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Old January 9, 2021, 10:08 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by 44 AMP View Post
The original concept was that the carbine would not be a primary infantry arm

It was intended to replace the .45 pistol for support troops
False on both accounts, look at the light rifle program from start to finish
It was ALWAYS intended to be a primary weapon
It was NEVER intended to replace the M1911

Yet this myth continues on, just like the 30 Carbine proof winter coats and the "My grandaddy smashed his Carbine against a tree/jeep/tank after he had to use his .45 to stop the charging Jap/Kraut/Macaroni that wouldn't stop after an entire mag from his Carbine" stories.

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