Printer Friendly

More on the M1.

Your editor's note under "That's No Garand" [V-Mail, August 2009] contains often-repeated misconceptions concerning the M1 rifle and the M1 carbine. The .276 Pedersen rifles [rifles that used the .276-caliber Pedersen cartridge], both the one designed by Pedersen and the one designed by Garand, were never designed as light, smaller-caliber rifles to replace the Springfield. They were both full-sized, full-weight "battle rifles."

... The M1 carbine was never intended to be a replacement for the M1 rifle. It was intended to be a more effective weapon than the .45 automatic pistol for weapons crews, radiomen, etc., who were encumbered enough without carrying a full-sized rifle....

Forgive the nitpicking!

Fred W. Davis

San Francisco, California

COPYRIGHT 2009 310 Publishing LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:V-MAIL
Author:Davis, Fred W.
Publication:America in WWII
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Oct 1, 2009
Previous Article:That's Uncle Bob's ship.
Next Article:September--October 1944.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters