Rifles were a widely used type of weapon during the Second World War. A nation would field one or more types of infantry rifles. While some were more specifically identified with particular nations, others were used by various countries more randomly with no apparent partialities.
Review and shooting test of the .30 M1 Carbine, a 1943 Inland-General Motors model. I included a segment with close-ups to view the condition of the rifle in detail and any markings. Shooting segments are at 100 yards on steel targets and include a picture-in-picture aspect of the target camera...read more
The Arisaka action might be the most underrated firearm in the Western Hemisphere. These robust rifles culminated in the Type 99, a bolt action second to none. The Arisaka Type 99 rifle in 7.7 Japanese was intended to be the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese forces, but it never quite phased...read more
This video shows how the M1 Garand (officially designated as U. S. rifle, caliber .30, M1, later simply called Rifle, Caliber .30, M1, also called US Rifle, Cal. .30, M1) works. The M1 is a semi-automatic rifle chambered for the .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge, used by the United States Army...read more
The Japanese did not make very extensive use of paratroopers and development of specialized weapons for them also lagged. Japanese airborne troops jumped armed with pistols and grenades, and their rifles and machine guns were dropped separately in containers. The...read more
El Lee-Enfield fue el fusil de cerrojo alimentado por cargador estándar en el Ejército Británico desde 1895 hasta 1956. Siendo el arma en servicio durante la primera mitad del siglo XX, ha sido utilizado en ambas guerras mundiales y además...read more
Imágenes de algunos soldados combatientes de la SGM y sus correspondientes fusiles. Si bien en la primera guerra mundial se habían intentado emplear fusiles semi-automáticos, llamados apropiadamente de alimentación automática -self-loading rifles- como el Mondragón utilizado por los alemanes y...read more
I once wrote an article on the Finnish M39 Mosin rifle’s supremacy among front line bolt action rifles. After I wrote that article, I noticed a string of angry German profanity coming from my gun collection. I investigated the matter only to discovered my beloved Mauser Karabiner 98 Kurz...read more