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Battle Rifle
Battle rifle
A battle rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full power rifle cartridge, such as 7.62x51mm NATO. While the designation of battle rifle is usually given to post-World War II select fire infantry rifles such as the H&K G3, the FN FAL or the M14, this term can also apply to older military...

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are chambered in full power rifle rounds and are sometimes full-automatic but usually kept in semi-automatic form. For firearms that fire intermediate calibres (IE: 5.56x45mm NATO
5.56x45mm NATO
5.56×45mm NATO is a rifle cartridge developed in the United States and originally chambered in the M16 rifle. Under STANAG 4172, it is a standard cartridge for NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries. It is derived from, but not identical to, the .223 Remington cartridge...

 / 7.62x39mm) see List of assault rifles. The difference between a battle rifle and a designated marksman rifle
Designated marksman rifle
A designated marksman rifle is the weapon used by soldiers in the designated marksman role. The DM role fills the gap between a regular infantryman and a sniper and DMRs have been developed with this middle ground in mind....

 is often only one of terminology; many of the weapons below are currently still in use, re-designated as DMRs.
Name / designation Year of intro Country of origin Primary cartridge primary user
Armalite AR-10 1957  United States 7.62x51mm NATO Portugal, Sudan
The AR-10 was manufactured by the Dutch firm Artillerie Inrichtingen for sales to Portugal and Sudan.
Armalite AR-16
Armalite AR-16
The AR-16 is a prototype selective fire, gas-operated rifle in 7.62x51mm NATO designed by Eugene Stoner at ArmaLite in the late 1950s. While the AR-16 never was adopted as a service rifle by any nation, its main claim to fame was that, in scaled-down form, it served as the basis for the more...

1950s  United States 7.62x51mm NATO Never in active service
The AR-16 was an attempt to manufacture a cheaper alternative to the AR-10 using pressed steel components.
AR-832
SOCIMI AR-832
The SOCIMI AR-832 is an battle rifle of Italian origin. The weapon is gas operated and is chambered in the 7.62x51mm NATO round fed from 20 round BM59 magazines....

1980s  Italy 7.62x51mm NATO Never in active service
The "AR" series of SOCIMI
Socimi
Società Costruzioni Industriali Milano, better known as Socimi, was an Italian manufacturing company based in Milan. It was a manufacturer of trams, metro trains; traction motors for these and for trolleybuses; and bodies for motorbuses and trolleybuses...

 assault rifles were made in limited numbers, when the Italian Special Forces, the Comsubin, San Marco Battalion, Italian Marines, and the Col Moschin Regiment opened a trial for a new service assault weapons cache, instead of the Berretta AR-70. SOCIMI realized 2 assault rifles, the AR-832/FS and the AR-870. None of those were ever adopted by any of the Italian force. The Italian Special Forces, at the end of the trials eventually reverted to the Berretta AR-70/90 series.
AVB-7.62
AVB-7.62
The AB-5.45, AB-7.62, AVB-7.62, and LCZ B20 are a series of weapons developed by Russian small arms designer Anatoly F. Baryshev from the 1960s to late 1990s. The mechanism developed by Baryshev allows the latter two of these light weapons to fire full powered rifle ammunition and still be...

1990s  Russia 7.62x54mm Never in active service
The AB and AVB rifles were designed to reduce recoil force by using a Lever-Delayed Blowback operation and came in both Assault and Battle rifle forms. One variant was produced in Czechoslovakia in the 7.62x51mm NATO calibre. These rifles were not adopted by any military.
Beretta BM59
Beretta BM59
The Beretta BM59 is an Italian-made rifle based on the M1 Garand rifle, but chambered in 7.62x51 mm NATO, and modified to use a detachable magazine. Later revisions incorporated other features common to more modern rifles.-Development:...

1959  Italy 7.62x51mm NATO Argentina, Italy, Nigeria
The Beretta BM59 is an Italian-made rifle based on the M1 Garand rifle with the main addition of having a detachable magazine.
Cei-Rigotti
Cei-Rigotti
The Cei-Rigotti is an early automatic rifle created by Amerigo Cei-Rigotti, an officer in the Italian Army, in 1890, and extensively modified until its final form circa 1900....

1890–1900  Italy 7.62x54mm Never in active service
The Cei-Rigotti is an early automatic rifle created by Amerigo Cei-Rigotti, an officer in the Italian Army, in 1890, and extensively modified until its final form circa 1900.
Calzada Bayo CB-57
Calzada Bayo CB-57
The Calzada Bayo CB-57 was a Spanish battle rifle chambered in the 7.62 NATO round. The weapon was a derivative of the StG-44 and was a contender to the CETME Modelo A....

1957  Spain 7.62x51mm NATO Spain
Based on the prototype Sturmgewehr 45 design, the CB-57 was a rival to the CETME rifle.
CETME
CETME
CETME is an acronym for Centro de Estudios Técnicos de Materiales Especiales , a Spanish government design and development establishment. While being involved in many projects CETME was mostly known for its small arms research and development...

1950s  Spain 7.62x51mm NATO Spain
Based on the prototype Sturmgewehr 45 design, the CETME would, in turn, be influential on the design of the Heckler & Koch G3
Heckler & Koch G3
The G3 is a 7.62mm battle rifle developed in the 1950s by the German armament manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH in collaboration with the Spanish state-owned design and development agency CETME ....

 family of rifles. The CETME was used by the Spanish military.
Charlton
Charlton Automatic Rifle
The Charlton Automatic Rifle was a fully automatic conversion of the Lee-Enfield rifle, designed by New Zealander Philip Charlton in 1941 to act as a substitute for the Bren and Lewis gun light machine guns which were in chronically short supply at the time....

1941  Australia
 New Zealand
.303 British
.303 British
.303 British, or 7.7x56mmR, is a .311 inch calibre rifle and machine gun cartridge first developed in Britain as a blackpowder round put into service in December 1888 for the Lee-Metford rifle, later adapted to use smokeless powders...

Australia, New Zealand
The Charlton Automatic Rifle was a fully automatic conversion of the Lee-Enfield rifle, designed by New Zealander Philip Charlton in 1941 to act as a substitute for the Bren and Lewis gun light machine guns which were in chronically short supply at the time.
Chropi rifle
Chropi rifle
The Chropi Rifle was a battle rifle built by Chropei , a Greek chemicals company, which used the "Chropi" spelling on its weapons. It was designed by a team under Mr. Sotiris Sofianopoulos and was proposed to the Greek Army in 1975...

1975  Greece 7.62x51mm NATO Never in active service
The Chropi rifle was a battle rifle manufactured by Chropei
Chropei
CHROPEI, also spelled as CHROPI , was a historic Greek chemical company. It was founded in 1883 by chemists Spilios and Leontios Economides and has traditionally been a major synthetic dye and pharmaceuticals manufacturer.An important contributor to Greece's defence effort during...

. It was cheap and easy to produce but was found to have no advantages over the Heckler & Koch G3
Heckler & Koch G3
The G3 is a 7.62mm battle rifle developed in the 1950s by the German armament manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH in collaboration with the Spanish state-owned design and development agency CETME ....

 in Greek service. After Chropei went bankrupt, the remaining batches of Chropi rifles ended up in Hellenic Army storage facilities.
FA-MAS Type 62 1962  Early Modern France 7.62x51mm NATO Never in active service
The FA-MAS Type 62 was the result of 40 rifle prototypes designed by MAS between 1952 and 1962 for the French Army. To an extent, the weapon resembled the FN FAL and performed as well, and came close to being adopted by the French military as a replacement for the MAS-49, until the new 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge become popular.
Federov Avtomat 1916  Russian Empire 6.5x50mm Russian Empire, Soviet Union
The Fedorov Avtomat was an early automatic rifle designed by Vladimir Grigoryevich Fedorov and made in Russia in 1916. A total of 3,200 Fedorov rifles were manufactured between 1915 and 1924 in the city of Kovrov
FG 42
FG 42
The FG 42 was a selective fire battle rifle produced in Nazi Germany during World War II...

1942  Nazi Germany 7.92x57mm Nazi Germany
The FG-42 was a selective fire automatic rifle produced in Nazi Germany during World War II. The weapon was developed specifically for the use with Fallschirmjäger airborne infantry in 1942 and was used in very limited numbers until the end of the war.
FM57 rifle
FM57 rifle
The FM1957 is a Swedish prototype battle rifle based on the Ljungman Ag m/42 semi-automatic rifle. Along with the FN FAL, M14, Rk 60 and GRAM 63, it was in competition to replace the bolt action Mausers and the Ag m/42 rifles in Swedish service during the early 1960s but lost over the Heckler &...

1957  Sweden 6.5x55mm Never in active service
The FM57 was a prototype rifle designed on and intended to replace the Ag m/42.
FN FAL
FN FAL
The Fusil Automatique Léger or FAL is a self-loading, selective fire battle rifle produced by the Belgian armaments manufacturer Fabrique Nationale de Herstal . During the Cold War it was adopted by many North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries, with the notable exception of the United States...

1953  Belgium 7.62x51 NATO Many NATO nations and others
Widely used for decades, the FN FAL is one of the more successful battle rifle designs with over one million believed to have been manufactured. The FAL has now been replaced in many arsenals by newer weapons, but the design remains popular and is still in service in many countries.
FN SCAR-H 2000s  Belgium
 United States
7.62x51mm NATO United States of America
The Special Forces Combat Assault Rifle, or SCAR, is a modular rifle made by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal
Fabrique Nationale de Herstal
Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal — self identified as FN Herstal and often referred to as Fabrique Nationale or simply FN — is a firearms manufacturer located in Herstal, Belgium....

 (FNH) for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition. This family of rifles consist of two main types. The SCAR-L, for light, and the SCAR-H, for heavy.
Franchi LF-59
Franchi LF-59
The Franchi LF-59 is a battle rifle heavily based on the FN FAL. The weapon shared the same reliability as the FAL but the Italian forces selected the BM-59....

1959  Italy 7.62x51mm NATO Never in active service
The Franchi LF-59 is a Battle Rifle heavily based on the FN FAL. The weapon shared the same reliability as the FAL but the Italian forces selected the BM-59.
Gordon CSWS 1972  Australia 7.62x51 NATO n/a
The Battle Rifle variant of the Gordon Close Support Weapon System was fed from a 30 round magazine and could also be used as a Light machine gun.
GRAM 63 1963  Sweden 7.62x51mm NATO Never in active service
The GRAM 63 was intended to replace the Ljungman series of service rifles and the 6.5x55mm round. Instead, The Swedish government selected the Bofors Ak4, A license built Heckler & Koch G3A3.
Heckler & Koch G3
Heckler & Koch G3
The G3 is a 7.62mm battle rifle developed in the 1950s by the German armament manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH in collaboration with the Spanish state-owned design and development agency CETME ....

1958  West Germany 7.62x51mm NATO Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

, many NATO and others
The main service rifle
Service rifle
The service rifle of a given army or armed force is that which it issues as standard to its soldiers. In modern forces, this is typically a highly versatile and rugged assault rifle suitable for use in nearly all theatres and environments...

 of the Bundeswehr
Bundeswehr
The Bundeswehr consists of the unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities...

 (German armed forces) for several decades. Beginning in 1995, the German army largely phased out the G3 in favour of the newer Heckler & Koch G36
Heckler & Koch G36
The Heckler & Koch G36 is a 5.56×45mm assault rifle, designed in the early 1990s by Heckler & Koch in Germany as a replacement for the 7.62mm G3 battle rifle. It was accepted into service with the Bundeswehr in 1997, replacing the G3...

, but the rifle remains popular throughout the world and is used, in some capacity, by armies on five continent
Continent
A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with seven regions commonly regarded as continents—they are : Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.Plate tectonics is...

s.
Heckler & Koch HK417 2005  Germany 7.62x51mm NATO Albania
Albania
Albania , officially known as the Republic of Albania , is a country in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkans region. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea...

, Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

, France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

, Netherlands
Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

, others
Based on the HK416 and rechambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO-cartridge, the HK417 although technically a battle rifle is designed more for use as a "designated marksman" rifle, with its increased cost and accuracy weighed against decreased rate of fire and magazine capacity of normally 20 rounds. For use in support and sustained fire applications though, the HK417 can also be fitted with a 50-round, low profile drum magazine.
Howa Type 64
Howa Type 64
The , is a Japanese battle rifle used exclusively by the Japan Self-Defense Forces and the Japanese Coast Guard. It is a gas-operated, selective fire weapon which is chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO round and uses a detachable 20-round box magazine. The Type 64 was never exported outside of Japan...

1964  Japan 7.62x51mm NATO Japan
The Howa Type 64 was the main service rifle during the post US Occupation of Japan. It has been replaced by the Howa Type 89 but still used for ceremonial use. The Howa Type 64 was never used outside Japan due to strict export laws.
INSAS 1998  India 5.56x45mm NATO
5.56x45mm NATO
5.56×45mm NATO is a rifle cartridge developed in the United States and originally chambered in the M16 rifle. Under STANAG 4172, it is a standard cartridge for NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries. It is derived from, but not identical to, the .223 Remington cartridge...

, 5.56x30mm MINSAS
5.56x30mm MINSAS
The 5.56×30mm MINSAS is an ammunition intended for close quarter battle use. The round is somewhat a derivative of the experimental Colt MARS, using a bottlenecked case 30mm long, loaded with a light pointed bullet with steel penetrator core...

India
The INSAS assault rifle was derived from the AK-47
AK-47
The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova . It is also known as a Kalashnikov, an "AK", or in Russian slang, Kalash.Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year...

 and is the standard infantry rifle of the Indian Armed Forces
Indian Armed Forces
The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of India. They consist of the Army, Navy and Air Force, supported by three paramilitary forces and various inter-service institutions such as the Strategic Forces Command.The President of India is...

.
Itajuba Model 954 Mosquetao
Itajubá Model 954 Mosquetão
The Itajubá Model 954 Mosquetão is a battle rifle of Brazilian origin. The weapon is a derivative of the Gewehr 43 but chambered in the .30-06 round.-See also:*Beretta BM59*MAS-49 rifle*Vz. 52 rifle...

Late 40s?  Brazil .30-06 Springfield
.30-06 Springfield
The .30-06 Springfield cartridge or 7.62×63mm in metric notation, was introduced to the United States Army in 1906 and standardized, and was in use until the 1960s and early 1970s. It replaced the .30-03, 6 mm Lee Navy, and .30 US Army...

Brazil
The Model 954 rifle is based on the Gewehr 43
Gewehr 43
The Gewehr 43 or Karabiner 43 is an 8x57mm IS caliber semi-automatic rifle developed by Nazi Germany during World War II...

 chambered to fire the .30-06 round.
KAL1 General Purpose Infantry Rifle
KAL1 General Purpose Infantry Rifle
The KAL1 General Purpose Infantry Rifle was an Australian bullpup rifle designed in the 1970s for jungle warfare following complaints about the weight and length of the L1A1 SLR rifles then in service with the Australian Army. The design never entered service however, with the bullpup configured,...

1973  Australia 7.62x51 NATO n/a
The KAL1 General Purpose Infantry Rifle was an Australian bullpup rifle intended for jungle warfare after complaints about the weight and length of the L1A1 rifles.
L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle
L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle
The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known by the Canadian Army designation C1, as the SLR, or as the "inch pattern" FAL,especially on the American surplus market is a British Commonwealth derivative of the Belgian FN FAL battle rifle, produced under licence...

1954  Belgium
 United Kingdom
 Canada
7.62x51 NATO Australia, Canada (as the C1A1), New Zealand, Southern Rhodesia, United Kingdom
The L1A1 is a version of the FN FAL battle rifle that equipped many British Commonwealth countries.
M1 Garand
M1 Garand
The M1 Garand , was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation. Called "the greatest battle implement ever devised" by General George S...

1936  United States .30-06 Springfield
.30-06 Springfield
The .30-06 Springfield cartridge or 7.62×63mm in metric notation, was introduced to the United States Army in 1906 and standardized, and was in use until the 1960s and early 1970s. It replaced the .30-03, 6 mm Lee Navy, and .30 US Army...

United States and many others
Arguably the first battle rifle, the M1 was the first semi-automatic rifle on general issue to the infantry of any country.
M14
M14 rifle
The M14 rifle, formally the United States Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14, is an American selective fire automatic rifle firing 7.62x51mm NATO  ammunition. It was the standard issue U.S. rifle from 1959 to 1970. The M14 was used for U.S...

1957  United States 7.62x51mm NATO United States and many others
A descendant of the M1, modified for 7.62mm NATO calibre and fully automatic fire, with a detachable magazine.
Madsen LAR
Madsen LAR
The Madsen LAR was a battle rifle of Danish origin chambered in the 7.62mm NATO calibre. It was made from lightweight high tensile alloys and steel similar to that used on the M16 rifle and its layout is based on a number of rifles such as the GRAM 63 and the Valmet M62...

1962  Denmark 7.62x51mm NATO Never in active service
The Madsen LAR was a battle rifle manufactured from aerospace grade aluminium with gas parts from chromium plated steel which early M16 rifles lacked. A 7.62x39mm M43 variant was also trialled by the Finnish Army. The weapon was claimed extremely reliable and came with fixed and folding stocks. Due to the mass sales of the FN FAL and Heckler & Koch G3, the Madsen LAR was considered before its time and therefore ceased.
MAS 49 1949  Early Modern France 7.5x54mm French
7.5x54mm French
The 7.5×54mm French MAS or 7.5 French cartridge was developed by France as an update to the 7.5×57mm MAS mod. 1924 cartridge. It replaced the obsolete 8 mm Lebel round used during World War I. In terms of power it is somewhat comparable to the 7.62×51mm NATO/.308 Winchester round...

France, Syria
The MAS-49 is a French-designed semi-automatic infantry rifle that replaced the motley collection of aging bolt-action rifles (MAS-36, U.S. M1917, Lee Enfield No4, and captured German K98k) that were in French service after the end of World War II. It was manufactured by MAS (an abbreviation of Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Étienne - one of several government-owned arms factories in France).
Model 45A
Model 45A
The Model 45A was a 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...

1945  United States .30-06 Springfield
.30-06 Springfield
The .30-06 Springfield cartridge or 7.62×63mm in metric notation, was introduced to the United States Army in 1906 and standardized, and was in use until the 1960s and early 1970s. It replaced the .30-03, 6 mm Lee Navy, and .30 US Army...

Never in active service
The Model 45A was an experimental bullpup rifle 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 Tom Laemlein encountered a number of annotated photographs of the rifle in the archives of the United States Army Signal Corps.
Mondragón 1887  Mexico 7.92x57mm Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

, Switzerland , Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

, Many other countries
The Mondragón was the world's first automatic rifle to enter active service, and was designed by Mexican general Manuel Mondragón.
Olin/Winchester FAL
Olin/Winchester Salvo Rifle
The Olin/Winchester Salvo Rifle is an experimental double-barreled 5.56mm automatic rifle created for the U.S. Army's Project SALVO in the 1950s. Developed in hopes of increasing the hit probability of soldiers in combat, the Salvo Rifle was designed by Stefan K. Janson, who had previously created...

1957  United States 5.56mm T65 Duplex Never in active service
The Olin/Winchester FAL is an FN FAL battle rifle chambered in the experimental 5.56mm T65 Duplex Round used in Project SALVO to fire flechette projectiles. It was designed by Stefan K. Janson who previously worked on the abandoned Enfield EM2 which actually lost out to the L1A1 SLR in British Service during the 1950s.
Reider
Reider Automatic Rifle
The Rieder Automatic Rifle was a fully automatic Lee-Enfield SMLE rifle of South African origin. The Rieder device could be installed quickly with the use of simple tools. A similar weapon of New Zealand origin was the Charlton Automatic Rifle....

1941  South Africa .303 British
.303 British
.303 British, or 7.7x56mmR, is a .311 inch calibre rifle and machine gun cartridge first developed in Britain as a blackpowder round put into service in December 1888 for the Lee-Metford rifle, later adapted to use smokeless powders...

Never in active service
The Reider Automatic Rifle was a semi-automatic Lee-Enfield SMLE rifle of South African origin. The Reider device could be installed straight away without the use of tools.
SAIGA 308 2000s 7.62x51mm NATO Russia
With the introduction of commercially available 20 and 25 round capacity magazines, the saiga 308 can now be classified as a battle rifle, previously, only 8 round magazines were available. It is based on the AK 47 system of firearms and literally uses the same receiver cut to accommodate the magazine, a larger .308 barrel and .308 magazines. It's bigger brother, the Saiga 100 (.30-06 Springfield) will most likely eventually have magazines in higher capacities in the relatively near future, which would qualify it too as a battle rifle
SIG SG 510 1957  Switzerland 7.5x55mm GP11 Switzerland, Chile
Chile
Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...

, Bolivia
Bolivia
Bolivia officially known as Plurinational State of Bolivia , is a landlocked country in central South America. It is the poorest country in South America...

Once the service rifle
Service rifle
The service rifle of a given army or armed force is that which it issues as standard to its soldiers. In modern forces, this is typically a highly versatile and rugged assault rifle suitable for use in nearly all theatres and environments...

 of the Swiss Army it is now largely phased out in favour of the newer SIG SG 550
SIG SG 550
The SG 550 is an assault rifle manufactured by Swiss Arms AG of Neuhausen, Switzerland...

. It can still be seen in service in the armed forces of Chile
Chile
Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...

 and Bolivia
Bolivia
Bolivia officially known as Plurinational State of Bolivia , is a landlocked country in central South America. It is the poorest country in South America...

.
SIG SG 542
SIG SG 540
The SG 540 is a 5.56mm assault rifle developed in the early 1970s by Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft based out of Neuhausen, Switzerland as a private venture primarily destined for export markets and as a potential replacement for the 7.5mm SG 510 automatic rifle known as the Stgw 57 in...

1970s  Switzerland 7.62x51mm NATO Bolivia
Bolivia
Bolivia officially known as Plurinational State of Bolivia , is a landlocked country in central South America. It is the poorest country in South America...

, Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso – also known by its short-form name Burkina – is a landlocked country in west Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d'Ivoire to the southwest.Its size is with an estimated...

, Chad
Chad
Chad , officially known as the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west...

, Chile
Chile
Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...

, Ecuador
Ecuador
Ecuador , officially the Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is one of only two countries in South America, along with Chile, that do not have a border...

, France
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

, Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

, Jordan
Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

, and others
The SG 542 and derivatives has entered service with the armed forces of several countries in Africa
Africa
Africa is the world's second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area...

, Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

 and South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

 as well as numerous law enforcement and security agencies.
SVT-40 1938  Soviet Union 7.62x54R Soviet Union
The SVT-40 was intended to replace the Mosin-Nagant bolt action rifle as the standard issue infantry rifle of the time. Though many were produced, losses incurred during the outbreak of World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

 forced the decision to revert back to production of the older, simpler bolt action rifle.
W+F Bern StG-54
Sturmgewehr 52
The Sturmgewehr 52 was a battle rifle manufactured by the government-owned W+F Bern of Switzerland. It was chambered in the 7.5mm Kurzpatrone cartridge and later the 7.5mm Swiss Service round as the Sturmgewehr 54, which was fed from the right hand side...

1952  Switzerland 7.5x55mm Swiss Never in active service
The Sturmgewehr 54 was an assault rifle heavily patterned after the German FG42 as it was fed from the right side from M25 light machine gun
Furrer M25
The Furrer M25 is a Swiss recoil operated light machine-gun designed by Colonel Furrer of the Swiss Arsenal in the 1920s and produced since 1925. It takes the 7.5 mm Swiss Service cartridge from a 30-round box magazine and has a cyclic rate of fire of 450 rounds-per-minute...

magazines, also fitted with a muzzle attachment capable of launching rifle grenades.