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Assault rifles

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Automatic rifles developed from submachine guns during the Second World War for use with cartridges intermediate in size and power between pistol and rifle cartridges.

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Broader Terms used

rifles (long guns)

Term used for

rifles, assault

Equivalent Terms used

assault rifle


12yrs ago

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