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A rifle of short length and light weight.



a short, lightweight rifle. The precursor of the carbine was invented at the end of the 15th century. From the 18th century through the first half of the 20th century it was included in the armament of the cavalry and artillery. After World War I1 (193945) the improved automatic carbine became part of the armament of most armies. Certain hunting rifles are also called carbines. [I 1–1 102–31

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Being awarded the contract to manufacture what became the M1 Carbine was the good news for Winchester.
The carbine can be fired with the stock folded, although I'm not sure why you'd want to, other than to look cool.
Heavily based on the original Linda Carbine, it incorporates many of the M-68 original parts, as well as all the design improvements Ray Wilkinson implemented over the design's lifespan.
Caption: Rifle and carbine standard buffers and buffer springs.
Crosman built their M1 carbine BB gun on the popular Crosman V350 BB gun chassis.
The Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, did not justify the requirement for a new carbine .
The army is looking to buy 40,000 carbines and evaluated guns from Colt, Beretta, IWI and SIG Sauer.
In much the same vein, 10 years earlier Stewart had helped establish the legend of the M1 carbine when he played the title role in Carbine Williams.
mil) over the next several months that discuss the concepts inherently tied to issues of weapon selection along with deeper dives on the M4 improvements and the carbine competition itself.
The military will dispose of all its M1s but will keep about 640,000 carbines for reserve forces, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper said.
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane, a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, deployed more than 1,300 M4A1 carbine rifles to sailors worldwide this summer while saving taxpayers more than $970,000.
THE M-4 carbine is the Army's primary combat rifle for infantry, ranger and special-operations forces.