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Here I will include some of the most bizarre looking and secondary/special-issue infantry weapons of WII (some never actually made it into battle):


FG42 Fallschirmjägergewehr 42

MP 3008/Maschinenpistole 3008

Volkssturmgewehr 1-5 ("People's Assault Rifle")

EMP 44

StG 45(M) Sturmgewehr 45

Mondragón Rifle


EPK Machine Gun

United Kingdom

DeLisle Carbine

Lanchester SMG

Welrod Silenced Pistol


United States of America

M1941 Johnson Rifle

M1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun

United Defense M42

M50 Reising

M2 Hyde



PPSH Curved Barrel

PPSH with Sight



Mors Submachine Gun

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Comment by Wereboar on February 13, 2011 at 11:24pm

The rifle next to the Mors SMG is also an interesting specimen. It is the Maroszek's Semi-Automatic Rifle, designed in 1939 by Jozef Maroszek in 1938 and chambered for 7.92x57 Mauser round. It is interesting as it was the third semi-auto rifle that had to be introduced as a basic infantry weapon (after American M1 Garand and Soviet SVT-38). Production however was scheduled for September 1939 so, as you may guess, it never started save for the first, introductory batch. From what I know, only three or four specimens survived to this day (this one is presented in Museum of Polish Armed Forces in Warsaw, the remaining two or three are in posession of American collectors, one may be displayed in Museum of War in Beijing, China).

Comment by lord_k on January 30, 2010 at 7:25am
Comment by Tome Wilson on January 24, 2010 at 2:17pm
The early cornershots were a gas.
Comment by Larry on January 23, 2010 at 8:04pm
I would have loved to have seen their first attempt at firing it. I bet it would have been funny as hell.
Comment by Hayen Mill on January 23, 2010 at 3:58pm
@Larry: Yeah, they actually DID thought it would be able to shoot bullets round the corners *rolls eyes*
Comment by Larry on January 22, 2010 at 11:19pm
I just found the explanation for why the PPSH Curved Barrel. Weird.
Comment by IRON CROSS on January 22, 2010 at 6:35pm
the lanchester submachinegun was a british copy of the bergman mp28 made due to a british's army's lack of submachine guns just before ww2 it never really went into combat with the army but royal navy warships carried these weapons chained in racks for use as ship small arms the landchester was used in this role well after ww2

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