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What weapons did the US use in World War 1?


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May 05, 2010 8:39PM

Quite a wide variety, as the US did not have enough weapons to meet their own requirements, and thus had to source from a number of foreign suppliers. Some of the most common ones include:

  • M1903 rifle
  • M1917 rifle
  • Mosin-Nagant M1981 rifle *
  • Browning M1917 machine gun
  • Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun
  • Hotchkiss M1917 machine gun
  • Chauchat machine gun
  • Winchester M1897 shotgun

*the Mosin-Nagant rifles were manufactured for the Russians prior to the Bolshevik Revolution by New England Westinghouse and Remington. After the fall of the Czar, they remained undelivered, and were issued to US forces during the Siberia Expedition. Some sources claim they were given the nomenclature of "M1916", but this remains unconfirmed.