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    Rifle NameCountry of OriginYearDescription
    AK-47Soviet Union1947Known as Avtomat Kalashnikova, it’s the world’s most widespread military-pattern rifle.
    M16USA1964Became the standard U.S. military rifle in the mid-1960s. Famous for its use in the Vietnam War.
    Lee-EnfieldUK1895It was the British Army’s standard bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle from 1895 until 1957.
    M1 GarandUSA1936Was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation.
    FAMASFrance1978Bullpup-styled assault rifle designed and manufactured in France. Noted for its high rate of fire.
    Karabiner 98kGermany1935The standard German infantry rifle of World War II.
    FN FALBelgium1953The right arm of the Free World, it was heavily used during the Cold War.
    Steyr AUGAustria1977An Austrian bullpup assault rifle adopted by the Austrian Army as the StG 77 in 1977.
    Sturmgewehr 44Germany1943The first successful assault rifle, used by Nazi Germany during WWII.
    Mosin-NagantRussia1891A five-shot, bolt-action, internal magazine-fed, military rifle developed from 1882 to 1891.