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Old 03-11-2011, 08:29 PM
22mike 22mike is offline
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Who would build M1 Carbines today if we needed them for another world war ???
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:40 PM
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The carbine is really an antiquated firearm. Really would you want be armed with a "curio" or a "relic" in the next World War?

Well, would you?


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Old 03-11-2011, 08:44 PM
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I shuttter to think we may have to buy them from the Chinese.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:00 PM
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Default I seriously doubt that we as a nation could do the same thing today.

This country went on a full war manufacturing schedule in less than a year. Today, the US companies don't communicate, have no interest in long term planning or cooperation with other companies. Look at the fiasco with Boeing and their new world plane. One of the finest old time companies, renowned for quality, partners with McDonald Douglas and falls flat on its face. This is the company that built 10 thousand B17s and B29s. When companies and businesses choose to hide behind firewalls and offshore customer contact, do you really think they are motivated by anything but greed?
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:43 PM
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Look at todays generation of "U.S. manufacturing companies". Wonder what Facebook and Google will "tool-up" for?
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:44 PM
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This country went on a full war manufacturing schedule in less than a year. Today, the US companies don't communicate, have no interest in long term planning or cooperation with other companies. Look at the fiasco with Boeing and their new world plane. One of the finest old time companies, renowned for quality, partners with McDonald Douglas and falls flat on its face. This is the company that built 10 thousand B17s and B29s. When companies and businesses choose to hide behind firewalls and offshore customer contact, do you really think they are motivated by anything but greed?
You must be from my neck of the woods.
Needless to say, things & times have sure changed around here.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:01 PM
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Who would build M1 Carbines today if we needed them for another world war ???
Probably the same firms that are currently geared up to produce halberds and caltrops......

Could you imagine the look on some young Patriots' face at Valley Forge if someone handed him one with a 30 round magazine saying, "She's handy, fast, and accurate." "But the down side......, She won't shoot through frozen winter clothing......"
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:08 PM
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The carbine is really an antiquated firearm. Really would you want be armed with a "curio" or a "relic" in the next World War?
Hey for what it worth, a newly manufactured M1A1 would be considered an "assault weapon" in the freedom-loving republics of California and Massachusetts.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:48 PM
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In the bigger picture today it wouldn't be M1 carbines but M4's.
The biggest bottleneck would be the barrels. CNC"s can crank out lowers easy enough but barrels take more specialized machinery.

6.5mil M4's in 2.5 years is really possible.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:20 AM
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Hey for what it worth, a newly manufactured M1A1 would be considered an "assault weapon" in the freedom-loving republics of California and Massachusetts.
the m1a is legal in Kalifornia, if it has a 10 rnd mag ( which larger mags can be found) and without a flash suppressor or a legal flash suppressor.
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