The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use,.30 carbine (7.62x33 mm) semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War. The M1 carbine was produced in several variants and was widely used by not only ...
David Marshall Williams (November 13, 1900 – January 8, 1975) was a convicted murderer and was the American firearms designer of the floating chamber and the short-stroke piston.Both designs used the high-pressure gas generated in or near the breech of the firearm to operate the action of semi-automatic firearms like the M1 Carbine
The history of who made what during the brief 38 months of production is a story that can (and does) fill a book. Might I suggest you find a copy of "WAR BABY" or "M1 Carbine Design, Development and Production" by Larry Ruth. Another recommended book is "Guide to Collecting the M1 Carbine" by Robert Gibson (no relation, by the way!
Inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams has become a folk hero for “designing” the M1 Carbine, and he was immortalized by Hollywood for his “invention” of the gun. Recently ...
David Marshal Williams was born in Cumberland County, North Carolina eldest of seven children. As a young boy, he worked on his family's farm. He dropped out of school after eighth grade and began ...
Speaking of carbines, here are some things you may or may not have known about the gun that started out as the U.S. Army’s “Light Rifle.” 1. The M1 Carbine as a round is ballistically effective.
The M1 Carbines, carbine barrels, and surplus M1 Carbine parts were conspicuously absent, as were any further Greeley Arms ads afterwards. Beginning in the January 1963 issue of Shooting Times magazine Powder Horn in South Plainfield, NJ began advertising M1 Carbines for sale. South Plainfield is adjacent Middlesex, NJ.
“Carbine” Williams outside his Cumberland County workshop, circa 1970. Image from the State Archives. On January 8, 1975, famed firearms inventor David “Carbine” Williams died. Born in Cumberland County in 1900, Williams worked for a railroad for a time while operating several illegal distilleries. In 1921, law enforcement officers raided one of those distilleries and, in the ensuing ...
-Some history of Standard Products:-Standard Products was founded around 1930 By Dr. James Sims Reid. He was a physician turned inventor and his first automotive invention was an improved gas cap for automobiles which he marketed thru his own Easy-on-Cap Co which he sold to Eaton Axle Co.
["Proving Ground History of the Carbine, Caliber .30 M1" by Major G.P. Grant, U.S. Army Ordnance Dept., 30 Sep 1944] Winchester's Light Rifle Submission. Winchester initially decided against an entry due to existing commitments. The deadline had already passed with trials underway when Winchester contacted Ordnance to advise them of ...