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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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LATE WWII JAPANESE NAGOYA TYPE 94 SEMI AUTO
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
LATE WWII JAPANESE NAGOYA TYPE 94 SEMI AUTO
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $150- $250
$3256 Bids
US WW2 SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND SEMI-AUTO
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
US WW2 SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND SEMI-AUTO
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $1,000
$7505 Bids
JAPANESE ACCOUTREMENTS & MILITARIA MOSTLY FROM
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
JAPANESE ACCOUTREMENTS & MILITARIA MOSTLY FROM
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $900- $1,300
$9504 Bids
1941 37mm WWII Artillery Shell
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
1941 37mm WWII Artillery Shell
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$604 Bids
US WW2 REMINGTON MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION MILITARY.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
US WW2 REMINGTON MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION MILITARY.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $900
$3254 Bids
WWII CAMILLUS USN MARK 2 COMBAT KNIFE.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
WWII CAMILLUS USN MARK 2 COMBAT KNIFE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $175- $250
$1754 Bids
6 WWII JAPANESE BAYONETS.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
6 WWII JAPANESE BAYONETS.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$2003 Bids
WWII STANDARD PRODUCTS 1943 M1 CARBINE .30 RIFLE
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
WWII STANDARD PRODUCTS 1943 M1 CARBINE .30 RIFLE
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $1,300- $1,800
$3903 Bids
2 WWII JAPANESE TYPE 38 CHILD'S TRAINER BAYONET.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
2 WWII JAPANESE TYPE 38 CHILD'S TRAINER BAYONET.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2252 Bids
4 WWII JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONETS BY MATSUSHITA
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
4 WWII JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONETS BY MATSUSHITA
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
4 WWII JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONETS MFG UNDER
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
4 WWII JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONETS MFG UNDER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
US WW2 REMINGTON MODEL 03-A3 BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
US WW2 REMINGTON MODEL 03-A3 BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2501 Bid
5 LATE WWII JAPANESE "LAST DITCH" TYPE 30 BAYONETS
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
5 LATE WWII JAPANESE "LAST DITCH" TYPE 30 BAYONETS
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
WW2 TERNI M41 CARCANO BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
WW2 TERNI M41 CARCANO BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
WW2 MALTBY NO.4 MKI BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
WW2 MALTBY NO.4 MKI BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
WW2 LITHGOW SMLE MKIII* BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
WW2 LITHGOW SMLE MKIII* BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
WWII US NAVY KABAR FIGHTING KNIFE LOT OF 2
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
WWII US NAVY KABAR FIGHTING KNIFE LOT OF 2
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $70- $120
$201 Bid
5 WWII JAPANESE TYPE 30 FIRST STYLE BAYONETS.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
5 WWII JAPANESE TYPE 30 FIRST STYLE BAYONETS.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
WWII ITALIAN MILITARIA.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
WWII ITALIAN MILITARIA.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $1,100
$3501 Bid
WWII HUNGARIAN PILOTS OFFICERS DAGGER & SCABBARD
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
WWII HUNGARIAN PILOTS OFFICERS DAGGER & SCABBARD
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $150- $250
$401 Bid
WWII Japanese NCO Sword
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
WWII Japanese NCO Sword
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
WWII Japanese NCO Sword
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
WWII Japanese NCO Sword
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid

Sellers Who Sell World War II Weapons


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Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC