The Standard issue firearm issue of The German Waffen SS "combat" Units, The Model 41 Rifle, was a 7.92mm, self-loading weapon. Clip fed and fast operating, The Model 41 was capable of 25 rounds per minute with a maximum effective rate of 400 meters. Although 8,000 were produced, the most telling problem with the weapon was the "old enemy" of soldiers the world over - dirt. The Model 41 firing mechanism would constantly jam if not kept free from dirt and debris. Despite this drawback, The Model 41 was relied on for it's accuracy. The Model 41 41 went into production in 1941 with a estimated 15,000 manufactured by War's end (1945).