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 M1928 Thompson

I really like the Thompson because it has a really nice rate of fire and Ilike it's quick reload. I do realise that it was not the lightest of submachine guns during WW2 but it still had 30 rounds in its stick magazine. It didn't have too much recoil so I like it like that.

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.

3 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 bulky to handle. It was replaced by the Sten gun and M3. In contrast, the Ppsh was tough, and extraordinarily reliable. Though it was heavy, it had one huge advantage over the Thompson. It was cheap and easy to produce. Literally millions were made and it became the standard weapon of the red army. On the other side there were never enough Thompsons or mp40s. Ask the war vets.
The M1903 Springfield was mass produced, accurate and reliable, but it was no better than the Mauser. Also, Mauser sued Springfield for copying their design, and won, collecting royalties till 1917. In terms of impact on the war, the Mauser clearly wins. More Mausers were produced in ww2 alone than all the Springfields ever produced. Don't forget that the springfield action was almost just a copy of the mauser one. Finally, any war vet will say that the mauser was better.
The BAR overheated rapidly when fired on automatic, and the barrel change was complicated. Compare to MG42 or even any MG34.
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4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

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.

Stg44, innovative, rapid fire, 30 round magazine, best suit for both close and medium range combat.

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

10 Lee-Enfield Mk 4
The Contenders
11 P.08 Luger
12 Colt 1911
13 SVT-40
14 Trench Gun/ Winchester M97
15 FG 42
16 Toggle Action
17 1911
18 9mm Sap
19 Sten Mk II
20 Gewehr 98
21 MP 34
22 MKb 42(H)

Great Machine-gun, predecessor or Stg 44.

23 MKb 42(W)
24 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.

25 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.

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