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  Carbine Encyclopedia Articles @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The carbine was originally a lighter, shorter weapon developed for cavalry soldiers, for whom a full-length musket or rifle was too heavy and awkward to fire from horseback.
Carbines were usually less accurate and powerful than the longer rifles of the infantry, due to a shorter sight plane and lower velocity of bullets fired from the shortened barrel.
Shorter rifles, shorter carbines: World War I and World War II In the decades preceding World War I, the standard battle rifle used by armies around the world had been growing shorter, either by redesign or by the general issue of carbine versions instead of full-length rifles.
www.barehands.com /encyclopedia/Carbine   (3171 words)

 M4 Carbine at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The M4 Carbine is a shorter, and lighter version, of the M16A2 assault rifle, achieving 80% parts commonality with the M16A2.
As with many carbines, it was meant to provide troops with an effective, shoulder fired weapon in lieu of pistols, such as the M9.
The M4A1 carbine, an improvement upon the M4 carbine intended for Special Operations use, features a fully automatic fire mode, a flattop NATO M1913-specification rail on top of the receiver (for attachment of optics and other devices), and a detachable rail-mounted carrying handle.
www.wiki.tatet.com /M4_Carbine.html   (885 words)

 Columbine High School massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the cafeteria bombs failed, Harris and Klebold met near Harris' car, armed themselves with two sawed-off shotguns, a 9 mm semi-automatic carbine, and a 9 mm TEC-9 semi-automatic pistol (all placed in a duffel bag and backpack), and walked toward the cafeteria.
After Savage was gone, Harris turned and fired his carbine at the table directly north of where they'd been, hitting Daniel Mauser in the face at close range, killing him.
Another movie that relates to the Columbine massacre is Dawn Anna, a story about Lauren Townsend's mother and her life, including her struggles with cancer which culminate with the death of her daughter in the massacre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre   (9940 words)

 Les Jones: Thursday Gun Links #16
The De Lisle was a British bolt action silenced carbine of the Second World War made by Sterling from 1942 to 1945.
The.45 pistol cartridge was chosen over a rifle cartridge because the pistol round is subsonic, and doesn't create the "crack" of a rifle cartridge that breaks the sound barrier.
The carbine was manufactured at the Royal Small Arms Factory in England.
www.lesjones.com /posts/000860.shtml   (1226 words)

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