest on its laurels when fearing invasion... [Read More]
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    1945
    Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K) - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    World War 2 showcased to the Swedes a general lacking of indigenous firearms. As an interim measure,... [Read More]
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    2014
    Carl-Gustav M4 (CGM4) - Man-Portable, Shoulder-Fired Multi-role Weapon
    The M4 model of the Carl-Gustav recoilless rifle series was debuted in 2014 by Saab Bofors Dynamics ... [Read More]
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    1948
    Carl-Gustav RR - Multirole, Shoulder-Fired Recoilless Rifle
    The global reach of the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle emphasizes the popularity of the weapon, appear... [Read More]
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    1993
    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000 - Assault Rifle / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    After design work began in the early 1990s, a new Czech automatic assault rifle - showcasing the dis... [Read More]
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    1976
    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ75 (Phantom) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The CZ75, as its designation suggests, was designed and introduced in 1975 and entered serial produc... [Read More]
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    2009
    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ805 BREN - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    Since 1959, the Czech Army relied on their venerable vz. 58 assault rifles, these weapons externally... [Read More]
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    2001
    Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EVO3 - Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
    In 2001, Ceska Zbrojovka introduced an all-modern, compact-minded submachine gun chambered for the 9... [Read More]
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    1924
    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 24 - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    The Czech city of Brno has long served as a hub for quality small arms design, development and produ... [Read More]
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    1928
    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 26 - Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Vehicle Machine Gun
    Long before Germany took over neighboring Czechoslovakia during the early-going of World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
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    1927
    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 27 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Ceska Zbrojovka is a celebrated firearms concern that originated in the former Czechoslovakia in the... [Read More]
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    1930
    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 30 - Light Machine Gun
    Czechoslovakia proved itself a most capable arms developer during the interwar years between World W... [Read More]
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    1952
    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 52/57 - Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Infantry Support Weapon
    Introduced in the period following World War 2 (1939-1945), the Czechoslovakian vz. 52 series light ... [Read More]
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    1959
    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 58 - Assault Rifle
    Czechoslovakia was "reborn" following World War 2 but fell under the Soviet sphere of influence thro... [Read More]
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    1959
    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 59 - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    Throughout the 1950s, Czechoslovakia evolved their General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) design beginni... [Read More]
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    1961
    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 61 (Skorpion) - Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The Skorpion submachine gun is originally of Czechoslovakian origin and was designed in the late 195... [Read More]
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    1938
    Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383 - Submachine Gun (SMG) / Squad Support Weapon
    The ZK-383 was a local Czech development of a submachine gun system brought about prior to World War... [Read More]
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    1982
    CETME Ameli (Ametralladora CETME Modelo Ameli ) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    Despite an appearance akin to the German war-time MG42 general purpose machine gun, the CETME Ameli ... [Read More]
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    1958
    CETME Modelo 58 / Modelo B (Assault Rifle Modelo 58 / Modelo B) - Assault Rifle
    The CETME Model 58 holds its origins in the StG 45(M) assault rifle prototype of World War 2. This a... [Read More]
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    1717
    Charleville Musket - Muzzle-Loading Musket
    The Charleville Musket, gaining its name from it place of manufacturer, this being the French main a... [Read More]
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    1942
    Charlton Automatic Rifle - Semi-Automatic Rifle / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    Any study in World War 2 firearms largely covers those of the major participating world powers of th... [Read More]
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    1929
    Chatellerault Model 1929 (modele 1924/29) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    Prior to World War 2, a reliable squad level light machine gun eluded the French military for a cons... [Read More]
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    2001
    CheyTac Intervention - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    The CheyTac Intervention is a sniper weapons system developed by the American firm of CheyTac Associ... [Read More]
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    1968
    China Lake Grenade Launcher - 40mm Pump-Action Grenade Launcher
    The US military attempted - through several notable endeavors - to provide a capable squad-level rep... [Read More]
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    1991
    CIS / ST Kinetics 50MG (Fifty) - Heavy Machine Gun
    In an effort to produce an indigenous product that utilized the existing .50 BMG/12.7x99 NATO standa... [Read More]
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    2008
    CIS / ST Kinetics CPW (Compact Personal Weapon) - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
    The Singaporean concern of ST Kinetics (Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd) is no stranger to the d... [Read More]
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    1999
    CIS / ST Kinetics SAR-21 - Assault Rifle
    Singapore conducted several attempts in the 1980s to produce an indigenous assault rifle worthy of t... [Read More]
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    1984
    CIS / ST Kinetics SAR-80 - Assault Rifle
    The Armalite AR-15 assault rifle was already in circulation with the Singapore Armed Forces througho... [Read More]
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    1988
    CIS / ST Kinetics SR-88 - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS - now known as ST Kinetics) developed the SAR-80 Assault Rifl... [Read More]
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    1982
    CIS / ST Kinetics Ultimax 100 / U100 / M100 - Light Machine Gun
    The Ultimax 100 lightweight infantry support weapon was designed in 1977 by American firearms engine... [Read More]
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    1999
    CNPMIEC FeiNn-6 (HongYing-6) / FN-6 (Flying Crossbow) - MAN-Portable, Air Defense System (MANPADS)
    The FeiNU-6 (FN-6 or HongYinh-6) is an indigenously-designed and produced third generation man-porta... [Read More]
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    1969
    Colt / AAI M203 - 40mm Single-Shot, Breech-Loading Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL)
    The M203 is a single-shot, reusable 40mm grenade launcher designed to extend the reach of the standa... [Read More]
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    1990
    Colt Anaconda - Six-Shot Revolver
    Continuing the Colt tradition of excellent revolvers named after snakes, the concern delivered their... [Read More]
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    1895
    Colt Browning M1895 (Potato Digger) - Air-Cooled Machine Gun
    Convinced of the inherent value of machine guns based on experiences in the Spanish American War of ... [Read More]
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    1984
    Colt Canada / Diemaco C7 - Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle / Squad Automatic Weapon
    The C7 assault rifle stemmed from the Canadian decision to go with the NATO 5.56mm cartridge as the ... [Read More]
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    1988
    Colt Canada / Diemaco C8 - Assault Carbine
    The Diemaco (now Colt Canada) C8 is the "assault carbine" form of the C7 - the C7 being the standard... [Read More]
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    1966
    Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177) - Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun
    The Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177) was an assault carbine developed during the United States military ... [Read More]
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    2013
    Colt LE901 - Carbine
    The Colt LE901 line is geared towards the medium/large game enthusiast and features a semi-automatic... [Read More]
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    1963
    Colt M16 (Series) - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    During World War 1 (1914-1918) the standard American service rifle was the bolt-action Springfield M... [Read More]
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    1983
    Colt M16A2 - Assault Rifle
    The M16A2 became the follow up design to the much-maligned M16 debuting with American forces from 19... [Read More]
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    1990
    Colt M16A4 - Automatic Rifle
    The M16A4 is the fourth incarnation of the now-successful M16 series of automatic assault rifles. Th... [Read More]
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    1911
    Colt M1911 - Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
    The Colt model M1911 series of pistols is one of the most successful small arms designs of the 20th ... [Read More]
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    1994
    Colt M4 - Assault Carbine
    The M4/M4A Carbine is a 5.56mm compact, lightweight, gas-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed weapon s... [Read More]
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    1993
    Colt M4A1 SOPMOD - Carbine Rifle with Special Forces Modification Kit
    The M4A1 SOPMOD is a derivative model of the base M4 Carbine of the United States military. The M4 C... [Read More]
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    1986
    Colt MEU(SOC) - Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
    The MEU(SOC) represents the ultimate evolution of the M1911 Colt system which appeared in the early ... [Read More]
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    1848
    Colt Model 1848 (Baby Dragoon) - Five-Shot Percussion Revolver
    The success of the Colt Model 1848 "Dragoon" line (described in a separate entry) prompted Samuel Co... [Read More]
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    1848
    Colt Model 1848 (Dragoon) - Six-Shot Percussion Revolver
    The Colt Model 1848 "Dragoon" (meaning "Dragon" in French) was another design by famed American guns... [Read More]
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    1849
    Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver - Percussion Revolver
    The Colt Model 1849 "Pocket Revolver" was Colt's answer when replacing their "Baby Dragoon" series o... [Read More]
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    1851
    Colt Model 1851 Navy - Percussion Revolver
    At the end of the 1840's Samuel Colt was hard at work designing a new revolver of .36 caliber, this ... [Read More]
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    1855
    Colt Model 1855 (Root Revolver) - Single-Action Six-Shot Revolver
    Early Colt revolvers operated from what was known as an "open frame" design meaning that there was n... [Read More]
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    1855
    Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine - Six-Shot Rifle
    The Colt Revolving Rifle of 1855 - aptly named the "Model 1855" - was an attempt to provide the repe... [Read More]
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    1860
    Colt Model 1860 New Army - Six-Shot Percussion Revolver
    Colt brought about their New Army Model revolver in 1860 and it quickly proved itself the definitive... [Read More]
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    1861
    Colt Model 1861 Navy - Six-Shot Percussion Revolver
    Design of the Colt Model 1861 Navy was not unlike Colt's previous "Navy" offering - the Model 1851 N... [Read More]
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    1862
    Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy - Five-Shot Percussion Revolver
    The success of the original Colt Model 1851 Navy (sold in 215,000 examples) provided the foundation ... [Read More]
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    1862
    Colt Model 1862 Police - Five-Shot Percussion Revolver
    The Colt Model 1862 Police percussion revolver was intended for security personnel and followed the ... [Read More]
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    1898
    Colt Model 1898 (New Service) - Six-Shot Revolver
    In 1898, Colt Firearms unveiled a new six-shot revolver chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge as the ... [Read More]
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    1903
    Colt Model 1903 (Pocket Hammerless) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless (or M1903) was a semi-automatic pistol from the long line of f... [Read More]
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    1917
    Colt Model 1917 - Service Revolver
    When the Americans formally entered World War 1 in 1917, they lacked much in the way of viable fight... [Read More]
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    1982
    Colt Modl 635 (Colt 9mm SMG) - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    It was something of an eventuality that Colt released an AR-15/M16-style weapon chambered for the ub... [Read More]
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    1955
    Colt Python - Six-Shot Revolver
    The Colt Python is regarded by many gun purists and firearms experts as quite possibly the finest do... [Read More]
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    1873
    Colt Single Action Army (Colt 45 / Peacemaker) - Six-Shot Percussion Revolver
    The Colt firearms firm certainly hit its stride in the 1800s, helped no doubt by the American Civil ... [Read More]
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    1861
    Colt Special Model 1861 - Musket
    The Colt Special Model 1861 Musket was nothing more than a retooled version of the Springfield Model... [Read More]
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    1847
    Colt Walker - Revolver
    Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (1817-1847) served as a Texas Ranger and within the US military throu... [Read More]
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    1860
    Cook & Brother Carbine - Carbine Musket
    The Cook & Brother Carbine was another in the long line of muzzle-loading muskets utilized in the gr... [Read More]
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    1860
    Cooper Pocket Double Action - Five-Shot Percussion Revolver
    Many firearms manufacturers of the late 1800s were overshadowed by the likes of Colt and Remington b... [Read More]
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    1862
    Cosmopolitan Carbine - Percussion Carbine
    The Cosmopolitan Carbine was a percussion-based carbine firearm produced out of the Cosmopolitan Arm... [Read More]
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    2002
    CZW 438 PDW - Submachine Gun / Personal Defense Weapon
    The CZW 438 is a modern Czech automatic weapon offering for the Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) role. ... [Read More]
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    1987
    Daewoo K2 - Assault Rifle
    The Daewoo K2 series assault rifle is the standard assault rifle of the South Korean Army. The weapo... [Read More]
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    1991
    Daewoo K3 - Light Machine Gun
    The Daewoo K3 is a squad automatic weapon (SAW) and light machine gun currently in service with the ... [Read More]
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    1990
    Daewoo K6 - Heavy Machine Gun
    The Daewoo K6 HMG is a locally-produced South Korea copy of the fabled American M2 Browning Heavy Ma... [Read More]
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    1911
    Davis Gun - Recoilless Aircraft Rifle
    Even as early as World War 1 (1914-1918) - the war that introduced the aircraft as a viable combat p... [Read More]
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    1943
    De Lisle Carbine - Silenced Carbine
    The De Lisle silenced carbine was developed during 1942 as a time when the outcome of World War 2 wa... [Read More]
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    2009
    Defcom XL200 - Single-Shot 40mm Underslung Grenade Launcher
    Defcom LLC of Commerce, Michigan, USA has developed the XL200 40mm rail-mounted grenade launcher as ... [Read More]
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    2009
    Defcom XL79 Composite - Single-Shot 40mm Grenade Launcher
    The XL79 Composite is a modernized form of the Vietnam War-era M79 single-shot grenade launcher. The... [Read More]
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    1928
    Degtyarev DP LMG (DP28) - Light Machine Gun
    The DP Light Machine Gun (DP LMG), sometimes known as the DP-27 or DP-28 and nicknamed the "Record P... [Read More]
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    1943
    Degtyarev DPM LMG - Light Support / Vehicle Machine Gun
    While the Degtyarev DP series of light machine guns proved a highly serviceable suppression weapon i... [Read More]
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    1941
    Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41) - Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifle
    The Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (or "PTRD-41", shortened from "Protivo Tankovoye Ruzhyo Degtyaryova") was th... [Read More]
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    1998
    Denel NTW-20 - Anti-Materiel Rifle
    While sniper rifles and their trained snipers specialize in targeting and engagement of personnel, a... [Read More]
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    1999
    Denel PAW-20 Neopup - Semi-Automatic Grenade Launcher
    The Denel PAW-20 "Neopup" ("Personal Area Weapon, 20mm") of South African origin is a unique and adv... [Read More]
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    2003
    Denel Y3 AGL - Automatic Grenade Launcher
    All major modern armies rely on some form of automatic grenade launcher: for the United States and i... [Read More]
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    1825
    Deringer (Derringer Pocket Pistol) - Concealed-Carry Pocket Pistol
    The word "derringer" was a generic name for super-compact pistols of the 19th Century. The title ste... [Read More]
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    1842
    Deringer Model 1842 Navy - Percussion Cap, Rifled Barrel Pistol
    Henry Deringer was well-known for his pocket pistols to the point that many eventually carried the ... [Read More]
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    1850
    Devisme Percussion Revolver - Five-Shot, Double-Action Revolver
    F.P. Devisme was a highly skilled weapons maker based in Paris, France. While not exclusively known ... [Read More]
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    1862
    Dickson Nelson & Co Rifle - Percussion Smoothbore Rifle Musket
    Confederate arms suppliers of the American Civil War utilized whatever means to supply their army wh... [Read More]
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    2004
    DIO KH2002 (Khaybar) - Bullpup Assault Rifle
    In the 1980s, Chinese manufacturer NORINCO (NORth Industries COrporation) began local production of ... [Read More]
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    1978
    DM51 (Handgranate Spreng) - Dual-Purpose Hand Grenade
    In 1978, the West German Army adopted the DM51 assault/fragmentation hand grenade. Design work on th... [Read More]
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    1963
    Dragunov SVD - Sniper Rifle
    The Dragunov SVD sniper rifle is an automatic rifle based on the Kalashnikov rifle series. The weapo... [Read More]
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    1879
    Dreyse Reichsrevolver Model 1879 (Trooper / Cavalry Model) - Six-Round Single-Action (SA) Service Revolver
    The Reichsrevolver ("Government Revolver") Model 1879 (also known as the "Trooper" or Cavalry" model... [Read More]
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    1883
    Dreyse Reichsrevolver Model 1883 (Officer / Infantry Model) - Six-Round Single-Action (SA) Service Revolver
    Introduced in 1883, the Model 1883 Reichsrevolver served as a standard-issue sidearm with the Imperi... [Read More]
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    1947
    Dror LMG - Squad Support Weapon / Light Machine Gun
    Prior to the establishment of Israel as a nation in 1948, plans were already being laid for its figh... [Read More]
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    1938
    DShK Model 1938 - Heavy Machine Gun
    The Soviet DShK Model 1938 heavy machine gun was developed to a Red Army requirement prior to World ... [Read More]
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    2000
    DSR-Precision DSR-1 - Bullpup Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    Bullpup weapons receive their name by shifting the magazine feed and internal action aft of the pist... [Read More]
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    2000
    DSR-Precision DSR-50 - Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    ... [Read More]
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    2008
    DTA Stealth Recon Scout A1 (SRS-A1) - Bullpup Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    In 2008, Desert Tactical Arms (DTA) revealed its "Stealth Recon Scout" sniper rifle in .338 Lapua Ma... [Read More]
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    1765
    Duval Model 1765 - Flintlock Pistol
    The Washington Naval Yard of Washington, D.C. holds a flintlock pistol in its collection that report... [Read More]
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    1963
    Dynamit Nobel Panzerfaust 2 (PzF 44 2A1) - 67mm Shoulder-Fired, Recoilless Rocket Launcher
    Many of the Western-aligned nations of post-World War 2 Europe relied on the proven American "Bazook... [Read More]
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    2000
    Dynamit Noble MATADOR (Man-portable Anti-Tank, Anti-DOor) - 90mm Man-Portable, Shoulder-Fired Rocket Launcher
    The MATADOR disposable anti-tank, shoulder-fired rocket system saw its development during the latter... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dynamit Noble MATADOR (Man-portable Anti-Tank, Anti-DOor)

    1992
    Dynamit-Nobel Panzerfaust 3 - Single-Shot Disposable Anti-tank Rocket Launcher
    The Panzerfaust 3 (PzF 3) is a 60mm single-shot, shoulder-launched disposable anti-tank rocket proje... [Read More]
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    1954
    Enfield L1A1 SLR (Self-Loading Rifle) - Battle Rifle
    The L1A1 was the standard British Army infantry assault rifle from the mid-1950's through to the lat... [Read More]
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    1957
    Enfield L4 (BREN) - Light Support Machine Gun
    The L4A1 is nothing more than a modified World War 2-era Bren Gun, .303 Series chambered to fire the... [Read More]
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    1963
    Enfield L7 GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun) - Light Support Machine Gun
    The British L7 GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun - though sometimes called 'Gimpy' or 'Jimpy') serie... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Enfield L7 GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun)

    1985
    Enfield L85 IW (Individual Weapon) (SA80) - Assault Rifle / Carbine
    After British participation in World War 2 (1939-1945) had ended, thought was given to modernizing A... [Read More]
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    1986
    Enfield L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon) - Light Machine Gun
    The L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon) was developed concurrently with the L85 IW (Individual Weapon) of... [Read More]
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    1880
    Enfield Mk I / Mk II - Service Revolver
    The Enfield Mk I/Mk II series of service revolvers appeared late in the 19th Century amidst a period... [Read More]
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    1853
    Enfield Model 1853 - Rifle-Musket
    The Enfield Pattern 1853 (or .577 Enfield) rifle-musket was the standard-issue musket of the British... [Read More]
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    1932
    Enfield No. 2 - Service Revolver
    Since World War 1, the British Army appreciated its large caliber revolvers mainly due to their inhe... [Read More]
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    1990
    Eurometaal Nr20 - Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The Eurometaal Nr20 series fragmentation hand grenade was developed for service with the Royal Nethe... [Read More]
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    2006
    F1 (Hand Grenade - Australia) - Hand Grenade
    F1 designates the standard fragmentation hand grenade of the modern Australian Army (otherwise known... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the F1 (Hand Grenade - Australia)

    1915
    F1 (Hand Grenade - France) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The F1 served the French Army through World War 1 and World War 2 as a standard anti-personnel fragm... [Read More]
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    1939
    F1 (Hand Grenade - Soviet) - Hand Grenade
    "F1" is used to designate a variety of hand grenades of modern design and of the 20th century. The S... [Read More]
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    2000
    Fabrique Nationale Five-seveN - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Fabrique Nationale FN Five-seveN is a self-cocking, semi-automatic pistol that has seen service ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Five-seveN

    1974
    Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda - Six-Shot Revolver
    The FN Barracuda was a security service pistol proposed by the Belgium firm of Fabrique Nationale an... [Read More]
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    1966
    Fabrique Nationale FN CAL - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    In 1962, the United States adopted the famous M16 assault rifle and, along with its selection, came ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN CAL

    2001
    Fabrique Nationale FN F2000 - Assault Rifle
    Introduced in 2001, the FN F2000 was billed as a next-generation weapons system with modularity of d... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN F2000

    1953
    Fabrique Nationale FN FAL - Battle Rifle
    Origins of the famous FAL lay in Fabrique Nationale's previous design, the SAFN/Modele 49, a self-lo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FAL

    1978
    Fabrique Nationale FN FNC - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    The Fabrique Nationale FNC ("Fusil Nouveau Type Carabine") emerged from the commercial failure that ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FNC

    1930
    Fabrique Nationale FN M1930 (BAR) - Light Machine Gun
    The original Browning Automatic Rifle was developed for the US Army during World War 1 to replace th... [Read More]
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    1933
    Fabrique Nationale FN M2HB - Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    Like other John Browning gun designs, his famous Browning M2 Heavy Machine Gun ended up produced in ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN M2HB

    2009
    Fabrique Nationale FN M3P - Belt-Fed Vehicle Heavy Machine Gun
    The Fabrique Nationale (FN Herstal) FN M3P is a vehicle machine gun based on the hugely successful B... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN M3P

    1958
    Fabrique Nationale FN MAG - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    The FN MAG ("Mitrailleuse d'Appui General") was developed by the Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationa... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN MAG

    1982
    Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi - Light Support Machine Gun / Squad Automatic Weapon
    The Fabrique National FN Minimi has quickly evolved into the light-support gun of choice by several ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi

    1932
    Fabrique Nationale FN Mle D (BAR) - Light Machine Gun
    The original John Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) was introduced during World War 1 wi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Mle D (BAR)

    1976
    Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11 - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    With the standardization to NATO calibers for guns of Western countries during the Cold War, Europea... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11

    1990
    Fabrique Nationale FN P90 - Submachine Gun (SMG) / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
    The Fabrique Nationale FN P90 of Belgian origin is marketed as a "Personal Defense Weapon" with qual... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN P90

    2009
    Fabrique Nationale FN SCAR (Mk 16 / Mk 17) - Modular Automatic Rifle
    The Fabrique Nationale FN SCAR (Special forces Combat Assault Rifle) will feature prominently in the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SCAR (Mk 16 / Mk 17)

    2008
    Fabrique Nationale FN SLP (Self-Loading Police) - Self-Loading Shotgun
    The Fabrique Nationale (FN Herstal) SLP (Self-Loading Police) is a modern, tactical-level, repeat-fi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SLP (Self-Loading Police)

    2004
    Fabrique Nationale FN SPR (Special Police Rifle (SPR) - Sniper Rifle
    Fabrique National developed the FN Special Police Rifle (SPR) from the successful and highly regarde... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SPR (Special Police Rifle (SPR)

    1995
    Fabrique Nationale FN TPS (Tactical Police Shotgun) - Pump-Action Shotgun
    The Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationale developed and marketed the FN Police 12ga as a conventiona... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN TPS (Tactical Police Shotgun)

    1977
    Fabrique Nationale M240 GPMG - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) / Medium Machine Gun (MMG)
    The M240 is the American copy of the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN) MAG-58 series of excellent, gas... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale M240 GPMG

    1984
    Fabrique Nationale M249 SAW / LMG - Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Squad Support Weapon (SSW)
    When the United States Army moved to adopt a new light machine gun, it selected the excellent Belgia... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale M249 SAW / LMG

    2003
    Fabrique Nationale Mk 46 LWMG - Light Weight Machine Gun
    In the early 2000s, USSOCOM (United States Special Operations COMmand) began a program to replace it... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Mk 46 LWMG

    2003
    Fabrique Nationale Mk 48 LWMG - Light Weight Machine Gun
    The Mk 48 is the larger-caliber complement to the Mk 46 developed by the Belgian concern of Fabrique... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Mk 48 LWMG

    1949
    Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49) - Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
    In the lead up to World War 2 (1939-1945) (and during the war), there was a noticeable shift towards... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)

    1942
    Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42) - Automatic Rifle / Light Machine Gun
    The Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42) was developed specifically for the lightly armed and mobile Germ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)

    1993
    FAMAE SAF - Submachine Gun
    The SAF is an impressive-looking Chilean submachine gun designed and developed by state-owned FAbric... [Read More]
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    1981
    FARA 83 / FAA 81 (Fusil Automatico Republica Argentina) - Assault Rifle
    For decades the Argentine Army (and many militaries around the world for that matter) utilized the e... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FARA 83 / FAA 81 (Fusil Automatico Republica Argentina)

    1948
    FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata) - Submachine Gun
    With development stemming from 1940, this Portuguese submachine gun evolved in the post-World War 2 ... [Read More]
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    1915
    Fedorov Avtomat M1916 - Automatic Rifle
    While bolt-action rifles were the call of the day at the turn of the century and leading into World ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fedorov Avtomat M1916

    1935
    FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935) - Bolt-Action Rifle
    Following the end of World War 1, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was no more, giving rise to the "Kingd... [Read More]
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    1977
    FEG AK-63 / AMM - Assault Rifle
    Hungary, falling under the Soviet sphere of influence during the Cold War, made extensive use of the... [Read More]
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    1963
    FEG AKM-63 - Assault Rifle
    The Hungarian AKM-63 was a modernized version of the fabled Soviet Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle s... [Read More]
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    1967
    FEG AMD-65 - Assault Rifle
    With the AKM-63 firmly entrenched as the standard-issue Hungarian assault rifle, attention was given... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FEG AMD-65

    1937
    FEG Model 37M - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Hungarian engineer Rudolf Frommer worked his way up the company ranks of Budapest-based FEG ("Femaru... [Read More]
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    2004
    FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) - Assault Carbine / Assault Rifle
    ... [Read More]
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    1914
    FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914 - Medium Machine Gun
    The FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914 (Machine Gun, System Revelli, Model 14) was the first large-scale indi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914

    1915
    FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    The submachine gun was born in a World War 1 requirement seeking a high-volume weapon capable of cle... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)

    1935
    FIAT-Revelli Modello 1935 - Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    The FIAT-Revelli Model 1935 (Modello 35) of 1935 was a modernization of the World War 1-era FIAT-Rev... [Read More]
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    1943
    Flamethrower, Portable, No 2 (Lifebuoy) - Man-Portable Flamethrower
    Unlike the American, German and Soviet armies of World War 2, the British Army was never as large a ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Flammenwerfer 35 (FmW 35) - Man-Portable Flame Thrower
    The crew-portable flamethrower came into prominence on the modern battlefield in World War 1 (1914-1... [Read More]
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    1941
    Flammenwerfer 41 (FmW 41) - Man-Portable Flame Thrower
    All major powers of World War 2 fielded some sort of man-portable flamethrower (or "flame projector"... [Read More]
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    2014
    Fostech Arms Origin-12 - Semi-Automatic Tactical Shotgun
    The semi-automatic shotgun has been was a welcomed departure from earlier single- and twin-barreled ... [Read More]
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    1942
    FP-45 (Liberator / OSS Pistol / M1942 Pistol) - Single-Shot Pistol
    Origins of the FP-45 single-shot pistol place it as an initiative by the US Army, intending to arm c... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FP-45 (Liberator / OSS Pistol / M1942 Pistol)

    1956
    Franchi LF-57 - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
    The Franchi LF-57 proved a high-quality submachine gun design attempt that was only limited by the g... [Read More]
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    1990
    Franchi Model PA (Series) - Pump-Action Tactical Shotgun
    The Franchi PA is a modern pump-action shotgun developed by the Italian concern of Franchi primarily... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi Model PA (Series)

    1979
    Franchi SPAS-12 - Semi-Automatic Pump-Action Combat Shotgun
    The Franchi SPAS-12 was a semi-automatic, 12-gauge shotgun noted for its variable-mode firing method... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi SPAS-12

    1996
    Franchi SPAS-15 - Automatic Combat Shotgun
    The Franchi SPAS-15 shotgun is an automatic shotgun capable of firing multiple rounds without the ne... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi SPAS-15

    1820
    Francotte Pinfire - Revolver
    The Francotte Pinfire Revolver was Belgian in origin, work completed by the firm of A. Francotte a L... [Read More]
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    1925
    Furrer Model 25 (M25) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    In 1925, the Swiss Army adopted a new Light Machine Gun (LMG) design as the "Furrer M25" (or "Model... [Read More]
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    1917
    Fusil Automatique Modele 1917 (Model 1917 RSC) - Semi-Automatic / Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    The culmination of work begun by French arms experts in the early 1900s produced the now-largely for... [Read More]
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    2008
    Fusil FX-05 Xiuhcoatl (Fire Snake) - Assault Rifle
    Seeking to upgrade their supplies of standard-issue HK G3A3 series assault rifles, Mexican authoriti... [Read More]
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    1915
    Fusil-Mitrailleur Modele 1915 CSRG (Chauchat) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    One of the most derided guns in military history - the French "Chauchat" light machine gun - receive... [Read More]
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    1898
    Gasser & Rast Model 1898 - Eight-Round Double-Action Revolver
    The Gasser & Rast Model 1898 service revolver was a handgun utilized by the Austro-Hungarian Army at... [Read More]
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    1870
    Gasser Model 1870 Army Service - Six-Round Revolver
    The Gasser Model 1870 Army Service pistol became the standard sidearm of cavalry units in service to... [Read More]
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    1861
    Gatling Gun Model 1861 - Ten-Barrel Towed Battlefield Weapon System
    Richard Gatling patented his ferocious weapon in the early 1860s and the type was subsequently used ... [Read More]
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    1981
    General Dynamics / Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger - Man-Portable, Air Defense Missile System
    The FIM-92 Stinger is a portable, lightweight anti-aircraft defense system currently in service with... [Read More]
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    1968
    General Dynamics FIM-43 Redeye - Man-Portable Air Defense System
    The FIM-43 "Redeye" was a man-portable anti-aircraft missile launcher requiring only a single crewme... [Read More]
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    2006
    General Dynamics Mk 47 Striker AGL (Mk 47 Mod 0) - 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    The Mk 47 "Striker" stands as the successor to the Mk 19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) of Am... [Read More]
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    2004
    General Dynamics XM307 (ACSW) Advanced Crew-Served Weapon - Prototype Automatic Grenade Launcher
    The XM307 was born from the since-abandoned "Advanced Crew Served Weapon" (ACSW) project as part of ... [Read More]
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    2004
    General Dynamics XM312 HMG - Prototype Heavy Machine Gun
    At one point, the General Dynamics XM312 was being developed to replace the venerable and tenured - ... [Read More]
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    2009
    General Dynamics XM806 (LW50MG) - Prototype Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    The XM806 was initially developed as a "lightweight" heavy-class, belt-fed machine gun for the Unite... [Read More]
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    1965
    General Electric GAU-17/A Minigun - Six-Barrel Gatling Gun
    The General Electric GAU-17/A "minigun" represents the USAF/USN derivative of the U.S. Army's Vietna... [Read More]
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    1963
    General Electric M134 Minigun - Six-Barrel Gatling Gun
    The vehicle-mounted General Electric M134 "Minigun" was born as a derivative of the 20mm General Ele... [Read More]
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    1990
    Gepard M1 - Single-Shot Bolt-Action Anti-Material Rifle
    The Gepard M1 was a Hungarian-originated heavy rifle intended for use against light-armored vehicles... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Gepard M1

    1990
    Gepard M2 - Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    As a follow-up to the single-shot, bolt-action Gepard M1 of 1990, Hungarian engineers returned to th... [Read More]
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    1990
    Gepard M3 (14.5mm) - Semi-Automatic Heavy Anti-Material Rifle (HAMR)
    To ring even more performance from the Gepard line of Anti-Material Rifles (AMRs) beginning with the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Gepard M3 (14.5mm)

    1995
    Gepard M6 - Semi-Automatic Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    The Gepard line of 12.7mm Anti-Material Rifles (AMRs) arose out of Hungary during the end of the Col... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Gepard M6

    1944
    Giandoso TZ-45 - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The Italians were the first to introduce the machine gun and this was during 1915 in the midst of Wo... [Read More]
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    1983
    Glock 17 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Glock 17 has gone on to see extensive service in both military and police roles with a plethora ... [Read More]
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    1985
    Glock 18 - Semi-Automatic / Full-Automatic Pistol
    The Glock 18 (or Glock Model 18) was similar in many ways to the preceding Glock 17 production model... [Read More]
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    1988
    Glock 19 - Semi-Automatic Compact Pistol
    The Glock 19 is a smaller pistol (defined as "compact") based on the original Glock 17 with the new ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 19

    1990
    Glock 20 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The powerful Glock 20 was designed specifically to take advantage of the large 10mm Auto (10x25mm) p... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 20

    1990
    Glock 21 - Pistol
    The Glock 21 (Glock GmbH of Austria) was essentially the Glock 20 model modified for the US market t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 21

    1990
    Glock 22 - Pistol
    The Glock 22 appeared in 1990 and went on to become one of the most popular pistols in use by 2006. ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 22

    1990
    Glock 23 - Pistol
    The Glock 23 was another "bridging" pistol attempting to combine the in-between .40 S&W caliber cart... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 23

    1992
    Glock 24 - Pistol
    The Glock 24 was a limited-run pistol developed by Glock GmbH of Austria. The Model 24 was an off-sh... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 24

    1995
    Glock 25 - Pistol
    The Glock 25 was introduced sometime in 1995 and made use of the .380 ACP cartridge - a low-recoil, ... [Read More]
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    1996
    Glock 26 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Glock 26 was designed with the thought of creating a Glock handgun that was easily concealable a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 26

    1996
    Glock 27 - Pistol
    The subcompact Glock 27 was similar in respects to the Glock 26, designed for ease of concealment wh... [Read More]
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    1997
    Glock 28 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Glock 28 was similar in respects to the subcompact Glock 26 and Glock 27 models though chambered... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 28

    Glock 29 - Pistol
    The Glock 29 (also known as the "Multi-Purpose 10") was similar to other Glock handgun forms in many... [Read More]
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    1988
    Glock 30 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Based in many ways on the preceding Glock 29 design, the Glock 30 is another fine example of pistol ... [Read More]
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    1996
    Glock 31 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Glock 31 is another addition to the Glock family line of successful semi-automatic pistols for m... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 31

    1998
    Glock 32 - Pistol
    The Glock 32 (also "G32" or "Model 32") is a further evolution of the Glock semi-automatic pistol li... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 32

    2015
    Glock 43 - Sub-Compact Semi-Automatic Pistol
    New in 2015 to the Glock semi-automatic handgun lineup is the sub-compact Glock 43 for those requiri... [Read More]
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    1943
    Goryunov SG-43 - Air-Cooled Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    For the Soviet Army of World War 2, the ages old PM Model 1910 was a serviceable, reliable weapon fo... [Read More]
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    1978
    GP-25 / GP-30 GL - Single-Shot 40mm Muzzle-Loaded Grenade Launcher
    The GP series of under-slung, single-shot, muzzle-loading 40mm grenade launchers was developed for t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the GP-25 / GP-30 GL

    2010
    Grad AR - Assault Rifle
    The Grad Assault Rifle is a North Ossetian bullpup evolution of the long-running Soviet-Russian Kala... [Read More]
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    1915
    Grenade, Hand No. 6 - Concussion Hand Grenade
    The British Army relied upon various hand grenades during World War 1 (1914-1918), some deemed succe... [Read More]
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    1915
    Grenade, Hand No. 7 - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    Because of the limited nature of the No. 6 concussion grenade as an anti-infantry measure during Wor... [Read More]
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    1945
    Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr - Semi-Automatic Rifle
    The desperate situation of late-war Germany in World War 2 (1939-1945) was embodied in the "People's... [Read More]
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    1950
    Hakim Rifle - Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
    The original Swedish Ljungman AG 42 semi-automatic rifle was a strong firearm of good quality, desig... [Read More]
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    1795
    Harpers Ferry / Springfield Model 1795 - Musket
    The Model 1795 was a smooth-bore, single-shot, flintlock-based musket and the first such weapon syst... [Read More]
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    1803
    Harpers Ferry Model 1803 - Flintlock Muzzle-Loading Rifle
    While the Harpers Ferry Model 1795 was America's first smoothbore musket to be produced in number th... [Read More]
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    1805
    Harpers Ferry Model 1805 - Flintlock Pistol
    The Harpers Ferry Model 1805 was a flintlock pistol produced out of Harpers Ferry Armory in West Vir... [Read More]
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    1816
    Harpers Ferry Model 1816 - Flintlock Musket / Percussion Cap Rifle
    Harpers Ferry became America's second national armory after the site was personally selected by Geor... [Read More]
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    1841
    Harpers Ferry Model 1841 (Mississippi Rifle) - Rifle-Musket
    For much of America's early past, the federal Army relied on two arsenals of note - the Springfield ... [Read More]
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    1857
    Harpers Ferry Model 1855 - Percussion Rifle-Musket
    The Harpers Ferry Model 1855 percussion-based rifle-musket saw considerable use during the American ... [Read More]
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    1986
    Harris / McMillan M86 - Sniper Rifle
    The McMillan M86 (now Harris) was designed with military and security forces in mind, allowing for t... [Read More]
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    1987
    Harris / McMillan M87 - Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Heavy Sniper Rifle
    The M87 was a military-grade anti-material rifle designed to defeat hardened structures such as armo... [Read More]
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    1989
    Harris / McMillan M89 - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    The Harris M89 Sniper Rifle is billed as one of the most accurate, resilient and robust gun platform... [Read More]
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    1992
    Harris M92 - Bolt-Action Anti-Material Rifle
    The Harris Model 92 (M92) was based on the original Harris Model 87R (M87R), though reworked into a ... [Read More]
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    1993
    Harris M93 - Anti-Material Rifle / Heavy Sniper Rifle
    The 0.50 caliber anti-material heavy rifle is a standard fixture of any modern military of the world... [Read More]
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    1996
    Harris M96 - Anti-Material Rifle / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle
    Harris Gunworks has a long-running history with precision rifles bearing its name and this includes ... [Read More]
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    1980
    Hawk MM-1 MGL - Automatic Grenade Launcher
    During the Cold War decades, the automatic grenade launcher became a viable battlefield weapon syste... [Read More]
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    1998
    Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 (HK FP6) - Combat Shotgun
    The Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 combat shotgun was born from the partnership between German-based Heck... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6 (HK FP6)

    2005
    Heckler & Koch HK 121 - General Purpose Machine Gun
    The HK 121 fulfills the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) product slot for German gunmaker Heckler ... [Read More]
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    1961
    Heckler & Koch HK 21 - General Purpose Machine Gun / Light Machine Gun / Automatic Rifle
    In 1949, Heckler & Koch GmbH was formed at Oberndorf am Neckar in West Germany to become a small arm... [Read More]
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    1962
    Heckler & Koch HK 32KA1 - Automatic Rifle
    The Heckler & Koch HK32KA1 carbine was designed for the military market that revolved around the fir... [Read More]
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    1985
    Heckler & Koch HK 33E - Assault Rifle
    The HK33E series was a direct replacement of the earlier HK33 automatic rifles and is basiclaly the ... [Read More]
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    2005
    Heckler & Koch HK 416 - Assault Rifle / Tactical Carbine
    Heckler & Koch unveiled the HK416 automatic rifle family in 2005 as a potential replacement for the ... [Read More]
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    2006
    Heckler & Koch HK 417 - Battle Rifle / Sniper Rifle
    The HK 417 began as a privately-funded company venture intended to supply US special forces with a m... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 417

    2006
    Heckler & Koch HK AG36 - Single-Shot Grenade Launcher
    The 40mm single-shot, breech-loading Heckler & Koch HK AG36 ("Anbaugranatwerfer 36") was designed as... [Read More]
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    1983
    Heckler & Koch HK CAWS - Select-Fire Automatic Combat Shotgun
    It seems that the U.S. military has long been attempting to convince itself of the need for a full-a... [Read More]
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    1987
    Heckler & Koch HK G11 - Caseless Assault Rifle
    The Heckler & Koch HK G11 assault rifle design was, in every way, a revolutionary firearm departing ... [Read More]
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    2006
    Heckler & Koch HK G28 - Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
    The civilian-market Heckler & Koch MR308 serves as the basis for the HK G28 semi-automatic rifle - d... [Read More]
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    1959
    Heckler & Koch HK G3 - Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
    At the end of World War 2, German engineers were working on perfecting a new breed of service rifle ... [Read More]
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    1996
    Heckler & Koch HK G36 - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    The Heckler & Koch HK G36 series assault rifle was designed and developed to an exacting German Army... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G36

    1987
    Heckler & Koch HK G41 - Automatic Assault Rifle
    The HK G41 was based on the pre-existing HK G33E system but fitted with a three-round burst capabili... [Read More]
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    1996
    Heckler & Koch HK GMG (GMW / GraMaWa) - Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
    The Heckler & Koch GMG ("GranatMaschinenWaffe" or "GraMaWa") is a 40mm automatic grenade launcher si... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK GMG (GMW / GraMaWa)

    2011
    Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle) - Squad Support Weapon
    Adopted by the U.S. Army and used by many other ground warfare forces of the world, the AR-15-based ... [Read More]
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    2005
    Heckler & Koch HK MG4 (HK MG43) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    The Heckler & Koch MG4 Light Machine Gun (LMG) was selected by the German Army to supersede the Cold... [Read More]
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    1966
    Heckler & Koch HK MP5 - Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
    One of the most popular submachine guns ever produced, the Heckler & Koch HK MP5 ("Maschinenpistole ... [Read More]
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    1976
    Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz) - Submachine Gun / Personal Defense Weapon
    The Heckler & Koch HK MP5K ("K" = "Kurz" meaning "short") was developed to specifically meet the nee... [Read More]
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    1983
    Heckler & Koch HK MP5N - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The HK MP5N is another variant of the highly successful HK MP5 series of submachine guns. The 'N' de... [Read More]
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    1974
    Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD - Suppressed Submachine Gun (SSMG)
    The excellence of the original Heckler & Koch HK MP5 series pushed the need for a dedicated suppress... [Read More]
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    2001
    Heckler & Koch HK MP7 - Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol (MP)
    By and large, submachine gun class weapons were largely designed around existing pistol-type cartrid... [Read More]
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    2006
    Heckler & Koch HK P30 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    1969
    Heckler & Koch HK P9 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Heckler & Koch engineers of West Germany began design of a new, all-modern compact semi-automatic pi... [Read More]
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    1972
    Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1 - Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    The Heckler & Koch PSG-1 semi-automatic sniper rifle was introduced in 1972 and primarily marketed t... [Read More]
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    1998
    Heckler & Koch HK SL8 - Semi-Automatic Rifle
    The HK SL8 (SL8-1) is nothing more than the HK G36 assault rifle in civilian guise with semi-automat... [Read More]
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    1990
    Heckler & Koch HK WSG2000 - Anti-Material Rifle
    The HK WSG2000 was an abandoned anti-material rifle under development by the German firearms firm of... [Read More]
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    2015
    Heckler & Koch HK XM25 CDTE - 25mm Smart Grenade Launcher
    The futuristic Heckler & Koch HK XM25 IAWS - Individual Airburst Weapon System - (now as the CDTE = ... [Read More]
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    1995
    Heckler & Koch HK XM29 OICW - Prototype Combined Weapons System
    In the 1990s, the US Army undertook formal evaluations of several competing automatic rifles to repl... [Read More]
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    2003
    Heckler & Koch HK XM8 - Prototype Assault Rifle
    The Heckler & Koch HK XM8 was an experimental modular assault rifle system that underwent trials wit... [Read More]
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    1971
    Heckler & Koch HK11 - Light Support Machine Gun
    As with other HK designs, the Heckler & Koch HK11 light support machine gun borrows much of what mak... [Read More]
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    1983
    Heckler & Koch HK69A1 - Single-Shot Grenade Launcher
    A West German requirement initiated in the 1960s called for a single-shot, grenade launching weapon ... [Read More]
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    2010
    Heckler & Koch M320 GLM (HK AG36) - Single-Shot 40mm Grenade Launcher
    The United States Army has selected the single-shot 40mm HK M320 GLM ("Grenade Launcher Module") as ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch M320 GLM (HK AG36)

    1996
    Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0 (SOCOM Pistol) - Semi-Automatic Special Forces Handgun
    The Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0 became a specially-formulated, semi-automatic pistol developed for U... [Read More]
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    1976
    Heckler & Koch P11 - Underwater Pistol
    Special forces elements have long since required specialized weapons and training to see their parti... [Read More]
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    1990
    Heckler & Koch SR9 - Sporting / Target Sniper Rifle
    To sidestep the United States assault rifle ban of 1989, Heckler & Koch of West Germany took their H... [Read More]
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    1999
    Heckler & Koch UMP - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The UMP family ("Universale Maschinenpistole" or "Universal Machine Pistol") is a series of submachi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch UMP

    1993
    Heckler & Koch USP (Universal Self-Loading Pistol) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Heckler & Koch USP (Universal Self-Loading Pistol) was an amalgam design by the German concern i... [Read More]
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    1996
    Helenius RK-97 APH - Anti-Material Rifle
    The Helenius RK-97 APH is a heavy caliber anti-materiel rifle originating from Finland. The system i... [Read More]
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    1813
    Henry Model 1813 Navy - Flintlock Pistol
    Between June of 1813 and August of 1814, Joseph Henry of Philadelphia was contracted to deliver 600 ... [Read More]
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    1860
    Henry Model 1860 - Lever Action Repeating Rifle
    While not the "perfect" lever-action repeating rifle, the Henry Rifle was the revolutionary culminat... [Read More]
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    1985
    HG 85 (Handgranate 85) - Hand Grenade
    The HG 85 is a time fuse-detonated fragmentation grenade system packed with 155 grams of TNT. Each u... [Read More]
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    1909
    Hotchkiss Model 1909 (Mle 1909 / Benet-Mercie) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    Design of the M1909 was brought about by a new French requirement looking to provide ground elements... [Read More]
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    1914
    Hotchkiss Model 1914 (Mle 1914) - Medium Machine Gun (MMG) / Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    During the late 1800s, there only existed a few proven "true" machine gun concepts anywhere in the w... [Read More]
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    1964
    Howa Type 64 - Assault Rifle
    After World War 2, the Japanese were a conquered people with the United States acting as majority ov... [Read More]
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    1989
    Howa Type 89 - Assault Rifle
    In 1964, the Japanese military, in keeping with Western powers, adopted the Howa Type 64 Battle Rifl... [Read More]
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    2000
    H-S Precision HTR (Heavy tactical Rifle) - Sniper Rifle
    The HTR (Heavy Tactical Rifle) is manufactured by American-based H-S Precision, Incorporated and is ... [Read More]
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    1999
    HS Produkt HS2000 (Springfield XD) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The HS Produkt HS2000 was originally developed for Croatian Army and police forces seeking a locally... [Read More]
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    1995
    HS Produkt HS-95 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    While there was still a unified Yugoslavia, Zastava Arms delivered the short-lived CZ99 semi-automat... [Read More]
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    2009
    HS Produkt VHS (Visenamjenska Hrvatska Strojnica) - Assault Rifle
    The VHS assault rifle saw its origins in the Homeland War / Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995... [Read More]
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    1970
    Hughes / Raytheon BGM-71 TOW / TOW-2 - Heavy Anti-Tank (AT) Weapon System
    The BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile weapon system was developed in the latter half of the 1960s to beco... [Read More]
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    2009
    IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC) - Sniper Rifle
    The Brazilian Army makes use of an indigenous bolt-action sniper rifle design by IMBEL as the "Rifle... [Read More]
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    1985
    IMBEL MD-2 - Assault Rifle
    The MD-2 is part of a family of standard Brazilian assault rifles serving the modern Brazilian Army.... [Read More]
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    1997
    IMBEL MD97 - Assault Rifle
    The IMBEL MD97 is a Brazilian made automatic assault rifle developed for both military and security ... [Read More]
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    1973
    IMBEL Pistola 9 M973 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    When the Brazilian Army and government security forces needed a trusty semi-automatic sidearm, it tu... [Read More]
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    1980
    IMI B-300 - Reusable Anti-Tank (AT) Rocket System
    The B-300 is an Israeli Military Industries product and is a man-portable anti-tank weapon system. I... [Read More]
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    1973
    IMI Galil ARM / SAR - Assault Rifle / Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    In the post-World War 2 world, the United Nations partitioned Palestine in 1947. In 1948, the nation... [Read More]
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    1995
    IMI Galil MAR (Micro Assault Rifle / Micro-Galil) - Compact Assault Rifle / Carbine
    The Galil MAR (Micro-Assault Rifle) is nothing more than a highly compact form of the excellent Gali... [Read More]
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    1996
    IMI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1 - Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Assault Rifle
    In 1996, the original IMI Galil was reworked to fulfill the Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) role - o... [Read More]
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    1983
    IMI Galil Sniper (Galatz) - Sniper Rifle
    With the success of the IMI Galil within the Israeli Army and those of other participating foreign n... [Read More]
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    1984
    IMI M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) / SMAW-D - Shoulder-Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon
    The M141 (SMAW-D) was developed for the United States Army to fill the role of "bunker buster", thou... [Read More]
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    1984
    IMI MAPATS (Man-Portable Anti-Tank System) - Man-Portable Anti-Tank (AT) Missile System
    The MAPATS ("MAn-Portable Anti-Tank System") is an anti-armor solution produced by the Israeli conce... [Read More]
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    1980
    IMI Mini-UZI - Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
    The Israeli Military Industries (IMI) Mini-UZI is a smaller, more compact form of the base UZI subma... [Read More]
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    1997
    IMI Negev LMG - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    The Negev is an Israeli 5.56mm light machine gun (LMG), developed by Israel Military Industries Ltd ... [Read More]
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    2006
    IMI TAR-21 (Tavor) - Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    For decades the Israeli Army relied upon its trusted and true line of Galil and M16 automatic weapon... [Read More]
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    1950
    IMI UZI - Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
    The UZI 9 mm was created soon after Israel became a nation state in 1948. The UZI used a revolutiona... [Read More]
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    1975
    Improvised Explosive Device (IED) - Improvised Explosive Device
    Improvised Explosive Devices ("IED") are in-the-field detonating devices designed to specifically in... [Read More]
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    1983
    Individual Water Purifier (IWP) - Water Purifying Kit
    The individual water purification system provides the infantryman the ability to remove or destroy c... [Read More]
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    1889
    Infantry Model 1889 (Belgian Mauser) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    The Belgian Model 1889 "Mauser" became the first bolt-action service rifle of the Belgian Army. It w... [Read More]
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    1970
    Ingram MAC-10 (M10) - Submachine Gun
    The Ingram MAC-10 (M10) was a short-lived, compact submachine gun initiative seeing limited producti... [Read More]
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    1998
    INSAS (INdian Small Arms System) - Assault Rifle / Light Machine Gun / Submachine Gun
    The INSAS family was inducted into service with the Indian Army in 1998 and has already seen extensi... [Read More]
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    1990
    Instalaza C90 - 90mm Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    Spanish military industry has produced many indigenous solutions to local requirements throughout th... [Read More]
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    2008
    Istiglal IST-14.5 AMR (Independence) - Anti-Material / Anti-Tank Rifle
    The rise of the tank in World War 1 gave rise to the anti-material rifle - specifically the German T... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Istiglal IST-14.5 AMR (Independence)

    1937
    Ithaca Model 37 - Sporting / Security / Law Enforcement / Combat Shotgun
    The Ithaca Model 37 (M37) has proven a hugely popular pump-action slide shotgun since its introducti... [Read More]
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    1946
    Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout - Combat Shotgun
    The Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout is the law enforcement version of the civilian game / home defense Mode... [Read More]
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    2004
    Izhmash AK-9 - Silenced Assault Rifle
    The AK-9 assault rifle is yet another Kalashnikov-related series firearm that can trace its roots ba... [Read More]
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    1972
    Izhmash AL-7 - Prototype Assault Rifle
    The newer AK-107 and AK-108 assault rifles - detailed elsewhere on this site - emerged from the "AL-... [Read More]
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    1994
    Izhmash AN-94 (Abakan) - Assault Rifle
    The Izhmash AN-94 is the latest in the long line of Russian assault rifles and is intended to replac... [Read More]
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    1995
    Izhmash Saiga-12 - Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun
    The Russian firm Izhmash produces the impressive Saiga-12, a semi-automatic fire-capable combat shot... [Read More]
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    1995
    Izhmash Saiga-410 - Shotgun
    While automatic firing shotguns are slowly entering the firearms forefront, there is something to be... [Read More]
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    1998
    Izhmash SV-98 - Bolt-Action Rifle
    The Russian SV-98 sniper was brought about to replace the ages-old SVD series in some Russian agenci... [Read More]
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    1860
    J.F. Brown Target / Sniper Rifle - Target / Sniper Rifle
    J.F. Brown of Haverhill, Massachusetts produced a line of high-quality target/sniper rifles during t... [Read More]
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    1990
    Jericho 941 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) Jericho Model 941 is a no-frills, semi-automatic pistol design f... [Read More]
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    1941
    Johnson LMG - Light Machine Gun / Squad Support Weapon
    The Johnson Model 1941 Light Machine Gun (LMG) was a product of the Cranston Arms Company of Provide... [Read More]
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    1836
    Johnson Model 1836 - Flintlock Pistol
    The Johnson Model 1836 was a high-quality flintlock pistol produced for the US government in a batch... [Read More]
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    1941
    Johnson Model 1941 - Semi-Automatic Rifle
    The Johnson Model 1941 faced off against the M1 Garand rifle before the start of hostilities that be... [Read More]
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    2006
    JS 9mm - Submachine Gun
    The JS 9mm (or simply "JS 9") is a conventional Chinese submachine gun type firearm designed exclusi... [Read More]
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    1996
    K-3 (Armenia) - Bullpup Assault Rifle
    Through an internal initiative, the South Caucasus nation of Armenia has developed its own bullpup-c... [Read More]
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    1994
    Kalashnikov AK-101 - Assault Rifle
    The AK-101 was developed from the successes of the original post-World War 2-era AK-47 assault rifle... [Read More]
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    1994
    Kalashnikov AK-102 - Assault Rifle
    The AK-102 weapon system exists as a carbine form to the full-length AK-101 assault rifle. The AK-10... [Read More]
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    1994
    Kalashnikov AK-103 - Assault Rifle
    The AK-103 represents a modernized form of the AKM assault rifle from the mind of Mikhail Kalashniko... [Read More]
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    1997
    Kalashnikov AK-107 (Alexandrov / Kalashnikov) - Assault Rifle
    The Kalashnikov AK-107 is another in the long line of available - and modernized - versions of the h... [Read More]
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    2014
    Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200) - Assault Rifle
    The AK-47 altered the world military stage by becoming a ubiquitous combat system available to the g... [Read More]
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    2013
    Kalashnikov AK-200 (AK-12) - Assault Rifle
    Since the conclusion of World War 2 in 1945, there has been some version of the ubiquitous Kalashnik... [Read More]
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    1949
    Kalashnikov AK-47 - Assault Rifle
    Towards the end of World War 2, when the Red Army had effectively thrust Hitler's war machine back a... [Read More]
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    1978
    Kalashnikov AK-74 (M1974) - Assault Rifle
    During the 1970s, the Soviet military sought a new infantry assault weapons system chambered for an ... [Read More]
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    1959
    Kalashnikov AKM - Assault Rifle
    The AKM was designed in the 1950s as a modernized successor to the fabled AK-47 assault rifle series... [Read More]
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    1959
    Kalashnikov AKMS (AKM-S) - Assault Rifle
    The AKMS is a major variant of the AKM assault rifle line. The AKM itself is nothing more than the 1... [Read More]
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    1950
    Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S) - Assault Rifle
    The AKS was derived from the base AK47 assault rifle though produced with a folding steel butt inste... [Read More]
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    1983
    Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U) - Assault Carbine
    The AKSU-74 represents a submachine gun derivative of the AKS assault rifle, both operating with the... [Read More]
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    1935
    Kb wz.35 (Marosczek) - Anti-Tank Rifle (ATR) / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    The Poles were not wholly ill-equipped during the German invasion of September 1939. Its tank-stoppi... [Read More]
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    1991
    Kbk wz.88 (Tantal) - Automatic Rifle / Assault Carbine
    The Soviet reach over Eastern Europe during the Cold War was such that localized small arms design i... [Read More]
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    1991
    Kbk wz.89 (Onyx) - Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun
    Like the wz/88 "Tantal, a locally-produced Polish copy of the Russian AK-74S assault rifle, the wz/8... [Read More]
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    1991
    KBP 9A-91 - Carbine Assault Rifle
    The KBP 9A-91 was introduced after 1993 and is essentially an assault rifle in a carbine form making... [Read More]
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    1991
    KBP A-91 - Bullpup Assault Rifle
    Though born of the same line of KBP-designed A-91-series assault weapons (to include the 9A-91 assau... [Read More]
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    1970
    KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame) - 30mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    The Soviet Army equivalent to the American Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher became the AGS-17 "Plamya" ("... [Read More]
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    1995
    KBP AGS-30 AGL - 30mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    The AGS-30 is the modern Russian military 30mm automatic grenade launcher for fire support, supersed... [Read More]
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    2006
    KBP GM-94 - Multi-Shot, Pump-Action Grenade Launcher
    The KBP GM-94 is a modern, multi-shot tactical grenade launcher of Russian origin, developed with sp... [Read More]
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    1996
    KBP OSV-96 - Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    The Russian OSV-96 is a standard, no-frills large-caliber anti-tank/anti-material precision rifle sy... [Read More]
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    2006
    KBP PP-2000 - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
    In 2004, KBP Instrument Design Bureau unveiled an all-new Russian-originated submachine gun in the "... [Read More]
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    1994
    KBP VSK-94 - Silenced Sniper Rifle
    While the VSS "Vintorez" silenced sniper rifle of 1987 proved excellent in its given role, it was an... [Read More]
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    1997
    Kbs wz.96 (Beryl) - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    In the 1980s, the Polish Army began development of a new assault rifle whose form continued that of ... [Read More]
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    2011
    Kel-Tec KSG - Pump-Action Bullpup Shotgun
    The Kel-Tec KSG was developed as a traditional manually-actuated, pump-action slide 12-gauge shotgun... [Read More]
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    2006
    Kel-Tec PF-9 - Semi-Automatic Handgun
    ... [Read More]
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    1730
    Kentucky Rifle (Deckard Rifle / Longrifle / Pennsylvania Rifle) - Muzzle-Loading Musket
    The development and naming of the Long Rifle is argued between riflemen of Kentucky and Pennsylvania... [Read More]
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    1940
    KG m/40 LMG (Knorr-Bremse) - Light Machine Gun
    The lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945) provided many weapons with the avenue needed to see serial pr... [Read More]
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    1995
    KMP AEK-919 - Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
    The Russian KMP AEK-919 is a highly compact submachine gun in the mold of the classic Israeli UZI wi... [Read More]
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    2014
    KMZ A-545 - Assault Rifle
    The KMZ A-545 is a direct successor to the earlier AEK-971 line of assault rifles debuted during the... [Read More]
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    1980
    KMZ AEK-971 - Assault Rifle
    The AEK-971 Assault Rifle emerged from the Kovrov Mechanical Plant (KMZ) during the 1980s with desig... [Read More]
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    2004
    Knight's Armament Company M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System) - Carbine Rifle
    The M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System) is based on the M16A4, which in itself represents a newer incarna... [Read More]
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    1985
    Knight's Armament Company Masterkey - Underbarrel Shotgun Module
    ... [Read More]
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    2006
    Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) - Compact Assault Rifle
    The Heckler & Koch HK MP5 submachine gun is currently used by most of the world's elite special forc... [Read More]
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    1915
    Kongsberg M/1914 (Kongsberg Colt) - Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
    One of the most legendary firearms in history remains the venerable American Colt M1911 .45 caliber ... [Read More]
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    1998
    Kord-12.7mm (HMG) - Heavy Machine Gun
    The Kord Heavy Machine Gun is the latest in the long line of excellent Soviet/Russian heavy machine ... [Read More]
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    1967
    Korobov TKB-059 - Three-Barreled Bullpup Assault Rifle
    ... [Read More]
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    1894
    Krag-Jorgensen Model 1894 - Bolt-Action Rifle
    The Krag-Jorgensen was a bolt-action, repeat-fire rifle of Norwegian origin designed in the latter h... [Read More]
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    1985
    KS-23 - Carbine / Shotgun
    While displaying an appearance more akin to a shotgun, the Russians designate their KS-23 as a "Spec... [Read More]
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    1999
    KSVK (ASVK) - Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR)
    The KSVK is a heavy anti-material rifle designed by Russian for specialized Russian Army forces. The... [Read More]
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    2011
    L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle - Designated Marksman Rifle / Sniper Rifle
    The L129A1 is categorized as a "Designated Marksman Rifle" (DMR) which places it between an assault ... [Read More]
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    1950
    L2 (Grenade) - Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    L2 marked the British military version of the American M26 fragmentation hand grenade that appeared ... [Read More]
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    1964
    L6 WOMBAT (Weapon Of Magnesium, Battalion, Anti-Tank) - Recoilless Rifle
    Armored combat actions of World War 2 influenced much of the doctrine and weapons design of the ensu... [Read More]
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    1982
    La France M16K (Kurz) - Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The American M16 and Soviet AK-47 assault rifles remain two of the most prolific rifle designs of th... [Read More]
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    1935
    Lahti L-35 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Aimo Lahti lent his design talents to a new Finnish semi-automatic pistol which bears his name as th... [Read More]
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    1939
    Lahti L-39 - Anti-Tank Rifle (ATR)
    The Lahti L-39 was an indigenous Finnish 20mm anti-tank rifle design used during the "Winter War" of... [Read More]
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    1941
    Lanchester (SMG) - Submachine Gun
    After the heroic evacuation of the Dunkirk survivors and the subsequent Fall of France in 1940, the ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Lanciafiamme Spalleggiato Modello 1935 - Man-Portable Flamethrower
    The Italians joined the Germans, Americans, Soviets and British in deploying flamethrowers in World ... [Read More]
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    1985
    LAPA FA-03 (Fusil de Assalto Modele 03) - Prototype Assault Rifle
    The LAPA FA-03 ("Fusil de Assalto Modelo 03") was a private venture by the Brazilian concern of Labp... [Read More]
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    1887
    Lebel Model 1886 - Bolt-Action Rifle
    The Lebel Model 1886 (more formally as the "Fusil Modele 1886 ") was the standard infantry rifle of ... [Read More]
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    1888
    Lee Metford (Magazine Lee Metford / MLM) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    After nearly a decade of development and trials, the British Army adopted the Lee-Metford (or "MLM" ... [Read More]
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    1895
    Lee-Enfield (Series) - Bolt-Action, Magazine-Fed, Repeating
    The Lee-Enfield series of rifles is one of the most successful bolt-action rifles of all time. First... [Read More]
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    1944
    Lee-Enfield Rifle No.5 Mk I (Jungle Carbine) - Bolt-Action Service Carbine
    The Lee-Enfield bolt-action rifle to emerge from Britain in 1895 became one of the classic service r... [Read More]
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    1823
    Lefaucheux 20-Round - Double-Barreled Revolver
    The Lefaucheux 20-Round was one of the notable attempts at designing a revolver that offered the ope... [Read More]
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    1854
    Lefaucheux Model 1854 - Pinfire Revolver
    Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux developed the "pinfire" metallic cartridge from the late 1820s into the... [Read More]
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    1861
    LeMat (Grape Shot Revolver) - Nine-Shot Cap-and-Ball Revolver with Underslung 16-Gauge Barrel
    The "LeMat" was an American Civil War (1861-1865) revolver emerging from the resources-strapped Conf... [Read More]
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    1914
    Lewis Machine Gun - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    American Isaac Newton Lewis (1858-1931) served in the United States Army and lent his talents to inv... [Read More]
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    2011
    LG3 AGL - 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    Following other world powers, the Chinese military moved ahead with adopting a 40mm automatic grenad... [Read More]
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    2011
    LG4 MGL - Multiple Grenade Launcher
    Modern land fighting forces have found better ways to transport for the standard infantryman into fu... [Read More]
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    1869
    Liege Model 1869 - Six-Round, Double-Action Pinfire Revolver
    The pinfire method for firearms was credited to Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux and patented in 1835. T... [Read More]
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    1860
    Lindsay Model 1860 - Two-Shot, Single-Barrel Percussion Pistol
    The Lindsay Model 1860 two-shot percussion pistol was a workaround against the revolver patents held... [Read More]
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    1863
    Lindsay Model 1863 U.S. Double Rifle - Twin-Shot Musket
    Since the arrival of firearms, gunsmiths have gone down various avenues in an attempt to supply the ... [Read More]
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    2012
    Lithgow / Thales F90 - Assault Rifle
    The Thales Lithgow F90 is the export designation given to the EF88 ("Enhanced F88") product model of... [Read More]
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    1963
    Lithgow F1 SMG - Submachine Gun
    The F1 submachine gun replaced the World War 2-era Owen submachine gun series then in service with t... [Read More]
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    1988
    Lithgow F88 (Austeyr) - Bullpup Assault Rifle
    The F88 Austeyr is the Australian Army equivalent of the Austrian Steyr bullpup assault rifle (AUG A... [Read More]
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    1989
    Lithgow F89 - Light Machine Gun
    The Australian F89 light support machine gun is a derivative of the successful Belgium FN Minimi sys... [Read More]
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    1854
    Lorenz Model 1854 / Model 1862 (Lorenz Rifle) - Rifled Musket
    The Lorenz Rifle was designed and developed by a lieutenant in the Austrian Army, Joseph Lorenz, and... [Read More]
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    1980
    LRAC 89-F1 (Lance-Roquettes AntiChar de 89mm modele F1) - Reusable Rocket Launcher
    The LRAC 89-F1 was developed for the French Army to replace the aging M20A1 Super Bazooka rocket lau... [Read More]
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    1904
    Luger P08 (Pistole Parabellum 1908 / Parabellum-Pistole) - Semi-Automatic Handgun
    The German P08 pistol (or "Pistole 1928" or "P'08" or "Luger") was one of the more famous German-bas... [Read More]
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    1983
    LUSA SMG (Lusitania) - Submachine Gun
    The LUSA submachine gun line emerged during the early 1980s though never found widespread use with i... [Read More]
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    1942
    M1 (Bazooka) / (2.36-inch Rocket Launcher M1) - Reusable, Shoulder-Fired, Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    The M1 "Bazooka" proved one of the stars of the Allied cause during World War 2 and eventually inspi... [Read More]
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    1941
    M1 / M1A1 Flamethrower - Portable Flamethrower
    There are many ways in which to decimate one's enemy - arguably one of the most terrible being fire.... [Read More]
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    1942
    M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1) - Semi-Automatic / Full-Automatic Carbine
    The American arms industry reached all new heights with its commitment in World War 2. Much of the e... [Read More]
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    1936
    M1 Garand (United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) - Self-Loading Rifle (SLR)
    Little discussion can be had on the subject of American infantrymen in World War Two without the men... [Read More]
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    1938
    M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The Thompson series of submachine guns (not quite a pistol yet not a full-fledged machine gun) began... [Read More]
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    2007
    M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System) - Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
    The M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System) is an anti-personnel sniping system developed and marke... [Read More]
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    1991
    M120, 120mm Mortar - Towed Heavy Field Mortar
    The M120 Mortar System is the Israeli Soltam K6 120mm heavy field mortar in United States Army servi... [Read More]
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    1987
    M136 AT4 Light Anti-Armor Weapon - Man-Portable Disposable Anti-Armor Rocket Launcher
    The M136 AT4 is billed as the United States Army's primary light anti-tank weapon system available t... [Read More]
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    1941
    M17 (T2 Grenade) - Rifle Grenade
    Prior to the wide scale adoption of man-portable, shoulder-fired rocket weapons during the Cold War,... [Read More]
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    1960
    M18 Claymore - Anti-Personnel Mine
    The M18 Claymore anti-personnel mine was specifically designed to kill or maim enemy ground troops a... [Read More]
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    1917
    M1917 Enfield (American Enfield) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    Britain had already begun the task of replacing their Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) infantry rif... [Read More]
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    1937
    M1937 82mm (82-PM 37) - Battalion Mortar
    The Soviet Union made use of several different mortar types throughout World War 2 covering calibers... [Read More]
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    1939
    M1938 120mm (120-HM 38) - Infantry Field Mortar
    The M1938 120mm mortar was a field mortar system accepted into service with the Red Army in 1939. Th... [Read More]
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    1938
    M1938 50mm (50-RM 38) - Light Infantry Mortar
    The Red Army put much faith into mortar strength to augment their infantry capabilities leading into... [Read More]
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    1940
    M1940 50mm (50-RM 40) - Light Infantry Mortar
    The Soviet 50mm light infantry mortar of World War 2 (1939-1945) evolved along a singular line begin... [Read More]
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    1941
    M1941 82mm (82-PM 41) - Battalion Mortar
    Like the other major military powers of World War 2, the Soviet Union went on to adopted various cal... [Read More]
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    1943
    M1943 120mm (120-PM 43) - Heavy Field Mortar
    The Soviet Army of World War 2 (1939-1945) fielded a wide variety of mortar-class weapons during the... [Read More]
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    1943
    M1943 160mm (MT-13) - Heavy Mortar
    The M1943 (also known as the "MT-13") was a heavy field mortar utilized by the Soviet Army through t... [Read More]
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    1943
    M2 4.2-inch (Goon Gun) - Rifled Infantry Mortar
    The modern infantry mortar traces its roots back to World War 1 (1914-1918) when British inventor Si... [Read More]
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    1945
    M20 75mm - Recoilless Rifle
    Recoilless rifles are a specialized category of battlefield weaponry that see less service today tha... [Read More]
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    1978
    M202 FLASH (FLame Assault SHoulder Weapon) - Four-Shot, Shoulder-Fired Incendiary Rocket Launcher
    ... [Read More]
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    1943
    M2-2 / M9A1-7 - Man-Portable Backpack Flamethrower
    The M2 flamethrower (M2-2) served as the standard flamethrower of the US military during and after W... [Read More]
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    1978
    M224, 60mm Mortar - 60mm Lightweight Mortar
    The M224 is the current portable mortar system in service with the United States Army and Marine Cor... [Read More]
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    1987
    M252, 81mm Mortar - Medium Weight Extended Range Mortar
    The smoothbore, muzzle-loading M252 medium weight mortar system offers up accurate long-range indire... [Read More]
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    1950
    M26 (Lemon Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    When America entered World War 1 in 1917, it lacked much in the way of modern war weapons. Army forc... [Read More]
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    2003
    M26 (MASS) - Modular Accessory Shotgun System
    Recent American combat actions in Iraq have once again brought a focus concerning the warfighter in ... [Read More]
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    1961
    M28/M29 Davy Crockett - Tactical Nuclear Recoilless Gun
    Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union served as the potential enemy to Europe and the US militar... [Read More]
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    1952
    M29, 81mm Mortar - High-Angle Heavy Mortar
    In 1952, the American government replaced the standard Army and Marine Corps 81mm service mortar of ... [Read More]
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    1943
    M3 (Grease Gun) - Submachine Gun
    The M3 "Grease Gun" was an economical weapons design meant to arm large quantities of American troop... [Read More]
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    1957
    M31 HEAT - Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade
    While under experimentation by the Japanese as early as 1904-1905, the rifle grenade came into its o... [Read More]
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    2006
    M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher) - Six-Shot Grenade Launcher
    The M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher) is a new United States Marine Corps (USMC) adoption of a rep... [Read More]
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    2008
    M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle (EMR) - Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
    The M39 EMR (Enhanced Marksman Rifle) was developed from the tried-and-true action of the original "... [Read More]
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    1944
    M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed - Submachine Gun
    Designed in 1942 with serial production beginning in 1943, the original M3/M3A1 "Grease Gun" submach... [Read More]
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    1955
    M40 RR - 106mm Recoilless Rifle
    As more and more stout Soviet-originated tanks permeated possible battlefields of the Cold War, the ... [Read More]
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    1957
    M60 GPMG - General Purpose Machine Gun
    The M60 served as the primary American general purpose machine gun for a good part of the 20th Centu... [Read More]
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    1986
    M60E3 LMG - Light Machine Gun / General Purpose Machine Gun
    The 1950s-era M60 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) proved a relatively effective infantry support ... [Read More]
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    1952
    M61 (Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The M61 was a standardized fragmentation hand grenade utilized primarily by the United States and Ca... [Read More]
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    1971
    M67 (Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The M67 is a fragmentation-based hand-grenade utilized to supplement infantry actions in the field. ... [Read More]
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    1963
    M67 Recoilless Rifle - Portable Anti-Infantry / Anti-Armor Weapon
    The recoilless rifle became a prominent battlefield anti-tank weapon during the 1950s and 1960s as e... [Read More]
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    1963
    M72 LAW (Light Anti-armor Weapon) - Disposable Anti-Tank (AT) Rocket Launcher
    The M72 LAW was the standard shoulder-fired anti-armor weapon for the United States military and its... [Read More]
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    1961
    M79 GL - Single-Shot Reusable 40mm Grenade Launcher
    During World War 2, the standard infantryman utilized thrown hand grenades and rifle grenades when c... [Read More]
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    1979
    M79 Osa (Wasp) - Shoulder-Fired Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    The once-unified nation of Yugoslavia went on to develop a capable indigenous military-industrial co... [Read More]
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    1980
    M80 Zolja (Wasp) - Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    Young readers may not remember that at one point in world history there stood a unified Yugoslavia. ... [Read More]
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    1987
    M9 (Bayonet) - Field Utility Knife / Bayonet
    In 1984 the United States adopted a multipurpose knife, the M9 bayonet. The M9 was designed to be us... [Read More]
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    1941
    M9 HEAT - High-Explosive, Ant-Tank Rifle Grenade
    While the U.S. Army approved and adopted an anti-personnel rifle grenade in the "M17" of 1941, it al... [Read More]
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    1952
    Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4 - General Purpose Machine Gun
    The SFMG Mark 4 was a general purpose machine in every sense of the word, generating only modest int... [Read More]
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    1985
    Magnum Research / IMI Desert Eagle - Heavy Caliber Pistol
    The Desert Eagle handgun is a large, powerful, gas-operated, semi-automatic handgun capable of firin... [Read More]
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    1951
    Makarov PM (Pistol Marakova) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Makarov PM ("Pistolet Makarova") was designed and developed to replace the Soviet World War 2-er... [Read More]
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    1981
    Mambi AMR - Anti-Material / Anti-Tank Rifle
    The strategic placement of Cuba in Caribbean waters has always made it a target of foreign world pow... [Read More]
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    1859
    Manhattan Navy - Revolver
    Manhattan Firearms Company was established by a committee of businessmen in 1856 in preparation for ... [Read More]
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    1886
    Mannlicher Model 1886 - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    The Mannlicher Model 1886 became the first service rifle of the Austro-Hungarian Army to feature a m... [Read More]
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    1888
    Mannlicher Model 1888 - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    The Mannlicher Model 1886 straight-pull bolt-action service rifle was the first such rifle adopted b... [Read More]
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    1895
    Mannlicher Model 1895 - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    In the mid-1880s, the Austro-Hungarian Army sought to modernized their infantry regiments with a new... [Read More]
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    1900
    Mannlicher Model 1900 (Series) - Pistol
    The Mannlicher Model 1900 series was consistent with the high-end craftsmanship coming out of Steyr.... [Read More]
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    1894
    Marlin Model 1894 - Carbine Rifle
    The Marlin Firearms Company entered into the gun market during 1870 and made a name for itself by ma... [Read More]
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    1871
    Martini-Henry - Single-Shot, Breech-Loaded Service Rifle
    The Martini-Henry Rifle was taken on by the British Army in 1871 as a successor to the Snider-Enfiel... [Read More]
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    1936
    MAS 36 (modele 36 / mle 36) - Bolt-Action Rifle
    The MAS 36 was a solid, if unspectacular, French Army service rifle appearing in small quantities be... [Read More]
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    1939
    MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38) - Submachine Gun
    World War 1 introduced the concept of "machine pistols" to help bridge the gap between the portable ... [Read More]
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    1951
    MAS 49 (Fusil Semi-Automatique de 7.5mm Modele 1949) - Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
    A post-World War 2 rebuilding France saw that much work lay ahead of it. The French military, as was... [Read More]
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    1981
    MAS FAMAS - Bullpup Assault Rifle
    In 1981, the French Army gave up use of their MAS Modele 49 self-loading, semi-automatic service rif... [Read More]
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    1966
    MAS FR F1 - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    Until the arrival of the improved FR F2 sniper rifle of 1984, the French Army stocked its sharpshoot... [Read More]
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    1984
    MAS FR F2 - Sniper Rifle
    The FR F2 is the standard sniper rifle of the modern French Army and serves as a proven bolt-action ... [Read More]
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    1873
    MAS Modele 1873 / Modele 1874 - Six-Round Service Revolver
    The pistol as a military sidearm generally existed as an afterthought in the "Gentlemen Wars" of the... [Read More]
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    1892
    MAS Modele 1892 (Lebel Revolver) - Six-Round Service Revolver
    The MAS Modele 1892 revolver was selected by French military authorities to replace the aging MAS Mo... [Read More]
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    1932
    Maschinengewehr Modell 15 (MG15) - Aircraft Machine Gun / General Purpose Machine Gun
    The MG 15 machine gun served the German Luftwaffe (Air Force) heading into, and during, World War 2 ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Maschinengewehr Modell 34 (MG34) - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    After World War 1 (1914-1918), the Treaty of Versailles forbade the Germans in developing or manufac... [Read More]
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    1942
    Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42) - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    As excellent as the multi-role MG34 machine gun of 1936 was to become, it became painfully apparent ... [Read More]
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    1949
    MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49) - Submachine Gun
    The MAT-49 is a submachine gun developed in France by Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle (MAT) a... [Read More]
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    1918
    Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr - Anti-Tank Rifle
    By 1917, the German Army was forced to develop counter weapons once the British and French began unv... [Read More]
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    1896
    Mauser C96 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    One of the most recognizable early-form semi-automatic pistols became the Mauser C96 series. The C96... [Read More]
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    1888
    Mauser Gewehr 88 (Gew 88 / Model 1888 Reichsgewehr) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    To remedy their defeat at the hands of the German Empire and North German Confederation in the Franc... [Read More]
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    1898
    Mauser Gewehr 98 (Gew 98) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    The Mauser Gewehr 98 (formally as the "Infantry Rifle Model 1898") was a manually operated, magazine... [Read More]
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    1935
    Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    With origins dating as far back as World War 1, the famous German Army Kar 98k ("Kar" the abbreviati... [Read More]
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    1872
    Mauser Model 1871 - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    The Mauser brothers - Paul and Wilhelm - entered firearms history when their Mauser Model 1871 was a... [Read More]
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    1908
    Maxim MG08 (Maschinengewehr 08) - Machine Gun
    The Maxim MG08 (or "Maschinengewehr 08") was a copy of the original machine gun as developed by Sir ... [Read More]
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    1860
    Maynard Carbine - Single-Shot Percussion Carbine
    New Jersey dentist Dr. Edward Maynard (1813-1891) lent his talents to developing a new primer system... [Read More]
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    1980
    MBB Armbrust (Crossbow) - Recoilless Disposable Light Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    By the 1980s, the threat of Soviet armor pouring into Western Europe was no less a threat than in th... [Read More]
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    1994
    MBDA ERYX - Wire-Guided Anti-Tank (AT) Missile Launcher
    Because of the proliferation of stubbornly-armored combat vehicles on the modern battlefield, it beh... [Read More]
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    1995
    McMillan TAC-308 - Bolt-Action Rifle / Sniper Rifle
    The McMillan TAC-308 (McMillan Tactical Rifle) was developed for military and security forces operat... [Read More]
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    2005
    McMillan TAC-338 - Sniper Rifle
    The McMillan TAC-338 is a specialized sniper rifle developed to exacting specifications with long ra... [Read More]
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    2005
    McMillan TAC-416 - Bolt-Action Single-Shot Anti-Material Rifle
    The McMillan TAC-416 is the latest McMillan rifle adopted into the TAC line. It is based on the prov... [Read More]
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    2000
    McMillan TAC-50 - Anti-Material / Sniper Rifle
    At its core, the TAC-50 is a heavy long rifle intended for use against light armored vehicles with a... [Read More]
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    1972
    MDBA MILAN (Missile d'Infanterie Leger ANtichar) - Wire-Guided Anti-Tank Missile System
    World War 2 armored warfare set the stage for many technological developments that appeared in the e... [Read More]
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    1950
    Mecar ENERGA - Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade
    With the arrival of the tank on World War 1 (1914-1918) battlefields, there proved a need to develop... [Read More]
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    1934
    Mendoza C-1934 (M1934) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    Mexico is not a nation one thinks about when they think of indigenous firearms design and developmen... [Read More]
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    1945
    Mendoza Model 45 - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    While the original Mendoza C-1934 light machine gun was already in circulation with the Mexican Army... [Read More]
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    1947
    Mendoza RM-2 - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    Mexican engineer Raphael Mendoza found success with his C-1934 Light Machine Gun which was accepted ... [Read More]
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    1863
    Merrill Model 1863 (Merrill Carbine) - Percussion Cap, Breech-Loading Carbine
    Beyond the notable pistols and long guns featured in the American Civil War (1861-1865), the carbine... [Read More]
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    1864
    Metropolitan Navy Model 1864 - Percussion Cap Revolver
    In 1864, Colt's East Armory erupted into flames which destroyed all but two of its buildings. The ev... [Read More]
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    1977
    MIC Uirapuru GPMG - General Purpose Machine Gun
    Originally rejected by the Brazilian Army, the Uirapuru received a second life in 1976 after refinem... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MIC Uirapuru GPMG

    1984
    Milkor BXP - Submachine Gun
    Arms embargoes set against the nation of South Africa (due to Apartheid) led to the development of a... [Read More]
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    1983
    Milkor MGL Y2 - Six-Shot 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    The privately-owned firearms concern of Milkor Pty Ltd of South Africa has made a living on its line... [Read More]
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    2008
    Milkor MGL-140 - Multi-Range Grenade Launcher (MRGL)
    The Milkor concern of South Africa has a long-running history in development of versatile, military-... [Read More]
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    2009
    Milkor Mk-4 UBGL - 40mm Single-Shot Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher
    With a long-running history in design, development and production of excellent grenade launchers, Mi... [Read More]
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    2012
    Milkor SuperSix MGL - 40mm Multi-Shot Grenade Launcher
    Milkor of South Africa has a long-standing history in the realm of automatic grenade launchers leadi... [Read More]
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    1865
    Miller Model 1861 - Breech-Loading Rifle
    The Springfield Model 1861 rifle musket was produced in over 1 million examples during and after the... [Read More]
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    1953
    Mitraillette Vigneron SMG - Submachine Gun
    The Mitraillette Vigneron was born in post-World War 2 Belgium Army requirement for an indigenous an... [Read More]
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    1917
    Mk 1 (Hand Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The Mk 1 series fragmentation hand grenade was issued to American troops and led a rather short oper... [Read More]
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    1915
    Mk 1 / Mills Grenade (Mills Bomb) - Infantry Hand Grenade
    As World War broadened across Europe following the events of 1914, design work began on a new standa... [Read More]
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    2004
    Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle) - Battle Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    The Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle) is an evolution of the original M14 Battle Rifle of the ... [Read More]
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    1918
    Mk II / Mk 2 (Pineapple Hand Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The Mk II/Mk 2 series fragmentation grenade was the standard American Army infantry hand grenade fro... [Read More]
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    1965
    MK154 Mine Clearance Launcher - Mine Clearance Launcher
    ... [Read More]
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    2008
    MKEK JNG-90 (Bora) - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    Turkish Land Forces have adopted an indigenous NATO-compliant bolt-action sniper rifle as the JNG-90... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MKEK JNG-90 (Bora)

    2014
    MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi) - Assault Rifle / Battle Rifle / Assault Carbine
    The nation of Turkey has made great recent strides in modernizing its land, sea, and air forces. Per... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)

    1989
    MO-120 RT-61 (Mortier 120mm Raye Tracte Modele F1) - Towed Rifled Heavy Mortar-Gun
    Every modern fighting land force has adopted some form of 120mm heavy field mortar. For the French A... [Read More]
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    1752
    Model 1752 (Spanish) - Muzzle-Loaded Service Musket
    The first standardized long gun of the Spanish Army became the Model 1752, a musket proving typicall... [Read More]
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    1819
    Model 1819 Hall Rifle - Service Rifle / Carbine
    John Harris Hall (1781-1841) proved a potent inventor and forward-thinking gunsmith during his time.... [Read More]
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    1866
    Model 1866 Peabody Carbine - Single-Shot Breechloading Carbine
    Henry O. Peabody of Boston, Massachusetts patented a new breech-loading, downward- tilting, lever-op... [Read More]
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    1891
    Model 1891 (Argentine Mauser) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    Once perfected beyond their early offerings, German Mauser bolt-action rifles proliferated the firea... [Read More]
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    1917
    Model 1917 Eihandgranate (Egg Grenade / Mle 1917) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The hand grenade truly came into its own as an infantry weapon during World War 1 (1914-1918). The G... [Read More]
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    1915
    Model 24 Stielhandgranate (Stick Grenade / Potato Masher) - Stick Hand Grenade
    The Stielhandgranate was the quintessential hand grenade of the German Army in both World War 1 and ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Model 39 Eihandgranate (Mod39) (Egg Hand Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The German Army hand grenade of choice throughout World War 1 (1914-1918) was the "Stick Grenade" ("... [Read More]
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    1960
    Model K-50M - Submachine Gun
    During the Vietnam War (1955-1975), the North was supplied by outside parties including communist Ch... [Read More]
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    1870
    Modello 1870 Italian Vetterli - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    The 19th Century proved a critical one for the advancement of firearms. Up to this point, the flintl... [Read More]
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    1965
    MON-50 - Anti-Personnel Mine
    ... [Read More]
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    1900
    Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon) - Semi-Automatic Service Rifle
    The Mondragon Rifle became one of the first semi-automatic service rifles to be adopted in quantity ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Mortaio da 81/14 Modello 35 - 81mm Infantry Mortar
    The Italian Army made use of two main mortar designs during World War 2 - the 45mm Modello 35 and th... [Read More]
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    1935
    Mortaio d'assalto 45/5 Brixia, Modello 35 - 45mm Infantry Mortar
    Like all other modern militaries participating in World War 2, the Italian Army adopted a light infa... [Read More]
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    1942
    Mortar, 60mm M19 - Light Mortar
    The M19 60mm mortar (the US equivalent to the British 2-inch) was developed during World War 2 for i... [Read More]
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    1940
    Mortar, 60mm M2 - Muzzle-Loading Light Mortar
    The M2 60mm light mortar served US Army and Marine forces in World War 2 and through the Korean and ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Mortar, 81mm M1 - Muzzle-loading 81mm Mortar
    The American M1 81mm Mortar, like the upcoming M2 60mm Mortar, was based on a French design by Edgar... [Read More]
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    1891
    Mosin-Nagant Model 1891 - Bolt-Action Service Rifle / Carbine
    Like all other world powers of the late-1800s, the Russian Empire sought modernization in its milita... [Read More]
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    1975
    Mossberg Model 590 - Pump-Action Shotgun
    The Mossberg Model 590 shotgun is an offshoot family of the popular Mossberg 500 hunting shotgun lin... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mossberg Model 590

    1945
    MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008) - Submachine Gun
    1945 proved a disastrous year for the German military. By April, Hitler's territories had shrunk to ... [Read More]
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    1938
    MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38) - Submachine Gun
    The MP38 served as the predecessor to the well known MP40 series of mass-produced submachine guns de... [Read More]
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    1940
    MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40) - Submachine Gun
    As the original German Army MP38 submachine gun series proving a success, it was also too expensive ... [Read More]
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    1941
    MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser) - Submachine Gun
    German weapons engineer Hugo Schmeisser lent his talents to the design of the famous MP18 (Maschinen... [Read More]
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    2005
    MPS AA-12 (Sledgehammer) - Assault Combat Shotgun
    The shotgun, in general, has been in military use since the first pump-action gun was developed. Tre... [Read More]
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    2015
    MSBS-5.56 Radon (Modulowy System Broni Strzekeckiej kalibru 5,56mm - Radon) - Assault Rifle / Carbine / Sniper / Light Machine Gun
    The MSBS-5.56 Radon is in the running to become the next standard-issue assault rifle of the Polish ... [Read More]
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    1895
    Nagant Model 1895 (M1895) - Seven-Shot Service Revolver
    The Nagant Model of 1895 was a seven-shot service revolver developed in Belgium and adopted by the I... [Read More]
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    1927
    Nambu Type 14 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Like the standard-issue rifles of the Imperial Japanese Army during the 1920s, the pistols of the IJ... [Read More]
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    1994
    Naval Ordnance Station EX 41 (Shoulder-Fired Weapon / SFW) - Multi-Shot 40mm Grenade Launcher
    Since the close of World War 2, when infantryman relied on thrown hand grenades or rifle grenades fi... [Read More]
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    2001
    NeoStead 2000 (NS2000) - Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
    The NeoStead 2000 is a unique manual pump-action, 12-gauge shotgun developed by Truvelo Manufacturer... [Read More]
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    1915
    No. 15 Ball Grenade - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    Because of the bogged-down nature of Trench Warfare fighting during World War 1 (1914-1918), it fell... [Read More]
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    1915
    No. 16 Oval Grenade - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The No. 16 Oval Grenade was a follow-up to the No. 15 Ball Grenade of 1915. The No. 15 series was de... [Read More]
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    1917
    No. 34 Egg Grenade - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    In 1917, the British Army introduced a new hand grenade as the "No. 34". The No. 34 following the ne... [Read More]
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    1940
    No. 68 AT - Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade
    In the early 1900s, the "rifle grenade" as a viable battlefield weapon began to take form - its firs... [Read More]
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    1940
    No. 73 AT (N73) - Anti-Tank Grenade
    The "Miracle at Dunkirk" in Northern France that saw many British and French lives saved under the t... [Read More]
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    1943
    No. 82 Grenade (Gammon Bomb) - Hand Grenade
    The hand grenade was used throughout World War 1 (1914-1918) in various forms and some models manage... [Read More]
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    1985
    NORINCO HJ-8 (Hongjian-8) (Red Arrow-8) - Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)
    With design work initially begun during the early part of the 1970s, the arrival of the indigenous C... [Read More]
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    1988
    NORINCO QBU-88 (Type 88) - Sniper Rifle
    The QBU-88 (also known as the Type 88) represents a modern sniper rifle made available to the People... [Read More]
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    1997
    NORINCO QBZ-95 (Series) - Assault Rifle / Carbine / Light Machine Gun
    The QBZ-95 is a family line of assault weapons contoured to operator needs and has been developed (a... [Read More]
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    1998
    NORINCO QSZ-92 (Type 92) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The QSZ-92 is a relatively new entry into the world market as sidearms go. The system was originall... [Read More]
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    1959
    NORINCO Type 59 (Makarov) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    China produces a near-exact copy of the Soviet-Russian Makarov semi-automatic sidearm as the Type 59... [Read More]
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    1980
    NORINCO Type 64 Silenced - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    For a time, Chinese forces were issued the crude but effective Type 64 silenced pistol. The weapon w... [Read More]
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    1967
    NORINCO Type 67 GPMG - Light Machine Gun
    The Chinese Type 67 is a direct production copy of the Soviet PK series of successful squad automati... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 67 GPMG

    1970
    NORINCO Type 69 RPG - Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher
    The Type 69 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) is nothing more than a local Chinese copy of the famous S... [Read More]
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    1977
    NORINCO Type 77 HMG - Heavy Machine Gun
    The Type 77 Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) was a relatively late Cold War-era indigenous development for th... [Read More]
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    1940
    Northover Projector - Anti-Tank Gun / Grenade Launcher
    With the invasion of Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany in 1939. However, the situat... [Read More]
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    2010
    NSG-85 - Semi-Automatic Sniper / Designated Markman Rifle
    The NSG-85 is a new Chinese military sniper rifle developed from the Type 85 series rifle, itself bo... [Read More]
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    1971
    NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos) - Heavy Machine Gun / Vehicle Gun
    For a time, the NSV multi-purpose heavy machine gun was the standard heavy machine gun of Soviet Arm... [Read More]
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    2008
    OBR RGP-40 - Automatic Grenade Launcher
    Taking a page from other's military playbook, the nation of Poland designed, developed and adopted a... [Read More]
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    1982
    OD/82 HE/SE - High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The OD/82 was adopted by the Italian Army in 1982 as its standard infantry fragmentation hand grenad... [Read More]
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    1960
    Ontario Mark 3 Navy (MKIII) - Combat Knife
    While the dagger proved critical to assassinations and close-in fighting throughout ancient history,... [Read More]
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    1965
    Ordnance L16 81mm - Mortar
    The original British Ordnance ML 3-inch Mortar of World War 2 proved its worth and then some through... [Read More]
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    1938
    Ordnance ML 2-inch Mortar - Light Infantry Mortar
    The Ordnance ML 2-inch Mortar Mk II was an infantry-based, squad-level mortar weapon system standard... [Read More]
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    1925
    Ordnance ML 3-inch Mortar - 81mm Light Infantry Mortar
    Among several of the unsung British war weapons to see action in World War 2 was the Ordnance, ML Mo... [Read More]
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    1942
    Ordnance ML 4.2-inch Mortar - Heavy Field Mortar
    In attempting to keep step with the German Army and its successes during the early stages of World W... [Read More]
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    1916
    Ordnance ML 9.45-inch Heavy Trench Mortar (Flying Pig) - Heavy Smoothbore Mortar
    ... [Read More]
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    1882
    Ordnance Revolver Model 1882 - Six-Round Double-Action Service Revolver
    The Ordnance Revolver Model 1882 was a Swiss attempt at making a lighter revolver for its Army. The ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Ordnance, RCL, 3.45-inch - Recoilless Rifle
    Recoilless guns/rifles get their categorization from their inherent ability to counter some of the v... [Read More]
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    1943
    Orita Model 1941 - Submachine Gun
    The Romanian Army of World War 2 (1939-1945) utilized a variety of foreign-born weapons during its p... [Read More]
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    1935
    OTO Hand Grenade Model 1935 - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    Italian Army infantry elements of World War 2 relied on three hand grenades of varying effectiveness... [Read More]
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    1994
    OTs-03 SVU - Designated Marksman Rifle / Sniper Rifle
    With a growing worldwide move towards the "bullpup" configured assault weapon, the Russian military ... [Read More]
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    1993
    OTs-12 (Tiss) - Experimental Assault Carbine / Rifle
    The OTs-12 "Tiss" (also known as the "OC-12") was an experimental Soviet/Russian assault carbine bor... [Read More]
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    1994
    OTs-14 (Groza) - Bullpup Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    While several world powers have embraced the "bullpup" configured assault weapon, it is mainly the U... [Read More]
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    1941
    Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine) - Submachine Gun
    Despite its obvious battlefield value today, world militaries took some time to warm up to the idea ... [Read More]
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    1974
    PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2 - Submachine Gun
    The PA3(DM) / FMK-3 submachine gun series was of indigenous Argentine design and chambered for the u... [Read More]
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    1974
    Pallad wz. 1974 (Palladium) - Under-Barrel Single-Shot Grenade Launcher
    During the Cold War, Polish military industry maintained a path apart from that of the Soviet Union.... [Read More]
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    1865
    Palmer Model 1865 - Bolt-Action Carbine
    The Palmer Model 1865 Carbine was manufactured under the E.G. Lamson & Company brand label to a W. P... [Read More]
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    1987
    Pancor Jackhammer - Automatic Shotgun
    The Pancor Jackhammer was developed by American gunsmith John Andersen as an automatic repeat-fire s... [Read More]
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    1938
    Panzerbuchse 38 (PzB 38) - Anti-Tank Rifle (ATR)
    The Panzerbusche 38 (PzB 38) was an early World War 2 (1939-1945) anti-tank rifle design by Gustloff... [Read More]
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    1939
    Panzerbuchse 39 (PzB 39) - Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifle (ATR)
    The Panzerbusche 39 (PzB 39) was a short-lived anti-tank rifle utilized by the German Army in World ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Panzerfaust 30 - Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    The Panzerfaust series of hand-held disposable anti-tank rocket systems was a highly-feared adversar... [Read More]
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    1943
    Panzerfaust 60 - Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    The Panzerfaust 60 was an evolution of the Panzerfaust (meaning "Tank Fist" or "Armor Fist") disposa... [Read More]
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    1943
    Panzerschreck (Raketenpanzerbuchse / RPzB) - Resuable, Man-Portable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    The Raketenpanzerbuchse (shortened to "RPzB" or commonly known as the "Panzerschreck" meaning "tank ... [Read More]
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    1995
    PAPOP (PolyArme POlyProjectiles) - Combination Assault Weapon
    At one point or another in recent military history, a major world power has attempted to produce a s... [Read More]
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    1972
    Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82) - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    The Parker-Hale M82 (Model 82) was a conventional bolt-action rifle appearing from the British Parke... [Read More]
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    1985
    Parker-Hale Model 85 (M85) - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    ... [Read More]
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    1993
    PGM Hecate II - Anti-Materiel Rifle
    The PGM Hecate II is a French Army anti-material rifle designed to engage light armored vehicles. Th... [Read More]
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    1942
    PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank) - Anti-Tank Grenade Launcher
    With the large loss of anti-tank weaponry at the Battle of Dunkirk in northern France, the British w... [Read More]
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    1991
    Pindad SS1 - Assault Rifle
    In 1984, the Indonesian defense concern of PT Pindad obtained an agreement with the Belgian firm of ... [Read More]
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    2006
    Pindad SS2 - Assault Rifle
    The Indonesian concern of PT Pindad obtained a local-license production agreement from the Belgian f... [Read More]
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    2011
    Pindad SS3 - Bullpup Assault Rifle
    With growing unrest in the Southeast Asia part of the world, it is only natural to see growing milit... [Read More]
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    2014
    Pindad SS4 - Battle Rifle
    In the 1990s, PT Pindad locally produced the Belgian Fabrique Nationale FN FNC under license as the ... [Read More]
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    1963
    Pistol Mitraliera Model 1963 (PM md. 63) - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    The Soviet Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle became one of the most famous automatic weapons of all ti... [Read More]
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    1891
    Pistola a Rotazione Modello 1889 (Bodeo) - Service Revolver
    The Model 1889 "Bodeo" revolver served as the standard Italian Army service revolver for decades aft... [Read More]
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    1910
    Pistola Automatica, Modello 1910 (Glisenti) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Italian Army took on the Model 1910 Glisenti in an attempt to field a semi-automatic pistol to r... [Read More]
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    1938
    Pistolet wz.35 Vis (Radom) - Semi-Automatic Handgun
    The Polish wz.35 pistol was one of the finest semi-automatic handguns of her era, appearing just sho... [Read More]
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    1965
    PKM General Purpose Machine Gun - General Purpose / Light Machine Gun
    The PK General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) is a highly respected weapon that was added to the Soviet ... [Read More]
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    2001
    PKP Pecheneg (6P41) - Squad-Level Support Weapon
    In 1961, the Soviet Army began wide-scale adoption of the PK General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) whic... [Read More]
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    1952
    PM wz. 43/52 - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    Following World War 2 (1939-1945), the Polish military arsenal was rebuilt with largely Soviet-origi... [Read More]
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    1965
    PM-63 RAK (Reczny Automat Komandosow) - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
    Despite the Soviet influence in Poland during the Cold War decades, the nation managed an indigenous... [Read More]
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    1984
    PM-84 Glauberyt - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
    In the post-World War 2 period, the Polish Army inventory was made up largely of Soviet-originated e... [Read More]
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    1996
    PP-19 Bizon (Bison) - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The Russian branch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs called for a new lightweight, close-in fighti... [Read More]
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    1935
    PPD SMG - Submachine Gun
    The submachine became a Soviet Army staple in World War 2 when automatic weapons were selected ahead... [Read More]
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    1942
    PPS-42 / PPS-43 - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The PPS submachine gun was designed by Leningrad engineer A. I. Sudayev in 1942. Leningrad was encir... [Read More]
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    1941
    PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41) - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The Soviet Army began experimentation of submachine gun class weapons in the latter half of the 1920... [Read More]
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    1972
    PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta - Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    While bearing an external appearance to that of the Soviet-era SVD Dragunov sniper rifle, the Romani... [Read More]
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    1983
    PSS (MSS VUL) - Silenced Pistol
    The cloak and dagger world that was the Cold War (1947-1991) required specialized weapons for specia... [Read More]
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    1910
    Pulemet Maksima Obrazets Model 1910 (PM Model 1910) - Water-Cooled Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    Like other turn-of-the-century world powers, the Russians adopted the famous Maxim Machine Gun - a w... [Read More]
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    1986
    Pusca Automata Model 1986 (PA md. 86) - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    Prior to the fall of the Soviet Union (1922-1991) and the end of communist Romania (1989), the Roman... [Read More]
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    1997
    Rafael Spike - Fire-and-Forget Anti-Tank Missile System
    With a relatively short - though deep - history of tank warfare, the Israeli Army has been on the cu... [Read More]
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    2000
    RAG-30 / SAG-30 - Automatic Grenade Launcher
    Czech Weapons (CZW) produces the modern RAG-30 automatic grenade launcher for the Czech Army. The sy... [Read More]
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    1960
    Rasheed Carbine - Semi-Automatic Service Carbine
    The Egyptian Rasheed Carbine (also "Rashid") was born from the Hakim Rifle which, in turn, was born ... [Read More]
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    1996
    Raytheon / Lockheed Martin FGM-148 Javelin - Anti-Tank (AT) Missile Launcher
    The Javelin system is categorized as a "3rd Generation" anti-tank guided missile system and represen... [Read More]
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    1975
    Raytheon M47 Dragon - Portable Wire-Guided Anti-Tank Missile System
    As World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased the value of ranged armor-defeating weapons on the battlefield ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Reising Model 50 (M50/M55) - Submachine Gun (SMG) / Carbine
    Before the arrival of the various classic American firearms of World War 2 such as the M1 Thompson, ... [Read More]
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    2011
    Remington M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Weapons Rifle) - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    The M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) was born in the late 1980s as a militarized from of the original ... [Read More]
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    1987
    Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System) - Sniper Rifle
    The M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System) is a principle sniper weapon of US Army. Developed for a US Army ... [Read More]
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    1966
    Remington M40 - Sniper Rifle
    Long-time gun maker Remington introduced their bolt-action "Model 700" rifle series in 1962 to the A... [Read More]
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    1908
    Remington Model 10 (M10) - Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
    Unlike other global firepowers, the United States was never shy about going to war with shotguns in ... [Read More]
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    1905
    Remington Model 11 (M11 / Remington Autoloading Gun) - Semi-Automatic, Self-Loading Shotgun
    Famous American gunsmith John Moses Browning (1855-1926) had many of his popular rifle and shotgun d... [Read More]
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    1963
    Remington Model 1100 - Semi-Automatic Auto-loading Shotgun
    Despite its introduction in 1963, the Remington Model 1100 remains one of the most popular game shot... [Read More]
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    1850
    Remington Model 1841 (Mississippi Rifle) - Muzzle-Loaded Rifled-Musket
    The Remington gun company of today holds a long and illustrious history dating back to its founding ... [Read More]
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    1861
    Remington Model 1858 Army - Six-Shot Percussion Revolver
    Remington Arms gained considerable popularity during the American Civil War (1861-1865) with their l... [Read More]
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    1861
    Remington Model 1861 Army - Percussion Revolver
    Used almost as widely as the Colt Model 1860 New Model Army revolver, the Remington Model 1861 Army ... [Read More]
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    1862
    Remington Model 1861 Navy - Percussion Revolver
    Remington produced their similar Model 1861 Navy based on the successful and well-liked Model 1861 A... [Read More]
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    1875
    Remington Model 1875 New Army - Six-Shot Single-Action Revolver
    The Remington Model 1875 New Army followed the form and function of the successful Model 1858 which ... [Read More]
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    1962
    Remington Model 700 - Bolt-Action Rifle
    The Remington Model 700 (M700) rifle series appears in civilian, police and military guises. Product... [Read More]
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    1950
    Remington Model 870 - Pump-Action Shotgun
    One of the most famous and popular of the Remington shotgun lines became the Remington M870 (Model 8... [Read More]
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    1951
    Remington Model 870 Wingmaster - Manually-Actuated, Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
    The Remington Model 870 "Wingmaster" is a variant of the famous (and best-selling) Remington M870 se... [Read More]
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    1994
    RG-6 (6G39) - 40mm Six-Shot Grenade Launcher
    With the growing need to fight more urban environment battles, the Russian military adopted the capa... [Read More]
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    1990
    RGN (Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatelnaya) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The RGN ("Ruchnaya Granata Nastupatel'naya") is a basic, standardized fragmentation hand grenade of ... [Read More]
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    1990
    RGO (Ruchnaya Granata Oboronitelnaya) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    ... [Read More]
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    1991
    RH-ALAN MACS M2 - Sniper / Anti-Material Rifle
    The MACS M2 is a locally-designed and developed Croatian anti-material rifle. The system is chambere... [Read More]
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    1997
    RH-ALAN MACS M3 - Bullpup Sniper / Anti-Material Rifle
    The MACS M3 is a bullpup evolution of the original MACS M2 born from an RH-ALAN of Zagreb design. Th... [Read More]
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    1994
    RH-ALAN RT-20 - Anti-Materiel Rifle
    The RT-20 is an anti-materiel sniper rifle of Croatian origin, part of the region of the world well-... [Read More]
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    1968
    Rheinmetall MG3 (Maschinengewehr Modell 3) - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    The West German MG3 ("Machinengewehr Modell 3") General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) was introduced in... [Read More]
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    1890
    Rifle Model 1890 (Turkish Mauser) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    In 1890, Turkish authorities ordered stocks of Mauser-based bolt-action rifles as the "Rifle Model 1... [Read More]
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    1960
    Rifle R1 - Battle Rifle
    In need of a modern automatic service rifle, the South African government trialled the American AR-1... [Read More]
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    1982
    Rifle R4 - Assault Rifle / Carbine
    Long relying on foreign arms to stock its military inventory, the South African national army faced ... [Read More]
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    1985
    Robar RC-50 - Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Heavy Anti-Personnel Rifle
    Since the 1980s, and the rise of ever-more powerful, stout armored vehicles, there has been tremend... [Read More]
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    1969
    Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) - Sniper Rifle
    The M21 was developed from the standard M14 rifle, itself a further development of the highly succes... [Read More]
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    1980
    Rock Island Arsenal M231 FPW (Firing Port Weapon) - Special Vehicle Carbine
    The M231 FPW ("Firing Port Weapon") was a highly-modified, specialized variant of the Colt M16A1 ass... [Read More]
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    1935
    ROKS (Ranzewuj Ognemjot) - Man-Portable Flamethrower
    Like other world powers of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union evaluated and ultimately adopte... [Read More]
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    1905
    Ross Rifle - Straight-Pull Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    An indigenous bolt-action service rifle of World War 1 to emerge from Canada - the "Ross Rifle" - wa... [Read More]
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    1981
    Royal Ordnance ARWEN 37 (Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield) - Five-Round Anti-Riot Weapon
    The ARWEN 37 anti-riot weapon was designed in the late 1970s, ultimately reaching adoption and produ... [Read More]
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    1946
    RP-46 - General Purpose Machine Gun
    While the Degtyarov DP Light Machine gun of 1928 served the Red Army quite well during World War2, t... [Read More]
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    1945
    RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    Developed as a portable, squad-level light machine gun, the RPD ("Ruchnoy Pulemot Degtyaryova" - "Ha... [Read More]
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    1972
    RPG-18 (Mukha) - Disposable Lightweight Anti-Tank Weapon (LAW)
    As in the West with the M72 LAW, the Soviet Army of the Cold War years (1947-1991) adopted a lightwe... [Read More]
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    1949
    RPG-2 - Reusable, Man-Portable Rocket Propelled Grenade
    The RPG-2 is a rocket-propelled grenade launching system. It can trace its history back to the end d... [Read More]
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    1970
    RPG-26 - Anti-Tank Disposable Rocket Launcher
    The RPG-26 (Rocket Propelled Grenade 26) was developed as a single-shot, disposable anti-tank battle... [Read More]
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    1989
    RPG-29 Vampir (Vampire) - Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher
    Just before the end of the Soviet Empire in 1991, the Red Army adopted its newest anti-tank measure ... [Read More]
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    2008
    RPG-30 - Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher
    Since the dark days of World War 2, Russia (then the lead of the Soviet Union) has held a high regar... [Read More]
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    2008
    RPG-32 (Hashim) - 72mm/105mm Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher
    At the start of the new millennium, the governments of Jordan and Mexico commissioned the Russian go... [Read More]
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    1940
    RPG-40 - Anti-Tank Stick Grenade
    RPG-40 (ruchnaya protivotankovaya granata, translating to "hand-held tank grenade") was a standard a... [Read More]
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    1943
    RPG-43 - Anti-Tank Grenade
    In June of 1941, the German Army invaded the Soviet Union through "Operation Barbarossa" beginning t... [Read More]
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    1943
    RPG-6 (Ruchnaya Protivotankovaya Granata) - Anti-Tank (AT) Grenade
    When the German Army (and its allies) turned its attention to the Soviet Union in June of 1941 to be... [Read More]
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    1961
    RPG-7 - Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launcher
    The RPG-7 was the Soviet-produced follow-up in the RPG family series of man-portable, anti-tank rock... [Read More]
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    1985
    RPG-76 Komar (Mosquito) - Single-Shot, Disposable Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG)
    The tank has been an infantry danger since the days of World War 1 (1914-1918) when they proved the ... [Read More]
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    1961
    RPK (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova) - Light Machine Gun
    The RPK , Ruchnoi Pulemyot Kalashnikova, entered service in 1961 as a powerful firearm, developed fr... [Read More]
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    1980
    Ruger AC-556 - Select-Fire Automatic Rifle
    The Ruger AC-556 was a variant of the popular Ruger "Mini-14" series of semi-automatic carbine rifle... [Read More]
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    1973
    Ruger Mini-14 - Automatic Rifle
    The Ruger Mini-14 is based on the successful World War Two M1 Garand infantry rifle. In fact, most o... [Read More]
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    1995
    Ruger MP9 - Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun
    ... [Read More]
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    1985
    Ruger P (Series) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    2009
    Ruger SR-556 - Semi-Automatic Rifle
    The Ruger SR-556 is a relatively new commercial market addition to the Armalite AR-15 family of auto... [Read More]
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    2014
    S&T Motiv / Daewoo K11 - Combination Assault Weapon System
    Similar in project scope to the abandoned American XM29 OICW system is the South Korean Army's K11 m... [Read More]
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    1974
    SA-14 (Gremlin) / 9K34 Strela-3 - Man-Portable Shoulder-Launched Anti-Aircraft Missile
    Due to the limited capabilities of its preceding 9K32 "Strela-2" (NATO: SA-7 "Grail") anti-aircraft ... [Read More]
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    1981
    SA-16 (Gimlet) / 9K310 Igla-1 - Man-Portable, Shoulder-Launched Anti-Aircraft Missile System
    The 9K310 "Igla-1" (NATO: SA-16 "Gimlet") was designed, developed and produced alongside the improve... [Read More]
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    1983
    SA-18 (Grouse) / 9K38 Igla - Portable Shoulder-Launched Anti-Aircraft Missile System
    The SA-18 (NATO: "Grouse"), formally recognized by the Russian Army as 9K38 "Igla", is a modern man-... [Read More]
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    2004
    SA-24 (Grinch) / 9K338 Igla-S - Man-Portable, Shoulder-Launched Anti-Aircraft Missile System
    The culmination of missile design work by Soviet engineers in the 1950s and 1960s became the 9K338 "... [Read More]
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    1968
    SA-7 (Grail) / 9K32 Strela-2 - Surface to Air Anti-Aircraft Missile Defense System
    The SA-7 (NATO designation of "Grail" or Soviet designation of "Strela-2") is a MANPAD system - a po... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SA-7 (Grail) / 9K32 Strela-2

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

    2003
    Saab Bofors MBT-LAW / N-LAW - Disposable Anti-Tank Missile Launcher
    The Swedes developed the MBT-LAW ("Main Battle Tank and Light Anti-tank Weapon") as a shoulder-fired... [Read More]
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    1967
    Saco Mk 19 AGL - 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    Design of the Mk 19 system began in 1966 by the Naval Ordnance Center out of Louisville with the req... [Read More]
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    1995
    SAKO RK 95 TP (M95) - Assault Rifle
    Development of a new Finnish Army service assault rifle began in 1988 though, prior to this, the Fin... [Read More]
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    2000
    SAKO TRG (Series) - Sniper Rifle
    TRG designates a family of proven, purpose-built bolt-action sniper rifles showcased by gunmaker SAK... [Read More]
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    2007
    Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 (ArmaLite AR-24) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Turkish military industry has begun to flourish in recent years and its reach has allowed for more i... [Read More]
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    1935
    Savage Arms M720 - Semi-Automatic Shotgun
    The Savage M720 existed as a semi-automatic, repeat-fire shotgun delivered by the Savage Arms Compan... [Read More]
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    1985
    SB 40 LAG - 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    In 1984, design work on an indigenous 40mm automatic grenade launcher was begun in Spain by Empresa ... [Read More]
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    1905
    Schwarzlose MG - Water-Cooled Machine Gun
    Prussian-German gunsmith Andreas Wilhelm Schwarzlose developed a line of machine guns that became th... [Read More]
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    2000
    SEAL Knife 2000 - Combat Knife
    ... [Read More]
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    SEAL Team S37 - Combat Knife
    ... [Read More]
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    1980
    SEP Dard 120 - 120mm Shoulder-Fired Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
    ... [Read More]
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    2012
    Shaher-14.5 - Heavy Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Sniper Rifle
    The Shaher-14.5 heavy rifle was debut by Iran in 2012. Its battlefield role is that of Anti-Material... [Read More]
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    1760
    Sharpe Model 1760 - Flintlock Pistol
    A rather unheard of practice today was the practice of officers and soldiers purchasing their own we... [Read More]
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    1867
    Sharps Model 1867 (Carbine) - Single-Shot, Breech-Loading Carbine
    Christian Sharps initially spent time under the employ of other firearms manufacturers that included... [Read More]
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    1951
    SIG MG 50 - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    SIG of Switzerland developed the MG 50 along the lines of a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) for p... [Read More]
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    1965
    SIG MG 710 (MG-55) - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    The MG 710 was offered by Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (better known under the initials of ... [Read More]
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    2010
    SIG SG 516 - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    The SIG516 continues the well-established tradition of operational reliability and ease of use conce... [Read More]
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    1980
    SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542) - Battle Rifle
    The SG 542 was a fixed-stock battle rifle development in the SG 540 rifle series except chambered to... [Read More]
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    1990
    SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) / Stgw 90 - Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    The SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) series was born in a Swiss Army initiative requiring an autom... [Read More]
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    2011
    SIG SG 716 - Battle Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    The SIG SG 716 comes from the Swiss gunsmithing concern of SIG Sauer, Incorporated and first debuted... [Read More]
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    1975
    SIG-Sauer P220 (Pistole 75 / Model 75) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The SIG-Sauer P220 was a semi-automatic pistol series of Swiss origin with production also handled o... [Read More]
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    1984
    SIG-Sauer P226 - Semi-Automatic Handgun
    The SIG-Sauer P226 was developed from the original P220 model specifically to compete in the US Army... [Read More]
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    1988
    SIG-Sauer P228 (M11) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The SIG P228 series is nothing more than a compact version of the well-liked and hugely successful P... [Read More]
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    1983
    SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    The SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 was introduced in 1983 as a precision long-range sniper rifle for military, l... [Read More]
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    1992
    SIG-Sauer SSG 3000 - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    Delivered in 1992, the Swiss-German SIG-Sauer SSG 3000 is a modern precision sniping system develope... [Read More]
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    1975
    Simonov AG-043 - Assault Rifle
    In the early-to-mid 1960s, Soviet engineer Sergei Simonov undertook several designs based on the wor... [Read More]
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    1986
    Simonov AO-63 - Experimental Assault Rifle
    The Simonov AO-63 was a double-barreled assault rifle engineered in the Soviet Union during the mid-... [Read More]
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    1941
    Simonov PTRS 1941 (PTRS-41) - Anti-Tank; Anti-Material Rifle
    Simonov produced the PTRS-41 (or "PTRS 1941") anti-tank rifle for the Red Army during World War 2. W... [Read More]
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    1945
    Simonov SKS (Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova) - Semi-Automatic Carbine
    The Soviet-produced SKS, or the Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova, was the design of Sergei Gav... [Read More]
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    1971
    Simonov SPP-1 - Underwater Pistol
    During the late 1960s Soviet engineers worked on providing a new kind of weapon for specialist troop... [Read More]
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    1984
    SITES Spectre M4 - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
    The Spectre M4 was a submachine gun of Italian origin and presented a highly compact automatic weapo... [Read More]
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    2013
    Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System) - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    Siyavash (or "Siavash") Sniper Weapon System (SWS) is a relatively new Iranian-made sniper rifle deb... [Read More]
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    1893
    Skoda MG (series) - Machine Gun
    Waffenwerke Skoda of Pilsen of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire developed what became a series of machi... [Read More]
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    1963
    Sky Horse - 50mm Light Field Mortar
    Since the Viet Cong forces of the Vietnam War (1955-1975) lacked a settled industrial base from whic... [Read More]
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    1908
    Smith & Wesson 1st Model New Century (Triple Lock) - Service Revolver
    In 1868, the legendary firm of Smith & Wesson introduced their Model 3, a large-caliber, hinged-fram... [Read More]
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    2005
    Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The M&P ("Military and Police") is a conventional semi-automatic handgun offered by Smith & Wesson i... [Read More]
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    1917
    Smith & Wesson Model 1917 - Six-Shot Service Revolver
    The revolver was the primary side arm in most every major world army during the mid-to-late 1800s an... [Read More]
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    1869
    Smith & Wesson Model 3 - Six-Shot Revolver
    Smith & Wesson was established in 1852 by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson to center on the design ... [Read More]
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    1993
    Smith & Wesson Sigma - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    1889
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 10 (38 Special) - Six-Shot, Double-Action Service Revolver
    The famous ".38 Special" revolver was the Smith & Wesson Model 10 which first appeared in 1899 and w... [Read More]
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    1955
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 29 (.44 Magnum) - Six-Shot Revolver
    The .44 Magnum or, more formally, the Smith & Wesson Model 29 became the stuff of legend in the Dirt... [Read More]
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    2003
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 500 - Standard Compensator - Six-Shot Revolver
    The Smith & Wesson Model 500 - Standard Compensator is touted as the most powerful handgun every bui... [Read More]
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    1981
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 686 - Revolver
    In 1981, the fabled American firearms concern Smith & Wesson brought about their SW Model 868 six- o... [Read More]
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    1967
    Smith & Wesson SW Model 76 (M76) - Submachine Gun
    Entering the Vietnam War (1955-1975), the United States Navy SEALs (SEa, Air and Land) special force... [Read More]
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    1985
    SOCIMI AR-831 - Assault Rifle
    As its Type 821 submachine gun was based on the famous Israeli UZI 9mm, SOCIMI (Societa Costruzioni ... [Read More]
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    1984
    SOCIMI Type 821-SMG - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
    The SOCIMI Type 821-SMG was a rather nondescript, no-frills submachine gun of the 1980s developed to... [Read More]
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    1938
    Solothurn S18-100 - Bullpup Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    The rise of the tank in World War 1 (1914-1918) forced the development of tank-killing systems to fo... [Read More]
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    1930
    Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34) - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    Because of the restrictions placed upon it following its defeat in World War 1 (1914-1918), the nati... [Read More]
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    1930
    Solothurn-Steyr S2-200 (MG30) - Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Aircraft Machine Gun
    The Treaty of Versailles arranged after World War 1 (1914-1918) restricted much of the German capaci... [Read More]
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    1955
    Soltam K5 (M65) - 120mm Mortar
    ... [Read More]
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    1860
    Spencer Rifle / Carbine - Lever-Action Repeating Firearm
    Christopher Spencer (1833-1922) proved an inventor at heart and one of his most storied creations be... [Read More]
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    1962
    SPG-9 Kopye (Spear) - Recoilless Gun
    When the tank emerged as a viable warring platform during World War 1 (1914-1918), it fell to engine... [Read More]
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    2005
    Sphinx S3000 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    1959
    Springfield M14 - Automatic Service Rifle
    The M14 was brought about to fulfill an American military requirement for a new standard issue servi... [Read More]
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    1903
    Springfield M1903 (Model 1903) - Bolt-Action Rifle
    The M1903 "Springfield" bolt-action service rifle was the standard infantry rifle of the American Ar... [Read More]
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    1817
    Springfield Model 1817 - Flintlock Pistol
    The Springfield Model 1817 Type 1 was a flintlock pistol produced out of the Springfield Armory in S... [Read More]
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    1861
    Springfield Model 1861 - Rifled Musket
    At the beginning of the American Civil War, both the North and the South relied heavily on imported ... [Read More]
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    1992
    SR-3 Vikhr (Whirlwind) - Assault Rifle / Silenced Assault Rifle
    CNIITochMash developed a relatively new assault weapon system - the SR-3 "Vikhr" (meaning "Whirlwind... [Read More]
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    1935
    SRCM Hand Grenade Model 1935 / 1938 - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The Italian Army of World War 2 utilized three primary hand grenade series all under the designation... [Read More]
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    1988
    Star Model 30M / 30PK - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Star M series of handguns continued the line of Spanish-made, Browning M1911-based semi-automati... [Read More]
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    1935
    Star Model Si35 - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    The Spanish-originated Star Si35 became a very conventional submachine gun offering of the interwar ... [Read More]
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    1984
    Star Model Z84 - Submachine Gun (SMG)
    Star Bonifacio Echeverria, S.A. based its post-World War 2 submachine design on the German wartime M... [Read More]
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    1858
    Starr Model 1858 / Model 1863 - Double-Action 6-Shot Percussion Revolver
    Requiring all manner of firearms during the American Civil War (1861-1865), the United States govern... [Read More]
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    1941
    STEN SMG - Submachine Gun / Machine Carbine
    The British STEN submachine gun is one of those rare firearms in history that was born of desperatio... [Read More]
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    1944
    Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1) - Submachine Gun
    The submachine gun was developed as early as World War 1 but was not featured prominently in the bat... [Read More]
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    1910
    Stevens M520 (Model 520) - Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
    The Stevens Model 520 (M520) was a pump-action slide shotgun appearing around 1910. Its general form... [Read More]
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    1927
    Stevens M620 (Model 620) - Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
    The Stevens M620 was an improved version of John Moses Browning's earlier M520 series, primarily wit... [Read More]
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    1987
    Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle) - Experimental Assault Weapon
    In the late 1980s, the United States Army undertook a program to identify a potential successor to t... [Read More]
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    1978
    Steyr AUG - Assault Rifle / Carbine / DMR / LMG
    Like other European nations during the Cold War, the Austrian Army made use of the excellent Belgian... [Read More]
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    1988
    Steyr AUG Para - Submachine Gun
    The success of the Austrian Steyr AUG assault rifle family naturally encouraged the weapon to span o... [Read More]
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    1978
    Steyr AUG-LMG - Light Machine Gun
    The AUG-LMG "Light Machine Gun" is a gas-operated weapon system developed by Steyr-Mannlicher GmbH o... [Read More]
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    1974
    Steyr GB - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Steyr GB underwent many alterations during its production run, obtaining a history for itself as... [Read More]
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    2004
    Steyr HS.50 - Anti-Material / Anti-Tank Rifle (AMR / ATR)
    While guided missiles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Anti-Tank (AT) mines, and Improvised Explos... [Read More]
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    1999
    Steyr IWS 2000 - Anti-Materiel Rifle
    The Steyr IWS 2000 (IWS = "Infantry Weapon System 2000") was a proposed anti-material rifle born out... [Read More]
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    1999
    Steyr M (Series) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    1907
    Steyr Model 1907 (M1907) - Self-Loading Pistol
    The Roth-Steyr M07 (or "Model 07") holds the distinction of becoming the first self-loading pistol t... [Read More]
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    1912
    Steyr Model 1912 (M1912) / (Steyr-Hahn) - Semi-Automatic Handgun
    ... [Read More]
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    1969
    Steyr MPi 69 - Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
    The Steyr MPi 69 was an UZI-influenced submachine gun of Austrian origin intended for military and s... [Read More]
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    1969
    Steyr SSG 69 - Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
    The Cold War proved the ultimate market for firearms of all sorts though things became decidedly res... [Read More]
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    1993
    Steyr TMP - Machine Pistol
    The international security situation of the 1970s and 1980s brought about a market need for more por... [Read More]
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    1950
    Stocking Model 1950 (Pepperbox) - Six-Shot Compact Pistol
    The "pepperbox" gun was developed as a way to provide a repeat-fire function in a compact form. The ... [Read More]
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    1915
    Stokes Mortar (3-inch) - 81mm Light Infantry Mortar / Trench Mortar
    While mortars largely fell out of interest prior to World War 1, the stalemate of trench warfare for... [Read More]
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    1963
    Stoner 63 (Universal Combat Weapon) - Modular Weapons System
    While of relatively common practice today, the idea of a single common assault weapon receiver modif... [Read More]
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    1990
    Stoner SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25) - Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) / Sniper Rifle
    The SR-25 Enhanced Match rifle (EM) was a semi-automatic sharpshooter / sniper rifle system develope... [Read More]
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    1998
    Stoner SR-50 (Stoner Rifle-50) - Anti-Material Rifle
    ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44) - Assault Rifle
    The Maschinenpistole 44, or MP44, or still further the StG 44, is more commonly associated as being ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Sturmgewehr 45 (StG45(M)) / Maschinenpistole (45 MP45(M)) - Assault Rifle
    Towards the end of World War 2, all sides had realized the potential of automatic weapons to a high ... [Read More]
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    1962
    Sumitomo Type 62 (NTK-62) - General Purpose Machine Gun / Medium Machine Gun
    After World War 2 (1939-1945), Japan lost its military power and underwent a period of American occu... [Read More]
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    1931
    Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31) - Submachine Gun
    When World War 2 began in September of 1939, Poland was split into two halves by the victors - the N... [Read More]
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    1976
    T65 (Type 65) - Assault Rifle
    In an attempt to stock its national armory with an indigenous design, Taiwanese engineers developed ... [Read More]
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    1992
    T75 LMG (Type 75) - Light Machine Gun / Squad Automatic Weapon
    In the 1980s, the Taiwanese government made a concerted effort to produce an increasing amount of in... [Read More]
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    2000
    T86 (Type 86) - Assault Rifle / Carbine / Light Machine Gun
    For decades, Taiwanese Army and Marine forces relied on their Armalite-inspired T65 assault rifles. ... [Read More]
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    2003
    T91 (Type 91) - Assault Rifle / Carbine
    The evolution of the standard-issue Taiwanese Army service rifle that began with the T65 of 1976 and... [Read More]
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    1963
    Tarpley Carbine - carbine firearm
    Southerner Jere H. Tarpley of Greensboro, North Carolina developed his aptly-named, breech-loading "... [Read More]
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    2005
    Taurus Millennium - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    1995
    Taurus Model 605 - Five-Shot Revolver
    Introduced in 1995 by Brazilian gun-maker Taurus International, the Model 605 was another entry in t... [Read More]
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    2003
    Taurus Model 856 - Five-Shot Revolver
    ... [Read More]
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    1984
    Taurus PT92 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    2010
    TDI Vector (KRISS Super V) - Submachine Gun
    The TDI Vector (also known as the KRISS Super V) is a new breed of submachine gun that intends to re... [Read More]
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    1975
    Thales Blowpipe - Man-Portable Surface-to-Air Missile System
    Advances in aircraft prompted the machine gun to be pressed into action as an anti-aircraft measure ... [Read More]
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    1984
    Thales Javelin - Man-Portable Surface-to-Air Missile System
    ... [Read More]
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    1997
    Thales STARStreak - Man-Portable, Shoulder-Launched, Anti-Aircraft Missile System
    ... [Read More]
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    1938
    Tokarev SVT-38 - Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle
    The Tokarev SVT-38 was the beginning of the Tokarev line of self-loading, automatic service rifles. ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Tokarev SVT-40 - Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle
    Small arms ingenuity was an area that the Soviets held something of an advantage in over their Germa... [Read More]
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    1930
    Tokarev TT-30 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Tokarev TT-30 was a semi-automatic pistol, essentially a Soviet copy of a Browning-Colt design, ... [Read More]
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    1933
    Tokarev TT-33 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The T-33 was a further development of the TT-30 pistol series which, itself, was based on the design... [Read More]
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    2000
    Truvelo SR-20 - Anti-Materiel Rifle
    The Truvelo SR-20 is categorized as an anti-material rifle and is the product of the burgeoning Sout... [Read More]
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    2001
    Type 01 LMAT - Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) System
    Modernization for the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during the 1990s eventually led to ... [Read More]
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    2006
    Type 06 AT - Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade
    At the turn of the millennium, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) evaluated the America... [Read More]
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    1921
    Type 10 (Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand / Rifle Grenade
    The Type 10 grenade proved the first indigenously designed and adopted fragmentation grenade for the... [Read More]
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    1921
    Type 10, 50mm Grenade Discharger - Light Mortar / Grenade Launcher
    The 50mm Type 10 was the first of two primary "light mortars" to serve with the Imperial Japanese Ar... [Read More]
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    1942
    Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju) - Submachine Gun
    Despite their far-reaching strategic and tactical advances in the early stages of World War 2, the I... [Read More]
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    1922
    Type 11 (Light Machine Gun) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    The Type 11 was a light machine gun system utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and develope... [Read More]
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    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... [Read More]
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    1935
    Type 24 (Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle) - Bolt-Action Service Rifle
    Having purchased stocks of the bolt-action German Mauser Kar 98 rifle, itself a shortened form of th... [Read More]
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    1943
    Type 31 60mm - 60mm Infantry Light Mortar
    The Chinese Type 31 series of light 60mm infantry mortar was an indigenous copy of the American M2 6... [Read More]
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    1967
    Type 51 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Chinese Type 51 was nothing more than a locally-produced Chinese copy of the famed Soviet Tokare... [Read More]
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    1956
    Type 56 (AK47) - Assault Rifle / Carbine
    To make the Soviet AK-47 readily available and at a lower procurement cost, the Chinese took to loca... [Read More]
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    1956
    Type 56 Carbine (SKS) - Self-Loading Rifle / Carbine
    The Type 56 Carbine (not to be confused with the Type 56 Assault Rifle) was nothing more than a loca... [Read More]
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    1958
    Type 58 - Assault Rifle
    During the Cold War that followed World War 2, Korea became a divided nation after the Japanese occu... [Read More]
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    1968
    Type 63 / Type 68 (SVS) - Self-Loading Rifle
    The Chinese took to local-license production of the Soviet SKS self-loading rifle (SLR) in the 1950s... [Read More]
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    1966
    Type 64 (SMG) - Suppressed Submachine Gun
    Following in line with other major armies of the period, the Chinese adopted a dedicated suppressed ... [Read More]
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    1964
    Type 64 ATM (64MAT / KAM-3)) - Anti-Tank, Wire-Guided Missile System
    The field of anti-tank weaponry appropriately broadened as tank protection increased from the days o... [Read More]
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    1981
    Type 79 (SMG) - Submachine Gun
    For several decades the Chinese enjoyed a close working relationship with the Soviet Union. Perks of... [Read More]
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    1979
    Type 79 (SVD) - Sniper Rifle
    Once-close political ties between China and the Soviet Union led to closer military ties. As such, m... [Read More]
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    1984
    Type 79 Jyu-MAT - Anti-Tank, Wire-Guided Missile System
    As tank armor protection of the Cold War continually evolved, so too did its counters in the form of... [Read More]
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    1985
    Type 85 SMG - Assault Rifle / Submachine Gun
    The Chinese Type 85 submachine gun appeared in two forms in the 1980s as a budget-conscious replacem... [Read More]
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    1989
    Type 87 Chu-MAT - Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Missile System
    The modern Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) relies on the Type 64 MAT, the Type 79 Jyu-MAT an... [Read More]
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    1929
    Type 89, 50mm Grenade Discharger - Light Mortar / Grenade Launcher
    The Type 89 "Grenade Discharger" was another of Imperial Japan's "light mortar" systems utilized thr... [Read More]
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    1931
    Type 91 (Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand / Rifle Grenade
    ... [Read More]
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    1932
    Type 92 Shiki Kikanju - Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    The Type 92 Shiki Kikanju Heavy Machine Gun was utilized as the standard heavy machine gun by the Im... [Read More]
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    1933
    Type 93 / Type 100 - Man-Portable Flamethrower
    When actions of World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the viability of man-portable flamethrowers on the ba... [Read More]
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    1935
    Type 94 90mm - Infantry Mortar
    The Type 94 infantry mortar was a large-caliber field weapon of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) tha... [Read More]
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    1936
    Type 96 - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    The Type 96 Light Machine Gun served with the Imperial Japanese Army from 1936 to the end of World W... [Read More]
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    1937
    Type 97 (Grenade) - Anti-Personnel Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    By the time of World War 2 (1939-1945), many national powers had standardized on an anti-personnel f... [Read More]
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    1937
    Type 97 81mm - Infantry Mortar
    The Imperial Japanese Army made use of various lobbed ordnance weapon systems throughout World War 2... [Read More]
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    1937
    Type 97 90mm (mortar) - Infantry Mortar
    In an effort to reduce production costs and speed up delivery, the Type 97 mortar of 1937 was develo... [Read More]
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    1939
    Type 97 ATR (Kyuunana-Shiki Jidouho) - Anti-Tank / Anti-Material Rifle
    The Empire of Japan tried to outdue all of her wartime counterparts with the introduction of the Typ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Type 99 - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    The Type 99 served the Imperial Japanese Army during most of World War 2. It was designed to take ad... [Read More]
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    1939
    Type 99 (Grenade) - Fragmentation Hand Grenade
    The hand grenade had origins in ancient history when it was learned that flammable contents could be... [Read More]
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    1942
    United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42) - Submachine Gun
    A myriad of varied weapon types proliferated the market during, and after, World War 2. Many were pu... [Read More]
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    2002
    United States Navy Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR) - Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
    The Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR) entered service with the United States Special Forces ... [Read More]
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    2012
    UTAS UTS-15 - Pump-Action Tactical Bullpup Shotgun
    The new trend in tactical shotguns today is the "double-tube" form which drastically expands the amm... [Read More]
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    1960
    Valmet M60/M62 (RK 62) - Assault Rifle
    After World War 2, the Soviet Union maintained something of a presence in Finland. While not outrigh... [Read More]
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    1976
    Valmet M76 (RK 62 76) - Assault Rifle
    Finland fought two major wars against the Soviet Union during World War 2. In the end, the nations s... [Read More]
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    1997
    Vektor CR-21 - Assault Rifle
    The Vektor CR-21 is an indigenously-designed South African assault rifle meant to compete with the c... [Read More]
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    1992
    Vektor SP (Series) - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Like other world powers in the 1980s, South Africa adopted the Italian Beretta Model 92 semi-automat... [Read More]
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    1986
    Vektor SS-77 - General Purpose Machine Gun / Squad Automatic Weapon
    The Vektor SS-77 is the standard General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) of the South African Army. For ... [Read More]
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    1989
    Vektor Z-88 - Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
    The Vektor Z-88 was developed to fulfill a requirement by the South African Defense Force for a new ... [Read More]
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    1912
    Vickers Machine Gun (Gun, Machine, Vickers, .303in, Mk 1) - Medium Machine Gun / Multirole Weapon
    Like most other medium support machine systems born around the turn of the century, the British Vick... [Read More]
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    1925
    Vickers-Berthier (VB) - Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    The Vickers-Berthier was a British light machine gun design originally introduced by a Frenchman, pa... [Read More]
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    2007
    Vidhwansak AMR - Anti-Materiel Rifle / Sniper Rifle
    The Vidhwansak is an indigenous anti-material rifle design currently in limited service with the Ind... [Read More]
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    1945
    Volkssturmgewehr VG (Series) - Bolt-Action Rifle
    In the waning months of World War 2 (1939-1945) the desperation on the part of the Germans was such ... [Read More]
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    1987
    VSS Vintorez - Silenced Sniper Rifle
    The VSS "Vintorez" is a silenced sniper rifle that makes use of a permanent silencer assembly as wel... [Read More]
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    1951
    Waffenfabrik Bern (W+F) MG51 - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    The Maschinengewehr 51 (MG51) General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) was developed in Switzerland in the... [Read More]
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    1941
    Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41) - Self-Loading Semi-Automatic Rifle
    The Gewehr 41 (or "Gew 41" or "G41") series semi-automatic rifle appeared in relatively few numbers ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43) - Self-Loading, Semi-Automatic Rifle
    The Gewehr 43 (Gew 43) became the next evolution of the Walther Gew 41(W) of 1941 - a self-loading, ... [Read More]
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    1963
    Walther MP (Maschinenpistole) - Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun
    The storied German concern of Walther - primarily recognized for their excellent work in pistols - t... [Read More]
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    2003
    Walther P22 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    1938
    Walther P38 (Pistole 38) - Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
    The Walter concern of German designed and developed the "Pistole 38" ("P38") semi-automatic pistol a... [Read More]
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    1996
    Walther P99 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The German concern of Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen developed their Walther P99 semi-automatic pisto... [Read More]
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    1929
    Walther PP (Polizei Pistole) - Compact Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Founded in 1886, the Carl Walther GmbH concern designed and manufactured many small arms prior to Wo... [Read More]
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    1931
    Walther PPK (Polizei Pistole Kriminalmodell) - Concealed-Carry Semi-Automatic Pistol
    Walther introduced their original PP ("Polizei Pistole") compact semi-automatic pistol in 1929 and i... [Read More]
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    1982
    Walther WA2000 - Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
    Following the 1972 Munich Olympic games which ended in the deaths of eleven Israeli participants and... [Read More]
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    1850
    Washington Arms Pepperbox - Six-Shot Pepperbox Pistol
    ... [Read More]
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    1987
    WASP 58 - Shoulder-Fired, Man-Portable Rocket Launcher
    The WASP 58 was a private venture product of Luchaire SA of France which sought to offer a cost-effe... [Read More]
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    1836
    Waters Model 1836 - Flintlock Pistol
    The Waters Model 1836 flintlock pistol was delivered by Asa Waters & Company out of their Millbury, ... [Read More]
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    1872
    Webley Bull Dog - Pocket Revolver
    The British Webley Bull Dog pocket revolver was a small, powerful firearm that saw considerable comm... [Read More]
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    1887
    Webley Model 1887 - Service Revolver
    The Webley service revolver first appeared in 1887 and manufactured under the P. Webley & Sons brand... [Read More]
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    1939
    Welrod (Assassin's Pistol) - Bolt-Action, Silenced Pistol
    The Welrod was designed in the early part of World War 2 after a very short development period by th... [Read More]
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    1861
    Whitney Model 1861 Navy - Six-Shot, Single-Action, Percussion Revolver
    After Samuel Colt's revolving cylinder firearms patent expired in 1857, a slew of competitors swoope... [Read More]
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    1857
    Whitworth Rifle - Rifled Musket
    Sir Joseph Henry Whitworth developed a twisted, hexagonal barreled rifle-musket when attempting to b... [Read More]
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    1964
    Winchester Model 1200 - Pump-Action Shotgun
    The Model 1200 was a capable pump-action, full-size shotgun developed for a variety of markets inclu... [Read More]
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    1978
    Winchester Model 1300 - Combat / Security / Sport Slide-Action Shotgun
    The Winchester Model 1300 series has long been held in high regard as a classic shotgun series since... [Read More]
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    1866
    Winchester Model 1866 - Lever-Action Repeating Rifle
    While the lever-action repeating Henry Rifle of 1860 proved revolutionary in its own right, it still... [Read More]
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    1873
    Winchester Model 1873 - Repeating Rifle
    The Model 1873 was one of the early legends of the burgeoning American firearms industry and a model... [Read More]
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    1876
    Winchester Model 1876 - Lever-Action Repeating Rifle
    With the arrival of evermore powerful centerfire cartridges appearing on the firearms front, it was ... [Read More]
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    1892
    Winchester Model 1892 - Lever-Action Rifle
    Beginning in 1883, fabled American gunsmith John Moses Browning lent his talents - through a partner... [Read More]
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    1895
    Winchester Model 1895 Lee (Navy Lee) - Straight-Pull, Cam-Action Rifle
    The Winchester Lee Model 1895 rifle (Model 1895) was based on the works of James Paris Lee (1831-190... [Read More]
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    1897
    Winchester Model 1897 - Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
    Famous American gunsmith John Moses Browning went to work for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company ... [Read More]
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    1907
    Winchester Model 1907 - Semi-Automatic / Full-Automatic Rifle / Carbine
    Fresh from a century that saw the Winchester Repeating Arms Company find success with its lever-acti... [Read More]
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    1912
    Winchester Model 1912 - Pump-Action Slide Shotgun
    Famous American gunsmith John Moses Browning partnered with the Winchester Repeating Arms Company be... [Read More]
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    1915
    Winchester Model 1915 - Lever-Action Service Rifle
    When the Russian Empire mobilized for World War in 1914, it lacked the stocks of service rifles for ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Winchester Model 70 - Bolt-Action Rifle
    In 1925, the renowned Winchester Repeating Arms Company unveiled their Model 54 bolt-action rifle fo... [Read More]
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    1970
    Zastava M70 - Assault Rifle
    The Zastava M70 was a conventional infantry assault rifle born in during the Cold War with the line ... [Read More]
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    1976
    Zastava M76 - Sniper Rifle
    The Zastava Arms M76 sniper rifle is based off of the same Kalashnikov action as seen in the precedi... [Read More]
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    1980
    Zastava M80 - Assault Rifle
    Zastava Arms was established in 1853 and has since made a name for itself as a capable small arms pr... [Read More]
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    1984
    Zastava M84 - General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    In 1984, there emerged a new, locally-designed and produced Yugoslavian General Purpose Machine Gun ... [Read More]
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    1987
    Zastava M88 - Semi-Automatic Pistol
    The Zastava M88 owes its legacy to the Tokarev semi-automatic pistol series of Soviet Russia debutin... [Read More]
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    1992
    Zastava M91 - Sniper Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle
    During its 1990s modernization, Yugoslavia introduced the M91 sniper rifle manufactured by Zastava A... [Read More]
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    1990
    Zbrojovka ZB Falcon - Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)
    The Model 96 Falcon is a bolt-action, large caliber anti-material rifle firing the 12.7mm cartridge.... [Read More]
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    1959
    Zbrojovka ZB vz. 59 / Uk vz. 59 - General Purpose Machine Gun
    The Uk vz. 59 was a derivative of the vz. 52/57 machine gun (detailed elsewhere on this site). A Cze... [Read More]
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    1929
    ZH-29 - Semi-Automatic Rifle
    Emmanuel Holek designed the ZH-29 as a military-minded automatic service rifle. The rifle was born i... [Read More]
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    2005
    Zijiang M99 (Type 99) AMR - Anti-Material Rifle / Heavy Anti-Personnel Rifle
    Chinese Army and Marine Corps services added the Zijiang M99 Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) to its invent... [Read More]
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    1995
    Zlatoust RB-12 (Bandaevskogo) - Pump-Action Shotgun
    Engineer Alexander G. Bandaevskiy developed the Zlatoust RB-12 "Bandaevskogo" pump-action shotgun of... [Read More]
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    2005
    Z-M Weapons LR-300 - Assault Weapon Conversion Kit
    In 2000, Z-M Weapons of Bernardston, Massachusetts (USA) developed a conversion kit for AR-15-based ... [Read More]
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