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Best World War 2 Small Arm

Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by Allied-vs-Axis, Jun 8, 2016.

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    I want to know what is your favorite weapon of world war 2. Please tell me your favorite rifle, machine gun, sub-machine gun, others.
     
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    i don't know but i have a liking for the 1903 springfield, used by american soldiers as a battle rifle as late as 1943, and as a sniping weapon in korea and early during the vietnam war. that's 4 major wars it saw service. probably surpassed only by the AK-47 and 1911 .45 in longevity of service. the 1903A3 (ca. WWII) was the very best version.
     
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    I always liked German MP40 also known as Schmeisser. Mostly because of it's look.
     
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    Ppsh41 for me than the M1 Carbine.
     
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    I personally prefer the M1 Garnad as a rifle man. The M1903A4 I think is the best sniper rifle. (I know I might seem bias towards American weapons, but I think for a rifle man a semi auto rifle is the best and many call the M1903A4 the most accurate sniper rifle during the war).
     
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    For me these are by far the Best!
    Handguns - Browning HP! NO 2nd choice!
    Rifles - Garand, K 43, SVT 40 I hunt deer (& cyotes) with a K 43
    SMGs - MP 40, PPSh, Thompson
    Mkbs - MP 43 series
    MGs - MG 42! NO 2nd choice! I have a 7.62 Nato bbl in mine as ammo is cheaper.

    I have owned and shot all of these except the PPSh, which I have shot, but so far don't own one.
    I carried a BHP in Viet Nam, you couldn't give me a 45!
    Sarge
     
  7. OhneGewehr

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    Best or favourite? That's a difference.
    My favourites:
    SMLE - holds 10 rounds, a lot of wood
    ZB 26 - reliable, understated, can be operated by a single soldier
    Ppsh 41 - works in cold and muddy russia, huge magazine, a lot of wood for a SMG.

    FG 42 was the best small arm of all, but more an experimental weapon with no impact on the outgoing of the war.
     
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    Rifle: Garand by far. Best sights, reliable, with acceptable accuracy. Only downside is the stupid loading system.

    Pistol: Walther P-38. A much better design than the Colt! There, I said it!

    MG: MG-42, but with the post-war design where you can change buffers in order to control the rate of fire.

    Sniper's Rifle/system: Probably Lee-Enfield, K-98 and, last, but not by much, the Mosin-Nagant.

    Overall: The StG 44-a real game changer!
     

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