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Can anybody identify this rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nachosgrande, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. nachosgrande

    nachosgrande Well-Known Member

    My buddy just got back from a trip to Israel with his church group and was showing me his pics. We came across this pic of a girl with a rifle and he says that all men and women have to do military service and have a weapon on them at all times. This rifle looks like an old SKS and does not look like a weapon that a government would issue it's military to me. Any ideas?
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  2. MikeKeyW

    MikeKeyW Well-Known Member

    It's a US .30 cal M1 Carbine. I read something a while back about the Israelis rechambering them to a more potent round...???
  3. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    Looks like an M1 Carbine to me.
  4. JonB

    JonB Well-Known Member

    That would be my guess too - M1 carbine.
  5. Bartkowski

    Bartkowski Well-Known Member

    I agree, M1 carbine. I didn't know that people have to have a weapon on them at all times. Is that true or just what someone said?
  6. nachosgrande

    nachosgrande Well-Known Member

    The same thing we used in WWII? And by .30 cal do you mean 30-06?
  7. KC0QGL

    KC0QGL Well-Known Member

    Easy M1 got anything harder. Also Israel has a very low crime rate.
  8. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Well-Known Member

    no he means .30 caliber carbine
    .30-06 is a completely different round, but using a bullet just about the same size
  9. MikeKeyW

    MikeKeyW Well-Known Member

  10. esmith

    esmith Well-Known Member

    When he says .30 cal he means the .30 Carbine round. It isn't as large as the 30-06 by quite a bit.
  11. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    the M1 Garand was in 30-06
    the M1 Carbine was in .30 Carbine

    the US made millions of M1 Carbines during the war, and then gave them ( along with millions of Garands, Thompson's, and other arms) to our Allied nations. Korea, Italy, Israel, pretty much anyone who needed them
  12. nachosgrande

    nachosgrande Well-Known Member

    I just checked out the wiki on that round, and it looks like a pistol round. So, balistically, they are issued a 60 year old version of a Hi Point 9mm carbine?
  13. SamG.

    SamG. Well-Known Member

    M1 Carbine, why I have no idea...
  14. Kman

    Kman Well-Known Member

    the round is a straight walled cartridge, looking a bit like a .22 mag on steroids. It left the field of battle after Vietnam, conflicting reports, not sufficient firepower.
  15. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    The M1 carbine is a substantially better unit than the Hi-Point, and the .30 Carbine is much more potent than 9x19mm. But it pales in comparison to a .30 caliber battle rifle cartridge like the '06 or .308. .30 carbine has a nasty habit of punching neat little holes in the target with minimal tissue destruction.
  16. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    well its ballistics are closer to .357 mag.

    the m1 carbine is not the mainline Israeli rifle. that girl is in a non combat MOS.

    certainly as good as any subgun. and best of all ( for the Israelis ) its free courtesy of uncle sam
  17. MikeKeyW

    MikeKeyW Well-Known Member

  18. nachosgrande

    nachosgrande Well-Known Member

    Thanks everybody. Couldn't figure that one out. I guess my knowledge of military rifles is weak.
  19. MikeKeyW

    MikeKeyW Well-Known Member

    We all had to start somewhere. Welcome aboard.
  20. DeathByCactus

    DeathByCactus Well-Known Member

    Where was that pic taken? Just out of curiosity...

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