Kragjorgensen Carbine Model

Illistrated Parts Browning Pump Shotgun

Sights 2000 yds (1828m) Sights 2700 yds (2469m) Sights 2000 yds (1828m) Sights 2700 yds (2469m) The US Army s first bolt-action, magazine rifle (carbine version seen here), in general issue by 1894, saw service in the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the Philippines Insurrection. 1899-1905 This rifle, adopted by the US Navy in 1895. is better known as the Lee straight pull' a reference to the breech mechanism, which is operated by direct backward pressure on the lever Called the Springfield...

The Rifle and Carbine

French Lebel Rifle

A body of Swiss conscripts armed with 7.5mm Sturmgewehr 57 rifles which they keep at home. More recent recruits have been equipped with the 5.6mm Sturmgewehr 90. Rifled firearms, in which slow, spiral, parallel grooves cut into the bore impart spin to the projectile and give it a considerable degree of stability in flight, existed as early as the 16th century. They were, however, both expensive to make and very slow to load, since a tight-fitting lead sphere had to be forced down the full...

Ingram Model

The compact Ingram with its component parts of magazine and suppressor Not very accurate it has nevertheless sold abroad to a number of countries. In 1941 the Small Arms Development Branch of the United States Army Ordnance Corps set out to develop a submachine gun in accordance with certain guidelines proposed by the various combat arms. The intention was to produce a weapon which could be mass-produced by modern methods, and once the basic design had been established by George Hyde, a...

Sterling Ls A

Sights 100 and 200 yds Sights Fixed Sights 100 and 200 yds Sights Fixed Developed from 1942 onward this arm. then known as the Patchett after its designer, was extensively tested by the British Army from 1947 and was adopted to replace the Sten in 1953 This gun was designed by a Mr George Patchett and was at first known as the Patchett submachine gun. It was originally patented in 1942 and by the end of the war a small number had been made by the Sterling Engineering Company, which had...

Madsen Model

Images The Madsen Machine Gun

At midnight on 14 May. 1948 the British mandate over Palestine ceased, and the Jewish State of Israel was declared On the very next day the new state was invaded by its Arab neighbours, and there followed nearly eight months of war. at the end of which Israel had not only defended her own territory successfully but had also occupied some of that belonging to her attackers In spite of her success however it was clear that she needed a reliable weapon which she could make from her own resources...

Sub Machine Guns

Old Sub Machine Gun

Length 32.0 813mm Weight 10451b 4.74kg Barrel 10.5 267mm Muz Vel 920 f s 281 m s Sights 109 yds 100m Length 32.0 813mm Weight 10451b 4.74kg Barrel 10.5 267mm Muz Vel 920 f s 281 m s Sights 109 yds 100m Popularly associated with gangsters and terrorists, the Thompson served the Allies well in World War II. This 1928 model is shown with 20-round box magazine in place and 50-round drum at muzzle United States of America THOMPSON M1928A1 United States of America THOMPSON M1A1 A World War II...

Bergmaitn Mp

German 9mm Machine Guns

By the end of 1914 World War I had settled down to a static if bloody business of opposing trenches resembling a two-sided siege on a huge scale and this relatively new type of warfare brought into use a whole host of new weapons some of these, like mortars and grenades, were simply modernized versions of long obsolete items, but some were genuinely new. and the submachine gun comes into this latter category. The first to appear on the actual battlefield was the Italian Villa Perosa of 1915....

Owen Machine Carbine

When Japan entered World War II on the side of the Axis powers. Australia found herself in a precarious position. Most of her small army was engaged in the Middle East and her vast and sparsely inhabited country presented a most attractive target to a warlike race seeking living room. Although there was a well established arms factory in existence at Lithgow. Australia was not then a very industrialized country, but she began to produce arms as a matter of hard necessity. One of her first...

Mads En Model Bo

The first sub-machine gun to be made in Denmark was a type of Finnish Suomi. made under licence by the Danish Madsen Industrial Syndicate in 1940. Production continued throughout the war. the gun being used not only by the Danes themselves but by the Germans and the Finns The same syndicate has made all Danish sub-machine guns since The first weapon of the present series was the Model 1946. and the Danes, profiting from wartime advances in mass production, made sure that it was designed in such...

Suomi Model

Suomi Machine Gun

Suomi is the native word for Finland, and the first of the series bearing the name was developed from 1922 onwards which makes it one of the earliest sub-machine guns to appear. It was designed by the well-known Finnish designer Johannes Lahti, and the first finished models appeared in 1926. They were effective but very complex weapons, designed to fire the 7 62mm Parabellum cartridge from a magazine with such a pronounced curve that three of them placed end to end formed a complete circle....

Rifle Model

9mm Yugoslavian Experimental Machine Gun

This rifle is probably better known as the Lee straight-pull which indicates both its inventor and its mechanism. James Lee. a Scot by birth but educated in Canada, eventually became a citizen of the United States where all his experimental work was done. He is probably best known for his box magazine for bolt action rifles it was widely adopted and his name appears on a long series of British service rifles. Towards the end of the 19th Century he invented a rifle which in 1895 was adopted by...

Carl Gubtav Model

Sten Machine Carbine

One of the many variations of the SMG at one time known as the Favor and probably made under contract in Spain produced by the Rexim Small Arms Company. Geneva, from 1953 onward One of the many variations of the SMG at one time known as the Favor and probably made under contract in Spain produced by the Rexim Small Arms Company. Geneva, from 1953 onward CARL QUSTAV MODEL 48 REXIM-FAVOR CARL QUSTAV MODEL 48 REXIM-FAVOR Sights 328 yds 300m Sights Flip 100 200 yds Sights 328 yds 300m Sights Flip...

Submachine

The standard sub-machine gun of the Australian Forces during World War II was the reliable and well tried Owen gun, which remained in service until 1962. In spite of its excellent reputation the Owen had certain drawbacks, principally its weight, its somewhat high cyclic rate of fire, and the fact that due to the exigencies of wartime manufacture many of its components were not interchangeable which made maintenance difficult. Before the war was over the Australians canvassed the views of many...

Info

Self Loading Experimental Model

Stoner's M16, now in its third decade of service and updated to M16A2 standard. Other western European countries followed suit and in recent years the Pacific basin countries of the Far East have emerged as weapons designer's and manufacturers. The liberalisation of eastern Europe now offers a further challenge to western arms makers. Israel too is a significant player, her versatile Galil design has been shown to work in combat and numbers among the most successful innovations of the period....

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Bsa Experimental Machine Gun

Designed to fit the British General Staff's specifications for an SMG to replace the Sten after World War II, BSA's unsuccessful candidate was cocked by the action of a rod actuated by twisting the plastic-covered fore-end grip. Another of the candidates to replace the Sten, this experimental weapon was designed in Britain by a Polish officer. Its butt, of canvas on a wire frame, serves as a holster when detached

Ceirigotti Automatic Rifle

Carcano Cavalry

Captain Cei-Rigotti, an officer in the Italian Army, appears to have started experiments with gas-operated automatic rifles as early as 1895 when he demonstrated one to his Divisional Commander, the Prince of Naples. Some years were spent in further development thereafter and it was not until 1900 that his efforts were made public in a Roman newspaper, which published a long and laudatory account of his achievements. This included a reference to the use of Mounted Infantry in the war in South...

Ak

Assault Rifle

Developed in 1974 and entering service in about 1977 this is the latest rifle in Soviet service. The folding stock version, AKS 74, was first seen during the Red Square Parade of that year. Basically it is a re-chambered, re-bored AKM firing a 5.45mm cartridge. It is identifiable by some external differences a distinctive, two-port muzzle brake, which increases its length slightly horizontal grooves on the foregrip and butt and a smooth plastic magazine which is slightly shorter and less curved...

Chinese Type

This carbine is a shortened version of the rifle of the same designation, which had a service life from 1905 into World War II Note the metal dust cover over the bolt The short version of the rifle adopted by Japan before World War II the normal version was some 6in 152mm longer Note the folding wire monopod - a refinement of dubious value The short version of the rifle adopted by Japan before World War II the normal version was some 6in 152mm longer Note the folding wire monopod - a refinement...

Zk

Skorpion Machine Pistol

The standard Bulgarian SMG of World War II-also manufactured and used by the Germans-the ZK 383 is unusual in having a folding bipod, which is said to have contributed much to its accuracy 7 65mm Auto Pistol -' i1 303 SAA Ball c____ - 7 65mm Auto Pistol -' i1 303 SAA Ball c____ - This weapon, which was designed by the Koucky brothers at Brno, first appeared in 1933 and was still in production three years after the end of World War II. It is a most sophisticated and very well made weapon,...

Salamander Book

Salamander Books Ltd 1992., 129-137 York Way, London N7 9LG, U.K. ISBN 0-8317-5055-3 This edition published in 1992 by SMITHMARK Publishers Inc., 112 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10016. SMITHMARK books are available for bulk purchase for sales promotion and premium use For details write or telephone the Manager of Special Sales. SMITHMARK Publishers Inc., 112 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 212 532-6600. All rights reserved. Except for use in a review, no part of this book may be reproduced,...

Galil Field Stripped

Galil Machine Gun

5.56mm BERETTA AR 70 5.56mm IMI GALIL Length 37.6 955mm Length 38.6 979mm Weight 9.111b 415kg Weight 8.61b 3.9kg Barrel 17.7 450mm Barrel 18.1 460mm Rifling 4 groove r hand__Rifling 6 groove r hand Feed 30-round box Feed 35-round box Muz Vel 3135 f s 950 m s Muz Vel 3230 f s 980 m s C. Rate 650 rpm__C. Rate 650 rpm_ Developed by Yakov Lior and Israel Galili the battle-proven Galil assault rifle is produced by Israel Military Industries. The folding-butt SC version of the Beretta AR 70 has a...

Carl Qubtav Model

Carl Gustov Military Use

Sweden did not adopt a submachine gun until 1937, when she began to manufacture a slightly modified form of the Finnish Suomi, which was made under licence by the Carl Gustav factory. This was replaced soon afterwards by a second version of the same gun, which had a shorter barrel, a very large trigger guard, which could accommodate gloved fingers in winter, and a much straighter stock than the original Finnish gun this gun was made by the firm of Husqvarna In the course of World War II Sweden,...

Ulwchbster Mark I

Homebuilt Submachine Gun Plans

In June 1940 Great Britain was in a very serious situation. Her expeditionary force had been compelled to make a hasty evacuation, mainly through Dunkirk, leaving behind it the bulk of its heavy weapons, and there was a very real risk that the victorious German Army would invade the country. One of the weapons which had belatedly impressed the British military authorities was the sub-machine gun. but although large numbers had been ordered from the United States there was no British model...

Ba Experimental

22lr Submachine Gun

The main British sub-machine gun during World War II was the famous Sten. which although hastily designed and roughly finished did its job very well. It was. however, a strictly wartime expedient and even before the war was quite over a new General Staff specification had been issued for a post-war sub-machine gun. This laid down the basic requirements that it should weigh a maximum of six pounds 2.72kg without magazine, fire at not more than six hundred rounds per minute, have a magazine...

Sten Gun Mark

Rifling Machine

Towards the end of 1941 a modified version of the Sten Mark I appeared in the form of the Mark 2. this being the first of a long series of changes in the general design of the weapon. The Mark 2 was basically a somewhat stripped-down version of the Mark I. the intention being to simplify manufacturing processes wherever possible. The British gun trade had always prided itself on the finish of its weapons almost as much as on their effectiveness, and the tradition of machined and blued metal...

Ppd 34.magazine

Pps Magazines Round

Like many of the weapons used by Communist China, their sub-machine gun Type 50 had its origins in a weapon first produced by the Soviet Union, in this case the PPSh41. As with most other combatant nations the Russians soon saw the need for mass production and the new gun was largely made of heavy gauge stampings, welded, pinned and brazed as necessary. The gun was of normal blowback mechanism and had the interior of the barrel chromed, a fairly common Soviet device One of its distinctive...

Maschinenpistole Mp

Schmeisser Guns

SCHMEISSER HECKLER amp KOCH MPS A5 Rifling 6 groove r hand Feed 15 30-round box Muz Vel 1320 f s 400 m s Sights Adjustable One of the most famous weapons of World War II more than one million had been made by 1945. Schmeisser. its manufacturer, probably had no part in its design. In spite of the success of the Bergmann in the closing months of World War I, it was not until 1938 and the lessons of the Spanish Civil War that the German Army gave orders to the Erma factory to design and produce a...

Ross Rifle Mark Ii

Ross Rifle Mark

Great Britain USA PEDERSEN T8E1 RIFLE FAR.QUHAjR. HILL RIFLE PEDERSEN T8E1 RIFLE FAR.QUHAjR. HILL RIFLE PEDERSEN T8E1 RIFLE This straight-pull rifle was issued to the Canadian Army in 1914. but soon proved to be unsatisfactory The third version of an automatic rifle designed before World War I Note clockwork-powered magazine A British committee reported favourably on this rifle in 1932. but cartridge problems prevented adoption 303 SAA Ball 303 SAA Ball 276 Pedersen At a sniper's post in the...

Beretta Modello A

The Northern Italian firm of Beretta had a deservedly high reputation for its sub-machine guns, most of which have been designed by their most talented engineer. Tullio Marengoni. who worked for them for many years. Among the weapons he produced was the Modello 38A which probably hasgood claims to be regarded as his most successful sub-machine gun. It had its origins in a self-loading carbine which was first produced in small numbers for police use in 1935. but which by 1938 had been improved...

Farquhar-hill Self Loading Rifle

Machine Guns Caliber 762

By 1918 automatic weapons dominated the battlefield and the Lebel round's advantages of shape now worked against it. In 1924 a new rimless cartridge was developed, based on the German 7.92mm round, and a new rifle was put into production. The bolt-action MAS 36 was of modified Mauser type but with the bolt designed to lock into the top of the body behind the magazine, making it necessary to angle the bolt lever forward so as to Left A French paratrooper at the landing zone at Suez in 1956 is...