Some more axis weapons (a lot of non-german weapons)

First thing first here’s other stuff that I suggested if you are interested also this doesn’t mean Im not going to include German stuff though I would be lying if I said I have a lot of them

Lets start

Brøndby Maskinpistol Model 1933

Fridtjof Brøndby was a Norwegian arms designer who created a number of self-loading rifle designs in the 1930s, including one which was submitted to the Norwegian Army for testing. He also developed a 7.62mm submachinegun, the Maskinpistol Model 1933. We don’t have much information on Brøndby, but we do have a good set of photos of his 1933 design.
The Model 1933 was a gas-operated, locked breech design, but fired from an open bolt. We can tell that much from the photos, but not a great deal more.
(Self loading rifle)

Also, fun fact Brøndby also made LMG ,SMG based on this design he also made Semi-autos
First semi-auto in 7.92 and second one in 6.5 the LMG and SMG we don’t know

with this here we still don’t know what might have been the cartirage so my best guess is 7.63*25 mauser as danish variants seems to be chambered for that


First Image M/21 and second one M/37 and there is a Belt fed version (M/37),too, third image
In 1920 the Swedish Army purchased 700 Browning Automatic Rifles from Colt, before Fabrique Nationale acquired the European manufacturing rights. These weapons differed from the original M1918 pattern as they chambered Sweden’s 6.5x55 m/94 cartridge. They also had a detachable pistol grip and a bipod - something the original M1918 was not issued with.

The light machine gun was officially adopted in 1921 as the Kulsprutegevär m/1921. Indigenous production at Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori began in 1923. The m/21 retained BAR’s 20-round magazine capacity but because of the 6.5mm cartridge case’s shape the straight box magazine was abandoned for a curved one.The m/21 had checkering on both the foregrip and the butt and unlike the BAR had a front sight hood and rear sights were marked in metres rather than yards. The m/21 weighed approximately the same as a later M1918A2 at 8.9kg / 19.6lbs.

While the m/21 was a well made, reliable weapon which was very controllable in fully automatic fire it suffered the same drawbacks as the M1918. It’s fixed, relatively thin profiled barrel prevented it from prolonged sustained fire. In the mid 1930s Carl Gustaf began developing an improved version of the m/21 with a quick change barrel system. The m/37 removed the m/21’s large foregrip and added a folding carrying handle. This brought Sweden’s BARs in line with contemporary designs and the m/37 became the Swedish Army’s primary support weapon until the late 1950s.
(~500 RPM)
Photograph evidence suggests that the m/21, at least in limited numbers, saw action during the Soviet-Finnish Continuation War (1941-44)

Brondby 7.63mm (Danish)

The Danish Brondby series (light machine gun, rifle, submachine gun) were sent to the UK for testing on the 8th of March 1938. The submachine gun variant was gas-operated and chambered for 7.63mm Mauser cartridges, with a magazine capacity of 15 rounds. The fire rate was 818 rounds per minute. The trials found the weapon to “show promise of being an efficient weapon of the gangster type” (submachine guns were referred to as “gangster guns” in Britain until WWII). Further trials were scheduled for the Brondby in competition with the Finnish Suomi, the Hyde .45 from the USA, the Solothurn from Austria, the Schmeisser MP-28 and the Bergmann from Germany. The trial was to compare both the weapons and the ammunition, as the Brondby was firing the 7.63mm cartridge, the Solothurn and the Schmeisser were firing the 9x19mm Mauser cartridge, the Hyde was firing the .45 ACP cartridge and the Bergmann and Suomi were firing the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. Despite this the trials were considered low priority and it is likely that they never took place.(Could be added for allies as well)

Maschinengewehr des Standschütze Hellriegel

Appearing in photographs dated to October 1915, this experimental machine-gun was apparently the invention of an officer of the Standschützen-Bataillonen named Hellriegel. Documented data on Hellriegel’s gun itself has proven similarly elusive, as no contemporary records pertaining to it have yet been found. In the absence of this information, the only details that can be gleaned about this weapon come from conjecture based on the available photographs. Several things can be gleaned from this. For one, it is apparent in the photos that the Hellriegel weapon was a lightweight, miniature, handheld machine gun of a type scarcely seen before. The method of operation was probably a straight blowback type, and notably there is a pair of rods protruding from the end cap of the receiver which very likely house a pair of buffer springs. The overall receiver length is actually very short, but is quite wide in circumference; it may be that the short bolt travel is offset by the large size (and therefore mass) of the bolt, combined with the resistance generated by the twin buffer springs. An open cocking slot is visible on the right side of the receiver, with a long knob-shaped cocking handle. There is no locking catch in the cocking slot and it is unknown whether the weapon had any form of mechanical safety. The barrel is long in length and is jacketed by a water cooling jacket, which is entirely redundant on a submachine gun. The water jacket bears a tube running across its underside which was probably to assist water circulation, but is shown in the photos as being used as a rudimentary grip for the gun. The Hellriegel employed an adjustable ladder sight which seems to graduate far beyond the effective range of a submachine gun.

What makes this weapon historically significant is that it is clearly chambered for a pistol cartridge, and therefore may be considered to be one of the first submachine guns ever made.

Hellriegel Fed from two types of magazine one drum mag and one simple mag (seems to be 20 round?) though be aware that firing with this drum mag while moving was not possible (. The high-capacity drum with a winding follower; this drum is not attached to the gun itself but instead attaches to the feed opening via a flexible, segmented chute (often mistaken for a belt) which transfers the cartridges from the drum into the receiver. Because of this, the drum cannot be used when the gun is fired from a standing position, as it needs to rest on a solid surface.)
Though as I have said the game doesn’t need to follow reality 1to1 anyhow mag size for big drum is unknown but BF1 depicted it as 60 which would be fine in enlisted maybe add 2 variants one MG with drum and one with 20? round as SMG

Lettet Forsøgs


The Lettet Forsøgs was designed by Captain Carl Julius Valemar Berg of the Danish Army in around 1939. It was a modified version of the Finnish Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun, which was produced under license in Denmark, incorporating a number of experimental features. It was never seriously considered for adoption and was built as a prototype only.
( 20 or 36 rounds (Box magazine)/50 rounds (Casket magazine)/40 or 71 rounds (Drum magazine))(900RPM)

Madsen m/41

When the Tikkakoski company bought the rights to produce the kp/31 “Suomi” submachine gun in the 1930s, they attempted to make a bunch of export sales, although none were very successful. By the late 30s more countries were interested, but by that time Finnish military needs took precedence. While a few export sales were made during World War Two, the more significant exports were in the forms of licensed production. In particular, Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark all bought the rights to manufacture Suomis.

In Denmark, this was the Model 1941, produced by both Madsen and Hovea with approval of the German occupying authorities. About 1400 were made between the 1941 and 1943 before the Germans lost confidence in Denmark and disarmed its military. The M1941 is mechanically identical to the standard Finnish kp31 except for(Ian did a video about this gun)
(20 or 36 rounds (Box magazine)/50 rounds (Casket magazine)/40 or 71 rounds (Drum magazine))(900RPM)

Dreyse/Rheinmetall submachine gun


This submachine gun was reportedly developed at Rheinmetall (whose armaments division was branded as Dreyse) at the end of World War I, although the associated patent is actually dated to October 1919. In any case, it was one of the earliest German SMG designs after those of Bergmann, Schwarzlose, and Walther. The Rheinmetall submachine gun utilized an interesting layout in which the return spring was situated inside the stock at a canted angle, and was connected by a rod to the rear of the bolt. Housing the return spring in the buttstock freed up space inside the receiver and allowed it to be reduced in length, as is evident from the initial patent sketches. The designer responsible for this system was the young Louis Stange, who would later become better known for designing the FG-42 machine gun in World War II.

By 1920, a prototype of the Rheinmetall submachine gun had been constructed, known as the MP20. It outwardly resembled the Bergmann M.P.18,I a great deal, with a jacketed barrel and a horizontally-feeding box magazine, but inwardly the return spring ran inside the stock as described. However, for some reason Stange did not take advantage of this to reduce the receiver length, and the MP20 was ultimately similar in dimensions to the M.P.18,I with a long tubular receiver; this may have been deliberately done to lengthen the bolt travel and thus reduce the fire rate. Development of the MP20 at Rheinmetall was brought to a sudden halt upon the enforcement of the Treaty of Versailles, which forbade the manufacture of most automatic weapons in Germany. Therefore Rheinmetall would outsource future development of this design to their subsidiary Solothurn in Switzerland, where it would eventually evolve into the highly renowned Steyr-Solothurn S1-100 submachine gun by 1929.

Mauser MP33

In 1933 the famous Mauser firm demonstrated a new submachine gun for consideration by the German Army (Reichswehr). 1933 marked the date that the Nazis came into power and the restrictions on armaments production that had been enforced by the Versailles Treaty were no longer adhered to, and although this SMG appeared simultaneously to this, it is likely that it had actually been developed in secret in the preceding years. The Mauser SMG followed the Bergmann pattern, with a tubular receiver, jacketed barrel, and horizontal magazine feed. The internal bolt and guided return spring were also based on the Bergmann type. The barrel was screw-threaded to the receiver for easy removal, and this would suggest that multiple barrels were made to accommodate different cartridges. As it is, a known surviving example is chambered in 9x23mm Steyr, probably intended for Austrian export.

The furniture of the Mauser SMG deviates from the Bergmann rather noticeably. It does not use a rifle-type stock but rather a pistol grip and oddly inclined butt. The butt, like the barrel, is screw-threaded directly onto the receiver and acts as the end cap - the gun cannot fire without it attached. Also unlike the Bergmann, the Mauser features a fire selector switch on the left side of the pistol grip, giving automatic, single-fire, and safety settings. The sights are similar to the M.P.28,II, with an adjustable tangent rear sight and single post front sight. An interesting point to note is that only half of the length of the barrel jacket is perforated, and the other is partially covered by an extended wooden fore-end.

(Most likely 32-round mag as most German stick mag SMGs)

Automatgevär m/42


The Automatgevär m/42 , commonly known as the AG-42 or Ljungman (pronounced as Young-muhn), is a Swedish semi-automatic rifle which was developed during the Second World War. The AG m/42 was developed as a replacement for the older AG m/1896 rifle, which was considered to be outdated and inadequate for modern warfare. The AG m/42 was designed to be a lightweight, reliable, and accurate rifle that could be produced quickly and in large numbers.(10 round)

Kpist m/37



The gun was accepted to service of Sweden in 1937 there is the manual it seems to be again Sweden trying to copy KP-31 also because of the semi-rim cartirage the magazine is tilted(56 rounds in 4-stack “coffin” box magazine/900RPM)(9x20 mm Browning Long and select fire)


Husqvarna Gun Factory changed their production of m/37 in 9 mm Browning to 9 mm Luger. The new model of the submachine gun was named m/37-39. ( 50 rounds in 4-stack “coffin” box magazine/900 RPM)


1944 two guns were brought for testing

One was constructed at Carl Gustavs Stad arms factory in Eskilstuna.
The other (FM44 HVA) was constructed by Husqvarna Gun factory in Husqvarna

10 FM44HVA were made

Kpist m/45

The Kulsprutepistol m/45 (Kpist m/45), also known as the Carl Gustaf M/45 and the Swedish K SMG, is a 9×19mm Swedish submachine gun (SMG) designed by Gunnar Johansson, adopted in 1945 (hence the m/45 designation), and manufactured at the Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The m/45 was the standard submachine gun of the Swedish Army from 1945 to 1965. It was gradually replaced in Swedish service by updated Ak 4 battle rifles and Ak 5 assault rifles. The last official user of the m/45, the Swedish Home Guard (Hemvärnet), retired it from service in April 2007(36 tound mag also 50 round mag from m/37-39 was used with this gun but caused some malfunctions but again games doesn’t need to follow reality 1to1 )(600 to 700 RPM)

Borchardt C-93

The Borchardt C93 is a semi-automatic pistol designed by Hugo Borchardt in 1893.

Pvg m/21


Simply A copy of T-gewehr (13x91 mm )

Lahti L-39

The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20 mm anti-tank rifle used during the Second World War. It had excellent accuracy, penetration and range, but its size made transportation difficult. It was nicknamed “Norsupyssy”(Elephant gun)

Tallinn Arsenal


Tallinn arsenal submachine gun was developed during mid-1920s by Estonian company Tallinn Arsenal. It was put into production in around 1927. Only about 600 of these submachine guns were ever made and issued to Estonian army and police. Circa 1937 Estonian government sold all its inventory of the Tallinn arsenal submachine guns, and sooner than later more than few of them turned up in combat during Spanish Civil war. The Tallinn arsenal submachine gun was based on the famous German Bergmann / Schmeisser MP.18/Isubmachine gun, with certain modifications, mostly cosmetic.


STG 44 with L26 suppressor

Patented in Germany as System Schätzle, the L26 was a departure from the copies of the Russian wipe-based silencer designs. The L26 used a set of six identical cone-shaped metal baffles inside a simple tube. It attached to a rifle by clamping around the front sight, just like the rifle grenade launcher developed for the K98k.

The basic design was used for several different models; basically everything in the Wehrmacht arsenal that was 8mm in diameter (although not the antitank rifle…). This example is for rifles, but a model was also made for the MG42, and about 200 of them were actually fielded. Total rifle pattern production was supposed to be 1000 units, but manufacturing problems led to production ending early (we don’t know exactly how early).



The ZK-391 is one in a series of Czech developmental semiautomatic rifles designed by Josef Koucký. It was developed initially in 1939 (hence the “39” in the designation), and was tested by the Italian military in 1943. It was ultimately not put into production, but nonetheless is an interesting detail of rifle development – a Czech design made under German occupation for Italian trials .

Mechanically, the rifle shared many elements with the M1 Garand, including the two-lug rotating bolt, the long stroke gas piston, and the removable gas tube. It has several unique elements as well, like the trigger guard doubling as a lever to recock the hammer and the out of battery safety mechanism incorporating the receiver top cover.God bless Ian

Rheinmetall 1928

Designed by Karl Heinemann and manufactured at Solothurn, Switzerland, this rifle was submitted to the late 1920s US Army tests to find a standard-issue semiauto rifle. It was a gas-operated gun using a muzzle cap similar to that of the earlier Bang rifle, but with a toggle lock mechanism reminiscent of the Luger. It was fed by a magazine on the left side of the rifle, and the toggle opened to the right. It weight 9 pounds 6 ounces, and had a total of 114 parts.

The US Ordnance testing board, however, concluded that the Rheinmetall rifle did not merit further consideration because of a poor feeding system, poor cooling, weight, high number of parts, too light of a barrel, poor functioning, and poor sights

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