This military ClipArt gallery offers 79 images of firearms, as well as tools to use these firearms and mechanics to understand how they work.

A gun discharged by the elestic force of air.

Air-gun

A gun discharged by the elestic force of air.

A firearm design where a sliding charger is positioned under the barrel, allowing for faster reloading times.

Fire Arm

A firearm design where a sliding charger is positioned under the barrel, allowing for faster reloading…

Instruments or weapons of offence or defense.

Arms

Instruments or weapons of offence or defense.

"The first form of hand-gun which could fairly be compared with the modern musket. those of earlier date were fired by applying a match by hand to the touch-hole; but about the time of the battle of Morat, in 1476, guns were used having a contrivance suggested by the trigger of the arbalest or cross-bow, by which the burning match could be applied with more quickness and certainty." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Arquebus

"The first form of hand-gun which could fairly be compared with the modern musket. those of earlier…

Also known as a harquebus, the first form of handgun which could fairly be compared with the modern musket.

Arquebus

Also known as a harquebus, the first form of handgun which could fairly be compared with the modern…

A pocket belt for holding ammunition.

Bandoleer

A pocket belt for holding ammunition.

A bazooka is one of a series ("M9 series" variants) of anti-armor and anti-bunker, man-portable rocket launchers that became famous during World War II. Technically named as the M9 Anti-tank Rocket Launcher, it was also called "stovepipe" and used to deliver high explosives into machine gun nests and hardened bunkers in all World War II theaters. It was one of the primary infantry anti-tank weapons used by the United States Armed Forces.

Bazooka

A bazooka is one of a series ("M9 series" variants) of anti-armor and anti-bunker, man-portable rocket…

"The bolt and magazine mechanism can be dismounted without removing the stock. The latter should never be done, except for making repairs, and then only by some selected and instructed men." — Moss, 1914

Bolt and magazine

"The bolt and magazine mechanism can be dismounted without removing the stock. The latter should never…

"Parts shown are handle, A; sleeve, B; safety lock, C; cocking peice, D; safety lug, E; extractor, F; extractor collar, G; locking lugs, H; extractor tongue groove, I, and gas escape hole, J." — Moss, 1914

Bolt mechanism

"Parts shown are handle, A; sleeve, B; safety lock, C; cocking peice, D; safety lug, E; extractor, F;…

"Place the cutoff at the center notch; cock the arm and turn the safety lock to a vertical position, raise the bolt handle and draw out the bolt." — Moss, 1914

Bolt mechanism dismounting

"Place the cutoff at the center notch; cock the arm and turn the safety lock to a vertical position,…

"Early breech-loader. C, pinfire cartridge; S, single grip." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Breech-loader

"Early breech-loader. C, pinfire cartridge; S, single grip." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Improved breech-loading action." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Breech-Loading

"Improved breech-loading action." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

The buffer consists of a tube in which are placed successively from front to rear, the buffer head, a brass friction cup with concave interior and split to allow it to spring; a steel cone to fit into the cup. For of these ups and cones are placed one after the other. Next is the buffer spring and finally the buffer nut which is screwed into the end of the tube and forms a seat for the spring.

Buffer Mechanism

The buffer consists of a tube in which are placed successively from front to rear, the buffer head,…

A fire-arm intermediate between the pistol and musket in length and weight, used by mounted troops.

Carbine

A fire-arm intermediate between the pistol and musket in length and weight, used by mounted troops.

"U.S. Carbine, CAL. .30, M1." -War, 1944 A carbine is a firearm similar to a rifle or musket, but generally shorter and of lesser power. Many carbines, especially modern designs, were developed from rifles, being essentially shortened versions of full rifles firing the same ammunition, although often at a lower velocity.

Carbine

"U.S. Carbine, CAL. .30, M1." -War, 1944 A carbine is a firearm similar to a rifle or musket, but generally…

A case of paper, pasteboard, etc., containing a charge for a firearm.

Cartridge

A case of paper, pasteboard, etc., containing a charge for a firearm.

"Central-fire cartridge." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Cartridge

"Central-fire cartridge." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A cylindrical, usually metal casing containing the primer and charge of ammunition for firearms.

Bullet Cartridge

A cylindrical, usually metal casing containing the primer and charge of ammunition for firearms.

A case for cartridges.

Cartridge-box

A case for cartridges.

"Central-fire Gun. C, central-fire cartridge; L, lever; W, washer; S, screw." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Central-fire Gun

"Central-fire Gun. C, central-fire cartridge; L, lever; W, washer; S, screw." — Encyclopedia Britannica,…

Crossbow and quarrel.

Crossbow

Crossbow and quarrel.

A device which projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity through a controlled explosion. The firing is achieved by the gases produced through rapid, confined burning of a propellant.

Handheld Firearm

A device which projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity through a controlled…

Firearm is a device which projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity through a controlled explosion. The firing is achieved by the gases produced through rapid, confined burning of a propellant.0

Military Firearm

Firearm is a device which projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity through a…

A weapon that fires a projectile.

Portable Firearm

A weapon that fires a projectile.

The powder flask is embossed in an Italian style with a center scene of dead game. It is used to hold gun powder for use in firearms

Powder Flask

The powder flask is embossed in an Italian style with a center scene of dead game. It is used to hold…

Flintlock is the general term for any firearm based on the flintlock mechanism. Introduced about 1630, the flintlock rapidly replaced earlier firearm-ignition technologies.

Moorish Flint-lock

Flintlock is the general term for any firearm based on the flintlock mechanism. Introduced about 1630,…

Flintlock musket used in the American Revolution

Flintlock Musket

Flintlock musket used in the American Revolution

An early French gun.

French Gun

An early French gun.

French gun used at the time of the French and Indian War

French gun of the eighteenth century

French gun used at the time of the French and Indian War

"A device for preventing the escape of gas through the vent or around the breech-mechanism which closes the rear end of the bore or chamber of any breech-loading small-arm, machine-gun, or cannon. Freire Gas-check. AA, breech-block; BB, expanding bolt and bolt-head; CC, expanding steel ring or gas-check; S, spiral spring; D, check-nut and set-screw." -Whitney, 1911

Freire Gas Check

"A device for preventing the escape of gas through the vent or around the breech-mechanism which closes…

<p>A: Bouchon<br>B: Lever<br>C: Bouchon Seal<br>D: Striker<br>E: Spring<br>F: Hinge Pin<br>G: Split Pin<br>H: Split Pin Ring<br>I: Moisture Cap<br>K: Primer<br>L: Priming Powder<br>M: Fuse<br>N: Detonator</p>

Grenade Parts

A: Bouchon B: Lever C: Bouchon Seal D: Striker E: Spring F: Hinge Pin G: Split Pin H: Split Pin Ring I:…

Gun used in early American military.

Gun

Gun used in early American military.

A common musket, or rifle, etc.

Gun

A common musket, or rifle, etc.

A flintlock gun from Colonial times.

Gun

A flintlock gun from Colonial times.

"Gun-lock. a, hammer or cock; b, tumbler; c, bridle; d, bridle-screw; e, sear; f, sear-screw; g, sear-spring; h, sear spring screw; i, main-spring; k, swivel; l, l, side-screws." -Whitney, 1911

Gun Lock

"Gun-lock. a, hammer or cock; b, tumbler; c, bridle; d, bridle-screw; e, sear; f, sear-screw; g, sear-spring;…

"Gun. A, breech; B, barrel; C, band; D, breech-block; E, butt; F, butt- or heel-plate; G, front sight or bead; H, guard- or trigger-plate; I, guard-bow; K, hammer; L, lock; M, peep-sight; N, N, pipes; O, pistol-grip; P, rear sight; Q, receiver; R, side-screws or -nails; S, S, stock; T, tip; U, trigger; V, wiping-rod." -Whitney, 1911

Parts of the Gun

"Gun. A, breech; B, barrel; C, band; D, breech-block; E, butt; F, butt- or heel-plate; G, front sight…

The Browning M1919 is a .30 caliber medium machine gun family widely used during the 20th century. It was used as a light infantry, coaxial, mounted, aircraft, and anti-aircraft machine gun by the U.S. and many other countries, especially during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Although it began to be superseded by newer designs in the later half of the century (such as by the M60 machine gun), it remained in use in many North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries and elsewhere for much longer. It is very similar in design to the larger .50-caliber M2 Machine Gun, which is also a Browning-designed weapon and is still in NATO service.

Browning Machine Gun

The Browning M1919 is a .30 caliber medium machine gun family widely used during the 20th century. It…

A revoltionary gun with a long barrel and flint operated.

Revolutionary Gun

A revoltionary gun with a long barrel and flint operated.

Hand Cannon, fourteenth century

Hand Cannon

Hand Cannon, fourteenth century

"The hand-gun was used by both infantry and cavalry; it consisted of a simple iron or brass tube with touch-hole at the top, fixed on a straight stock of wood; when used on foot, the soldier held it firmly by passing the stock under the arm; when used on horseback he stock was shortened to butt against the breast, the barrel resting on a fork secured to the saddle bow." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hand-Gun

"The hand-gun was used by both infantry and cavalry; it consisted of a simple iron or brass tube with…

"Hotchkiss Magazine Gun." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hotchkiss Gun

"Hotchkiss Magazine Gun." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

The 105 mm Howitzer M2A1(M101) was the standard light field howitzer for the United States in World War II, seeing action in both European and Pacific theatres. Entering production in 1941, it quickly entered the war against the Imperial Japanese Army in the Pacific, where it gained a reputation for its accuracy and powerful punch. The M101 fired 105 mm high explosive (HE) semi-fixed ammunition and had a range of 11,200 metres (12,200 yd), making it suitable for supporting infantry.

105 mm Howitzer M2A1

The 105 mm Howitzer M2A1(M101) was the standard light field howitzer for the United States in World…

An illustration of a krupp cupola for two 28 centimeter (11") guns.

Krupp Cupola for Two 28-cm Guns

An illustration of a krupp cupola for two 28 centimeter (11") guns.

A utensil formerly in use for containing a small fixed amount of powder and introducing it into the pan of a gun.

Wheel Lock

A utensil formerly in use for containing a small fixed amount of powder and introducing it into the…

This image "shows a cross section through the magazine empty, and with cut-off "on," shown in projection. The parts are receiver, A; bolt, B; firing pin, C; cut-off, D; rear lug slot, E; bolt locking lug channels, F; magazine, G; follower, H; magazine spring, I; and floor plate, J." -Moss, 1914

Empty Magazine

This image "shows a cross section through the magazine empty, and with cut-off "on," shown in projection.…

This image "represents a cross section through the ejector with the magazine loaded. The parts shown are receiver, A; bolt, B; firing pin, C; ejector, D; clip slots, E; bolt locking lug channels, F; magazine, G; follower, H; magazine spring, I; and floor plate, J." -Moss, 1914

Loaded Magazine

This image "represents a cross section through the ejector with the magazine loaded. The parts shown…

"Martini breech action (closed)." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Martini Breech

"Martini breech action (closed)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Martini breech action (open)." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Martini Breech

"Martini breech action (open)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

The Matchlock was the first mechanism or "lock" invented to uncomplicate the firing of a hand-held firearm.

Indian Matchlock

The Matchlock was the first mechanism or "lock" invented to uncomplicate the firing of a hand-held firearm.

The lever pressed by the finger to discharge a firearm.

Trigger Mechanism

The lever pressed by the finger to discharge a firearm.

This grenade is nothing more than the No. 5 fitted with a rod 5&frac14; inches long screwed into a steel base plug which in turn screws into the bottom of the grenade. To keep the lever of the bomb in place after the pin has been pulled, a ring attachment is fixed to the rifle by means of the bayonet.

Model 23, Mark I (Rifle)

This grenade is nothing more than the No. 5 fitted with a rod 5¼ inches long screwed into a steel…

An illustration of a mortar and mount.

Mortar & Mount

An illustration of a mortar and mount.

A kind of fire-arm discharged by a percussion-lock.

Musket

A kind of fire-arm discharged by a percussion-lock.

This pistol is ornamented in a Romanesque style.

Pistol

This pistol is ornamented in a Romanesque style.

This pistol is an engraved French design.

Pistol

This pistol is an engraved French design.

A small to medium sized handheld gun.

Pistol

A small to medium sized handheld gun.

A small to medium sized handheld gun.

Pistol

A small to medium sized handheld gun.

A small to medium sized handheld gun.

Pistol

A small to medium sized handheld gun.

"To construct a sighting rest for the pistol take a piece of wood about ten inches long, one and a quarter inches wide, and nine sixteenths of a inch thick. Shape one end so that it will fit snugly in the middle of the pistol when the magazine has been removed. Screw or nail this stick to the top of a post or other object at such an angle that the pistol when placed on top of the stick will be approximately horizontal. A suitable sighting rest for the revolver may be easily improvised." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Pistol sighting rest

"To construct a sighting rest for the pistol take a piece of wood about ten inches long, one and a quarter…

A firearm designed to be held and operated by one hand, with the other hand optionally supporting the shooting hand.

Automatic Pistol

A firearm designed to be held and operated by one hand, with the other hand optionally supporting the…