This Carcano Q&D was our first and since that time we’ve settled into a standard ratio so that all the Q&D images scale with each other. We’ve also gone for a much cleaner white background. So for this Monday’s project I took the time to reintegrate this old project. If you’ve read it before, I apologize for the repeat.
|Action||Rotation Bolt||Barrel Length||17″|
|Magazine||5-rnds en-bloc||Weight||7.2 lb|
At the outbreak of WWII the Dutch armed forces were still more than equipped with WWI surplus rifles, but they had mechanized and changed and needed more carbines. As we’ve seen elsewhere, a simple and thrifty plan was put into place.
|Action||Short Recoil||Barrel Length||4.1″|
|Magazine||8 rnds removable||Weight||1.6 lb|
While an excellent pistol overall, the French Mle.1935 does not necessarily stand out in any one way. It was produced a bit late to see widespread use in WWII, but stayed in service until the 1950′s.
|Action||Long-Stroke Piston||Barrel Length||16.5″|
|Magazine||30-rnds dtch box||Weight||10.2 lb|
The StG.44 was a revolutionary rifle nearly killed in the development stages. Its overwhelming value was proven repeatedly in trials and so, despite opposition, it found its way to the front lines of WWII.