Thread: .30 Carbine S&W
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Old January 31, 2013, 09:24 PM   #1
Bob Wright
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.30 Carbine S&W

The thread about 9mm revovlers reminded me of the WW II experiment with the .30 Carbine round. Seems the Army was considering a .30 Carbine revovler to supplement the M1 Carbine. (Wasn't the .30 Carbine designed to replace the pistol as a sidearm?)

So far as I know, Smith & Wesson built one specimen in .30 Carbine, sort of a reworked M1917 revovler. The gun used half moon clips a la the .45 caliber version.

From what I gathered, the blast and flash was just too much for the average soldier of the time, so the project got no farther. But, interesting anyway.

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