List of World War II firearms

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Assault rifles[edit]


  • Astra Model 900: A Spanish copy of the German Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistol.
  • Beretta Modello 1934: A compact .380 ACP caliber pistol.
  • Beretta Modello 1935: A compact .32 ACP caliber pistol.
  • Browning HP: A 9 mm pistol in service with many nations prior to World War II, and which was produced during the occupation for German forces.
  • Colt M1911A1: .45ACP caliber pistol of Browning design, standard service pistol of American forces.
  • Colt Official Police: A medium frame six shot revolver.
  • CZ vz. 27: Czechoslovak semi-automatic pistol, based on the pistole vz. 24.
  • CZ vz 38: Entering service with the Czech army when Czechoslovakia collapsed, the design was not overly successful, and served in second-line duties during World War II.
  • Enfield No. 2: A .38 caliber revolver derived from the The Webley Mk IV .38/200 Service Revolver.
  • FB Vis: Service pistol of the Polish forces entering World War II, remained in production for the Waffen-SS through 1944.
  • FN Model 1910: Developed before World War I, many 1910's were in service worldwide during World War II, and the type was produced for Luftwaffe aircrews during German occupation of Belgium from 1940-1944. This pistol is what was used to initiate the First World War (The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria)
  • FN Model 1922: Larger version of the FN Model 1910.
  • Glisenti Model 1910: A less-successful design which was the standard Italian sidearm in World War I. Many remained in service in World War II.
  • Inglis High Power: A Canadian re-engineering of the Browning High Power.
  • Luger P 08: Standard German pistol from 1908 to 1942, the Luger remained in widespread German service through the war and was manufactured until 1942.
  • M1917 revolver: A .45ACP cal revolver developed for service with United States forces in World War I, but was still in service with the Military Police through World War II.
  • M1942 Liberator: A covert operations pistol ordered by the OSS for dropping into occupied territories. It was a single-shot weapon of incredibly simple nature.
  • Mauser C96: An integral box magazine semi-automatic pistol.
  • Nagant M1895: A was a seven-shot, gas-seal revolver.
  • Sauer 38H: A semi-automatic pistol, featuring several revolutionary innovations, favoured by the Luftwaffe and Fallschirmjäger paratroop units.
  • Smith & Wesson Victory Model: A .38 caliber revolver produced from 1942 to 1944.
  • Star Model 14: A 7.65 Browning caliber semi-automatic pistol.
  • Tokarev TT-30: A 7.62 mm semi-automatic pistol which was the first in Soviet service. Few were made and few of those remained in World War II.
  • Tokarev TT-33: Standard pistol of the Soviet Union, derived from FN-Browning designs, but sturdier and easier to manufacture. Licensed manufacture extended to many other countries.
  • Type 14: Standard Japanese service pistol, of 8 mm calibre.
  • Type 26: Japanese revolver.
  • Type 94: Commercially available pistol from prior to World War II purchased and produced for military use by Japan during the war.
  • Walther AP: Prototype of the new gun to replace the Luger and had a concealed hammer, not adopted.
  • Walther HP: Commercial version of the P.38 available for sale by Walther during the war.
  • Walther P 38: 9mm pistol designed in 1938 which officially replaced the Luger P 08.
  • Walther PP: Small pistol designed for police service and available in 9 mm short (.380ACP), 9mm Ultra, .32, .25, or .22 calibres. Served as military sidearms in World War II.
  • Walther PPK: Shortened derivative of Walther PP designed for covert operations and other roles where concealment is required.
  • Webley Mk.IV: A .38 S&W (not to be confused with .38 S&W Special) derived from the .455 British service revolver of World War I, led to the Enfield No.2. Served widely with British and Commonwealth forces in World War II.
  • Welrod: A 9mm /.32 ACP bolt-action suppressed pistol used by British SOE, American OSS and Allied resistance forces.

Machine guns[edit]



Sub-machine guns[edit]

See also[edit]

List of common World War II infantry weapons