Thread: M1 Carbine
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Old February 1, 2013, 02:46 PM   #27
KyJim
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The M1 Carbine was originally designed to be carried in lieu of sidearms by troops in "support" roles like transportation or artillery units. An awful lot of them ended up on the front lines in Korea. As others have mentioned, they have similar ballistics as a .357 magnum.
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