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6 years 8 weeks ago, 1:19 PM

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Lets talk WWII weaponry, on the different military issue weapons during the war, which one was the best for Eastern Theator, Western Theator, considering weight, stopping power, range, accuracy, etc.....

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 1:40 PM

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Best guns

M1 garand or MG34

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 2:02 PM

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Definitely........

M1 Garand, and the Thompson. BAR [but some initial accuracy/reliability problems there]; my favorite, the 50 cal. air cooled MG; and of course, the 1911 45acp.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 2:20 PM

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World War 2 Weapons
World War Two required a massive outpouring of manufacturing capabilities.

US and some of the Canadians used the Grand, Thompson, US M3,Springfield US m1903, US m1/m2 30 carbine, Browning m1917, Browning M1919A4 and A6, Browning Automatic Rifle or BAR, Browning M2HB .50 to name a few
Pistol Colt 45

Germany used MP38, MP38/40, MP41,MP44, Mauser Karabiner 98k, MG34,and MG42
Pistols Mauser 1910 and 1934, Mauser military c12( Broomhandle), Mauser HSc, Parabellum p08 and long 08, Sauer M38H, Walther P38, Walther PP and PPK

UK used Sten Mark 1,2,2s,3,4, Enfield MK3,4 and 5, De Lisle silent carbine, Bren, Vickers
Pistol Welrod Mark 1

Russia used PPS-43, PPSh-41, Mosin-Nagant rifles, Maxim 1910, Degtyarev DP, Degtyarev DPM/DT/DTM, Goryunov SG43, dShK,
Pistols Tokarev

There are many more countries and weapons but I would be here all night typing and I only use two fingers to type.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 2:30 PM

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WW II guns.

1. Allies, M1 Garand
2. Axis, Mauser Karabiner 98K
3. Russiana, (They were thier own side really) Moisin-Nagant

The reason I picked these is that they to this day still a sought after item for more than nostalgic reasons. If the stand the test of time as well as war then they to me must be the best. If I'm wrong on this let me know. I don't know much about them in balistic terms and ease of use for the most part.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 2:45 PM

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Each that I listed has there advantage and disadvantage some has great stopping power but were heavy some had limited ammo such as only 20 magazines for the BAR most of the weapons I list were liked by all sides except the 1919a6. It had it's purpose but most like it in the A4 configuration. I'm a history Buff of weapons, but didn't go into a lot of detail.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 2:55 PM

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Stopping Power in WW2

I would imagine that any gun listed that fired a .30 deer cartridge or bigger probably has plenty of that wonderful stopping power.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 3:05 PM

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The best of WW2

M1 Garand, hands down, the single best weapon in its class. When comparing weapons of similar classes and uses, nothing beats the M1 Garand as an individual battle rifle. most of the other rifles in use held 5 rounds and were bolt action, where the Garand held 8 and was semi. That provided a ridiculous firepower advantage for the American rifleman over his foreign counterparts. The Nazis, of course, had the advantage in crew-served weapons with the MG 34 and MG42. The MG 34 was a superior weapon, but was costly to build. The MG42 was by far the best crew-served weapon of the war in the medium machine gun range.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 4:52 PM

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WW2 weapons

dont forget that the Short Magazine Lee Enfield in its various numbers and marks fired the .303 British cartridge.these rifles also held 10 rounds,so the british had the most bullets in their rifles

6 years 8 weeks ago, 7:02 PM

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Gramps said he always wanted a thompson. He would cheat, steal scavenge parts whatever. Made it through the pacific war in the marine corps. Guam, Guada canal and all the bad battles. Said the bullet would knock down anything it hit. It would spin and tear the shit out of the enemy.
He told my dad to get a thompson in viet nam- which he did. both made it back from the war

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