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      German snipers 1945 WWII

    • Vito De

      After several days of bloody house-to-house combat against units of the 1st Ukrainian Front, Scharfschützen from the Fallschirm-Panzer-Div 1. 'Hermann Göring' resting at Kubschütz, suburb in the outskirts of Bautzen, Saxony, Germany. 25 April 1945. by World War 2 Photos, via Flickr

    • D. Swift

      April 25 1944:German Snipers of the Fallshirmjader "Herman Göering" Panzer Division,Bauzen,Saxony,Deutchland .The paratrooper sniper (3rd from The right) carries a Soviet Mosin Negant PU sniper rifle (note :a large varriation in Uniforms)

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    Red Army infantry equipped with Mosin Nagants jumping down from a KV-1 heavy tank, December 1942.

    German snipers from the Parachute Panzer Division “Hermann Goering" on the streets of the city Bautzen in Saxony, Germany. The man 3rd from right carries a Soviet Mosin Nagant PU sniper rifle.

    The Mosin Nagant also saw service in Estonia after WW2 as a part of the Soviet Union.  In the photo are Soviet (Estonian) soldiers in training.  Notice the second rifle which has a bent bolt of some sort but does not appear to be a sniper rifle.

    Ike Eisenhower y Winston Churchill-Jefes aliados probando la carabina M1, durante la planificación de la operación Overlord (desembarco en Normandia - junio de 1944)

    The United States was the only country to equip its troops with an auto-loading rifle (officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) as the standard infantry weapon of WWII. It gave our troops a tremendous advantage in firepower, and led General George Patton to call the M1 Garand, “The greatest battle implement ever devised.”

    M1 Garand: Caliber: .30-06 (7.62x63 mm) Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt Overall length: 1103 mm Barrel length: 610 mm Weight: 4.32 kg Feeding: non-detachable, clip-fed only magazine, 8 rounds

    M1 Garand - WWII era, US Army 30-06 The rifle Patton said won the war

    Lou Vecchi of H/506th holding the GIs best friend, the 30-06 caliber M-1 rifle designed by John Garand. Utilizing an 8 round clip, the gas-operated, semi auto weapon allowed the user to fire eight times, as fast as he could pull the trigger. This gave a distinct advantage over Axis opponents who were mostly using bolt-action rifles. photo c/o Bob Martin.

    The M1 Garand was the American rifle used primarily during WW2 and was far and away the best rifle in the world at the time. Introduced in 1934 after more than 10 years of trial, it was an instant success. it holds an 8 round magazine of powerful .30-06 bullets, selected by Douglas MacArthur because the army had billions of rounds in stock. The weapon was obsolete by 1950 but was not phased out completely until 1976. Variants include the M14, BM59 and Ruger Mini-14.

    US soldiers WWII - M1 Garand cal. .30-06 (7.62x6mm)

    M1 Garand, 8 rounds 30.06

    M1 Garand / ~300 rounds of .30-06

    John Garand and his rifle (Rifle, Caliber .30, M1)

    M1 Garand in .30-06 Springfield "The greatest battle implement ever devised" - General George S. Patton

    My K98 Mauser. It's an Obendorf 1943 ...wishing I hadnt gotten rid of it.

    WW2 German Sniper K98 Mauser

    SMLE Lee-Enfield rifle, UK, 1940

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    Garand M1D Sniper Rifle


    M1 Garand

    Garand M1 by ppolgar, via Flickr

    M1 Garand-- shot it :)