WWII transformed the US firearms industry, leading to the production of iconic weapons crucial to victory.


  1. The Browning automatic rifle was a standard light machine gun used throughout WWII.
  2. The M2 Browning, a .50 calibre machine gun, was also used in anti-aircraft and naval defence roles.
  3. The Colt M1911 pistol remained in use from 1911 to 1986.