Inventing The Assault Rifle

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During the First World War, the soldiers of all the belligerent nations carried rifles that were designed for accurate long-range fire.  Germany had its Mauser; France its Lebel; Britain its Lee-Enfield; Russia its Mosin-Nagant; and the United States its Springfield.  These weapons in general performed adequately for what they were designed to do.

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  1. We can say what we want about the Germans during the 1930s/1940s but they came up with some of the most brilliant inventions ever during that period. Jet planes, mega tanks, assault weapons, guided rockets. If only they had learned from Napoleon when it came to military strategies they could have warded off any invasion of the fatherland.

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