Carbine


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Bazooka Joe71
November 9, 2006, 04:10 PM
I know this is probably a really dumb question, but what does "carbine" mean? I mean, I looked it up in the dictionary, and it says something about lightweight military rifle or something like that, but can anyone elaborate?

Thanks in advance guys.

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bthest86
November 9, 2006, 04:12 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbine

wlchase
November 9, 2006, 04:20 PM
And looking into the etymology, it looks like a slang adapted from a French root meaning "gravedigger." :p

Bill

Baba Louie
November 9, 2006, 04:48 PM
horse soldier shortened rifle

.45 AUTO
November 10, 2006, 01:56 AM
A shorter rifle, being the barrel that is shortened and usually chambers a smaller round.

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