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Jake 06-20-2015 10:45 AM

M1 Carbine ID
 
This is a photo from my Fathers Unit of 4 GIs in the 104th Infantry. All have M1 Carbines but what is that extension on the barrel of the front GI? I never seen anything like this before.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/i...02744035_n.jpg

Wakko 06-20-2015 11:07 AM

In 1942, the Army was producing those barrel extensions that were
Designed to improve the accuracy
Of the rifles, and therefore make them more effective.
Naturally, the
Technology wasn't all that great, but the .30 Carbine round
Killed bad guys fairly well regardless.
None of the tested devices added to accuracy
Or effectiveness, so the program
Was quickly scrapped.


Or just read the first letter from each line vertically, top to bottom...

6 Ring 06-20-2015 11:09 AM

M7

Wakko 06-20-2015 11:11 AM

Ah, here you go, based on 6 Ring's information:

http://www.inert-ord.net/usa03a/usar.../spigots2s.jpg

kikokat 06-20-2015 11:44 AM

Wow! You learn something new every day!

Miata Mike 06-20-2015 01:37 PM

M1 Carbine M8 Grenade Launcher attachment.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/foru...or-m1-carbine/

I never heard of them before today. Interesting.

RedSpecial 06-20-2015 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wakko (Post 1314468)
In 1942, the Army was producing those barrel extensions that were
Designed to improve the accuracy
Of the rifles, and therefore make them more effective.
Naturally, the
Technology wasn't all that great, but the .30 Carbine round
Killed bad guys fairly well regardless.
None of the tested devices added to accuracy
Or effectiveness, so the program
Was quickly scrapped.


Or just read the first letter from each line vertically, top to bottom...

Too much time on your hands.

Jake 06-20-2015 02:17 PM

Thanks, seems any question can be answered here :)

New2Brass 06-20-2015 02:21 PM

wrist of the stock looks bound. probably cracked. No grenade sight

DaveHH 06-20-2015 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wakko (Post 1314468)
In 1942, the Army was producing those barrel extensions that were
Designed to improve the accuracy
Of the rifles, and therefore make them more effective.
Naturally, the
Technology wasn't all that great, but the .30 Carbine round
Killed bad guys fairly well regardless.
None of the tested devices added to accuracy
Or effectiveness, so the program
Was quickly scrapped.
just read the first letter from each line vertically, top to bottom...

Read that in Larsen's book?


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