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  2. FP-45 Liberator - Wikipedia

    Muzzle velocity. 820 ft/s (250 m/s) Effective firing range. 8 yd (7.3 m) Feed system. Single-shot. The FP-45 Liberator is a handgun manufactured by the United States military during World War II for use by resistance forces in occupied territories. The Liberator was never issued to American or other Allied troops, and there are few documented ...

  3. Improvised firearm - Wikipedia

    Improvised firearm. A homemade pistol, confiscated by the Swedish Police. Given to the Museum of Vänersborg in 1985. Improvised firearms (sometimes called zip guns, pipe guns, or slam guns) are firearms manufactured other than by a firearms manufacturer or a gunsmith, and are typically constructed by adapting existing materials to the purpose.

  4. Pinfire cartridge - Wikipedia

    The pin-fire (or pinfire) is a type of metallic cartridge used in firearms, where the priming compound is ignited by striking a small pin that protrudes radially from above the base of the cartridge. Invented by Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux in 1832, [1] but not patented until 1835, [2] it was one of the earliest practical designs of a metallic ...

  5. List of 5.56×45mm NATO firearms - Wikipedia×45mm_NATO...

    The table below gives a list of firearms that can fire the 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge, first developed and used in the late 1970s for the M16 rifle, which to date, is the most widely produced weapon in this caliber.

  6. List of most-produced firearms - Wikipedia

    This amounts to "120.5 firearms for every 100 residents." [3] The world's armed forces control about 133 million (about 13 percent) of the global total of small arms, of which over 43 percent belong to two countries, the Russian Federation (30.3 million) and the People's Republic of China (27.5 million). [2]

  7. 5.56×45mm NATO - Wikipedia×45mm_NATO

    The 5.56×45mm NATO standard SS109/M855 cartridge was designed for maximum performance when fired from a 508 mm (20.0 in) long barrel, as was the original 5.56 mm M193 cartridge. Experiments with longer length barrels up to 610 mm (24.0 in) resulted in no improvement or a decrease in muzzle velocities for the SS109/M855 cartridge.

  8. List of firearm brands - Wikipedia

    Target rifles FN Fabrique Nationale FN Herstal: Belgium Civilian, law enforcement, military, security Airborne weapon pod systems, ammunition, vehicle mounted weapon systems Freedom Arms Freedom, Wyoming: Freedom Arms: United States Civilian Revolvers, single-shot handguns Girsan: Girsan Gun Industry: GIRSAN: Turkey Grünig + Elmiger

  9. PPSh-41 - Wikipedia

    The PPSh-41 fires the standard Soviet pistol and submachine gun cartridge, the 7.62×25mm Tokarev. Weighing approximately 12 pounds (5.45 kg) with a loaded 71-round drum and 9.5 pounds (4.32 kg) with a loaded 35-round box magazine. The PPSh is capable of a rate of about 1250 rounds per minute, [27] a very high rate of fire in comparison to most ...