😍 #tbt to the gorgeous port of Honfleur, France. This adorable seaside village is the stuff postcards and dreams are made of. We were there on a French holiday, and the streets were full of happy holiday makers strolling port-side, eating moules frites, and drinking plenty of the regional beverage of choice - tart, bubbly cider.
Originally issued to non-combat personnel or those who needed a compact weapon, the M1 Carbine was never meant to be a front-line weapon, nevertheless it was ideal for Airborne troops for its small frame and its compactness. The paratrooper version of the M1, identified as the M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine has the distinct collapsible buttstock and handgrips, notable members of Easy Company seen armed with the M1A1 Carbine are Tech SGT. Donald Malarkey, SGT. Carwood Lipton, Sgt George Luz, Lt Thomas Peacock, and Lt. Harry Welsh. Designer(s)
Frederick L. Humeston
William C. Roemer
David Marshall Williams
Cartridge: .30 Carbine (7.62x33mm)
1,990 ft/s (607 m/s)
Effective firing range
300 yd (270 m)
15- or 30-round detachable box magazine
Rear sight: aperture; L-type flip or adjustable, front sight: wing-protected post
About 150,000 produced
Carbines originally issued with the M1A1 folding stock were made by Inland, a division of General Motors and originally came with the early "L" nonadjustable sight and barrel band without bayonet lug. Inland production of M1A1 carbines was interspersed with Inland production of M1 carbines with the standard stock. Stocks were often swapped out as carbines were refurbished at arsenals. An original Inland carbine with an original M1A1 stock is rare today.