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This is a list of small arms used during the 20th century.

Battle rifles[]

Scoped M1 Garand, a common battle rifle.

  • M1 Garand rifle (the standard rifle of the USA during the Second World War)
  • M1941 Johnson rifle (a very rare rifle issued to marine raiders early during the war)
  • M1903 Springfield rifle (the standard issue rifle of the U.S in World War I it became a sniper weapon in the next world war)
  • M1917 Enfield rifle (a supplement for the M1903 during World War I)
  • MAS 36 (standard rifle of the French in World War II)
  • Ross rifle
  • Gewehr 98 (standard Rifle of Germany in World War I)
  • mauser Karabiner98k (standard rifle of Germany in World War II, is the smaller version of the Gewehrkarabiner98(Gewehr98))
  • Lee Enfield SMLE (the standard rifle of the British Empire during the first half of the 20th century)
  • Carcano M91
  • Arisaka type 38
  • Arisaka type 99
  • Mosin-Nagant (the standard Issue Russian/Soviet rifle for almost the entire first half of the 20th century)
  • K31 (standard Swiss rifle from 1933 to 1958)
  • SAFN 49
  • ZH29
  • Hakim Rifle (Egyptian rifle produced during the 1950s and 60s)
  • Rasheed Carbine (Egyptian carbine derived from the Hakim)
  • RSC M1917
  • MAS 49
  • FG42 (an automatic rifle built for German paratroopers)
  • Gewehr 43 (a fairly successful semi-automatic German gun compared to the others, was design from captured SVT40)
  • SVT40 (a widely issued Soviet semi-automatic rifle)
  • SVT 38 (see SVT-40)
  • FN FAL (commonly mistaken as an assault rifle it fires a heavy 7.62 NATO
  • Heckler & Koch G3 (used by the German military before the adoption of the G36)
  • M14 rifle
  • SKS

Assault rifles[]

An AK74, a typical assault rifle

Machine guns[]

RPK-74

Sniper rifles[]

M40 rifle

Submachine guns[]

Thompson submachine gun, commonly associated with American gangsters

Handguns[]

Kimber Custom TLE II M1911 pistol

Explosive devices[]

M79 grenade launcher

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