Was the M1 used in WW2?
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Was the M1 used in WW2?
The M1 Garand or M1 Rifle is a .30-06 caliber semi-automatic battle rifle that was the standard U.S. service rifle during World War II and the Korean War and also saw limited service during the Vietnam War.
Where was M1 carbine used?
The M1 carbine continued to see active service by US forces in the Korean war (1950-53) and later in the Vietnam war. It was also exported for use by US allies such as South Korea.
Did Marines use M1 carbine?
Usage by the Marines The U.S. Army first issued a requirement for a light rifle in June 1940. The Army specified that the new rifle would fire a . The Marine Corps adopted the M1 carbine almost immediately. The carbine did not have the range or penetrating power of the service rifle’s ammuntion.
What rifle did Audie Murphy use?
Famous World War Two soldier and actor Audie Murphy used an M1 Carbine. He was one of the most awarded US soldiers of World War Two when he single-handedly held off a whole division of advancing German troops. Among his arms was the M1 Carbine.
Was the M1 carbine used in Vietnam?
The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
What is the most collectable M1 carbine?
Original, “as built” condition Rock-Ola’s and Saginaw/Irwin Peterson tend to be the highest valued basic M1 Carbines. The much rarer UN-Quality and virtually non existent Commercial Contols M1 Carbines tend to be auction pieces where just about anything is possible.
Is the M1 carbine a good weapon?
It’s still a very effective rifle. The soft point ammo is effective. And if you know what you’re doing, you can make them run and you can still get some pretty good magazines. I have yet to find another long gun that’s as light and handy and well-balanced as the M1 Carbine.
Is an M1 carbine considered an assault rifle?
Assault rifles by military definition are selective fire rifles firing an intermediate cartridge. Neither M1 Carbine, or AR-15 are assault rifles since neither have full auto capability. An M 16, or M 4 is an assault rifle.
What gun shoots a 30 carbine bullet?
The . 30 Carbine (7.62×33mm) is a rimless carbine/rifle cartridge used in the M1 carbine introduced in the 1940s. It is a light rifle round designed to be fired from the M1 carbine’s 18-inch (458 mm) barrel.