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World War II Weapons

World War II saw the dawn of several different forms of military technology including rifles, bombs, tanks, planes, and eventually nuclear arms. The infantry soldier in World War II was most commonly armed with a full sized battle rifle and some form of fighting knife. Few soldiers carried handguns. Many World War II weapons are available for civilian sales due to their limited firing capabilities.

The Mosin Nagant, Short Magazine Lee Enfield, the Kar98, and the M1 Garand are the three main rifles of World War II and all are highly collectible. The M1911 pistol, the Russian Nagant revolver, and the Walther P08 are the three main handguns that are associated with the war and are rarer than the rifles. Other items include issued bayonets, fighting knives, and ornamental knives issued and carried by the Germans.


Quick Facts

  • John Moses Browning designed several weapons used in World War II, including the M1911 handgun, the M1897 shotgun, the M2 machine gun, M1918 BAR, and the M1919 Machine gun
  • The Kar98K fired a 7.92mm round, the largest round used by an infantry rifle in World War II
  • The daggers carried by German soldiers were often the most valued trophies for American G.I.s, valued almost as much as a Luger pistol

Recommended Items at Auction

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WWII JPCs Marine Corp Knife with Sheath
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
WWII JPCs Marine Corp Knife with Sheath
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Est: $0- $0
$12510 Bids
US M1 Garand 16in Bayonet 1917 RIA w/ M1905 Scabbard WWI/WWII
Oct 30, 6:00 PM MST
US M1 Garand 16in Bayonet 1917 RIA w/ M1905 Scabbard WWI/WWII
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $100- $250
$1307 Bids
WWII German Mauser 7mm Bolt Action Rifle
Oct 30, 6:00 PM MST
WWII German Mauser 7mm Bolt Action Rifle
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $200- $350
$1006 Bids
RUSSIAN MOSIN-NAGANT BAYONET
Oct 31, 8:00 AM EDT
RUSSIAN MOSIN-NAGANT BAYONET
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $60- $80
$2005 Bids
WWII TYPE 95 ARMY NCO JAPANESE SWORD NAGOYA
Nov 10, 9:00 AM EST
WWII TYPE 95 ARMY NCO JAPANESE SWORD NAGOYA
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $800- $1,200
$3105 Bids
WINCHESTER WWII M1 CARBINE.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
WINCHESTER WWII M1 CARBINE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$5504 Bids
SA DAGGAR
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
SA DAGGAR
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $300- $600
$2754 Bids
SCARCE WWII INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINE US M1
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
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by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,750- $2,500
$9503 Bids
WWII JAPANESE TOKYO ARSENAL TYPE 38 ARISAKA RIFLE
Nov 10, 9:00 AM EST
WWII JAPANESE TOKYO ARSENAL TYPE 38 ARISAKA RIFLE
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $200- $400
$1303 Bids
WWII US NAVY MKV DEEP SEA DIVERS KNIFE W SCABBARD
Nov 10, 9:00 AM EST
WWII US NAVY MKV DEEP SEA DIVERS KNIFE W SCABBARD
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $500- $800
$1402 Bids
WWII Japanese NCO Kokura Arsenal Katana Sword
Nov 27, 2:00 PM EST
WWII Japanese NCO Kokura Arsenal Katana Sword
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $750- $1,500
$5002 Bids
World War III #1 - Ace Magazines
Nov 03, 11:00 AM EDT
World War III #1 - Ace Magazines
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $200- $300
$202 Bids
GROUP OF US MILITARY KNIVES OF WWII.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
GROUP OF US MILITARY KNIVES OF WWII.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,300
$5502 Bids
A GERMAN WWII POLICE DRESS BAYONET BY ALEXANDER COPPEL
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A GERMAN WWII POLICE DRESS BAYONET BY ALEXANDER COPPEL
by Helios Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$1502 Bids
US WWII REMINGTON M1903 A3 BOLT ACTION MILITARY
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
US WWII REMINGTON M1903 A3 BOLT ACTION MILITARY
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$3752 Bids
A LOT OF TWO U.S. BAYONETS SWORDS, WW1 & WW2
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A LOT OF TWO U.S. BAYONETS SWORDS, WW1 & WW2
by Helios Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$1752 Bids
3 WWII GERMAN SWORDS.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
3 WWII GERMAN SWORDS.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$4252 Bids
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World War Two Double Edged Fighting Knife [139016]
Oct 29, 8:00 AM PDT
World War Two Double Edged Fighting Knife [139016]
by Holabird Western Americana
Est: $120- $250
$1102 Bids
RARE TUI FIGHTING KNIFE KNUCKLE DUSTER WW2
Dec 05, 10:00 AM EST
RARE TUI FIGHTING KNIFE KNUCKLE DUSTER WW2
by Imperial Auction
Est: $500- $700
$202 Bids
VERY SCARCE US WWII NATIONAL POSTAL METER
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
VERY SCARCE US WWII NATIONAL POSTAL METER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,750- $2,500
$8501 Bid
QUALITY HMC US WWII M1 SEMI-AUTO CARBINE WITH
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
QUALITY HMC US WWII M1 SEMI-AUTO CARBINE WITH
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Group of 4 1983 Star Wars ROTJ Action Figures
Nov 07, 10:00 AM CDT
Group of 4 1983 Star Wars ROTJ Action Figures
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $500
$151 Bid
EARLY WWII M-1 HELMET & U.S.N. MARK 2 KNIFE.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
EARLY WWII M-1 HELMET & U.S.N. MARK 2 KNIFE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
GROUP OF US WWII FIGHTING & UTILITY KNIVES.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
GROUP OF US WWII FIGHTING & UTILITY KNIVES.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,100
$4001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell World War II Weapons


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