World War 1 weapons run the gamut from bolt action rifles like the Gewehr 98 and Lee-Enfield to sophisticated machine guns like the Lewis Gun and pistols used well into the 20th Century, like the Colt 1911. The First World War involved a great modernizing of armies, weapons, and tactics, and as the very nature of war changed from offensive to static, so too did the weapons needed to fight that war.
Just as one example, in 1914, French soldiers went into battle wearing blue pants, red tops, and white gloves - the same uniforms used in the Napoleonic Wars a century earlier. Soldiers marched in tight formations, vulnerable to massed machine gun fire. And many of the weapons they were using had been made before the turn of the century. But within a few months, all of the armies of the war had modernized, becoming the modern killing machines that would fight for the next four years.
The weapons of the First World War needed to be sturdy, powerful, and cheap to make. And so millions of rifles, pistols, automatic rifles, and machine guns were produced, along with tens of millions of grenades, and quite likely over 100 million artillery shells. These weapons turned out to be so effective that they were used in mass quantities in World War 2 and beyond.Vote up the most effective and iconic weapons of World War 1.
a semi auto shot gun also made by john browning
a powerful pump action shotgun made in 1910
an older model of the lee enfiled used by england in ww1
homemade blute weapons made by soulders when they where not given any melee weapons they would usally have nails droven in to the or barbed wire wraped around it
a usa made revolver and the most powerful handgun of ww1
an italian hand gun that would later inspire handguns of today
an air cooled machine gun feed by 30 round belts
a big knife made for survival and combat
used by russia in the ww1 and ww2. it was also uesd by the arabs
a model of the luger that had a long barrel and could be mounted with a stock
swords that are used for the cavalry however they could be used on foot
an older modle of the gewehr rifle
a rifle used by the british that would later inspire the us m1917 rifle
a french semi auto rifle
a hungarian blow back pistol that with a 32acp bullet
an artillery cannon used by the british
an older model of the trench knife
lever action rifle of ww1 used by russia