Military Factory

WW2 German Rifles

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/28/2015

The German Army relied on a slew of long guns during their conquest - and later, failed defense - of Europe.

There are a total of (26) World War 2 German Rifles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

7.5cm Leichtgeschutz 40 (LG 40)
One of the greatest challenges facing warplanners since the advent of the air-dropped warrior - popularly known as the "parat...
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Berthier Rifle (Series)
The bolt-action 8mm Model 1886 "Lebel" rifle was a French Army standard when introduced and proved a revolutionary offering i...
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Boys ATR
Recognizing the increased reliance on armor by the world's armies in the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945), the British Army...
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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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Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 24
The Czech city of Brno has long served as a hub for quality small arms design, development and production. In concert with ot...
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Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
The Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (or "PTRD-41", shortened from "Protivo Tankovoye Ruzhyo Degtyaryova") was the most available anti-tan...
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Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
The Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42) was developed specifically for the lightly armed and mobile German paratrooper element ar...
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FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935)
Following the end of World War 1, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was no more, giving rise to the "Kingdom of Hungary" in 1920 an...
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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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Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr
The desperate situation of late-war Germany in World War 2 (1939-1945) was embodied in the "People's Assault Rifle" born from...
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Kb wz.35 (Marosczek)
The Poles were not wholly ill-equipped during the German invasion of September 1939. Its tank-stopping capabilities were rein...
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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 ...
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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...
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Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k
With origins dating as far back as World War 1, the famous German Army Kar 98k ("Kar" the abbreviation of "karabiner" transla...
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Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
The Mondragon Rifle became one of the first semi-automatic service rifles to be adopted in quantity by a major military force...
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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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Panzerbuchse 38 (PzB 38)
The Panzerbusche 38 (PzB 38) was an early World War 2 (1939-1945) anti-tank rifle design by Gustloff Werke for use by the re-...
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Panzerbuchse 39 (PzB 39)
The Panzerbusche 39 (PzB 39) was a short-lived anti-tank rifle utilized by the German Army in World War 2. The type was devel...
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Solothurn S18-100
The rise of the tank in World War 1 (1914-1918) forced the development of tank-killing systems to follow. Artillery proved a ...
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Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44)
The Maschinenpistole 44, or MP44, or still further the StG 44, is more commonly associated as being the father of the modern ...
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Sturmgewehr 45 (StG45(M)) / Maschinenpistole (45 MP45(M))
Towards the end of World War 2, all sides had realized the potential of automatic weapons to a high degree. Automatic weapons...
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Tokarev SVT-38
The Tokarev SVT-38 was the beginning of the Tokarev line of self-loading, automatic service rifles. The SVT-38 was developed ...
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Volkssturmgewehr VG (Series)
In the waning months of World War 2 (1939-1945) the desperation on the part of the Germans was such that many hastily arrange...
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Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41)
The Gewehr 41 (or "Gew 41" or "G41") series semi-automatic rifle appeared in relatively few numbers for the German Army durin...
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Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
The Gewehr 43 (Gew 43) became the next evolution of the Walther Gew 41(W) of 1941 - a self-loading, semi-automatic rifle that...
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Emmanuel Holek designed the ZH-29 as a military-minded automatic service rifle. The rifle was born in the famous Czech Brno f...
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