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Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)

Ammunition -              .45" ACP

Rate of fire -                700 rounds per minute

Feed -                         20/30 rd box 100/50 rd drum

Effective range -          55 yards (50 metres)

Max range -                 219 yards (200 metres)

Muzzle velocity -         920 feet /sec (200 metres)

Weight -                      10.6 llbs (4.8kg)

Production -                 1921 - date

Ammuntion-              .30-06"  rimless centre fire

Feed-                       20 round box magazine

Barrel-                      Air cooled

Rate of fire-              500-650 rounds per minute

Effective range-        600 yards (548 metres)

Maximum range-      4500 yards (4115 metres)

Muzzle Velocity-        2798 feet/second (860m/s)

Entered service-       1918

Last used-                1970

Weight-                     18-24 lbs (8.2-11 kg)

Vickers Medium Machine Gun

Bren Gun

Ammunition –                .303” rimmed centre fire
Belt fed –                       canvas belts of 250 rounds
Barrel –                          water cooled 
Rate of fire –                 450 – 500 rounds per minute
Effective range–            2187 yards (2000 metres)
Maximum range up to   4500 yards (4100 metres)
Muzzle Velocity –          2440 feet/second (744 m/s)
Crew –                           between 6 and 8 men.
Entered service -           26 November 1912
Last Use of the Gun -    30 March 1968 (Aden)
Weight of Gun -             33 - 51 lbs (15-23 kg)

Weight with Water -       43 - 61 lbs (18-26kg)

Weight of Tripod -          40 - 50 lbs (18-23kg)
250 round Ammo Box - 22 lbs (10 kg)

Ammunition –                .303” rimmed centre fire
Feed –                           Curved  30 round magazine
Barrel –                          Quick Change air cooled
 Rate of fire –                480 – 520 rounds per minute
Effective range–            600 yards (548 metres)
Maximum range up to   1850 yards (1690 metres)
Muzzle Velocity –          2440 feet/second (744 m/s)
Crew -                           Two
Entered Service -          1938
Last Used -                   1991
Weight -                         22.5 lbs (10.2 kg)

Ammunition –                9mm Parabellum Rimless
Feed –                           32 rounds Box Magazine
Rate of fire –                 550 rounds per minute
Effective range–            50 yards (46 metres)
Maximum range           100 yards (91 metres)
Muzzle Velocity –         1198 feet (365 m/s)
Entered Service -         1941
Last Used -                   1953
Weight -                        7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)

M1 Thompson Sub-Machine Gun

Home Guard Training Rifle

Sten Machine Carbine MKIII

Sten Gun Mk1
Manufactured 1940/41
The first model had a conical flash hider and fine finish. It had a wooden fore-grip and forward handle (sometimes this was made of steel). The stock was a small tube outline. One unique feature was that the front pistol grip could be rotated forward to make the firearm easier to stow. The barrel sleeve extended all the way to the end, where it met the flash hider. Along the top of the tube surrounding the barrel was a line of small holes and its sights were configured somewhat differently. About 100,000 were made before production switched to the Mark II.

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Ammunition –                .303” rimmed centre fire
Feed –                           10 Round Box
Effective range–            550 yards (503 metres)
Max range -                  1850 yards (1690 metres)
Muzzle Velocity –          2440 feet/second (744 m/s)

Weight -                         8.8 lbs (4kg)

Lewis Light Machine Gun.

Ammunition –                .303” rimmed centre fire
Feed –                           Integral 5 round
Effective range–           

Max Range -                 
Muzzle Velocity –          2380 feet/sec (725 m/s)      
Weight -                         9lb 6oz (4.25 kg)

Pattern 14 Rifle Enfield.(No. 3 Rifle)

Ammuntion-             .303"  rimmed centre fire
Feed-                       47 0r 97 round box magazine
Barrel-                      Air cooled
Rate of fire-              500-800 rounds per minute
Effective range-        880 yards (800 metres)
Maximum range-      3500 yards (3200 metres)
Muzzle Velocity-        2440 feet/second (740m/s)
Entered service-       July 1915
Last used-                1946 (by British Army)
Weight-                     28 lbs (13 kg)

Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) Rifle