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Crazycastor 03-19-2013 01:48 AM

what makes a rifle a carbine.
 
I never could figure out what makes a rifle a carbine rifle. Can someone explain this to me?

yayamamasami 03-19-2013 02:00 AM

A light automatic rifle.
A short rifle or musket used by cavalry.

Gatoragn 03-19-2013 02:02 AM

Generally a carbine refers to a shorter length of the barrel. Carbines in the range of 16 to 20 inches. Rifles are 20 inches and up.

The military has some carbines shorter than 16 inches, but they are not available to us civilians without a tax stamp.

SSGN_Doc 03-19-2013 02:03 AM

A short version of a rifle, or a rifle designed to be short, light, and handy.

A a Mauser 98K (K being Karabine) was a short version of the Model 1898 Rifle.

A M1 Carbine was designed from the start to be a short, light, handy, shoulder fired weapon.

Crazycastor 03-19-2013 03:15 AM

Got it. Knew it was something like that but never knew how they considered it to be a carbine. For the longest I thought it was a rifle that shot a pistol round until I started paying attention to some rifle rounds in carbines.

c3shooter 03-19-2013 03:24 AM

Originally, a short barreled rifle used by Cavalry. Comes from the French Carabine, which related to mounted troops.

Which, by the way, is why it is pronounced car-bean, and not car-bine.

yayamamasami 03-19-2013 03:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter
Originally, a short barreled rifle used by Cavalry. Comes from the French Carabine, which related to mounted troops.

Which, by the way, is why it is pronounced car-bean, and not car-bine.

Shoot, I didn't know that that's why we call them car-beans. Thanks c3. A wealth of knowledge!!!!

HockaLouis 03-19-2013 03:27 AM

Um, a hacksaw?

G-man111 03-19-2013 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yayamamasami

Shoot, I didn't know that that's why we call them car-beans. Thanks c3. A wealth of knowledge!!!!

I did not know that M1 grand!!!!!!!!!!!!

G-man111 03-19-2013 03:31 AM

Hey man are you new.


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