Weapon restrictions for the German army as specified in the Treaty of Versailles

Part V of the Treaty of Versailles set strict limitations on the number of personnel allowed in each branch of the Germany army, and the number of weapons and ammunition allowed for each regiment. In total, there were 100,000 men allowed in the army, with just under 105,000 weapons and almost 60 million rounds of ammunition. The vast majority of these weapons was made up by rifles and carbines, which were the standard weapon for infantry or cavalry units, and their ammunition allowances combined to make up over two thirds of the total allowance. Machine guns were also allocated more than 15 million rounds of ammunition, while heavy guns and artillery received a much smaller allocation.

Restrictions regarding German weapons and ammunitions for the entire German army, as specified in the Treaty of Versailles, June 28, 1919

Total in armyTotal rounds in army (in thousands)
Rifles 84,00033,600
Carbines 18,0007,200
Light machine guns 1,1349,072
Heavy machine guns 7926,336
7.7cm guns 204204
Light trench mortars 189151.2
10.5cm Howitzers 8467.2
Medium trench mortars 6325.2
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

June 28, 1919

Supplementary notes

Release date is date of extraction.

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