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Automatic and semi-automatic rifles

  • Gewehr 35 Developed by Mauser as a private venture in 1935, not accepted for service. Two versions S and M
  • Maschinenkarabiner M35 Developed by Vomllmer as private venture in 1935, version Typ A 35/II follows in 1938 and Typ A 35/III in 1939
  • Gewehr 41 (W) Walther self-loading rifle adopted as standard in 1942
  • Gewehr 41 (M) Mauser design tested in 1941, not accepted for service *
  • Gewehr 43 Modification of G 41 (W) to gas-operated , later renamed Karabiner 43
  • Maschinenkarabiner 42 (H) Designed by Hugo Schmeisser. Accepted after troop trials in 1943, about 8000 produced, served as prototype to MP 43.
  • Maschinenpistole 43 Evolved from MKb 42 (H) First series completed in July 43, First combat use in Eastern Front.
  • Maschinenpistole 43/1 Variant of MP 43 with provision for a screw-on rifle grenade launcher
  • Maschinenpistole 44 Name of MP 43 altered in the spring of 1944
  • Sturmgewehr 44 New name for the MP 44, no changes in design
  • Gerät 06 (H) Mauser Developed as private venture in 1942-43
  • Sturmgewehr 45 Experimental lightweight selective-fire weapon, with roller-locked retarded blowback system, also known as MP 45 (M) only prototypes built prior to end of war. Forefunner of the Spanish CETME 58.
  • Volkssturmgewehr 1-5 Intended as a cheap and mass produced self-loading weapon. First series completed in late 44.
  • Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 Developed by Rheinmetall from a Luftwaffe requirement. Accepted for service in 1942.
  • Flieger-Selbstlader-Karabiner 15 (Mondragon) Former Mondragon rifles built in Switzerland (World War I only)


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