Rifles of World War I
Nov. 19 2022
Ohio History Center 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA Open in Google Map
11 a.m.-Noon
Adult - $16 Senior (60+) - $14 Student (with ID) - $14 Child (4-12) - $10 Child (3 & under) - Free Ohio History Connection Member - Free

Included with museum admission.

The years from 1914 to 1918 saw the bloodiest conflict in human history to that time. The “Great War” as it was called saw the evolution of arms and tactics in ways that have not been seen before or since. It was the first conflict to see the large-scale use of machine guns, chemical weapons, submarines, tanks, and airplanes. Despite these advancements in technology, the regular infantryman with his rifle was still needed to do the hard fighting and dying. There were a diverse number of makes and models of rifles that were used, but some of the more iconic were the Gewehr 98 of the Imperial German Army, the Three Line Rifle of the Imperial Russian Army, and the 1917 Enfield Rifle of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Force. Come see some examples of these rifles and hear about how they were used in the “Great War.”

Annual general operating support provided by:

Sign-Up for our eNewsletter!