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M1 Carbines

Article about: Here is an unusual story. I know one of "Carbine" Williams biographer and he gave me a tour of a museum near here. I got the opportunity to hold "Carbine"'s wooden model

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    Thought I'd show mine. I have bought and sold a few since the pics were taken. Cheers all !. Mike. N.ZClick image for larger version. 

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    Wow! Do you only collect M1 Carbines? They are all beautiful.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Very nice! Looks like some pretty looking wood also. Ron

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    HA! And i thought i was lucky to have 1 Very nice collection



    John

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    Very nice.!

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    Great collection of Carbines.

    I like the functional design of the stands as well..................!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    What a collection!! I've got 3 - an NPM, an Inland and a Rock-ola.
    MarkV
    COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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    Strange to think that such a beautiful looking weapon was designed by a convict under sentence for a murder and that millions were made and the asthetics of the carbine hasnt really been bettered, great collection you have mate

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    Wow,i did not know that.!

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    Hi Pammy, yes the guys name was Williams, he was a backwoodsman who was partial to brewing liquor in the woods, the authorities raided his still and a law enforcement officer was shot and killed, he got the blame. During his time in prison he convinced the warden to let him work on the design and also build a prototype, when he had finished, a number of arms manufacturers were invited to see the weapon being fired by himself, He was granted a pardon i believe and offered a contract for the design and continued development of the carbine, there was a film made about his life called Carbine Williams starring James Stewart, if you can, get to see it, i daresay its fictionalised to a point but the main story is there

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