Model 45A

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 mockup 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.

Country Name Origin Year
Philippines 1945
United States of America 1945

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."

Type Bullpup battle rifle
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Designed 1945
Cartridge .30-06 Springfield
Caliber 7.62mm
Action Gas-operated
Feed system 20-round detachable box magazine
Sights Optical

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