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Old 06-20-2015, 10:45 AM
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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.

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Old 06-20-2015, 11:07 AM
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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...
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:09 AM
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:11 AM
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Ah, here you go, based on 6 Ring's information:

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Old 06-20-2015, 11:44 AM
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Wow! You learn something new every day!
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:37 PM
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M1 Carbine M8 Grenade Launcher attachment.

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

I never heard of them before today. Interesting.

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Old 06-20-2015, 02:04 PM
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Quote:
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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.
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:17 PM
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Thanks, seems any question can be answered here
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:21 PM
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wrist of the stock looks bound. probably cracked. No grenade sight
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:00 PM
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Quote:
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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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