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WW1 Rifles

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

Next to his bayonet, the service rifle proved a soldier's best friend in the bloody trenches of World War 1.

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There are a total of 22 WW1 Rifles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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1917
Fusil Automatique Modele 1917 (Model 1917 RSC)
The culmination of work begun by French arms experts in the early 1900s produced the now-largely forgotten "Fusil Automatique...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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1872
Mauser Model 1871
The Mauser brothers - Paul and Wilhelm - entered firearms history when their Mauser Model 1871 was adopted by the German Army...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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1905
Ross Rifle
An indigenous bolt-action service rifle of World War 1 to emerge from Canada - the "Ross Rifle" - was actually designed by Sc...
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1903
Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)
The M1903 "Springfield" bolt-action service rifle was the standard infantry rifle of the American Army throughout its partici...
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1907
Winchester Model 1907
Fresh from a century that saw the Winchester Repeating Arms Company find success with its lever-action, repeat-fire rifles, t...
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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...
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