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45A
Model 45A
Country of origin

United States/Philippines

Production began

1945

Weapon type

Battle Rifle

Caliber

.30-06

Action

Gas-operated

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

20-round detachable box magazine

The Model 45A was a .30 caliber bullpup battle rifle/light machine gun developed by the United States Army in the Philippines in 1945. The weapon existed in prototype or mock-up form, but never entered production. The rifle was sparsely documented until annotated photographs of the rifle were found in the archives of the United States Army Signal Corps.

OverviewEdit

The Model 45A utilized the magazine from the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle. Rather than iron sights, it featured an integral scope. Its purpose is unclear, but it is alternately described as a "experimental .30 caliber light machine gun (LMG)" or a "field expedient .30 cal."

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