Link to US Military "M" series descriptions?


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Chipperman
June 30, 2004, 01:43 PM
We all know the M1, M14, M16, etc. What about all the other numbers in between?

Does anyone know of a Website that shows the "experimental and prototype" models that were never adopted by the US Military?

I'm most interested in the Rifles, but if they have the descriptions/designations for Carbines, SMG's, MG's etc that would be cool too. :cool:

Thanks.

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Doc
June 30, 2004, 11:20 PM
try the AR 15 site, i think i read it there
www.ar15.com

Chipperman
July 1, 2004, 04:45 PM
AR15.com-- Found nomenclature for the AR series, and Specs for the M16 variants, but nothing about earlier models.

If you found more, I'd appreciate a link.

Anyone else have at least some info about M2-13, if not a link?

Kharn
July 1, 2004, 04:50 PM
M2-M13 were proposed rifles that were not accepted, its mentioned in this month's American Rifleman.

Kharn

Chipperman
July 1, 2004, 05:06 PM
I know that.

What were the specs of the proposed rifles?

For Example, was the M11 .30-06, or .308? Did it have a detatchable Magazine? Was it Select-Fire?

Chipperman
July 3, 2004, 10:46 PM
Nobody has any info about these proposed weapons? :(

Sunray
July 3, 2004, 11:47 PM
I did a quick search that turned up nothing. I suspect you'll have to buy some books. Start with Hatcher's Notebook.
The M2 was a selective fire version of the M-1 carbine. Used mostly in Korea and Viet Nam.

Kharn
July 4, 2004, 12:58 AM
Sunray:
The Army numbered carbines seperately from rifles, thus the M1 carbine and the M1 rifle. There were actually 3 M1 variants: M1, M2 and M3 (M3 was an M2 with early starlight scope), and thus the current M4 carbine's designation.

Kharn

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