Military Factory
Military Factory

WW1 Guns

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/17/2014

Many cheered the arrival of war in Europe in August of 1914, expecting it to conclude by Christmas - and it did, only in November of 1918 after four years of brutal fighting.

Tweet

There are a total of 85 WW1 Guns (and other small arms) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Weapons such as hand grenades and portable artillery are also featured. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1900
Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
The Mondragon Rifle is noted as becoming one of the first semi-automatic/full-automatic service rifle to be adopted in quanti...
Thumbnail picture of the Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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