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Can anybody identify this rifle?

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

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  1. nachosgrande

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    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?
     
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  2. MikeKeyW

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    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

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    Looks like an M1 Carbine to me.
     
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    That would be my guess too - M1 carbine.
     
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    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

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    The same thing we used in WWII? And by .30 cal do you mean 30-06?
     
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    Easy M1 got anything harder. Also Israel has a very low crime rate.
     
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    no he means .30 caliber carbine
    .30-06 is a completely different round, but using a bullet just about the same size
     
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    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

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    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

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    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?
     
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    M1 Carbine, why I have no idea...
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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

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

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

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    He was in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, so it's gotta be one of the two. I could ask him tomorrow.
     
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    M1 carbine. Anybody notive there's no magazine in it??
     
  23. Hoppy590

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    yes, but this woman wasnt on duty.

    if you go to Israel or even Switzerland you will see people in civi cloths sitting at bus stops with (what we call the M249) SAW's or M16's just going on with their day

    they are required to have their weapons on them, though they are not on duty

    i mean, this is a possible sight in Israel ( god bless them)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thank goodness there is a weapon to partially distract one from a rather offensive image!:eek:
     
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