Top 10 Best Guns of World War II

The Top Ten
1 M1 Carbine

An American issued rifle for many infantrymen, similar to the M1 Garand. Six million of these weapons were produced durning 1941 to 1945 for both campaigns.

2 M1 Garand

The Rifle that won World war 2, The Greatest Battle Implement Ever Divised, Those 2 Comments Alone Sum Up the Greatness of this weapon

But here's why I like it

Sure it's less accurate then a Bolt action, but it's semi auto action makes up for it, oh you missed your shot? , it's ok you'll make up for it in half a second

It's still decently accurate anyway

8 rounds of one of the most powerful infantry rounds of the war, compared to 5 in German and Japanese rifles

It's also very reliable

It's sort of light for a weapon made out of wood and metal

It was a revolutionary design

Best weapon ever made.

Affords way more power than bolt actions and provides a powerful gas pressure reload during quick insertions. General George S. Patton claimed it to be the best infantry rifle during the war, a true leap forward.

No need to say anything. most iconic gun of WW2. I think the flamethrower is more dangerous to it's user though because if you get shot from behind you're dead

Amazing rifle, superior reliability and firepower!

3 M1928 Thompson

Containing a power hungry.45 ACP round, this sub- machine gun became popular quickly. Had the choice of drum and foregrip is necessary, giving it less recoil and a larger ammo count.

4 MG-42 LMG

You guys are mad.
1:MG 42
4:M1 Garand
5:Kar 98
6:Browning M2
7:Lee Enfield no4 Mk 1
9:M1 Carbine
10:Walther P38
runners up
2:Colt M1911
3:Mosin Nagant
4:Sten gun
5:Springfield M1903
There isn't any "best gun". There are only the best in each category
Machine Gun-MG42
Pistol-Walther P38
Rifle-(not counting the Stg44, an assault rifle)M1 Garand
This list isn't very accurate, in my opinion. The M1 carbine, though light, handy and reliable, had a weak cartridge that was only effective (as in 1 shot in the chest-man goes down) up to 200 yards.
Compare that to the 7.62 cartridges of the Stg44. It was accurate up to 400 yards and was effective beyond that. Oh-and it could also take a scope and spray automatic fire at 500 rpm.
The M1 Thompson was reliable, accurate and had stopping power, but, it was too expensive for mass production (even the m1a1). It was also heavy, and ...more

Rather common for the frontlines, this heavy machine gun didn't disappoint. Many attachments added to it gave it a more diverse way of combat, from deployed shooting to close ranged fighting.

This was a great weapon! It could fire up to 1,500 bullets a minute and could be carried by one German souldier.

5 PPSH-41

Russian based module off the Thompson, it provided a way more reliable source than some of the Germans main weapons. Compared to the Thompson, it was a much more rugged firearm that provided a faster firing rate and larger ammunition capacity.

6 MP-40

Complex for its time, it found itself in the hands of many German soldiers. This weapon had many interesting features to it, including 20 to 40 round clips, and a moderate recoil. The MP- 40 was know as the 'Schmeisser' though it was actually designed byHeinrich Vollmer and Erfurt Maschinenwerk.

7 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)

Equipped with bipods, this machine gun found itself in many frontline soldiers possetions. Known to even burn through 550 rounds in less than a few minutes.

8 Springfield M1903

Designed to be originally made for long ranged pickings, it found its way to medium ranged situations. The weapon also had a scope attachment to it, that aloud targeting infantry at further distances.

9 StG 44

An assault rifle from Germany capable of firing up to 600 rounds per minute. Can be fired to ranges up to 600m (semi-automatic). The best weapon you could ever have in WW2. Only around 426.000 of them are produced.

Do you like assault rifles? This is the one that started it all.

Very first assault rifle that inspired many other weapons.

10 Lee-Enfield Mk 4
The Contenders
11 P.08 Luger

It's dead sexy. Need I say more?

12 9mm Sap
13 FG 42
14 Sten Mk II
15 MKb 42(H)

Great Machine-gun, predecessor or Stg 44.

16 MKb 42(W)
17 Gewehr 98
18 MP 34
19 SVT-40
20 Kar-98 k

Like the Mosin Nagant, this weapon gave soldiers a multi- ranged combat choice. Performance for it showed its ranks above normal in its weapon family type.

I love this gun, a great sniper from 20 meters.

21 Mosin Nagant

It was used by the Soviet Army before WWII even occurred. A standard issued bolt action rifle that contained a 5 round clip that fueled the weapons firing rate. Some even say that there were SMLE's, an experienced soldier that could rapid fire with bolt actions, had this weapon.

22 Colt 1911

Helped win the war

23 Toggle Action
24 Trench Gun/ Winchester M97
25 1911
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