Name Those Milsurp Rifles and Win 300 Rounds of Armscor Ammunition

TTAG contributor LKB recently took his Korean War vet father out to the range to shoot a variety of military surplus rifles. We’re pretty sure that a good time was had by all. Our question for you is . . .

Can you name them all? Each rifle pictured above was in military service somewhere in the world (the scope on the second rifle from the left is not original or milsurp).

List the rifles, left to right, in the comments below. The first reader to get them all right will win 100 rounds each of Armscor 9mm, .45 ACP and .223 ammunition.

Here’s a larger image:

Good luck!


  1. avatar Gregory Peter DuPont says:

    Left to right: Arisaka. Schmidt-Rubin.

  2. avatar Gregory Peter DuPont says:

    Arisaka. Schmidt-Rubin. M1 Carbine. SKS. SVT38/40.FAL.Rashid/Rasheed Carbine.MAS. Garand

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      More specifically:

      Arisaks Type 99, Schmidt-Rubin K31.

      The MAS is a MAS-49.

  3. avatar napresto says:

    Glock. Glock. AR-15. Glock. AR-15. Weapon of War. AR-15. Glock.

    1. avatar Kevin says:

      We have a winner!

      1. avatar Mike. says:

        All fitted with bump stocks and cop killer bullets.

    2. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

      Sooo close…but, you left one out. There are nine in the photo and you only named eight (clue: you left out an Austrian polymer-framed pistol).

      1. avatar Matt says:

        I thought the Austrian pistols were made of porcelain?

        1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

          …only the infamous Model 7 Glock was / is porcelain…very rare, if you find one can I shoot it? (I wonder if they are rated for +P and +P+).

        2. avatar Matt says:

          I doubt I’ll be getting one, they cost more than I make in a month!

    3. avatar OBOB says:

      COTD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or week!!!!!!

  4. avatar Ruthless Objectivity says:

    Only one has a pistol grip, and none of them have a “thing that goes down”, so they’ve clearly never been used in war or by any military.

    Those bayonet lugs, though…

  5. avatar CCityGuy says:

    Who cares, none of them are 6.5 Creedmoor.

  6. avatar OBOB says:

    Ban them all…they can fire heat seeking bullets! with .30-caliber clip to disperse with 30 bullets within half a second. Thirty magazine clip in half a second!

  7. avatar jwtaylor says:

    Jim, Kyle, Rebecca, Bobby, Sean, Jennifer, Dianne, Natalie, Fred from Accounting.
    Where do I pick up the ammo?

    1. avatar LKB says:

      OK, I gotta say that was cute.

      Kinda like Jayne Cobb’s Callahan full-bore auto-lock:

      “I call her Vera.”

      1. avatar Yer coat is a kind of brownish color. says:

        Yep, still bitter.

  8. avatar MyName says:

    Steve, Bill, Ed, Murray, Doug, Tim, Marty, Scott and Carl.

    What do I win?

    1. avatar MyName says:

      Oh, crap, didn’t notice that JWT beat me to it. Could delete but I’ll own my shame.

  9. avatar Sean G./The Rookie says:

    I’m probably dead wrong on all of these, but a few guesses:

    The rifle all the way to the right: M1 Garand? the one left of it…M1 Carbine? The rifle in the middle (the one without a bayonet)…Sturmgewehr 44?

    You may all now laugh at my lack of rifle knowledge. 🙂

  10. avatar John H says:

    Arisaka Type 99, Schmidt Rubin K31, M1 Carbine, SKS, Tokarev SVT 40, FN FAL, Rasheed or Rashid Carbine, MAS 49 or 49/56, M1 Garand

  11. avatar burley says:

    Type 99, K31, M1 Carbine, SKS, SVT-40, FAL, Rasheed, Mas 49/56, M1 Garand

  12. avatar anaxis says:

    Unicorn-turd Shooter
    Swiss Hole-Puncher
    John Wayne’s Problem Solver
    Nork Toothpick
    Soviet Long-Range Staplegun
    Fondue Stick
    Egyptian Amputator
    Frog Flagpole
    St. Perry’s Scepter of the Holy MOA, (aka The Miracle of J.C. Garand, First of His Name, Patron of Bent Op-Rods, Bringer of the Ping, and Ruler of Ball Ammunition).

    1. avatar possum says:

      Now that was funny

  13. avatar bob says:

    What guns, I don’t see any guns…. boating accident er something….

  14. avatar Anthony O. says:

    L to R: Type 38 “Arisaka” long rifle, Schmidt-Rubin K31, late model M1 Carbine, SKS (Russian for sure look at that red Shellac), SVT40, FN FAL (I’m pretty sure it’s an L1A1 if that’s a tiebreaker), Egyptian Hakim, MAS 49/56, and last but not least the M1 Garand.

  15. avatar Peter says:

    Wow. More than half of those are, or were, mine — I took the photo. No one has answered exactly correctly yet. Too bad DanZ says I can’t play. 🙁

    1. avatar Mike says:

      Arisaka type 99
      Swiss K31
      M1 carbine (Maybe M2)
      SKS (Maybe Chinese type 56?)
      L1A1 (or FN FAL)
      Rasheed Carbine
      MAS 49 or 56
      M1 Garand

      1. FYI, entries with ‘maybe’ and ‘or’ won’t take the prize. Decide which one you think it is and go with it.

        1. avatar Mike says:

          Ok, your rules………..

          Arisaka type 99
          Swiss K31
          M1 carbine
          Chinese type 56
          Rasheed Carbine
          MAS 49 or 56
          M1 Garand

        2. avatar Mike says:

          Ignore that last one, edit function not working, forgot about editing the French rifle.

          Arisaka type 99
          Swiss K31
          M1 carbine
          Chinese type 56
          Rasheed Carbine
          MAS 49
          M1 Garand

  16. avatar GomeznSA says:

    EVIL ‘military weapons of war’ – all MUST be banned immediately – it’s for the children doncha know.

  17. avatar strych9 says:

    Left to my own devices I would draw a blank the MAS.

  18. avatar ai338 says:

    Obsolete, obsolete, obsolesent, obsolesent, obsolesent, obsolesent, obsolesent, obsolesent, obsolesent.

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      Think so? Let a rifleman get behind one of them and engage you. See how obsolete you think they are then.

      1. avatar ai338 says:

        That’s a very tired argument you have there. A smoothbore musket is decidedly obsolete but no one with a brain would stand in front of one. Obsolete doesnt mean it isnt dangerous or lethal, in case you didn’t know.

    2. avatar Hank says:

      Those “obsolete” guns could still kill you at 1,000 yards and also, similar guns, like the mosin Nagant, caused the entire US military to re-think its combat doctrine.

  19. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    Real rifle, real rifle, carbine, carbine, real rifle, real rifle, real rifle, real rifle, God’s rifle. Donate my ammo to a youth shooting organization of your choice.

  20. Arasaka, schmidt&ruben k31, M1 carbine. SKS, Tokarev svt, FN FAL, Rasid, Mas49/56 and m1 garand

  21. avatar JOHN says:

    Arisaka type 99
    M1 Carbine
    Tokarev SVT40
    Commonwealth FAL L1A1/C1A1
    Rasheed Carbine
    M1 Garand

  22. avatar CK says:

    Arisaka type 38, k31, m1 carbine, SKS, SVT40, G1 fal, Rasheed carbine, Mas 49, M1 garand

  23. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    Try L1-A1 and M-1 Rifle. Only the German variation was called G-1 and the M-1 rifle was never officially called Garand.

  24. avatar 10x25mm says:

    Left to right:

    Japanese Type 38 Arisaka
    Swiss K.31 Rifle
    U.S. M1 Carbine
    Russian SKS-45 Carbine
    Russian SVT-40 Rifle
    Belgian FAL Type 50.00 Early Pattern Rifle
    Egyptian Rashid Carbine
    French MAS 49/56 Rifle
    U.S. M1 Rifle

  25. avatar Bobsuruncle says:

    Assault turn bolt, accuate assault straight pull, ruger blackhawk carbine companion, Russian sks, svt 40 7.62 x 54r pew pew, all but U.S. NATO freedom pew pew, some kinda carbine, French rifle, greatest battle rifle of a generation…. m1

  26. avatar SteamTroller45 says:

    Worth a shot:
    Left to Right:

    Type 38 Arisaka
    Schmidt Rubin K.31
    M1 Carbine
    FN FAL
    Walther G43
    MAS 49/56

    1. avatar Hank says:

      I was thinking G43 on that as well.

  27. avatar Andy says:

    Left to right:
    Arisaka Type 99
    Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889/11
    M1 Carbine
    SVT 40
    Egyptian Rasheed Carbine
    MAS 49/56
    M1 Garand

  28. avatar Kenneth says:

    I’m going to go with:
    Arisaka, Schmidt Rubin, M1 Carbine, SKS, Tokarev SVT 40, FN FAL, Hakeem, MAS 49, M1 Garand

    1. avatar Kenneth says:

      Just looked it up. It would appear that I misspelled Hakim above. In my defense I sold my Hakim about two decades ago.
      That was a mistake. I thought I’d get a real Jungmann to replace, but never found one.

    2. avatar Kenneth says:

      Nope, not a Hakim. On second look the bayonet doesn’t mount quite right. I’ll go with ?????

  29. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    You guys are really working for 300 rds. That’s not even a good start for a day at the range.

  30. avatar Bil says:

    Japanese Type 38, Schmidt Rubin K-31, M-1 Carbine, SKS, SVT-40, L1A1, Rashid, MAS 49/56, and M1 Garand.

  31. avatar luigi says:

    Topsy, Stinky, Brooklyn, Fat Brooklyn, and of course, Irwin Linker.

  32. avatar RocketScientist says:

    Arisaka type 99
    Swiss K31
    M1 carbine
    FN FAL
    Ljungman Ag m/42
    MAS 49/56
    M1 Garand

  33. avatar doublepar says:

    Type 99, K31, M1 Carbine, SKS, SVT, FN Fal, Rasheed Carbine, MAS49, M1 Garand

  34. avatar Robert Ross says:

    Japanese Arisaka type 99, Swiss K31, M1 Carbine, SKS, SVT-40, FN FAL, Egyptian Rasheed, MAS 49/56, M1Garand

  35. avatar Roger Schoenfelder says:

    Arisaka 99, Schmit-Rubin K31, M-1 Carbine, SKS Carbine, SVT-40, FN-Cal, Rasheed, MAS-49, M-1 Garand

  36. avatar Jeff says:

    Arisaka, K31, M1 Carbine, SKS, SVT 40, FN FAL, Vz 52, MAS49, M1 Garand

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