M1946 Sieg automatic rifle

M1946 Sieg automatic rifle
M1946 Sieg automatic rifle
Type Battle rifle
Light machine gun
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer James E. Sieg
Designed 1946
Weight 1012pounds (4.76 kg)
Length 36 inches (91.4 cm)

Cartridge .30-06 Springfield
Action Gas
Rate of fire 650-700 rounds/min
Feed system 20 round box magazine
Sights Iron

The M1946 Sieg automatic rifle was a bullpup battle rifle / light machine gun designed by James E. Sieg of the US Coast Guard[1]. The weapon, introduced to the public in 1946, was chambered in the .30-06 round, fed from 20 round magazines and is capable of firing around 650-700RPM in full automatic. It came with a unique muzzle compensator that can be turned off for use with a flash hider or grenade launcher without interfering when also installing a bayonet. Recoil gently threw the barrel of the Sieg rifle downward, not upward. When tested at Fort Benning, it had effective results. The compensator was extremely effective it also enabled the user to fire the rifle with one hand.

See also


  1. ^ "US Sieg rifle". Forgotten Weapons. http://www.forgottenweapons.com/lorem-ipsum/rifles/us-sieg-rifle. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 

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