Who Got Their American Rifleman Issue?
Posted 18 June 2004 - 06:54 AM
Interesting to read how rifles are named M1......M14...M16...M16A2 and so on.
Based on the article, the M1 Carbine was designated M1 since it was the first rilfe adopted and also when this new designation was used.
Here is a quote:
"For example, the next standardized service rifle after the M1 was the M14. The presumed reason for skipping from the M1 to M14 was because there were 12 rifles considered for adoption before the M14 was standardized in 1957."
My question now is, where does the Thompson M1 fall into the story? If the M1 Carbine was the first item then shouldn't the Thompson M1 be maybe M4 or M5 or another designation?
Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:43 AM
M1 carbine first carbine.
M1 Thompson first submachine gun.
In all three cases the first in their catagory.
Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:50 AM
Posted 18 June 2004 - 11:12 AM