10 Things You May Not Know About The M1 Carbine Military Rifle
There is a lot of military history that goes along with the M1 Carbine. The U.S. military used this semi-automatic carbine throughout World War II, the Korean war and continued using it into the Vietnam war. The M1 was used until it was replaced by the reliable M16.
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Due to its lightweight, the M1 Carbine was the preferred choice of rifle during World War II. This rifle fires a .30 caliber round which allowed soldiers to carry much more ammunition with them than they could with the .45 caliber submachine guns. There is also a M2 version of this rifle which is a select fire, which means you can change it from a semiautomatic to an automatic weapon.
This rifle is about as American as it gets. Check out some little known facts about the M1 below: