Specifications for World War II infantry weapons

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Revolvers[edit]

Name Nation Calibre
(mm)
Capacity Muzzle velocity
(m/s)
Barrel length
(mm)
Overall length
(mm)
Unloaded weight
(kg)
Number produced
Enfield No. 2 Mk 1 UK .38/200 (9×20mmR) 6 220 127 260 0.77
Lebel M1892 France 8mm Lebel Revolver (8×27mmR) 6 213 114 238 0.83
Nagant M1895 USSR 7.62×38mmR 7 271 114 230 0.75 2,000,000
Smith & Wesson M1917 USA .45 ACP (11.43×23mm) 6 250 135 270 1.0 300,000
Smith & Wesson Victory USA .38/200 (9×20mmR) 6 220 127 260 0.75
Type 26 Japan 9×22mmR 6 120 230 0.93 59,200
Webley Mk IV UK .38/200 (9×20mmR) 6 220 127 260 0.77
Webley Mk VI UK .455 Webley (11.55×19.3mmR) 6 200 155 285 1.1

Semi-automatic pistols[edit]

Name Nation Calibre Capacity Muzzle velocity
(m/s)
Barrel length
(mm)
Overall length
(mm)
Unloaded weight
(kg)
Number produced
Beretta M1934 Italy 9×17mm (.380 ACP) 7 250 94 152 0.69 1,080,000
Browning Hi-Power Belgium 9×19mm Parabellum 13 350 120 200 0.82 1,000,000+
Colt M1911A1 United States .45 ACP (11.43×23mm) 7 253 125 216 1.05 2,700,000
SACM M1935A France 7.65×20mm Longue 8 345 105 188 0.79 84,950
Lahti L-35 Finland 9×19mm Parabellum 8 335 120 240 1.25 9,000
P-08 Luger Germany 9×19mm Parabellum 8 320 102 230 0.85 412,898
Walther P38 Germany 9×19mm Parabellum 8 350 125 216 0.80 1,200,000
FEMARU-FEG 37M Hungary 9×17mm (.380 ACP) 7 300 110 182 0.77 300,000
TT-33 USSR 7.62×25mm 8 420 115 195 0.83 1,700,000
Type 14 Nambu Japan 8×22mm Nambu 8 290 117 230 0.90 280,000
FN Model 1910/22 Netherlands 9×17mm (.380 ACP) 8 300 113 178 0.70 467,760-704,247
Vis 35 Poland 9×19mm Parabellum 8 355 115 200 1.02 395,000

Bolt-action rifles[edit]

Name Nation Calibre
(mm)
Capacity Muzzle velocity
(m/s)
Barrel length
(mm)
Overall length
(mm)
Unloaded weight
(kg)
Number produced
Berthier rifle Mle. 1916 France 8 mm Lebel 5 700 803 1306 3.81
Carcano M91 Italy 6.5mm Carcano 6 700 780 1285 3.8
kb wz.98a Poland 7.92×57mm Mauser 5 880 740 1150 4,36 44 500
kbk wz.29 Poland 7.92×57mm Mauser 5 745 600 1100 4,0 264 000
Lee–Enfield SMLE Mk III UK # .303 British 10 745 640 1129 4.11 c.15,000,000 (all models)
Lee–Enfield No 4 Mk I UK # .303 British 10 745 640 1129 4.11 c.15,000,000 (all models)
Lee–Enfield No 5 Mk I "Jungle Carbine" UK # .303 British 10 745 521 1003 3.2 c.15,000,000 (all models)
MAS-36 France 7.5 mm French 5 700 575 1020 3.7
M1903 Springfield USA .30-06 5 853 610 1140 3.94
M1894 Krag–Jørgensen Norway 6.5×55mm Swedish 5 745 763 1263 4.00 150,817
Mauser Karabiner 98k Germany 7.92×57mm Mauser 5 760 600 1110 3.9 14,643,260
Mosin–Nagant M1891/30 USSR 7.62×54mmR 5 810 730 1235 4.2 c.20,000,000 (all models)
Mosin–Nagant M44 USSR 7.62×54mmR 5 750 510 1020 3.9 c.20,000,000 (all models)
Type 38 Arisaka Japan 6.5mm Arisaka 5 765 797 1280 3.95 3,400,000
Type 99 Arisaka Japan 7.7mm Arisaka 5 730 657 1120 3.8 2,500,000
    # Also used by some Commonwealth parties

Semi-automatic rifles[edit]

Name Nation Calibre
(mm)
Capacity Muzzle velocity
(m/s)
Barrel length
(mm)
Overall length
(mm)
Unloaded weight
(kg)
Number produced
Gewehr 43 Germany 7.92×57mm Mauser 10 775 546 1130 4.27 500,000
Kbsp wz.38M Poland 7.92×57mm Mauser 10 878 625 1134 4.50 ~150
M1 Carbine USA .30 Carbine 15 585 458 904 2.48 6,000,000
M1 Garand USA .30-06 8 853 610 1106 4.3 5,500,000
SVT-40 USSR 7.62×54mmR 10 830 625 1226 3.89 1,300,000

Submachine guns[edit]

Name Nation Calibre
(mm)
Capacity Rate of fire Muzzle velocity
(m/s)
Barrel length
(mm)
Overall length
(mm)
Unloaded weight
(kg)
Number produced
Beretta 1938A Italy 9×17mm 40 600 429 315 946 4.25
M1 Thompson USA .45 ACP 20 700 280 267 856 4.7 1,400,000
M3 "Grease Gun" USA .45 ACP 30 450 280 203 745 3.7 700,000
M31 "Suomi" Finland 9 mm Parabellum 70 800 396 314 870 4.6 62,000
MAS-38 France 7.65×20mm 32 600 350 224 623 3.01
Mors Poland 9 mm Parabellum 24 400 400 250/300 970 4.25
MP40 Germany 9 mm Parabellum 32 500 380 251 833 3.97 1,000,000
Owen Australia 9 mm Parabellum (some early models .38/200) 33 700 420 247 806 4.21 50,000
PPS-43 USSR 7.62×25mm 35 700 457 272 820 3.04 500,000
PPSh-41 USSR 7.62×25mm 71 900 457 265 828 3.64 5,000,000
Sten Mk II UK 9×19mm Parabellum 32 550 365 197 762 3 2,000,000 of 3.7 million all Marks
Type 100 Japan 8mm Nambu 30 800 335 228 900 3.38 30,000

Light machine guns[edit]

Name Nation Calibre
(mm)
Capacity Rate of fire Muzzle velocity
(m/s)
Barrel length
(mm)
Overall length
(mm)
Unloaded weight
(kg)
Number produced
Breda 30 Italy 6.5 mm Carcano 20 500 630 450 1230 10.6
Bren UK .303 British 30 500 730 635 1150 10.15
Browning wz.1928 Poland 7.92×57mm Mauser 20 650 853 611 1110 9.50 24 000
Châtellerault 1924/29 France 7.5mm French 25 500 820 500 1082 9.80
Lewis Gun UK .303 British 47/97 550 700 800 1500 12
DP 1928 USSR 7.62×54mmR 47 550 830 610 1194 9.3
M1918A2 BAR USA .30-06 20 550 855 605 1290 8.33
Type 96 LMG Japan 6.5 mm Arisaka 30 550 735 552 1054 9.07

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