What was the Worlds first assault rifle? - Page 2




View Poll Results :Which was the worlds first assault rifle?
StG44 30 71.43%
Avtomat Fedorova 12 28.57%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

 
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March 30th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MausTanker
no tech on the avotomat... sorry.
Makes it a bit hard to compare the two, doesn't it?
March 30th, 2004  
MausTanker
 
lol its hard to find info on the avotomat...
April 7th, 2004  
ruger322003
 
 

Topic: Stg44


I think the true first assalt rifle was the stg44.I think it was Germen and was developed in WWII used during the last part of the war.I think it was issued to certain troops.
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April 18th, 2004  
MausTanker
 
ya, the StG44 was the Worlds first assult rifle... some think the avotomat was though.
April 18th, 2004  
Animal Mother
 
Taken from here:
http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/Assault.htm

Quote:
The first service weapon which can be identified as conforming to the specification of an assault rifle dates back to the First World War; the Russian Federov Avtomat of 1916. This was a selective fire weapon using a short-recoil action and was chambered for a military rifle cartridge of intermediate calibre and power - the 6.5x50SR Arisaka - large quantities of Japanese rifles in this calibre having been acquired by Russia. This was an excellent choice, as the cartridge combined moderate recoil with a good long-range performance, but only about 3,000 Avtomats were made. They were used in action in the Russian Civil War and thereby earned their place in small-arms history.
April 18th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Anybody else find it odd that the Russians were buying Japanese rifles? Especially as they had just finished fighting them (Russo-Japanese War, 1904-05). Sorry, I know it's off-topic, just found it interesting.


Thanks for the information, Animal Mother (do you work in a military museum or something? ), I guess that answers your question, MausTanker .
August 13th, 2005  
ill be damed if i know
 
 
i thought it was the german mp 40
August 17th, 2005  
Obvious
 
 
Mp40(MachinePistol 1940) is a submachine gun that fires 9mm and only auto. Besides Stg 44 is worlds first true assault rifles which comes from the german name: SturmGewehr. Besides The Commie Russians stole the plans for the Stg 44 and made the Ak47 out of it. Look at the specs.

StG44

Caliber: 7.92x33 mm (7.92mm Kurz)
Action: Gas operated, tilting bolt
Overall length: 940 mm
Barrel length: 419 mm
Weigth: 5.22 kg
Rate of fire: 650 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Muzzle Velocity: 650 m/s

Ak47

Caliber 7.62x39 mm
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt with 2 lugs
Overall length: 870 mm
Barrel length: 415 mm
Weight, with empty magazine: AK 4,3 kg; AKM 3,14 kg
Magazine capacity 30 rounds (40 rounds box magazines and 75 rounds drums from RPK also may be used)
Cyclic rate of fire 600 rounds per minute
Maximum effective range: about 400 meters
Effective Range: 450m

Look at the pics:
Ak47
STG44

Russians stole the plans from WWII when then raided a bunch of munition factories. LOOK AT IT!
August 17th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
Actually most of you if not all are wrong. It was the MP-43. The MP-43 was made in 1943 and is STG-44. the reason for differecne in name is the dates produced, modifications and factories where they were made. The MP-43 (STG-44) is the world first assault rilfe.

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/STG-44
August 17th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by M0rPh345
Mp40(MachinePistol 1940) is a submachine gun that fires 9mm and only auto. Besides Stg 44 is worlds first true assault rifles which comes from the german name: SturmGewehr. Besides The Commie Russians stole the plans for the Stg 44 and made the Ak47 out of it. Look at the specs.

StG44

Caliber: 7.92x33 mm (7.92mm Kurz)
Action: Gas operated, tilting bolt
Overall length: 940 mm
Barrel length: 419 mm
Weigth: 5.22 kg
Rate of fire: 650 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Muzzle Velocity: 650 m/s

Ak47

Caliber 7.62x39 mm
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt with 2 lugs
Overall length: 870 mm
Barrel length: 415 mm
Weight, with empty magazine: AK 4,3 kg; AKM 3,14 kg
Magazine capacity 30 rounds (40 rounds box magazines and 75 rounds drums from RPK also may be used)
Cyclic rate of fire 600 rounds per minute
Maximum effective range: about 400 meters
Effective Range: 450m

Look at the pics:
Ak47
STG44

Russians stole the plans from WWII when then raided a bunch of munition factories. LOOK AT IT!

In 1946 Mikhail Kalashnikov examined a captured StG44 and used key features of the design to produce the AK-47 assault rifle which in turn was extremely influential (see history of the AK-47 for more information).