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guns

October 30, 2007

There have been two main machine gun eras: the era of manual machine guns and the era of automatic machine guns. The technical development itself is marked by a series of developments of specific automatic features, as well as technical developments (such as linked ammunition). The era of manual multi-shot devices extends back hundreds of […]

sniper

October 30, 2007

mp

October 30, 2007

mp44

October 30, 2007

MP43, MP44, and StG44 were different designations for what was essentially the same rifle, with minor updates in production. The variety in nomenclatures resulted from complicated circumstances in Nazi Germany. Developed from the Mkb 42(H) “machine carbine”, the ‘StG44’ combined traits of carbines, submachine guns and automatic rifles. StG is an abbreviation of Sturmgewehr. The […]

scoped Kar98k

October 30, 2007

The Karabiner 98k was a bolt-action rifle with Mauser-type action holding five rounds of 7.92 x 57 mm (also known as 8 mm Mauser or 8 x 57 IS) on a stripper clip, loaded into an internal magazine. It was derived from earlier rifles, namely the Karabiner 98b, which in turn had been developed from […]

October 30, 2007