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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Description du livre 1993. Hard Cover with dust jacket. État : New. Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Second Printing. The most popular US military small arm in history. Contents include the Carbine in War and Peace, 1942 - 1992; US battle honors in WWII and Korea; other military users of the US carbine; the carbine "for friend and foe alike" in Vietnam. Postwar military parts manufacture; alternate methods of production; the return of surplus military M1s from afar; US military accessories, ancillaries and ammunition since 1940; other military and sporting arms in .30 carbine caliber. Plus, the first official guide to "Neverneverland", where carbines in various models and calibers never dreamed of by the military are outdone only by the bewildering array of aftermarket accessories, some of which can still give pause even to the experts. Provides positive identification as genuine U.S. military, offshore military, or aftermarket commercial. N° de réf. du libraire ANG-1993-9780889351233-X3
Description du livre Collector Grade Publications, 2001. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : 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. N° de réf. du libraire 4741
Description du livre Collector Grade Pubns, 1993. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0889351236
Description du livre Collector Grade Publications, Ontario, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : 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. N° de réf. du libraire 000019
Description du livre Collector Grade Pubns, 1993. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110889351236