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Link to US Military "M" series descriptions?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Chipperman, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    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:

  2. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

    try the AR 15 site, i think i read it there
  3. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    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?
  4. Kharn

    Kharn Well-Known Member

    M2-M13 were proposed rifles that were not accepted, its mentioned in this month's American Rifleman.

  5. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    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?
  6. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    Nobody has any info about these proposed weapons? :(
  7. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Kharn

    Kharn Well-Known Member

    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.


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