War baby Comes Home continues the amazing saga of the U.S. carbine - the most popular military shoulder arm in American history. According to the Director of Military Training, eightyfive percent of the troops in the U.S. tactical and operational units were armed with M1 carbines by early 1945. Larry Ruth's detailed history of the commercial manufacturers and their ingenious component 'redesigns' is followed by a photo-essay on the array of aftermarket accessories produced over the last 40 years.
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Book Description Collector Grade Publications, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Second Printing, 350 pages. War Baby! Comes Home continues the amazing saga of the U.S. carbine - the most popular military shoulder arm in American history. According to the Director of Military Training, eighty-five percent of the troops in U.S. tactical and operational units were armed with M1 carbines by early 1945. The U.S. Army jealously guarded its "critical" supply of carbines during the war, but with peace distributed this universally popular arm lavishly among allies and erstwhile enemies alike. With the termination of the carbine manufacturing program in 1945, the ongoing task of maintaining and refurbishing the nation's carbines and the manufacture of new spare parts and further experimental developments devolved upon Springfield Armory. The popularity of the carbine is further attested by the large number of official military accessories and ancillaries which were produced and fielded in its support, as well as the numerous types of .30 caliber cartridges developed for the carbine. In the 1950s, International Aid distribution of U.S. military carbines abroad and the consequent availability of large stocks of .30 caliber carbine ammunition spawned the development of several interesting foreign weapons, some direct "clones" of the U.S. carbine itself, but others of completely different designs which had in common only the .30 carbine cartridge. An outstanding reference. Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 4741
Book Description Collector Grade Pubns, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0889351236
Book Description Collector Grade Pubns, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110889351236
Book Description Collector Grade Publications, Ontario, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Follows on from War Baby!, with coverage of production and US contracts from 1940 onwards, as well as Accessories, ancillaries and ammunition. Also covered are the commercial models and other military productions. 414 illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 000019
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