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"Top 5 WWII Rifles" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2019 10:27 p.m. PST

"The nations engaged in World War II all fielded one or more main infantry rifle, and in this episode of TFBTV, we take a look at five that we believe to be the best. Remember this is a list of rifles, so submachineguns, machine guns, assault rifles, and so on are not included…."

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Amicalement
Armand

Legion 424 Aug 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

The USA's M1 & M1 carbine were semi-auto. And eventually issued to almost all troops. Many/most other armies' troops were primarily still using bolt-action thru out the war.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2019 10:37 a.m. PST

I scrolled through to make sure they included the Garand and then saved it to Watch Later. People who leave out the Garand have a lot of personal, irrational biases that make their lists pointless. But this video had some really good insights here and there. I look forward to watching it soon!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2019 11:39 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


Amicalement
Armand

Legion 425 Aug 2019 8:13 a.m. PST

The M1s both being semi-auto was important to giving the US an "edge" on the Axis. Whom most still used bolt action. Save for e.g. the German GW43 and SG44. But those were issued in much smaller numbers than the 98K, etc., …

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