Military Firearms

Military firearms, individual and crew served, are the fundamental weapons of the ground forces. This section of 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 pages on Web Resources for Military Firearms and, for more photos, the Gallery.

Today in WW II: 22 Oct 1941 Delayed bomb set by the Soviets detonates in Romanian headquarters, killing 67 people including the Romanian commander and other Romanian and German officers. More 
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Marine riflemen finishing training at Parris Island, SC, May 1942
Marine riflemen finishing training at Parris Island, SC, May 1942.

This section of 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 Military Suppliers Database that can be searched from the 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 to search for Military Firearms dealers, "S" Names or go to the Supplier Search page.

Military Firearms Photos and Clipart 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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