dalbert Posted June 4, 2021 Report Share Posted June 4, 2021 Many here know that I'm an enthusiast of firearm related paper items, whether they be books, or military manuals. There are a few firearms for which I have tried to collect as many associated books and manuals as possible. The M1 and M2 Carbines are in that category. Below is a list of the Carbine related books and manuals that I have in my collection. 20 books, 49 manuals. Many of the manuals have not been previously documented, and I believe may be of interest to others who may want to reference them for research. While I'm not a library, if you are conducting original research, and have a specific request about the content of the manuals below, I will attempt to help you as possible. I've commented on each item as to content, but my comments are only glimpses into what is there. I find it useful to catalog manuals on a timeline, as it highlights how information grew through the years, and sometimes how disinformation was disseminated. I've written about how flip sights were pictured backwards in some early manuals, and if you've ever thought someone was crazy to tell you that a Carbine was nothing more than a miniature Garand, well that was stated in a USMC M2 Carbine manual from 1952. Some of the information below may prompt further questions, such as why the Army still needed to document 7 different types of .30 Carbine cartridges in its inventory in 1984, or why a Kerr sling was listed as an accessory for the Carbine in 1955. Anyway, I'm going to pin this topic for future reference. I will also be posting this as a topic on the Carbine Club site. Any thoughts you have about the list above are appreciated. David Albertdalbert@sturmgewehr.com 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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