German M30 ''Drilling'' Survival Rifle

  • World War II
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The World War II German M30 ''Drilling'' was a short lived survival rifle, issued to and used by The Luftwaffe. The weapon was a Combination Gun designed to help downed Pilots hunt food. It's overall design was very similar to a traditional Shotgun weapon. First issued in 1931 to Luftwaffe Forces in North Africa, it saw no further service after 1942 – being seen as too cumbersome for combat service.


The M30 “Drilling'' (meaning ''Triple''), featured a multi-barreled and twin triggered assembly. This allowed The Shooter to fire either a double 12-gauge Shot(s) or – via separate attached barrel – a 74mm Rifle round. The Shotgun barrel was designed to fire lead slugs.