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Military firearms, individual and crew served, are the fundamental weapons of the ground forces. This section of Olive-Drab.com has pages for each of the major weapons used by U.S. military forces and a few well-known firearms from the military of other countries.

Infantryman with M1 Garand near halftrack, Ft. Knox, KY, June 1942
Infantryman with M1 Garand near halftrack, Ft. Knox, KY, June 1942.
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This page includes the Military Firearms Directory, Military Firearms Dealers and Military Firearms Photos and Clipart. You should also check out the Olive-Drab.com pages on Web Resources for Military Firearms and, for more photos, the Gallery.

Today in WW II: 23 Nov 1940 Ford delivered the Pygmy prototype jeep to the US Army.  More 
23 Nov 1942 SS Ben Lomond sunk by German U-boat off the coast of Brazil.
23 Nov 1943 Deutsche Opernhaus, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and many other buildings destroyed by a 764 aircraft RAF bombing raid on Berlin [22-23 Nov].
23 Nov 1944 Strasbourg, in eastern France, liberated by French General LeClerc's 2nd Armored Division. Eisenhower orders controversial halt at the Rhine by US Sixth Army Group.
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Olive-Drab.com Military Firearms Directory

Marine riflemen finishing training at Parris Island, SC, May 1942
Marine riflemen finishing training at Parris Island, SC, May 1942.

This section of Olive-Drab.com covers primarily US military firearms, plus a few others, and is organized into sub-sections by the type of weapon.

Military Firearms Suppliers

Military Firearms dealers and manufacturers are found in the Olive-Drab.com Military Suppliers Database that can be searched from the Olive-Drab.com Search Page or you can look up names at the bottom of any page. For example, Sarco, Inc. is one of the largest dealers in military long guns, hand guns, and automatic weapons. To find Sarco, use the Military Supplier Index on the bottom of any page of Olive-Drab.com to search for Military Firearms dealers, "S" Names or go to the Supplier Search page.

Military Firearms Photos and Clipart

Olive-Drab.com can lead you to Photo Resources and/or Clipart and Graphics Resources that will have more pictures of weapons to add to the ones shown in this firearms section. There are also some in our Graphics Gallery.

Recommended Books about Military Firearms

Find More Information on the Internet

There are many fine websites that have additional information on this topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go. Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what's out there.

For good results, try entering this: military guns or rifles. Then click the Search button.

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