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This is a list of weapons served individually by the United States armed forces, sorted by type and current level of While the general understanding is that crew-served weapons require more than one person to operate them, there are important exceptions in the case of both squad automatic weapons (SAW) and sniper rifles. Within the Table of Organization and Equipment for both the United States Army and the U.S. Marine Corps, these two classes of weapons are understood to be crew-served, as the operator of the weapon (identified as a sniper or as a SAW gunner) has an assistant who carries additional ammunition and associated equipment, acts as a spotter, and is also fully qualified in the operation of the weapon. These weapons are listed under the List of crew-served weapons of the U.S. armed forces.

Bayonets, knives, bayonet-knife models[]

In active service (some branches or limited roles)[]

Out of service (obsolete)[]

  • M6 Bayonet (M14)
  • M5 Bayonet (M1 Garand)
  • M4 Bayonet (M1 Carbine)
  • M3 Trench Knife[2]
  • M1 bayonet (M1 Garand/M1903)
  • Knife LC-14-B/Type IV Survival Ax (Woodman's Pal)[3]
  • Mk 2 Machete (Navy)
  • Mk 2 Utility Knife (Marine Corps/Navy)[4]
  • Mk 1 Utility Knife (Navy)[4]
  • M1939 Machete
  • M1942 Bayonet (M1903/M1 Garand)
  • M1942 Machete[5]
  • V44 Knife
  • V-42 combat knife (Case V-42 'Stiletto')
  • M1942 Bolo Knife (United States Navy Hospital Corpsman)[6]
  • Sykes-Fairbairn Commando Knife
  • Marine Corps Raiders stiletto by Camillus
  • M1917/M1918/Mark I Trench Knife
  • M1917 Bayonet (M1917 Rifle, M1897, M12 and M1200 Shotguns)
  • M1917 Bolo Knife[7]
  • M1909 Bolo Knife[8]
  • M1905 Bayonet (M1903/M1 Garand)
  • M1904 Hospital Corps Knife[9]
  • M1898 Bolo Bayonet
  • M1898 Bowie Bayonet
  • M1895 Lee Rifle Bayonet
  • M1892 Bayonet (Krag)
  • M1887 Hospital Corps Knife[10]
  • M1880 Hunting Knife (a.k.a. Entrenching knife)
  • M1873 Trowel Bayonet
  • M1868 Trowel Bayonet
  • M1861 Navy Rifle Bayonet
  • M1855 Socket Bayonet
  • M1847 Musketoon Bayonet
  • M1841 Mississippi Rifle Bayonet
  • M1819 Hall Breech-Loading Rifle Socket Bayonet
  • M1812 Bayonet|M1816 Bayonet
  • M1812 Bayonet
  • M1795 Bayonet
  • M1849 Rifleman's Knife

Grenades[]

In active service[]

In active service (some branches or limited roles)[]

Out of service (obsolete)[]

Handguns[]

The M1911A1 and M9 pistol.

In active service[]

In active service (some branches or limited roles)[]

Out of service (obsolete)/Cancelled experiments[]

Experimental[]

Less-lethal[]

In active service (some branches or limited roles)[]

Out of service (obsolete)[]

Rifles[]

Includes muskets, musketoons, etc., as well as rifles

Weapons from Vietnam and Desert Storm at the National Firearms Museum.[13]

In active service[]

In active service (some branches or limited roles)[]

Out of service (obsolete)/Canceled experiments[]

Experimental[]

Carbines[]

In active service[]

In active service (some branches or limited roles)[]

  • M4A1 carbine (5.56x45mm NATO) (USSOCOM, US Army, USAF, SEALs and select USMC units)
  • Mk 18 Mod 0 CQBR (CQB assault rifle, 5.56x45mm NATO) (USMC Force Recon, Coast Guard, and US Navy SEALs)
  • GUU-5/P (Automatic carbine, 5.56x45mm NATO) (USAF)
  • M231 FPW (Firing Port Weapon, 5.56x45mm NATO) (US Army)
  • SCAR-L Mk 16 Mod 0 (Assault rifle, 5.56x45mm NATO) (US SOCOM)
  • HK416 (Automatic carbine, 5.56x45mm NATO) (Delta Force,SEALs, JSOC units)

Out of service (obsolete) including canceled experiments[]

Shotguns[]

In active service[]

  • M500 (pump-action 12 Gauge)
  • M590 (pump-action 12 Gauge)
  • M590A1 (pump-action 12 Gauge)

In active service (some branches or limited roles)[]

Out of service[]

Experimental[]

  • AA-12 (semi-automatic/Full-automatic 12 gauge) (special forces, primarily Navy SEALS)
  • Multi-shot Accessory Underbarrel Launcher (MAUL) (USMC)

Submachine guns[]

In active service (some branches or limited roles)[]

Out of service (obsolete)[]

Anti-tank/assault[]

In active service[]

In active service (some branches or limited roles)[]

Out of service (obsolete)[]

Experimental[]

Mines[]

In active service[]

Swords[]

Five U.S. Marine Corps privates with fixed bayonets under the command of their noncommissioned officer, who displays his M1859 Marine NCO sword.

In active service[]

Out of service[]

  • Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword
  • Model 1840 Light Artillery Saber
  • Model 1872 Mounted Artillery Officers' Saber
  • Model 1840 Army Musicians' Sword
  • Model 1812/13 Starr Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1818 Starr Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1833 Dragoon Saber
  • Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1872 Light Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1906 Light Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1913 "Patton" Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1832 Army Foot Officers' Sword
  • Model 1832 Army General & Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1832 Army Medical Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1839 Army Topographical Engineer Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army Foot Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army General & Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army Medical Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army Pay Department Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army Engineer Officers' Sword
  • Model 1850 Army Foot Officers' Sword
  • Model 1850 Army Staff & Field Officers' Sword
  • Model 1860 Army Field & Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1872 Army Line & Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1830 Navy Officers' Sword
  • Model 1841 Navy Officers' Sword
  • Model 1834 Revenue Cutter Service Officers' Sword
  • Model 1870 Revenue Cutter Service Officers' Sword
  • Model 1797 Starr Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1808 Starr Naval Cutlass
  • Mayweg & Nippes "Baltimore" Naval Cutlass, c. 1810
  • Model 1816 Starr Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1826 Starr Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1841 Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1861 Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1917 Naval Cutlass
  • Marine Noncommissioned Officers' Sword, c.1832–1859
  • Marine Officers' Mameluke Sword, 1826–59
  • West Point Cadets' Sword, Model 1872
  • West Point Cadets' Sword, c. 1837

See also[]

References[]

  1. "Titanium Knives, Military Survival Knives, Scuba Knives". Missionknives.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-20. http://web.archive.org/web/20080620123306/http://www.missionknives.com/products/mpk.html. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  2. Bando, Mark (2001). 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy. Zenith Imprint. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-7603-0855-4. http://books.google.com/?id=MdTVVK2J4CMC. 
  3. "LC-14-B Woodman's Pal". Military Tools with an Edge. Olive-Drab. http://www.olive-drab.com/od_edged_weapons_tools_lc14b.php. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nalty, Bernard C. (1999). War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay: the Story of the Bitter Struggle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, Featuring Commissioned Photographs of Artifacts from All the Major Combatants. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-8061-3199-3. http://books.google.com/?id=Cd3fql_JoO4C. 
  5. "Machetes". Military Tools with an Edge. Olive-Drab. http://www.olive-drab.com/od_edged_weapons_tools_machete.php. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  6. "USMC Hospital Corpsman Knife". Military Tools with an Edge. Olive-Drab. http://www.olive-drab.com/od_edged_weapons_tools_usmc_hosp.php. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  7. Levine, Bernard (September 1993). "World War I Bolo". http://pweb.netcom.com/~brlevine/bolo.txt. 
  8. "M-1909 Bolo Knife Basic Information". Bolo Knives. The Springfield Edge. http://springfieldedge.com/bolo_knife_m-1909.html. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  9. "M-1904 Hospital Corps Knife Basic Information". Hospital Corps Bolo Knives. The Springfield Edge. http://springfieldedge.com/hospital_kinfe_m-1887.html. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  10. "M-1887 Hospital Corps Knife Basic Information". Hospital Corps Bolo Knives. The Springfield Edge. http://springfieldedge.com/hospital_kinfe_m-1887.html. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  11. Mid-size Riot Control Disperser (MRCD), XM37
  12. SOLICITATION/CONTRACT/ORDER FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS
  13. National Firearms Museum: Ever Vigilant Gallery, Case 67 description
  14. Canfield, Bruce N. American Rifleman (April 2009) p.40
  15. Canfield, Bruce N. American Rifleman (July 2008) pp.51-73
  16. Canfield, Bruce N. American Rifleman (April 2009) pp.56-76
  17. US Air Force Material Command. Air Force Instruction 36-2226, Combat Arms Program, Supplement 1. Wright-Patterson AFB: US Air Force Material Command, 2004.
  18. "MODEL 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS". Goatlocker.org. 2007. http://www.goatlocker.org/resources/cpo/history/cutlass.htm. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  19. Vice Admiral Mark Ferguson (January 2011). "R 252348Z JAN 11". Chief of Naval Operations. United States Navy. http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2011/NAV11025.txt. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 


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