Machinegun research page
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
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.
Former Mondragon rifles built in Switzerland (World War I only)