United States M3 Submachine Gun

The M3 submachine gun was adopted into service by the US Army in December of 1942.  This .45cal submachine gun had a 30-round magazine and was considered superior to the its counterpart, the Thompson submachine gun. The M3 was not only cheaper to produce than the...

United States M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

John Browning designed a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) series, which included a number of automatic rifles and light machine guns - one of which was the United States M1918.  These weapons were used extensively by the US military as well as a number of other...

Israel’s Uzi Submachine Gun

Designed in 1948, Israel’s Uzi submachine gun has been sold to more military and police markets throughout the world than any other manufactured submachine gun.   Step back in time as you step into the Firearms and Ordnance Gallery at the Armed Forces History...

Top Ten Military Rifles Used in Combat

When looking throughout military history, it is not difficult to compile a list of the top ten military rifles used in combat.  A number of military weapons have stood the test of time, including the rifle.  A few listed here would undoubtedly make anyone’s top ten...

Belgium’s FN FAL Battle Rifle

The first prototype for Belgium’s FN FAL battle rifle was completed in 1947.  After testing, the British Army requested additional prototypes incorporating a bullpup configuration to be chambered for the UKs new .280cal intermediate cartridge.  The new design did not...