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The M3 Grease Gun is a submachine gun featured in Call of Duty: Finest Hour, Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty: WWII. It was cut from Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: Finest HourEdit

"The compact size of the M3A1 makes it an ideal fit for use inside a tank. With its relatively low rate of fire, this weapon is easier to control than most submachine guns."
— Manual description

The M3A1 Grease Gun appears in one mission only, in the mission the player takes control of Sgt. Sam Rivers in an American Sherman Tank. While on foot the player receives an M3. The Grease Gun has a slightly larger sight than the Call of Duty 2 model and has a faster rate of fire. However it lacks in power, but overall a good choice of weaponry for the mission.


Call of Duty 2Edit

The M3A1 Grease Gun is the same as the Thompson from Call of Duty with a few differences. It has a 32-round magazine, very manageable recoil, good damage, and good accuracy. However, it has a very low rate of fire, making it harder to effectively use it in close quarters engagements. Its iron sights are also very small (just a tiny triangle-shaped pin at the gun's front), making it difficult to get accurate shots. Nonetheless, it is a solid weapon which users of the Call of Duty Thompson might prefer over the Call of Duty 2 Thompson, or for those looking for a change.

Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

Throwing Knife menu icon MW3 The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game.
The M3 Grease Gun was originally going to be in Call of Duty: World at War, but it is cut from final version. however, it can be obtained using console commands where it reuses the same reload as in Call of Duty 2, has a 30 round magazine and is fully automatic but with a slow rate of fire.

Call of Duty: WWII Edit

"Automatic SMG with low recoil and steady fire rate."
— In-game description

The Grease Gun returns in Call of Duty: WWII.

Of all the SMGs, the Grease Gun has the slowest time-to-kill in close quarters, scoring three to four-shot-kills at close range depending upon where the bullets hit the enemy. The rate of fire is also very low, making the Grease Gun a very accuracy-dependent weapon. Missing a shot with this weapon can increase the time-to-kill severely as a result of the lower rate of fire, and even if the player lands every shot, the weapon faces severe competition from the other two SMGs, both of which can kill faster than it, and the assault rifles, all of which have faster times-to-kill at point blank.

Although the weapon does boast fairly controllable recoil, it is still outclassed at medium range by the Type 100, which boasts a faster time-to-kill at range as a result of higher damage, along with cleaner iron sights and better handling. Assault rifles such as the M1941 and STG-44 also take less time to kill at medium range, and even an M1 Garand can effectively suppress a Grease Gun user with sufficient accuracy. At close range, the PPSh-41, Type 100, and all three aforementioned assault rifles all kill faster than the Grease Gun. As well, many players simply skip using the Grease Gun altogether in favor of the much more effective PPSh-41, which (as of the beta) is available from Level 1 with the use of an Unlock Token. It's sight-in speed is slower than most SMGs which can be alleviated by the Quickdraw Handle. A mixture of the Grip, Rapid Fire and an optic of players choice can help alleviate some of the weapons issues. Advanced Rifling also has little effect on the range.

Prior to a patch, when the player equips a Reflex Sight on the Grease Gun and changes the reticle, the default reticle and the new reticle were both displayed on the optic. It shared this trait with the GPMG.

Nazi ZombiesEdit

The Grease Gun is available in Weapon Lockers within all maps, excluding Prologue, from the Mystery Box in all maps for 1,000 Jolts and from the Submachine gun Waffenboxes in The Tortured Path for 2,000 Jolts. When upgraded either by the Ubersprengen or via the Freefire perk "MK. II" it becomes the The Greaser gaining an increased magazine size increased maximum reserve ammo and increased increased damage.


Attachment Unlock level Stats Upgraded Stats
Lens Sight menu icon WWII
Lens Sight
Weapon Level 2
Automatically unlocked in Zombies
Sight changed to a Lens Sight.
Quickdraw menu icon WWII
Weapon Level 3
Zombies level 4
Faster aim down sights time.
Reflex Sight menu icon WWII
Reflex Sight
Weapon Level 4
Zombies level 11
Sight changed to a Reflex Sight.
Grip menu icon WWII
Weapon Level 5
Zombies level 4
Reduced recoil while aiming down sight.
Steady Aim menu icon WWII
Steady Aim
Weapon Level 6
Zombies level 15
Reduced hipfire cone size.
FMJ menu icon WWII
Full Metal Jacket
Weapon Level 7
Zombies level 18
Increased surface penetration and increased damage done to Scorestreaks.
Increased penetration power against zombies.
Advanced Rifling menu icon WWII
Advanced Rifling
Weapon Level 8
Zombies level 32
Increased damage falloff range.
Extended Mag menu icon WWII
Extended Mags
Weapon Level 9
Zombies level 29
Magazine increased to 45
Reserve ammo increased to
Magazine increased to 90
Reserve ammo increased to 630
Rapid Fire menu icon WWII
Rapid Fire
Weapon Level 10
Zombies level 25
Rate of fire increase to 582 RPM
SMG Suppressor menu icon WWII
Weapon Level 11 Suppresses weapon, lowering firing sound and shots do not cause radar pings. N/A


Name Rarity Perk Operation Notes
Rosie Epic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 10% Bonus Soldier XP
Rosie II Heroic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 15% Bonus Soldier XP
Candy Epic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 10% Bonus Soldier XP Collection reward
Candy II Heroic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 15% Bonus Soldier XP
Roxy Epic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 10% Bonus Soldier XP
Zombies Mode Perk Icon WWII Close Quarters
Roxy II Heroic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 15% Bonus Soldier XP The Resistance Item Icon WWII The Resistance
Brandi Epic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 10% Bonus Soldier XP
Brandi II Heroic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 15% Bonus Soldier XP



Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

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