Can You Name the Rifle From a Photo?

By: Kennita Leon

About This Quiz

Rifles are guns that are designed with extended spiral barrels that are grooved. The intent is to make a bullet spin allowing for accuracy over a great distance. This weapon can be braced against the user's shoulder for better stability when firing. Useful for warfare, shooting sports and hunting, rifles have evolved from being able to shoot only one bullet to now having the capacity to fire multiple rounds per one squeeze of the trigger. 

There are several different variations of this kind of gun, which include but are not limited to pneumatic, CO, manual, and self-loading rifles. A single shot rifle is typically bolted or break action while a repeating rifle can be lever-action, pump action, semi-automatic or bolt-action. But you already knew all this right?

The AR-15 rifle, for example, has an infamous reputation because most individuals believe that ‘AR’ stands for assault rifle. However, the AR-15 received its name after ‘ArmaLite rifle,’ from the company that invented it in the 1950s. Initially, this gun was designed to transform soldier weaponry by offering a lighter option with less recoil action. 

Our quiz has many different types of rifles that we want you to try to identify. Are you up to the challenge? Will you be labeled as a gun expert in the end, or should you leave them alone entirely?

Originating from the kingdom of Hungary, the 35M rifle was designed in the year 1935. It was used by the kingdom of Hungary, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union during World War II and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The most recognizable feature on this bolt-action service rifle is the placement of the bolt handle.

Designed by Joseph Kouchy of the Czech Republic between the years of 1943-1944, the CZ 452 rifle is still produced today. There are several variants of this hunting rifle. These include American, Varmin, Lux, Scout, Silhouette, Style and FS.

The Heym Express Magnum is a bolt-action rifle, manufactured in Germany by Heym AG during the 1990s and is used primarily for hunting. Weighing up to 12 pounds, this rifle uses a 3-5 round internal magazine feed system.

Originally referred to as the Repeating Rifle Muster 1888, the Manlicher M1888 is a bolt-action rifle that was designed during 1887-1888 by Ferdinand von Mannlicher of Austria-Hungary. Produced in Austria-Hungary during the years 1888-1945, this rifle was used in several wars, most notably World War II.

The PTR 91F is one of the oldest models of the PTR 91 rifles. Copying from the design of the HK91, this semi-automatic rifle was designed and manufactured by PTR 91 Industries Inc in 2000 in the United States of America. The PTR 91F rifle is a roller-delayed blowback action rifle and features a 20-round detachable box magazine feed system.

Originating in Japan, the Arisaka rifle was designed by Arisaka Nariakira Nambu Kijiro in 1987. This bolt-action rifle carried a 5-round internal magazine feed system and was in use from 1897 to 1945. There are 11 variants of this rifle.

A more modern rifle, the Smith & Wesson M&P10 was first produced by the Smith & Wesson company of the United States in 2013. Weighing just 3.5 kg, this is a lighter rifle with a 10-round detachable box magazine feed system. This semi-automatic rifle has three variants.

The Ross Rifle is a bolt-action rifle designed in 1903 in Canada, the first ever to achieve a velocity of more than 3000 ft per second. A record 420,000 rifles were produced during 1903-1918. After being withdrawn from the front line, the Ross rifle was used as a sniper rifle due to its long-range accuracy.

English for Zundnadelgewehr, the Dreyse Needle Rifle was designed with a single-shot feed system by Johan Nikolaus von Dreyse of Prussia in 1836. Accepted for service in 1841, this rifle was used by Prussia and Romania during 1841-1873 in the Second Schleswig War, Austro-Prussian War, Franco-Prussian War and the Romania War of Independence.

The Tabatiere Rifle is a breech-loading gun used by the French Army during the years 1864-1870. Tabatiere was originally used as a conversion system for converting muzzle-loading guns to breech-loading guns. Influenced by the Dreyse Needle gun of Prussia, the Tabatiere rifle was first designed in 1857, mimicking the physical designs of the muzzle-loading Minie Rifles.

Also referred to as the marlin papoose, the Marlin Model 70P is a semi-automatic rifle manufactured by Marlin Firearms. Weighing a mere 3 pounds with a 7- and 10-round magazine feed system, the Marlin Model 70P is well-known for its portability.

First designed in 1958 by Eugene Stoner of the United States, the Armalite AR-7 is a semi-automatic rifle which has six variants and was modified to be used as an aircrew survival weapon by the Israeli Air Force.

A gas-operated semi-automatic rifle designed by George Kellgren in 2003. The Kel-Tec RFP rifle was first produced in 2008 by Kel-Tec industries. The RFB stands for Rifle, Forward-ejection, Bullpup.

A breech-loading rifle designed by RSAF Enfield in 1860 in the United Kingdom, the Snider Enfield rifle was used in service during 1867-1890 by United Kingdom, Japan, Kingdom of Portugal and the Khedivate of Egypt. There are nine variants to this rifle.

Designed in 1861 by the Confederate States and produced during 1861-1865 by Richmond Armory, the Richmond rifle was used in the American Civil War. It has a muzzleloading feed system with a firing rate of 2-3 shots per minute.

This was the first repeating rifle adopted by the military force of Norway. The Krag Petersson was designed in 1872 by O.H.J Krag and A Petersson. This rifle has a 10-round tubular magazine feed system.

Originally known as "Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle," the Baker rifle is a flintlock rifle originated in the United Kingdom. It was used by the Rifle regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars of 1801-1837.

Designed by James Paris Lee of the United States in 1895, this is a straight pull cam-action rifle used by the U.S Navy and Marine Corps as a first-line infantry rifle. The M1895 Lee Navy was also referred to as the Winchester-Lee rifle, 6mm Lee Navy, and Lee Rifle.

Martini Enfields were conversion rifles of the Zulu war era. They were designed by RSAF Enfield in 1878 and used during the second Boer War, World War I and British colonial wars.

A semi-automatic rifle designed in 2009 by Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. of the United States, the Ruger SR-556 was a gas-operated, rotating bolt -action rifle and marked the entry of manufacturing company into the AR-15 market.

Designed by Joseph Lorenz of the Austrian Empire in 1854, the Lorenz rifle was manufactured using private contracts assigned by the Austrian government. It was used in the American Civil War, the Second Italian War of Independence and the Austro-Prussian War.

A family of small bolt-action rifles used from the 1890s to 1940 by the French army, the Berthier rifle was designed by Emile Berthier and was used by France, Nazi Germany, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Serbia and Persia during World War I and World War II.

The world's first military repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. The Spencer Repeating Rifle was an American lever action rifle manufactured by the three companies Spencer Company, Burnside Rifle Co, and Winchester during 1860 and 1869.

First designed and manufactured by SAKO of Finland in 2003, the Tikka T3 is a bolt-action series. This rifle has several variants and is used by Canada and France.

Semi-automatic rifle manufactured in Germany by the Walther company. Thanks to its bullpup design, the Walther G22 can only be fired on the right to avoid injuries to the shooter's face. This rifle has a 10-round detachable box magazine feed system.

As suggested by its name, this rifle originates in the European country of Switzerland. Used as the first service rifle by the Swiss Army between 1861 and 1863, the Stutzer was also referred to as Feldstutzer 1851 and was manufactured by Beuret Frere a Liege and other private companies.

A straight-pull bolt-action rifle produced in Germany by Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH with very rare features, the Blazer R8 rifle is one of the most expensive hunting rifles and is not very popular in countries like the United States. The design of the Blazer R8 is based on that of the Blazer R93.

Used in the American Civil War by Confederate sharpshooters, the Whitworth rifle was designed in 1854-1857 by Sir Joseph Whitworth. Given its long-range shooting accuracy, the Whitworth rifle was used along with a scope, making it the world's first sniper rifle.

A semi-automatic rifle designed by Manuel Mondragon in 1904, it was a straight pull, bolt-action that was first designed in 1884. These rifles were used both by Mexico (1901-1949) and Germany (1915-1945) in the Mexico War, World War I and World War II. Mexico's first self-loading rifle was developed from the Mondragon rifle.

Arthur Savage designed this model in 1892-1899. It was then put into production by the Savage Arms Company of Utica, New York from 1899-1998. One of the first hammerless, lever-action rifles, the Savage Model 99, reduced the lock time.

Designed by John C Garand in 1928, the M1 Garand rifle was used mainly by U.S forces during World War II and the Korean War as the standard U.S service rifle. It was called "the greatest battle implement ever devised" by General George S. Patton. Some of these rifles were also shipped off to the allies of America.

Designed by Karl Lewis and manufactured by the Browning Arms Company, the Browning BLR is a lever-action rifle. The BLR comes in several variants and uses a detachable box magazine feed system, allowing it to be chambered for rounds with pointed-tip bullets.

The Vetterli rifles were a series designed by Johann-Friedrich Vetterli and were used in service by the Swiss Army, Italian Army and Russian Army during 1869-1890. When introduced, the Vetterli rifles were the most advanced rifles in Europe. The Vetterli ended the use of the Eidgenossischer Stutzer 1851.

Also referred to as the Type 5 rifle, the Type 4 rifle was an experimental rifle created by the Japanese to copy the American M1 Garand rifle. This rifle was a semi-automatic, designed in 1944 and used by the Japanese Imperial Army.

Originating from Switzerland this bolt-action rifle was used by the Swiss Army from 1889 to present. The Schmidt-Rubin was designed by Rudolph Schmidt and Eduard Rubin. There are 10 models of this rifle.

First produced in 2008 by the Mossberg Firearms Company of the United States, the Mossberg 464 is a lever-action repeating hunting rifle with several variants.

This is another lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning and produced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1886-1935. The Winchester Model 1886 was used with smokeless powder, although it was originally designed for the use of black powder.

A Spanish version of the Winchester Model 1892, manufactured by Garate y Anitua Cia during the period 1915-1937, El Tigre was a lever action, 12-round tube magazine feed system rifle that was used during 1923-1980 in the Spanish Civil War. The popularity of the El Tigre is believed to have been caused by the marketing of the Winchester Company's rifles by an agent in Spain.

A muzzleloading rifle designed in 1836 for use by the British Army, the Brunswick Rifle was used during Crimean War, American Civil War and British Colonial conflicts; it had an effective firing range of 300 yards.

Known as the "People's Assault Rifle," the Volkssturmgewehr was developed toward the end of World War II (late 1944) by Nazi Germany. It was a semi-automatic rifle. The most popular variant of this rifle was the gas-delayed blowback Volkssturmgewehr by Gustloff.

Coming in second as the rifle to be used as the replacement to the M1903 Springfield, the Pedersen Rifle was designed by John Pedersen purposely for testing by the U.S Army in 1920. This semi-automatic rifle was officially known as the T1E3 Rifle. After being rejected for use by the U.S Army, the Pedersen rifle was offered to Japan and the United Kingdom.

Named after its origin in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Springfield Model 1861 or "Springfield" was the most widely used weapon during the Civil War. This rifle was designed in 1861 and was used by the Confederate States and the United States of America in 1861-1873.

Designed by Hubert-Joseph Comblain of Belgium, the M1870 Belgian Comblain rifle was used by Belgian, Brazilian and Chilean armies during the War of the Pacific. This was a falling block service rifle produced in three variants; Brazilian, Chilean and Belgian Comblains.

Designed by Christian Sharps in 1848, the Sharps rifles were single-shot rifles known for their long-range accuracy. Often seen in movies and books of the Western genre, this rifle has a single-set trigger and double-set trigger variants. The first Sharps rifle was manufactured in Pennsylvania in 1850 by A.S Nippes.

A breech-loading rifle used by the British Army during the American War of Independence, the Ferguson rifle was designed by Maj. Patrick Ferguson in 1770. A recorded 200 rifles were produced, as they took very long to manufacture and were also very expensive.

A bullpup semi-automatic rifle first designed and produced in Australia by Bushmaster Firearms International. Mimicking the operating system of the Armalite AR-18, the Bushmaster M17S has a gas-operated rotating-bolt.

A rolling block rifle used by the Swedish and Norwegian armies, the Remington M1867 was the first rifle to use metallic cartridges. Designed by Joseph Rider in 1867, the first 10,000 rifles were manufactured in the United States. In 1867, Sweden and Norway jointly selected the Remington as their standard military rifle and had it manufactured under license in their countries.

A semi-automatic gas-operated, rotating bolt gun, this rifle was designed by a Danish man by the name of Soren H. Bang. It was simply a modification of the preceding models of 1909 and 1911. The M1922 was deemed unsuccessful in the testing by US government.

Made by brothers Jacob and Samuel Hawken in 1823, the Hawken rifle was replaced by breech-loader rifles after the American Civil War. The rifles were made individually by hand on a small scale and were popular for accuracy and long-range. This rifle weighed up to an estimated 15 pounds.

Designed in 1890 in the Kingdom of Italy, the Carcano was developed by Salvatore Carcano and was referred to as the Modello 91. Carcano rifles replaced the Vitterli-Vitali rifles and were used most notably during World War I and II by Italian troops.

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