The crew of a Bavarian 7.7cm Feldkanone 96. In 1914, the FK96 was the most numerous gun in the German arsenal, with around 5,100 of them ready to be brought into action. It was the workhorse of the Feldartillerie regiments and played a part in nearly every battle fought during WW1.
gunrunnerhell: S&W 460 XVR What looks like some sort of build gone terribly wrong is actually a model available through Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center custom shop. With a 14.5” long barrel and massive muzzle brake, Smith & Wesson claims the XVR has the highest muzzle velocity of any production revolver on Earth. Sending the .460 S&W Magnum downrange at 2,330 feet per second with 2,400 ft lbs of muzzle energy. The XVR stands for eXtreme Velocity Revolver. This is obviously for silhouette…
No 3. LEE-ENFIELD SMLE – UK Type : Bolt-Action Rifle Caliber : 7.7 x 56 mm Muzzle Velocity : Approximately 2,438 feet per second Rate of Fire : 15-20 rounds per minute. The Lee-Enfield SMLE was the standard infantry weapon of British troops from World War I to the 1956 Suez crisis. The rifle was reliable, accurate and had a phenomenal rate of fire.
No 8. 1903 SPRINGFIELD - USA Type : Bolt-Action Rifle Caliber : 7.62 x 63 mm Muzzle Velocity Approximately 2,700 feet per second Rate of Fire : 10 rounds per minute. Produced from the German 7mm Mauser, the 1903 Springfield boasted phenomenal accuracy. The rifle continued in service through World War II and Korea and was also used as a sniper rifle in Vietnam.
STURMGEWEHR 44 – Germany Type : Semi or Fully Automatic Assault Rifle Caliber : 7.92 x 33 mm Muzzle Velocity : Approximately 2,133 feet per second Rate of Fire 500 rounds per minute. During the 2nd World War, in response to the Russian automatic weapons, the Germans came up with the revolutionary STURMGEWEHR 44. Its shorter 7.92 mm rounds allowed for enough automatic fire but it couldn’t play any significant role in the war due to its late introduction.
No 4. M1 GARAND – USA Type : Semiautomatic Caliber : 7.62 x 63 mm Muzzle Velocity : Approximately 2,838 feet per second Rate of Fire : 30 rounds per minute. The M1 Grand entered the battlefield in 1941 and instantly proved to be the one of the toughest in the field. At the end of the 2nd World War, General Patton remarked that the M1 may have been the greatest battle implement ever devised. The M1 Garand was phased out in the 1960s.