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I did not know that M1 grand!!!!!!!!!!!!
M1 Garand, you mean?

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Yes I mean M1Garand



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The description of a carbine was a shortened version of an existing military rifle. The WWII .30 M-1 was in fact a short rifle not a Carbine. There were some shortened M-1 Garands made late in the war.
This description was also applied to civilian firearms as well. The most famous movie rifle was the Winchester Mdl. 92 Saddle Ring Carbine. This was the horse friendly version of the 92 Mdl. rifle.

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I never could figure out what makes a rifle a carbine rifle. Can someone explain this to me?
I once asked this question of a know-it-all at work a few years back. His reply?

"A carbine uses corrosive primers, a rifle uses non-corrosive primers."


I kid you not. That was his answer. I just said "Hmmm." then turned and walked away.

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The description of a carbine was a shortened version of an existing military rifle. The WWII .30 M-1 was in fact a short rifle not a Carbine. There were some shortened M-1 Garands made late in the war.
This description was also applied to civilian firearms as well. The most famous movie rifle was the Winchester Mdl. 92 Saddle Ring Carbine. This was the horse friendly version of the 92 Mdl. rifle.
The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and was produced in several variants. It was widely used by U.S. and foreign military, paramilitary and police forces, and has also been a popular civilian firearm.

In selective fire versions capable of fully automatic fire, the carbine is designated the M2 carbine. The M3 carbine was an M2 with an active infrared scope system. Unlike conventional carbines, which are generally a version of a parent rifle with a shorter barrel (like the earlier .30-40 U.S. Krag rifle and carbine and the later M16 rifle and M4 carbine), the M1 carbine has only one minor part in common with the M1 rifle (a short buttplate screw) and fires a different cartridge.
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I never could figure out what makes a rifle a carbine rifle. Can someone explain this to me?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbine
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I once asked this question of a know-it-all at work a few years back. His reply?

"A carbine uses corrosive primers, a rifle uses non-corrosive primers."

I kid you not. That was his answer. I just said "Hmmm." then turned and walked away.

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I really don't know
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I really don't know
You really don't know what? The guy was an idiot. He tried to give a plausible answer but to anyone who knows a little bit his answer was just stupid. Corrosive primers were phased out starting in the 1940's I think. You can't get them anymore. In any event, the primer, corrosive or not, is a part of the cartridge and has nothing at all to do with the firearm from which the cartridge is fired. Well, you do have to clean the hell out of firearms that have used ammo with corrosive primers because they can cause corrosion.


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