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Old 07-12-2019, 10:19 PM
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Default Were the M1 Carbine Flash Hiders and Muzzle Brakes actually used in WW2?

Or are they later things that meh... never got used much.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:12 AM
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Drawings i have for the recoil check list april 6, 1946 as the original drawing date, so this part was officially "post war", i.e. WW2.

Have no data for the flash hiders.

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Old 07-13-2019, 08:33 AM
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Drawings i have for the recoil check list april 6, 1946 as the original drawing date, so this part was officially "post war", i.e. WW2.

Have no data for the flash hiders.

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Old 07-13-2019, 10:48 AM
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The first requirement for the Flash Hider was in the fall of 1944 for use with the T3 carbines w/infrared sniper scope, testing and development went on through 1945. On 9 August of 1945 the T23 Flash Hider Modified with nylon washer inserted into the wing nut mounted below the barrel was recommended for standardization for the M2 Carbine as the Hider, Flash, M3. On 27 September 1945 the T23 Modified was approved for standardization for the M2 Carbine as the Hider, Flash, M3. After the war The M1 Recoil Check eventually would be adopted and produced for the M2 Carbine. The M3 Flash Hider would be issued strictly with Infrared Sights.

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Old 07-13-2019, 01:06 PM
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Great information, I added it to page 156 of "The Book".
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:24 PM
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The M2 didn't see a lot of action during WW2 (there weren't very many yet) but it was reported to be quite effective in combat. Read this report of its effect against a truck driver and a couple of passengers in the Philippines (March 1945)

http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=46086

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Old 07-13-2019, 02:24 PM
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This forum is superb! Thanks
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