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Old 03-19-2013, 02:48 AM   #1
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I never could figure out what makes a rifle a carbine rifle. Can someone explain this to me?



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Old 03-19-2013, 03:00 AM   #2
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A light automatic rifle.
A short rifle or musket used by cavalry.



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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!!
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Um, a hacksaw?

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!
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