7 Most Lethal Rifles of the World

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AK-47

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A weapon that has become the icon of the 21st century. Invented in 1947 it was named after its inventor, the Soviet icon Kalashankov. AK-47 stands for Automatic Kalashankove 47. AK-47 is he lord of war, it has caused most deaths that a single weapon system produced ever. With over 75 million built worldwide, the AK-47 is a firearms legend that has probably inflicted more lethal results than any other single weapon system ever produced. The AK-47 was not only easy to produce and relatively cheap, is also proved remarkably easy to maintain and virtually immune to conditions that could easily take out other guns. Accuracy is average, but the Kalashnikov compensates for this with its ability to unleash a lethal wall of lead. AK-47 and M16 came face to face in Vietnam war and AK-47 proved its supremacy. Even after almost 60 years,it could be heard spitting out shells in every corner of the world.

M16

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And at number 2, its M16. Its a weapon that have seen the American troops in the Vietnam war and into the 21ist century. It has proven to be an outstanding performer with superb accuracy, handling, service length and combat effectiveness. The rifle fulfilled the U.S. military’s desire to develop a lightweight modern assault rifle that could replace the semiautomatic M1 and M14. Its innovative features include lighter metal alloy and plastic construction, a simple gas reload system and the use of 5.56 mm ammunition, allowing soldiers to carry twice the amount of ammunition for the same weight of 7.62 mm rounds.

LEE-ENFIELD SMLE

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A true British classic, a standard infantry weapon of British troops from WWI to the 1956 Suez crisis, the Lee-Enfield SMLE (pronounced “smelly”) built its reputation on reliability, accuracy and a phenomenal rate of fire. In the hands of a well-trained infantryman, the Lee-Enfield could perform what was called the “mad minute,” i.e., thirty rounds hitting a target 200 meters distant in one minute, a volume of fire that rivals modern semiautomatic weapons.

FN FAL

FN-FAL-rifle

At number 4, its the Belgian hitting rifle FA FAL. Inspired by the Sturmgewehr 44, the Belgian manufacturer Fabrique National developed FAL. But later on it was modified for NATO and a heavy hitter designed was created. Used in over 50 countries and an icon of the Cold War. This heavy weapon has proved to be tough when used in fully automatic mode.It as used by Australian army in the jungles of Vietnam and Israeli’s used it during six day war and in the Falkland Islands.

MAUSER K98k CARBINE

MAUSER-K98k-CARBINE

And here comes Hitler’s personal favorite Mauser. This super performance gun originated from Germany. The original model 98 was used during World War I to great effect, but when Germany started rearming in the 1930s the rifle received upgrades that made it lighter and easier to sight and shoot. Inevitably outgunned by automatic weapons, the Mauser nevertheless stands as one of the legendary rifles of the modern age.

1903 Springfield

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American modified the German 7mm Mauser, added a few new features and produced a lethal and deadly accurate rifle, the Springfield nicknamed as silent death. It is a magazine-fed rifle that boasted phenomenal accuracy. The rifle was in service through WWII in Korea and even used as sniper rifle in Vietnam.

M-14 Combat Rifle

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The M14 rifle originated from United States and is formally called United States Rifle, 7.62mm Caliber M14 is about 50 years old gun which is still in use. It was standard U.S. rifle from 1959 to 1970. These days its mostly used as a ceremonial gun. Prominent users of this gun are Estonia, Argentina, Israel, South Korea and United States.

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  • jmjoker

    totally fucking gay

  • conroypaw

    Have a closer look at that picture, gentlemen. The picture of the "1903 Springfield" is NOT an M14. It looks a lot like an M14, but it isn't. Note the lack of a bayonet lug, and there is no filler plug or cutout in the stock for a selector switch. This is most likely a M1A rifle made by Springfield Armory. While very similar in appearance, the M1A can not be made fully automatic, and the receiver is made from cast steel, not forged.

    Also, I have NEVER EVER heard any of the famous gun experts like Ian Hogg or Garry James, and the like, call any of the the British Lee-Enfield rifles "Smelly". Only newbies, neophytes, and the uninformed do that. It is called S.M.L.E. which stands for Short, Magazine, Lee Enfield. Short, because there was a "long" pattern rifle what was not put into service. Magazine, because of the detachable box magazine was a first for the Brits, who just retired their single shot Martini-Henry rifles. Lee Enfield - Parris Lee designed the firearm and magazine system and Enfield was rifling / manufacturing company / plant. The previous rifle was the Lee Metford.

    Overall, this was a nice little article, but it is rife with minor inaccuracies.

  • ltcurry

    Thank you. I was almost going to call it a M-1 carbine, then had to look at it closer. Its no where what I thought at first
    glance. And that is it, glance.

  • LAS MALVINAS SON ARGENTINAS!!!

    "It as used by Australian army in the jungles of Vietnam and Israeli’s used it during six day war and in the Falkland Islands."

    Falkland Islands ?
    Did you mean Malvinas, right?

    Death to the British pirates!

  • The Brit

    Cry more, wussy. Meanwhile, the flag that's flying over Falkland Islands is a Union Jack, and so it shall be - forever.

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