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Enfield No 4 Mk 1 1 1.92%
Mauser 98K 1 1.92%
Stg 44 6 11.54%
Mosin-Nagant M1891 1 1.92%
Tokarev SVT-40 0 0%
M1 Garand 41 78.85%
M1941 Johnson 0 0%
Something Else 2 3.85%
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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I've been researching the battle rifles of World War II and have tried to answer the age old best rifle question here: Which World War 2 Rifle Was Best?

Now I've got two questions for you guys:
Which one do you think was best?
Which one would you love to own?

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Old 05-17-2014, 02:11 PM   #2
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M1 Garand and I already own one.
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M1 Garand on both counts. Not even a contest.


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I have a WWII M1 Garand which so dominates 1st place, I think the discussion should be about 2nd place. In that spot I would put the Enfield Rifle No. 4 MK I. I have the MK 2.

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The M1 made all other battle rifles (traditionally defined) obsolete. Ithad no counterparts worth mentioning. The rest were submachine guns and bolt actions.

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Until March of 1943 the M1 was maybe #3 when the US Army learned how to fight. That's 5 years into WWII.

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I've been researching the battle rifles of World War II and have tried to answer the age old best rifle question here: Which World War 2 Rifle Was Best?

Now I've got two questions for you guys:
Which one do you think was best?
Which one would you love to own?
The M1 Carbine was not even on your list.

And that became the military long gun of the future.
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The M1 Carbine was not even on your list.

And that became the military long gun of the future.
Never thought of the M1 carbine as a battle rifle. Can you please clarify?
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Never thought of the M1 carbine as a battle rifle. Can you please clarify?
it's not a battle rifle and was never intended to be. look at those issued a M1 Carbine and it becomes very clear that it wasn't ever intended to be a battle rifle.

the M1 Garand was a battle rifle and probably one of the worlds best in it's time.
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I would say the Sturmgewehr 44 only used in limited quantities luckily for the allies. It was one of the most influential designs developed during WW2 and for post war designs.

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