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    World War 1 Service Rifles (1914-1918)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/1/2016

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





    There are a total of (28) World War 1 Rifles (1914-1918) 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 ... [Read More]
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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 bol... [Read More]
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    1890
    Berthier Rifle (Series)
    The bolt-action 8mm Model 1886 "Lebel" rifle was a French Army standard when introduced and proved a... [Read More]
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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 soldie... [Read More]
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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... [Read More]
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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 ... [Read More]
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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 for... [Read More]
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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 w... [Read More]
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    1894
    Krag-Jorgensen Model 1894
    The Krag-Jorgensen was a bolt-action, repeat-fire rifle of Norwegian origin designed in the latter h... [Read More]
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    1887
    Lebel Model 1886
    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)
    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)
    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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    1886
    Mannlicher Model 1886
    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
    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
    In the mid-1880s, the Austro-Hungarian Army sought to modernized their infantry regiments with a new... [Read More]
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    1894
    Marlin Model 1894
    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
    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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    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 Franc... [Read More]
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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... [Read More]
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    1872
    Mauser Model 1871
    The Mauser brothers - Paul and Wilhelm - entered firearms history when their Mauser Model 1871 was a... [Read More]
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    1870
    Modello 1870 Italian Vetterli
    The 19th Century proved a critical one for the advancement of firearms. Up to this point, the flintl... [Read More]
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    1900
    Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
    The Mondragon Rifle became one of the first semi-automatic service rifles to be adopted in quantity ... [Read More]
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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 milita... [Read More]
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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 1... [Read More]
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    1905
    Ross 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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    1903
    Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)
    The M1903 "Springfield" bolt-action service rifle was the standard infantry rifle of the American Ar... [Read More]
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    1907
    Winchester Model 1907
    Fresh from a century that saw the Winchester Repeating Arms Company find success with its lever-acti... [Read More]
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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 ... [Read More]
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