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Welcome to the Firearms WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Firearms.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).

Goals
  • Improve articles on firearms, both civilian and military, with an emphasis on civilian firearms, as the WP:WEAPON already covers military arms.
  • To add the below infobox to firearm articles, along with the ammo infobox for ammo, and add the banner to firearms articles.
  • To add proper categories to firearm articles.
Scope
  • Firearms in general, manufacturers, organizations, legislation, historical figure such as firearms designers and notable gunsmiths, and the like.

Guidelines[edit]

Naming[edit]

The names of firearm articles should start with the proper name of the manufacturer, followed by the firearm's name. Examples of this policy are Heckler & Koch MP7 instead of MP7 or Smith & Wesson Model 1006 instead of S&W Model 1006. Exceptions to this are firearms named with military designations such as M16 rifle or AK-47. See WP:WEAPON#Naming conventions for the guideline on naming military firearms.

Structure[edit]

Shortcut:

Firearm articles should be structured largely along the following guidelines (consistent with guidelines contained in WP:MILGUN for military weapons):

  1. History. A history of the firearm, including background events leading to the design and the evolution of the design.
  2. Design and features. A description of the major points of the firearm, including details of the operating mechanism, how the firearm is maintained and operated by the user, and the cartridge(s) the firearm is chambered in.
  3. Use. The intended/common uses of the firearm (ex: hunting, competetive shooting, defense, etc)
  4. Variants. A list and description of all variants and close descendants of the firearm, plus production details when available.
  5. Accessories. A list and description of accessories that are commonly associated with the firearm.
  6. Cultural impact, if any. A general summary of the firearm's impact on culture, complying with the guidelines on popular culture.

Non-firearm articles associated with WikiProject Firearms should generally follow the structure guidelines that are already associated with the appropriate type of article, such as constitutional law articles, jurisprudence articles, chemistry articles, and other categories of articles that often overlap with WikiProject Firearms.

The goal of WikiProject Firearms for articles tagged with the project's banner is to improve the firearms related content, such as improving the accuracy of articles vs. misconceptions that often arise due to pop-culture fiction, movie physics, and similar non-factual beliefs. In general, WikiProject Firearms goals are to work on improving the quality of project-tagged articles without imposing WikiProject Firearms guidelines as mandates.

Pop culture[edit]

Avoid pop culture and trivia sections. In general, they clutter articles, and contribute very little. Acceptable pop culture information should be highly notable, for example: the Walther PPK's use by James Bond. The pop cultural item that the firearm appeared in must represent the firearm realistically, and if named, should use the real name or a highly common nickname (e.g. Schmeisser for the MP40, or Burp gun for the PPSh-41). Speculation as to fictional appearances such as claims of a fictional gun being based on a real one should be removed in all cases as they are original research. Likewise, lists of fictional appearances should be removed as they violate WP:AVTRIV. Airsoft versions of real firearms are not notable to the firearm article. Also, video game appearances are not notable and should not be listed. Citations are needed if the notability of an appearance is disputed; these citations should not be a list of appearances but should be a source actually showing increased fame or notoriety because of the appearances. Pop culture should be treated in articles with coverage appropriate to its significance to the subject of the article; as per WP:UNDUE. See WP:MILPOP for the guidelines on pop culture pertaining to military history, excluding firearms.

Criminal use[edit]

In order for a criminal use to be notable enough for inclusion in the article on the gun used, it must meet some criteria. For instance, legislation being passed as a result of the gun's usage (ex. ban on mail-order of firearms after use of the Carcano in JFK's assassination would qualify). Similarly, if its notoriety greatly increased (ex. the Intratec TEC-DC9 became infamous as a direct result of Columbine). As per WP:UNDUE, editors "should strive to treat each aspect with a weight appropriate to its significance to the subject".

Variants[edit]

Variants of a model of a firearm such as folding/telescoping stock variants, target versions, variants chambered in a new caliber, compact/carbine variants generally should not receive their own article. Instead, use a section for the variant in the parent firearm's article or consolidate it into a table or the text. The exception to this is where significant amounts of design and/or history would be lost by merging. An example of this is the M4 Carbine. Despite the fact that the M4 Carbine is only a carbine version of the M16A2 and its internal components are completely interchangeable with those of the M16 rifle, the M4's development history is significantly different, qualifying it for its own article.

Users[edit]

Shortcut:

When listing users of a certain weapon, only including users that have a citation to go with them. This citation must specifically say that the force, unit, or notable individual in question uses the weapon. That is to say a photograph of someone holding what appears to be the weapon does not qualify as a reference.

Citations[edit]

Cite as much information as possible. This way the articles will have more credibility. Extraordinary claims require citations from very reliable sources. If you don't want something you have added to be deleted, cite a reliable source, assuming the source supports your statement.

Open tasks[edit]

If you find anything that really needs to be on the list, just add it to the list. Be sure to say what you are adding in your edit summary, with wikilink to the article. When someone has completed the task, that person should cross out the article from the list, and if everyone agrees, it should be removed from the list two or three days after being crossed out (note: this doesn't include requests, once an article is created it should be removed completely or moved to one of the categories as needed).

For articles marked as "needing attention" see Category:Firearms_articles_needing_attention

When adding entries to the list, please do so in alphabetical order.

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Participants[edit]

Coordinators[edit]

  1. Mike Searson (talk · contribs)

Active members[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here in alphabetical order, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. 226Trident (talk · contribs), Handguns, Automatic Weapons, Ammunition
  2. 4twenty42o (talk · contribs), Military weapons, handguns, assault weapons
  3. Adolphus79 (talk · contribs), I mostly know about US service weapons, but have some general knowledge of other realms also...
  4. AliveFreeHappy (talk · contribs), Reloader, mostly rifles, some wildcats.
  5. Aneah (talk · contribs), Military firearms, experimental firearms, pretty much anything going bang.
  6. Bardbom (talk · contribs) Firearms in general; most knowledgeable in long guns.
  7. Berean Hunter (talk · contribs)
  8. Boris Barowski (talk · contribs), interested in all kinds of firearms
  9. Burmiester (talk · contribs) I love any type of guns, although I prefer assault rifles, shotguns, machine guns, submachine guns, pistols and revolvers. I'll mainly be adding photos on cartridges and firearms to pages.
  10. Carguychris (talk · contribs), Smith & Wesson revolvers, Winchester bolt-action rifles
  11. CEOMao (talk · contribs), Title II manufacturer and general firearms enthusiast.
  12. Cerebellum (talk · contribs), everything, specifically modern small arms
  13. ChrisPer (talk · contribs), Australian gun politics, colonial enterprise, historic and black powder arms.
  14. Coffeekid (talk · contribs) Weapons and ammo from WW2-present mainly small arms and their history.
  15. Damërung (talk · contribs) Automatics, modern firearms, sniper rifles, SMG, shotguns, rocket and grenade launchers.
  16. Deathsythe (talk · contribs), American gun politics/laws, gun culture, civilian firearms.
  17. Dellant (talk · contribs) History of military firearms and ammunition
  18. DesertPhox (talk · contribs) American gun politics, policy, interested in all types of firearms.
  19. DeusImperator (talk · contribs), Reloader, big bore shooter. Interested in cartridges and their history and firearms in general
  20. DixieGeek (talk · contribs) Military Firearms, Ammunition, Second Amendment original intent, open carry, concealed carry
  21. Doug (talk · contribs)
  22. DPdH (talk · contribs) Military firearms, special interest in: WW2, Latin American firearms.
  23. DrunkSquirrel (talk · contribs) SMGs, experimental/unusual firearms
  24. Economic_Refugee (talk · contribs) Pre-Cold War Military-Historic Metallic cartridge arms. Hunter, shooter, reloader, gunsmith. Second Amendment politics.
  25. F-451 (talk · contribs) Military, Modern Firearms, General Knowledge, proofreading and editing.
  26. Fallschirmjäger (talk · contribs)
  27. FeralOink (talk · contribs) Bolt-action rifles, shotguns, no handguns, mostly modern firearms, and I like to fix grammar.
  28. Fluzwup (talk · contribs), several years of retail firearms sales, knowledge about ballistics, reloading, basic gunsmithing, and civilian firearms
  29. Gaijin42 (talk · contribs), relatively new to guns, but current obsessive research topic
  30. Georgewilliamherbert (talk · contribs) technology and engineering
  31. GMan552 (talk · contribs) proofreading and editing, general firearms knowledge
  32. Greg Glover (talk · contribs), History of Gunpowder and Kinetic energy, Design of Bullets and Cartridges, Ballistics and Reloading
  33. Gruß Tom - de:Portal:Waffen (Portal:Weapons/Germany)
  34. Gtstricky (talk · contribs), Glock, handguns, C&R.
  35. HarveyHenkelmann (talk · contribs), revolvers and WWII armaments of all nations.
  36. Hayden120 (talk · contribs), modern military style firearms.
  37. Heyyouoverthere (talk · contribs), historical and theatrical usage.
  38. Hoplophile (talk · contribs), Autoloading, detatchable magazine-fed rifles and carbines. Also handguns. Basically all the guns that DiFi and Hillary love to hate. GOA life member.
  39. Hutcher (talk · contribs), good times
  40. Imadeausername! (talk · contribs) Military/Police small arms (appx. 1870 onward) , hunting firearms, target shooting/competition firearms, ballistics, cartridges
  41. Izaakb (talk · contribs), Calibers, Israeli weaponry, historical US firearms, S&W history.
  42. Jason R. Rokeach (talk · contribs) Politics, political history, handguns, and EBRs.
  43. Jasonp019 (talk · contribs)
  44. Jcfrommn (talk · contribs) Military Small Arms
  45. JCRules (talk · contribs) American and Russian material, assault rifles, carbines, pistols.
  46. Jc-S0CO (talk · contribs) History, general politics, and crime commission/prevention-related statistical fact-finding.
  47. jersey_emt (talk · contribs) General firearms knowledge and modern weapons (especially handguns).
  48. Jill Orly (talk · contribs) Modern and "Old West" Revolvers, Military firearms/WWII History, C&R, Concealed Carry firearms.
  49. John (talk · contribs), modern weaponry, especially military automatic and sniper weapons.
  50. JTBX (talk · contribs) Love guns in general, mostly through video games, though never held a REAL gun.
  51. Justanonymous (talk · contribs), American gun politics/laws, inalienable rights, 1911 pistols, Glock pistols, modern revolvers, handgunnery.
  52. ±K•I•O•Z•U•K•I±
  53. KySharpshooter (talk · contribs) I'm a competitive shooter on occasion and I hunt often. My main interests are revolvers (particularly Smith & Wesson), falling-block rifles, and side-by-side shotguns, although I've shot a little bit of everything.
  54. L1A1 FAL (talk · contribs) Post WW1 firearms, obscure weapons, little bit of everything
  55. L.J. Tibbs (talk · contribs)
  56. Lightbreather (talk · contribs) Civilian firearms history (since 1934), industry, legislation, organizations.
  57. MaintainerZero (talk · contribs) Modern firearms, Concealed carry, US firearms law
  58. Mark Schierbecker (talk · contribs) Liberal!
  59. Mendaliv (talk · contribs) Interested in military small arms and anything field-expedient. I own a few guns, including an oddball Smith and Wesson Model 10 in .357 Magnum.
  60. Mh7kJ (talk · contribs) Assault Rifles, Submachine guns, Pistols, Modern Small arms, WW1 and WW2 arms, Machine guns.
  61. Mike Searson (talk · contribs) little bit of everything
  62. Morgan_Phoenix (talk · contribs) Carttridge diagrams and other illustrations.
  63. Newportm (talk · contribs) little bit of...what have you got?
  64. Neil Clancy (talk · contribs) A little bit of everything.
  65. Nohomers48 (talk · contribs) Modern firearms
  66. Niteshift36 (talk · contribs) Military and law enforcement career. Experience with a wide range of firearms, tactics and legal issues.
  67. OnBeyondZebrax (talk · contribs) Machine pistols. Also have an interest in contributing to the guidelines
  68. Pigoutultra (talk · contribs) Ballistics, handguns, wildcats.
  69. Pollack man34 (talk · contribs) Right to keep and bear arms
  70. Pyrotec (talk · contribs) Propellants - Cordite, Ballistite, Gunpowder, etc.
  71. Rdfox 76 (talk · contribs) Most modern small arms
  72. ReinickendorferFuchs (talk · contribs) Service weapons (military and police), hunting for bullseyes and IPSC-alphas (I prefer delayed blowbacks), realoder.
  73. ROG5728 (talk · contribs) Modern firearms, particularly 5.7x28mm firearms
  74. Sabre ball (talk · contribs)
  75. Scalhotrod (talk · contribs) Cowboy action shooting and any related guns, reloading, and collecting
  76. SeanNovack (talk · contribs) Certified Firearms Instructor and Permit-to-Carry instructor for Minnesota and Utah
  77. sf46 (talk · contribs)
  78. Soderstrom (talk · contribs) Concealed Carry, "Gun Free Zones" & College Policy (see SCCC), Gun Law, Supreme Court.
  79. Support.and.Defend (talk · contribs) Ballistics
  80. Surv1v4l1st (talk · contribs) CCW, NFA items, gun culture, etc.
  81. Swatjester (talk · contribs) Ex military, infantry and reconnaissance, 3-gun, carbine, and precision rifle shooter.
  82. Thewellman (talk · contribs) ammunition.
  83. Trekphiler (talk · contribs) modern weapons, mainly military.
  84. Tsange (talk · contribs) creating better pages for new and old guns.
  85. Vkil (talk · contribs) I just like shooting the hell out of things. Helps relieve stress and whatnot. Trying to buy a Gatling gun; no luck so far.
  86. xaosflux (talk · contribs), all sorts of things, talk page me if any admin-related maintenance is needed (e.g. history merges).
  87. Zackmann08 (talk · contribs) recreational shooting. Leading editor of IMFDB.

Inactive members[edit]

This is a list of people who are members of the project but haven't edited Wikipedia for a year. If you find your name on this list, feel free to move it back to the list of active participants when you return to editing.

Articles[edit]

Featured content[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Former featured content[edit]

Good Articles[edit]

Candidates[edit]

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Firearms-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box the Main Page.



Requested articles[edit]

Modes of carry for firearms This subject warrants its own article, although I may not get around to writing it anytime this decade. Someone beat me to it please. Some topics to be mentioned and linked therein: open carry and concealed carry; military carry modes; police carry modes; cocked-and-locked (e.g., military carry mode for M1911); hammer down on an empty chamber (SA revolvers); DA revolvers "just point and shoot"; how the "safe action" affected carry mode thinking (semi-autos can be "just point and shoot" too); how carry modes are designed based on gun safety and on what kinds of safeties are present (or not); holster styles and locations; carry modes for long guns (muzzle skyward, muzzle downward, break-action shotguns open); and others. — ¾-10 01:42, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

The spirit moved me, so I started a draft in my user sandbox. I'm gonna see whether I get bored with it or keep going to the point of creating an article. — ¾-10 02:07, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
Done.Thewellman (talk) 20:17, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Articles up for merger[edit]

Add any articles that are up for merger in this section, newest at the top. When the merger discussion is concluded please remove it.



Articles up for deletion[edit]

Add any articles that are up for deletion in this list, newest at the top. When the AfD is concluded, please remove it.

Requests for Comment[edit]

Add any articles that request comments in this section, newest at the top. When the RfC is concluded, please remove it.


Talk:Gun laws in the United States (by_state) - Discussion leading to compartmentalizing the US gun laws by state article into individual state articles. If we do decide to do this, it will be a fairly large undertaking that would require the assistance of WP:GUNS to complete, that is for sure. -Deathsythe (talk) 15:19, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

There is an RFC that may be of interest to this group at Talk:Gun_control#RFC. Subject of the RFC is "Is the use of gun restriction legislation or other confiscations by totalitarian governments (Nazi, Communist etc) accurately described as "Gun Control". Are such instances appropriate for inclusion in the Gun Control article. (Details at RFC in article)" Gaijin42 (talk) 15:57, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

This RFC could use additional input. Gaijin42 (talk) 02:17, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

ArbCom (Arbitration Committee) case comments[edit]

Add any cases that request comments related to this Firearms WikiProject in this section, newest at the top. When the ArbCom decision occurs, of whether or not the case is taken, please remove the link below.


Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Gun_control


Collaboration and review[edit]

Assessment[edit]

Purpose[edit]

What is the purpose of article assessments? 
The assessment system allows the Firearms WikiProject to monitor the quality of articles that fall under its purview, and to prioritize work on these articles. The ratings are also used by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content.
Are these ratings official? 
No. These ratings are meant primarily for the internal use of the project to better prioritze work on the articles, and usually do not imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.

Assessing articles[edit]

Who can assess articles? 
In general, anyone can add or change an article's rating. However, the "GA" and "FA" labels should only be used on articles that have been reviewed and are currently designated as good articles or featured articles, respectively. Drastic changes to an article's rating should typically be discussed on the article's talk page before making the change.
How do I assess an article? 
Consult the quality scale below; once you have chosen the level that seems to be closest to the article, set the class parameter in the WPGUNS banner template to the level's name (omitting "Class" from the end). For example, to rate an article as "B-Class", use |class=B in the banner. Again, the "FA" and "GA" labels should not be added to articles unless they actually are currently designated as such.

Common concerns[edit]

Someone put a project banner template on an article, but it's not really within the WikiProject's scope. What should I do? 
Due to the large volume of articles falling under the project, occasionally a tag is added to an article that the project does not cover. Feel free to remove the tag if the article truly is not within the scope of the project. If there is any doubt, post a note on the article's talk page and discuss it.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
Feel free to change it (within reason) if you think a different rating is justified; in the case of major disputes, the project as a whole can discuss the issue either on the project's talk page or on the talk page of the article in question and come to a consensus as to the best rating.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are somewhat subjective, but it's the best system we've been able to devise. If you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments on the talk page? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.

Quality scale[edit]

Label Criteria Process for rating Example
Featured article FA Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status, and meet the current criteria for featured articles. Follow the instructions on the Featured article candidates page. M249 light machine gun as of September 2009
A-Class article A Provides a well-written, reasonably clear and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a great article. It should be of a length that suitably covers the subject, with a well-written introduction and an appropriate series of headings to break up the content. Sufficient external literature references should be provided from (preferably) reliable third-party sources. Any third-party sources should have a solid reputation for fact-checking and accuracy. Should be well illustrated when appropriate and have no copyright problems. Any article be considered for featured article candidacy should be an A-Class article before being submitted for FA status. Follow the instructions on the project's A-Class review page.
GA The article has passed through the Good article nomination process and been granted GA status, meeting the good article standards. Follow the instructions on the Good article candidates page. Enfield revolver as of September 2009
B The article has been reviewed by an editor and accepted to meet the following criteria: Any editor can assign this rating after having reviewed the article as per the previously mentioned guidelines. The proper banner filed should be filled out when assigning this rating. Equipment of the United States Army (as of September 2009)
C The article is better developed in style, structure, and quality than Start-Class, but fails one or more of the criteria for B-Class. It may have some gaps or missing elements; need editing for clarity, balance, or flow; or contain policy violations, such as bias or original research. Any editor can assign this rating after having reviewed the article as per the previously mentioned guidelines.
Start The article has a meaningful amount of good content, but it is still weak in many areas, and may lack one or more key elements. For example, a Start-Class article may have much useful content but lack:
  • a useful or descriptive image
  • an infobox
  • proper headings or properly named headings
  • proper section order


Any editor can assign this rating after having reviewed the article as per the previously mentioned guidelines. Heckler & Koch HK21 as of September 2009
Stub The article is very short lacks and great deal of information, or the information is incoherent or severely disorganized. Any editor can assign this rating after having reviewed the article as per the previously mentioned guidelines. Rotating bolt as of April 2011
Deferred Quality ratings on this article are deferred to other projects covering the article. Any editor can assign this rating. This rating should be used sparingly and only be used when project coverage is completely redundant. Nighthawk Custom as of September 2009
NA Is not an article, and fits no other classification. Any editor can assign this rating. Care should be taken to not assign this rating to articles, but only non-article pages such as project pages and templates. None Available as of September 2009

Importance scale[edit]

Importance of the article to WikiProject Firearms, regardless of its quality. Any editor with knowledge of the subject can assign ratings following these guidelines. Articles may be assessed higher than these guidelines after reaching consensus on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Firearms.

Label Criteria Example
Top
  • Broadly descriptive firearm or ammunition types, features or components representing at least ten percent of military or civilian firearms or ammunition inventories at some point in history.
High
  • Civilian firearms in production for more than a decade.
  • Civilian cartridges produced by more than one manufacturer for more than a decade.
  • Firearms inventors and gunsmiths associated with High-importance firearms or cartridges.
Mid
  • Police firearms.
  • Civilians notable for legal use of firearms.
  • Military firearms with notable civilian ownership.
  • Military cartridge calibers commercially produced for sale to civilians by more than one manufacturer.
Low
  • Military firearms or cartridges not meeting above criteria.
  • Civilian firearms or cartridges in production for less than a decade.
  • Manufacturers of firearms or ammunition.
  • Firearms related legislation, organizations, and competitive events.

Peer review[edit]

The Firearms WikiProject's Peer Review process is an informal process aimed are gathering ideas for for further improving a given article. You can submit an article for peer review via the project's Peer review page.

A-Class review[edit]

The Firearms WikiProject's A-Class review process is a more formal process for determining if an article, as viewed by the project, meets featured article criteria. Articles successfully passing A-Class review typically soon become featured article candidates. You can submit an article for A-Class review via the project's A-Class review page.

Statistics[edit]


Templates[edit]

Weapon infobox[edit]

Rifle, Caliber .30, M1
M1-Garand-Rifle.jpg
M1 Garand with en bloc clips.
Type Semi-automatic rifle
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1936–present (for U.S. military training and parades)
Used by See Users
Wars World War II
Korean War
Arab–Israeli conflict
First Indochina War
Suez Crisis
Vietnam War
Cambodian Civil War
Northern Ireland Troubles
Other conflicts around the world
Production history
Designer John C. Garand
Designed 1932
Manufacturer Springfield Armory
Winchester
Harrington & Richardson
International Harvester
Beretta
Breda[1]
Springfield Armory, Inc. (civilian)
Produced 1936–1957
Number built Approx. 6.0 million[2]
Variants M1C, M1D
Specifications
Weight 9.5 lb (4.3 kg) to 11.6 lb (5.3 kg)
Length 43.5 in (1,100 mm)
Barrel length 24 in (610 mm)

Cartridge
  • .30-06 Springfield (7.62x63mm)
  • 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) (Used by the U.S. Navy and some commercial companies to modernize the M1 and increase performance)
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity 2,800 ft/s (850 m/s)
Effective firing range 440 yd (400 m)[3]
Feed system 8-round "en bloc" clip internal magazine
Sights Aperture rear sight, barleycorn-type front sight

A weapon infobox may be used to summarize information about a particular weapon or weapon system (such as a firearm, a sword, a grenade, an artillery piece, a torpedo, or a tank); cartridges and artillery shells should use {{infobox firearm cartridge}} instead. The infobox should be added using the {{infobox weapon}} template, as shown below:

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}}

Note: When using parameters, avoid the ambiguous abbreviation "N/A", and instead use "unknown" or "none". All subjective or qualitative judgements and numerical quantities or statistics must be cited to a reliable source (see WP:MILMOS#CITE).

The infobox is intended as a quick reference. Don't add non-data items, like question marks, “none”, “see text” or links to article sections (the article's table of contents already does this). Only add “unknown” to assert that an information point is unknowable, not as a placeholder to show that it is missing from the article. Choose a representative model and indicate what it is with the spec_label parameter, instead of listing multiple data items in one field.

The template can also be used for general categories of weapons, such as tank and Katyusha rocket launcher, by including only some general characteristics.

General parameters:

  • name – the formal name of the weapon.
  • imageoptional – an image of the weapon. The image must be given in the form [[Image:Example.jpg|300px]]; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected.
  • captionoptional – the text to be placed below the image.
  • originoptional – the country or place where the weapon originated or was first manufactured. Flag icons should be avoided in this field, per WP:MOSFLAG and WP:MILMOS#FLAGS.
  • typeoptional – the type of weapon (e.g. "service rifle", "dress sword", and so forth).

Type selection parameters (these parameters control whether—and how—particular specification fields will be displayed; multiple ones may be enabled where appropriate):

  • is_ranged – "yes" if the weapon is a ranged weapon, such as a firearm or bow; must be left blank otherwise.
  • is_bladed – "yes" if the weapon is a bladed, pointed, or blunt hand-held weapon, such as a sword, mace, or polearm; must be left blank otherwise.
  • is_explosive – "yes" if the weapon is an explosive device, such as a grenade or bomb; must be left blank otherwise.
  • is_artillery – "yes" if the weapon is a type of artillery, such as a cannon or mortar; must be left blank otherwise.
  • is_vehicle – "yes" if the weapon is a self-propelled vehicle, such as a tank; must be left blank otherwise.
  • is_missile – "yes" if the weapon is a self-propelled missile or torpedo; must be left blank otherwise.
  • is_UK – "yes" if the field labels should use British/Commonwealth English (calibre, armour); must be left blank otherwise.

Service history parameters:

  • serviceoptional – the period (usually given in years) when the weapon was in service.
  • used_byoptional – the countries, armed forces, or other groups using the weapon; this may be omitted for weapons employed only in their country of origin.
  • warsoptional – any wars during which the weapon saw service.

Production history parameters:

  • designeroptional – the person or group responsible for designing the weapon.
  • design_dateoptional – the date (usually given as a year) when the weapon was designed.
  • manufactureroptional – the manufacturer of the weapon.
  • unit_costoptional – the unit cost of the weapon; this should only be indicated for weapons currently being produced.
  • production_dateoptional – the period (usually given in years) when the weapon was produced.
  • numberoptional – the number of weapons of this type that were manufactured.
  • variantsoptional – any variant models of the weapon.

General specification parameters:

  • spec_labeloptional – a label for the specifications, to be used when data for a particular variant is indicated; should be left blank otherwise.
  • weightoptional – the weight of the weapon. For firearms, separate loaded and unloaded weights may be indicated.
  • lengthoptional – the total length of the weapon.
  • part_lengthoptional – a secondary length measurement. For firearms, this should be the barrel length; for bladed weapons, the length of the blade or head.
  • widthoptional – the total width of the weapon, where applicable; this is intended for use with larger weapons, such as artillery or vehicles.
  • heightoptional – the total height of the weapon, where applicable; this is intended for use with larger weapons, such as artillery or vehicles.
  • diameteroptional – the diameter of the weapon, where applicable; this is intended for use with explosives and missiles.
  • crewoptional – for crewed weapons, the number of people required.
  • passengersoptional – for vehicles, the number of passengers carried.

Ranged weapon specification parameters (most only available if is_ranged is set to "yes"; some are also activated when is_explosive or is_artillery is set to "yes"):

  • cartridgeoptional – for firearms or artillery, the type(s) of cartridge or shell used.
  • cartridge_weightoptional – for firearms or artillery, the weight of the cartridge or shell used.
  • caliberoptional – for non-cartridge firearms or artillery, the caliber or interior diameter of the barrel; for cartridge-loaded firearms, caliber is indicated by the cartridge.
  • barrelsoptional – for firearms or artillery, the number of distinct barrels; this may be omitted if the weapon is single-barreled.
  • actionoptional – for firearms, the type of action (e.g. "flintlock").
  • rateoptional – the rate of fire. For automatic firearms and auto-loading artillery, this is usually the cyclic rate. For other ranged weapons, an effective rate can be indicated if reputable sources for one are available.
  • velocityoptional – for firearms or artillery, the muzzle velocity of the fired projectile.
  • rangeoptional – the effective range of the weapon.
  • max_rangeoptional – the maximum range of the weapon; for firearms this should be the maximum sight setting if used.
  • feedoptional – for firearms, the feed system or magazine used.
  • sightsoptional – for firearms or artillery, the type of sights used.

Artillery specification parameters (only available if is_artillery is set to "yes"):

  • breechoptional – for artillery, the type of breech mechanism.
  • recoiloptional – for artillery, the recoil system used.
  • carriageoptional – for artillery, the type of carriage used.
  • elevationoptional – for artillery, the vertical range of possible firing angles.
  • traverseoptional – for artillery, the horizontal range of possible firing angles.

Bladed weapon specification parameters (only available if is_bladed is set to "yes"):

  • blade_typeoptional – for bladed weapons (e.g. swords), a description of the blade.
  • hilt_typeoptional – for bladed weapons (e.g. swords), a description of the hilt.
  • sheath_typeoptional – for bladed weapons (e.g. swords), a description of the scabbard or sheath, if any.
  • head_typeoptional – for blunt or striking weapons (e.g. axes, polearms, or maces), a description of the head.
  • haft_typeoptional – for blunt or striking weapons (e.g. axes, polearms, or maces), a description of the haft.

Explosive weapon specification parameters (only available if is_explosive or is_missile is set to "yes"):

  • fillingoptional – the explosive filling material or warhead.
  • filling_weightoptional – the weight of the explosive material or warhead.
  • detonationoptional – the detonation trigger type (e.g. "timer", "pressure", "motion sensor").
  • yieldoptional – for larger explosives, the yield (in tons of TNT) of the device.

Vehicle/missile specification parameters (most only available if is_vehicle is set to "yes"; some are also activated if is_missile is set to "yes"):

  • armouroptional – the armour plating of the vehicle; different armour thickness at different points may be indicated if needed.
  • primary_weaponoptional – the primary armament mounted on the vehicle, if any.
  • secondary_weaponoptional – the secondary armament mounted on the vehicle, if any.
  • engineoptional – the type of engine used by the vehicle or missile.
  • engine_poweroptional – the power output of the engine, usually in hp or kW.
  • pw_ratiooptional – the power-to-weight ratio, usually in hp/tonne.
  • transmissionoptional – the type of transmission used by the vehicle.
  • payload_capacityoptional – the overall payload capacity weight of the vehicle.
  • propellantoptional – for missiles, the propellant used.
  • fuel_capacityoptional – the fuel capacity of the vehicle.
  • suspensionoptional – the suspension of the vehicle.
  • clearanceoptional – the ground clearance of the vehicle.
  • wingspanoptional – for missiles, the wingspan.
  • vehicle_rangeoptional – the operational range of the vehicle or missile.
  • ceilingoptional – for missiles, the flight ceiling.
  • altitudeoptional – for missiles, the normal flight altitude.
  • depthoptional – for underwater weapons such as torpedoes, the maximum operating depth.
  • boostoptional – for missiles, the maximum boost time.
  • speedoptional – the maximum speed of the vehicle or missile; this is usually the road speed, but other values may be indicated if appropriate.
  • guidanceoptional – the guidance system used by the missile (or the vehicle, if unmanned).
  • steeringoptional – the steering system used by the missile or vehicle.
  • accuracyoptional – for missiles, the guidance accuracy.
  • launch_platformoptional – for missiles, the launch platform.
  • transportoptional – for missiles, the transportation vehicle or method, if different from the launch platform.


Template Data[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for the template used by the new VisualEditor.

WikiProject Firearms

An infobox for weapon.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Name name The formal name of the weapon. string empty required
Image image An image of the weapon. The image must be given in the form [[Image:Example.jpg|300px]]; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected. wiki-page-name empty optional
Caption caption The text to be placed below the image. string empty optional
Origin origin The country or place where the weapon originated or was first manufactured. Flag icons should be avoided in this field, per WP:MOSFLAG and WP:MILMOS#FLAGS. string empty optional
Type type The type of weapon. string empty optional
Is ranged is_ranged Yes if the weapon is a ranged weapon, such as a firearm or bow; must be left blank otherwise. string empty optional
Is Bladed is_bladed Yes if the weapon is a bladed, pointed, or blunt hand-held weapon, such as a sword, mace, or polearm; must be left blank otherwise. string empty optional
IS explosive is_explosive Yes if the weapon is an explosive device, such as a grenade or bomb; must be left blank otherwise. string empty optional
Is artillery is_artillery Yes if the weapon is a type of artillery, such as a cannon or mortar; must be left blank otherwise. string empty optional
Is vehicle is_vehicle Yes if the weapon is a self-propelled vehicle, such as a tank; must be left blank otherwise. string empty optional
Is missile is_missile Yes if the weapon is a self-propelled missile or torpedo; must be left blank otherwise. string empty optional
Is UK is_UK Yes if the field labels should use British/Commonwealth English (calibre, armour); must be left blank otherwise. string empty optional
Service service The period (usually given in years) when the weapon was in service. line empty optional
Used by used_by The countries, armed forces, or other groups using the weapon; this may be omitted for weapons employed only in their country of origin. line empty optional
Wars wars Any wars during which the weapon saw service. line empty optional
Designer designer The person or group responsible for designing the weapon. string empty optional
Design date design_date The date (usually given as a year) when the weapon was designed. string empty optional
Manufacturer manufacturer The manufacturer of the weapon. string empty optional
Unit cost unit_cost The unit cost of the weapon; this should only be indicated for weapons currently being produced. string empty optional
Production date production_date The period (usually given in years) when the weapon was produced. string empty optional
Number number The number of weapons of this type that were manufactured. number empty optional
Variants variants Any variant models of the weapon. line empty optional
Special label spec_label A label for the specifications, to be used when data for a particular variant is indicated; should be left blank otherwise. string empty optional
Weight weight The weight of the weapon. For firearms, separate loaded and unloaded weights may be indicated. number empty optional
Length length The total length of the weapon. number empty optional
Part length part_length A secondary length measurement. For firearms, this should be the barrel length; for bladed weapons, the length of the blade or head. number empty optional
Width width The total width of the weapon, where applicable; this is intended for use with larger weapons, such as artillery or vehicles. number empty optional
Height height The total height of the weapon, where applicable; this is intended for use with larger weapons, such as artillery or vehicles. number empty optional
Diameter diameter The diameter of the weapon, where applicable; this is intended for use with explosives and missiles. number empty optional
Crew crew For crewed weapons, the number of people required. number empty optional
Passengers passengers For vehicles, the number of passengers carried. number empty optional
Cartridge cartridge For firearms or artillery, the type(s) of cartridge or shell used. string empty optional
Cartridge weight cartridge_weight For firearms or artillery, the weight of the cartridge or shell used. number empty optional
Caliber caliber For non-cartridge firearms or artillery, the caliber or interior diameter of the barrel; for cartridge-loaded firearms, caliber is indicated by the cartridge. number empty optional
Barrels barrels For firearms or artillery, the number of distinct barrels; this may be omitted if the weapon is single-barreled. number empty optional
Action action For firearms, the type of action (e.g. flintlock). string empty optional
Rate rate The rate of fire. For automatic firearms and auto-loading artillery, this is usually the cyclic rate. For other ranged weapons, an effective rate can be indicated if reputable sources for one are available. string empty optional
Velocity velocity For firearms or artillery, the muzzle velocity of the fired projectile. number empty optional
Range range The effective range of the weapon. number empty optional
Max range max_range The maximum range of the weapon; for firearms this should be the maximum sight setting if used. number empty optional
Feed feed For firearms, the feed system or magazine used. string empty optional
Sights sights For firearms or artillery, the type of sights used. string empty optional
Breech breech For artillery, the type of breech mechanism. string empty optional
Recoil recoil For artillery, the recoil system used. string empty optional
Carriage carriage For artillery, the type of carriage used. string empty optional
Elevation elevation For artillery, the vertical range of possible firing angles. string empty optional
Traverse traverse For artillery, the horizontal range of possible firing angles. string empty optional
Blade type blade_type For bladed weapons (e.g. swords), a description of the blade. string empty optional
Hilt type hilt_type For bladed weapons (e.g. swords), a description of the hilt. string empty optional
Sheath type sheath_type For bladed weapons (e.g. swords), a description of the scabbard or sheath, if any. string empty optional
Head type head_type For blunt or striking weapons (e.g. axes, polearms, or maces), a description of the head. string empty optional
Haft type haft_type For blunt or striking weapons (e.g. axes, polearms, or maces), a description of the haft. string empty optional
Filling filling The explosive filling material or warhead. string empty optional
filling_weight filling_weight The weight of the explosive material or warhead. number empty optional
Detonation detonation the detonation trigger type (e.g. timer, pressure, motion sensor). string empty optional
Yield yield For larger explosives, the yield (in tons of TNT) of the device. string empty optional
Armour armour The armour plating of the vehicle; different armour thickness at different points may be indicated if needed. string empty optional
Primary weapon primary_weapon The primary armament mounted on the vehicle, if any. string empty optional
Secondary weapon secondary_weapon The secondary armament mounted on the vehicle, if any. string empty optional
Engine engine The type of engine used by the vehicle or missile. string empty optional
Engine power engine_power The power output of the engine, usually in hp or kW. number empty optional
Pw ratio pw_ratio The power-to-weight ratio, usually in hp/tonne. number empty optional
Transmission transmission The type of transmission used by the vehicle. string empty optional
Payload capacity payload_capacity The overall payload capacity weight of the vehicle. string empty optional
Propellant propellant For missiles, the propellant used. string empty optional
Fuel capacity fuel_capacity The fuel capacity of the vehicle. number empty optional
Suspension suspension The suspension of the vehicle. string empty optional
Clearance clearance The ground clearance of the vehicle. string empty optional
Wingspan wingspan For missiles, the wingspan. string empty optional
Vehicle range vehicle_range The operational range of the vehicle or missile. string empty optional
Ceiling ceiling For missiles, the flight ceiling. string empty optional
Altitude altitude For missiles, the normal flight altitude. string empty optional
Depth depth For underwater weapons such as torpedoes, the maximum operating depth. string empty optional
Boost boost For missiles, the maximum boost time. string empty optional
Speed speed The maximum speed of the vehicle or missile; this is usually the road speed, but other values may be indicated if appropriate. number empty optional
Guidance guidance The guidance system used by the missile (or the vehicle, if unmanned). string empty optional
Steering steering The steering system used by the missile or vehicle. string empty optional
Accuracy accuracy For missiles, the guidance accuracy. string empty optional
Launch platform launch_platform For missiles, the launch platform. string empty optional
Transport transport For missiles, the transportation vehicle or method, if different from the launch platform. string empty optional

References[edit]

  1. ^ Small Arms Review article on Italian-made Garands
  2. ^ Scott Duff. "Who Made M1 Garands? How Many Were Made? When Were They Made?". Excerpted from The M1 Garand: Owner’s Guide copyright 1994 by Scott A. Duff. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Department of the Army Technical Manual No. 9-1005-222-12" (pdf). Re-published by www.biggerhammer.net. 17 March 1969. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 



Firearm cartridge infobox[edit]

.357 SIG
9mm 7,62mm 357sig 10mm 45SW 45GAP 50AE 002.jpg
Comparison to other cartridges. .357 SIG third from left.
Type Pistol
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer SIGARMS/Federal Cartridge Co.
Designed 1994
Specifications
Case type Rimless, bottleneck
Bullet diameter .355 in (9.0 mm)
Neck diameter .381 in (9.7 mm)
Shoulder diameter .424 in (10.8 mm)
Base diameter .424 in (10.8 mm)
Rim diameter .424 in (10.8 mm)
Rim thickness .055 in (1.4 mm)
Case length .865 in (22.0 mm)
Overall length 1.14 in (29 mm)
Primer type Small pistol
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
115 gr (7 g) BHP 1,564 ft/s (477 m/s) 624 ft·lbf (846 J)
124 gr (8 g) JHP 1,329 ft/s (405 m/s) 486 ft·lbf (659 J)
125 gr (8 g) JHP 1,299 ft/s (396 m/s) 468 ft·lbf (635 J)
147 gr (10 g) JHP 1,186 ft/s (361 m/s) 459 ft·lbf (622 J)
150 gr (10 g) JHP 1,130 ft/s (340 m/s) 425 ft·lbf (576 J)
Test barrel length: 4 in
Source(s): Steve's 357 SIG Ballistic Page

A firearm cartridge infobox may be used to summarize information about a particular cartridge or artillery shell. The infobox should be added using the {{infobox firearm cartridge}} template, as shown below:

{{infobox firearm cartridge
|name= 
|image= 
|caption= 
|origin= 
|type= 
<!-- Service history -->
|service= 
|used_by=
|wars= 
<!-- Production history -->
|designer= 
|design_date=
|manufacturer=
|production_date=
|number= 
|variants= 
<!-- Specifications -->
|is_SI_specs=
|parent=
|case_type=
|bullet=
|bullet_ref=
|neck=
|neck_ref=
|shoulder=
|shoulder_ref=
|base=
|base_ref=
|rim_dia=
|rim_dia_ref=
|rim_thick=
|rim_thick_ref=
|case_length=
|case_length_ref=
|length=
|length_ref=
|case_capacity=
|case_capacity_ref=
|rifling=
|primer=
|max_pressure=
|max_pressure_ref=
|pressure_method=
|max_pressure2=
|max_pressure2_ref=
|pressure_method2=
|max_pressure3=
|max_pressure3_ref=
|pressure_method3=
|max_cup=
|max_cup_ref=
|filling=
|filling_weight=
|detonation=
|yield=
<!-- Ballistic performance -->
|is_SI_ballistics=
|bwunit=
|bw1=
|btype1=
|vel1=
|en1=
|bw2=
|btype2=
|vel2=
|en2=
|bw3=
|btype3=
|vel3=
|en3=
|bw4=
|btype4=
|vel4=
|en4=
|bw5=
|btype5=
|vel5=
|en5=
|test_barrel_length=
|balsrc= 
}}

Note: When using parameters, avoid the ambiguous abbreviation "N/A", and instead use "unknown" or "none". All subjective or qualitative judgements and numerical quantities or statistics must be cited to a reliable source (see WP:MILMOS#CITE). References for numerically converted parameters (e.g., |bullet=) can be appended using the corresponding ref parameter (e.g., |bullet_ref=). Sources for the ballistic performance table, and more general sources, can be included using the |balsrc= parameter.

General parameters:

  • name – the formal name of the cartridge.
  • imageoptional – an image of the cartridge. The image must be given in the form [[Image:Example.jpg|300px]]; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected.
  • captionoptional – the text to be placed below the image.
  • origin – the country or place where the cartridgeoriginated or was first manufactured.
  • type – the type of cartridge or its designed use (e.g. "Pistol", "Rifle", "Hunting", etc.).

Service history parameters:

  • serviceoptional – the period (usually given in years) when the cartridge was in service.
  • used_byoptional – the countries, armed forces, or other groups using the cartridge; this may be omitted for cartridges employed only in their country of origin.
  • warsoptional – any wars during which the cartridge saw service.

Production history parameters:

  • designeroptional – the person or group responsible for designing the cartridge.
  • design_dateoptional – the date (usually given as a year) when the cartridge was designed.
  • manufactureroptional – the manufacturer of the cartridge.
  • production_dateoptional – the period (usually given in years) when the cartridge was produced.
  • numberoptional – the number of cartridge of this type that were manufactured.
  • variantsoptional – any variant models of the cartridge.

Specification parameters:

  • is_SI_specsoptional – "yes" if the specifications are entered in SI units; any other value causes it to be interpreted as English units.
  • parentoptional – the cartridge that the cartridge was based on, if any.
  • case_typeoptional – the type of case used for the cartridge (e.g. rimmed, rimless, straight, bottlenecked, etc.).
  • bulletoptional – the diameter of the bullet used in the cartridge, expressed in mm or in; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • neckoptional – the neck diameter of the cartridge, expressed in mm or in; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • shoulderoptional – the shoulder diameter of the cartridge, if any, expressed in mm or in; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • baseoptional – the base diameter of the cartridge, expressed in mm or in; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • rim_diaoptional – the rim diamter of the cartridge, expressed in mm or in; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • rim_thickoptional – the rim thickness of the cartridge, expressed in mm or in; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • case_lengthoptional – the case length of the cartridge, expressed in mm or in; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • lengthoptional – the overall length of the cartridge, expressed in mm or in; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • case_capacityoptional – the volume of the casing, expressed in cm3 or grains of water; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • riflingoptional – typical rifling to stabilize the bullet fired from the cartridge.
  • primeroptional – the type of primer used in the cartridge (e.g. large pistol, small rifle, rimfire, etc.).
  • max_pressureoptional – the maximum chamber pressure of the round, expressed in MPa or psi; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • pressure_methodoptional – the methodology used to measure pressure, such as SAAMI, CIP, EPVAT, SCATP.
  • max_pressure2optional as above, second pressure with method
  • pressure_method2optional as above, second pressure's method
  • max_pressure3optional as above, third pressure with method
  • pressure_method2optional as above, third pressure's method
  • max_cupoptional – the maximum chamber pressure of the round, expressed in CUP; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas. Note that this parameter is not affected by the is_SI_specs parameter.
  • fillingoptional – the explosive filling material of the shell, if any.
  • filling_weightoptional – the weight of the explosive material of the shell, if any.
  • detonationoptional – for explosive shells, the detonation trigger type (e.g. "timer", "pressure", "motion sensor").
  • yieldoptional – for explosive shells, the yield (in tons of TNT) of the device.

Ballistic performance parameters:

Ballistic data for up to five different weight bullets can be specified; it may be provided in either SI or English units, but this choice must be consistent for all five sets. The x in the field name should be replaced with 1–5 as displayed in the template format shown above (e.g. bw1, bw2, btype1, btype2, vel1, vel2, en1, en2, etc.):

  • is_SI_ballisticsoptional – "yes" if the energy and velocity ballistics data is entered in SI units; any other value causes it to be interpreted as English units.
  • bwunitoptional – "gram" if the weights are given in grams; any other value causes them to be interpreted as grains.
  • bwroundoptional – specify the number of digits after the decimal point in the converted weight (the default is 0).
  • bwxoptional – the weight of the bullet for given data, expressed in grams or grains; only include the number, and not the units of measurement.
    • btypexoptional – the type of bullet (e.g. JHP, FMJ, BHP, etc.).
    • velxrequired if bw field is specified – velocity of the bullet at the muzzle, expressed in m/s or ft/s; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
    • enxrequired if bw field is specified – energy of the bullet at the muzzle, expressed in J or ft·lbf; only include the number, and not the units of measurement, and omit any commas.
  • test_barrel_lengthoptional – the length of the barrel used when generating the ballistics data.
  • balsrcoptional – the source from which the ballistics data was obtained.


Project userbox[edit]

Userbox Styles
1.
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2.
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3.
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4.
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The {{User WP Guns Member}} userbox can be added to the user page of anyone becoming a member of the project. The userbox is configurable for several different optional colors and layouts. Specifying only {{User WP Guns Member}} without options displays the default userbox shown first in the table on the right.

{{User WP Guns Member
  |color=
  |layout=
}}

Parameters:

  • color – "1" through "4", chooses between four different color schemes, show below.
    • 1. White
    • 2. Blue
    • 3. Green
    • 4. Beige


  • layout – "1" through "6", chooses among six different layouts as shown on the right.


Alternative userboxes[edit]

The template {{WPGUNSMEMBER2}} yields the following.

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The template {{WPGUNSMEMBER3}} gives:

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I am a member of the Firearms WikiProject, a project devoted to the improvement of firearms and ammunition coverage on Wikipedia. I understand that a personal firearm is, at the same time, a Weapon, Tool, Machine, and a Work of Art.
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Alternate userbox [[User:AliveFreeHappy/userbox/cartridge]] gives:

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Usage[edit]

The {{WPGUNS}} project banner template should be added (not subst:ed) to the talk page of any article within the scope of the project. All parameters listed below are optional, however the article should at least be given a class rating.

{{WPGUNS
  |class=
  |importance=
  |attention=
  |A-Class=
  |peer-review=
  |old-peer-review=
  |needs-infobox=
  |needs-image=
  |B-Class-1=
  |B-Class-2=
  |B-Class-3=
  |B-Class-4=
  |B-Class-5=
}}

General parameters:

B-Class checklist (available only for articles rated as "Stub-Class", "Start-Class", or "B-Class" — see the assessment page for more details):

See also[edit]


Resources[edit]

Related projects[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Weaponry task force

External links[edit]