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by JTF-Bravo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: m-1 Carbine questions
Replies: 10
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Re: m-1 Carbine questions

I read the specs and proposal for stripper clips in a document in a 1948 Army publication, and I have not seen any WWII ammo on stripper clips.
by JTF-Bravo
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: m-1 Carbine questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7252

Re: m-1 Carbine questions

When I enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1981, some of our rifles were engraved XM-15, and some of them had slick sides.

In 1986, I found M-3a1 "grease guns" in the arms room of an Air Defense unit equipped with M-42 "Duster" twin 40mm guns on M-41 "Walker Bulldog" tank chassis.
by JTF-Bravo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: m-1 Carbine questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7252

Re: m-1 Carbine questions

So, it was possible for M-1 Carbines to be still fielded by units into1979? 1982?
by JTF-Bravo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: m-1 Carbine questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7252

Re: m-1 Carbine questions

However, with the withdrawal of troops from Viet Nam, and the post-war draw down that would have freed up at least a quarter million M-16s to be re-issued to the ARNG and USAR. I wonder how long it took to switch units from M-1s to M-16s. (The M-14 was never produced in large enough numbers to be th...
by JTF-Bravo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: m-1 Carbine questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7252

Re: m-1 Carbine questions

True. The ARNG troops that handled the Kent State riots were issued Garands.
by JTF-Bravo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: m-1 Carbine questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7252

m-1 Carbine questions

What year did the stripper clip design go from the early one where a loading charger/spoon was permanently attached to the clip, to the later M-16-style design where the stripper clips had no attached spoon and each bandoleer had a single separate charger/spoon in it? I have seen the original specif...

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