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World War 2 German Rifles (1939-1945)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/3/2016

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 (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. This listing includes those rifle weapons captured from the enemy and placed back into service with the German military.




1941
7.5cm Leichtgeschutz 40 (LG 40)
One of the greatest challenges facing warplanners since the advent of the air-dropped warrior - popu... [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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1937
Boys ATR
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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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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1924
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 24
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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1941
Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (PTRD-41)
The Degtyarev PTRD 1941 (or "PTRD-41", shortened from "Protivo Tankovoye Ruzhyo Degtyaryova") was th... [Read More]
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1942
Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
The Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42) was developed specifically for the lightly armed and mobile Germ... [Read More]
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1935
FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935)
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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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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1945
Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr
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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1935
Kb wz.35 (Marosczek)
The Poles were not wholly ill-equipped during the German invasion of September 1939. Its tank-stoppi... [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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1935
Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k
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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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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1938
Panzerbuchse 38 (PzB 38)
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)
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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1938
Solothurn S18-100
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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1942
Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) / Maschinenpistole 44 (MP44)
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))
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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1938
Tokarev SVT-38
The Tokarev SVT-38 was the beginning of the Tokarev line of self-loading, automatic service rifles. ... [Read More]
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1945
Volkssturmgewehr VG (Series)
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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1941
Walther Gewehr 41 (G41 / Gew 41)
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)
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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1929
ZH-29
Emmanuel Holek designed the ZH-29 as a military-minded automatic service rifle. The rifle was born i... [Read More]
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