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    Default US small arms of WWII

    would some one tell me all the guns used by the us in WWII
    here is the ones i know

    m1
    m1-a1carbin
    thomson
    bar(browning automatic rifle)
    springfield
    browning .30 cal
    browning .50 cal

    any more i left out i know i left out alot so could yall tell me

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    Colt.45 Pistol
    M3 SMG (Grease Gun)
    M2A1-7 Flame thrower
    Bazooka (not really a gun...)

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    ok thanks man

    is there any more

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    Thompsons are awesome automatics.

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    yes thompsons are good automatics for close range but the BAR is much better for long range

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    M1 grand is not bad .


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    what is the dif in the M1 grand and the M1-A1 carbine

    M1-A1 Carbin is just a smaller version of the M1 Grand aint it

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    Do a search of the site and you'll find long an vehement arguments about the nature of the Garand and the M1.
    To summarise the Garand is a full-power self loading battle rifle shooting the .30-06 round from an 8 shot en-bloc clip. The M1 carbine was a second line (similar to a modern personal defence weapon) rifle shooting a shorter, thinner "neckless" .30cal round (basically an elongated pistol round) from a detachable 10 or 15 shot magazine.
    The carbine mechanism is very similar to (it's based on) the Garand but because it does not shoot the same round it can't be said to be just a "smaller version" in the way that the Lee-Enfield No.5 IS a smaller version of the No.4.
    Fabricati Diem, Pvnc.

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    ok thanks alot man

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    Quote Originally Posted by american sniper
    what is the dif in the M1 grand and the M1-A1 carbine

    M1-A1 Carbin is just a smaller version of the M1 Grand aint it
    I heard somewhere that not everyone was fond of the Carbine when they had the option for an M-1. They said it wasn't that great of a shot and whatnot and that when they had the chance they'd turn it in and try and get an M-1 or use their Colt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cactus
    Quote Originally Posted by american sniper
    what is the dif in the M1 grand and the M1-A1 carbine

    M1-A1 Carbin is just a smaller version of the M1 Grand aint it
    I heard somewhere that not everyone was fond of the Carbine when they had the option for an M-1. They said it wasn't that great of a shot and whatnot and that when they had the chance they'd turn it in and try and get an M-1 or use their Colt.

    one of my grandfather's men was shot 4 times with a carbine when he was clearing a house in the ardennes offensive and LIVED. "(albeit, wounded)

    if you get shot 4 times with a m1 you will die/or bleed to death.

    the carbine has a bad reputation of not penetrating very thick clothing.

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    Just to be picky in the military “Guns” are large things with wheels. Weapons carried in the hands are small arms.
    The \'eathen

    The \'eathen in \'is blindness bows down to wood an\' stone;
    \'E don\'t obey no orders unless they is \'is own;
    \'E keeps \'is side-arms awful: \'e leaves \'em all about,
    An\' then comes up the regiment an\' pokes the \'eathen out.

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    Well the M1A1 Carbine was mainly for paratroopers anyways, with their folding stocks and light weight.

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    Guns should be smooth bored whereas Rifles are rifled.

    The M1 Carbine / M1 discussion has all been seen before, sadly some of you missed out on the amusment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StalingradK
    Well the M1A1 Carbine was mainly for paratroopers anyways, with their folding stocks and light weight.
    Yes paratroopers used M1A1 Carabine ,and M1 Grand .


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