The Carbine Collectors Club

Click on the image above to learn more about the M1 Carbine


Forum Home Forum Home > The Club > General Discussion
  New Posts New Posts
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login


Carbine Photo of the Day

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 18192021>
Author
Message
W5USMC View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: Apr 29 2017
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 2958
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote W5USMC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 16 2023 at 5:37pm
Quite an array of headgear too. The Colonel is likely the one with the only helmet or maybe the one with the cool hat up front.
Wayne
USMC Retired
NRA Life Member
Back to Top
Pete51577 View Drop Down
Recruit
Recruit


Joined: Oct 21 2023
Location: New York
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (4) Thanks(4)   Quote Pete51577 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 13 2023 at 8:59pm
Not many are aware, but Google acquired the entire Time/Life photo archive, and digitized it.  What that means is that basically for each assignment, they have a photographers entire roll of film digitized, not just the stuff eventually printed in the magazines.  To search the archive, just do an image search with "source:life" after whatever it is you are searching.  Its not the most efficient search, but if you stick to it and try different terms, you'll find some very cool stuff.  I came across these photos taken for a 1942 article on the Aberdeen Proving Ground.  Enjoy!






Back to Top
Matt_X View Drop Down
Hard Corps
Hard Corps
Avatar

Joined: Nov 10 2020
Location: Phila, Penn
Status: Offline
Points: 770
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt_X Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 15 2023 at 8:19am
Pete. That's pretty awsome.  Can you provide the photo info or the link to the info about the photo?
Back to Top
Pete51577 View Drop Down
Recruit
Recruit


Joined: Oct 21 2023
Location: New York
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Pete51577 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 15 2023 at 8:37am
When you do the search it doesn’t provide too much info.  What you do get, which for me provides hours of joy, is a page where you see the photo, and on the right there are smaller thumbnails….that’s how you search the entire lot of photos for that particular assignment.  There will be photographer info and sometimes info about the article/assignment:


The story was in the February 1, 1943 issue of Life:


Also this:


The woman firing the Carbine is a Mrs. Ruby Barnett, “a grandmother.”

These photos and articles show one thing I am always sure to tell my students: all the cool stuff from World War II….the guns, tanks, planes, etc…..all built and tested in large part by women.  It’s the big lesson of World War II….we prevailed because it was all hands on deck!

A bunch of good info and photos.

Back to Top
Pete51577 View Drop Down
Recruit
Recruit


Joined: Oct 21 2023
Location: New York
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Pete51577 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 15 2023 at 8:09pm
Here are some more photos from the Time/Life/Google archive.  
Not too many people know who Herbert "The Cat" Noble was.  He was a Texan and...lets say...a bit of an underground figure in Dallas.  He was a gambler by trade and a man of the rackets. He ran a well-known backroom for gambling called "The Airmen's Club" and had a significant piece of the action in Dallas in the 40s.  This of course led to some "territorial disputes" between him and others along the same lines of profession. He became known as "The Cat" in the late 1940s when he survived many attempts on his life, 8 by some counts, more by others.  Time/Life sent a reporter and photographer to do a piece on him in April of 1951, when things were getting quite hot for him.  His wife was exploded by a car bomb not long before.  By the time the photographer from Life was with him, he had taken to being armed at all times.  Photos of him from the Life archive show him driving around with an M1 Carbine with 30 round mag on his lap, safety off, ready to go.  Without bayonet lug.  I wonder how many Carbines were out in civilian circulation by 1951?  Not that a man of his connections wouldn't be able to lay hands on one regardless.  Anyhow, in August of 1951, not too long after these photos, he let his guard down and went to go check his mail.  The bomb in the mailbox finally took the last life of The Cat, spreading him across the Dallas suburb pretty evenly.  I'm sure I've left big parts of his story out, but needless to say it's fascinating.  He even had a Beech Staggerwing airplane at one time that he wanted to use to bomb some of those who were after him.  Anyhow, here are some links about him, the story that Time/Life did, and the photos with the Carbine.  Enjoy!

https://books.google.com/books?id=jlEEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA69&dq=%22herbert+noble%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiOiZu8qMeCAxVfE1kFHdSnBhgQ6AF6BAgJEAI

https://books.google.com/books?id=kE8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&dq=%22herbert+noble%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiOiZu8qMeCAxVfE1kFHdSnBhgQ6AF6BAgHEAI

https://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,859260,00.html

https://www.nolandalla.com/nine-lives-herbert-cat-noble/

https://www.texasmonthly.com/true-crime/benny-and-the-boys/










Edited by Pete51577 - Nov 15 2023 at 8:34pm
Back to Top
Timothy View Drop Down
On Point
On Point
Avatar

Joined: Jan 13 2022
Location: Crossville TN
Status: Offline
Points: 109
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timothy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 15 2023 at 10:01pm
Thanks. The hat, three-on-the-tree, a vent window, bench seat and a carbine (high wood?)....which is more scarce now-a-days?. It all fits together somehow.
T R
Back to Top
Smokpole View Drop Down
Hard Corps
Hard Corps
Avatar

Joined: Oct 21 2019
Location: Madison ohio
Status: Offline
Points: 1057
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Smokpole Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 16 2023 at 6:42pm
I find that 30 round (or is it 25?) mag very interesting!
OGCA Life member
NRA Life member
Ashtabula Rod and Gun Life member
Back to Top
Matt_X View Drop Down
Hard Corps
Hard Corps
Avatar

Joined: Nov 10 2020
Location: Phila, Penn
Status: Offline
Points: 770
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt_X Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 25 2023 at 4:46pm
Originally posted by Smokpole Smokpole wrote:

I find that 30 round (or is it 25?) mag very interesting!


Check out this one on the right in this photo then.  Straight, but looks longer than standard.


direct to image



Back to Top
New2brass View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
Dan Pinto, Photo Editor

Joined: Nov 29 2015
Location: CT
Status: Offline
Points: 4656
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote New2brass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 25 2023 at 5:17pm
The magazine is a 30r hardback

Mag in Matt's recent post should look longer, but it is being pushed into his jacket.
It is two mags welded together.

Back to Top
DogDoc View Drop Down
Recruit
Recruit
Avatar

Joined: Feb 04 2022
Location: Arkansas
Status: Offline
Points: 62
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DogDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 10 2023 at 10:17am
I was reading a research monograph this morning a gentleman put together on SCR-300 radios.  He had quite a few pictures included, several with carbines.  Thought I would share this one.


Back to Top
GotSnlB28 View Drop Down
Hard Corps
Hard Corps
Avatar

Joined: Jan 01 2016
Location: WI
Status: Offline
Points: 896
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote GotSnlB28 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 10 2023 at 2:46pm
That sure looks like a Winchester stock to me.

Originally posted by DogDoc DogDoc wrote:

I was reading a research monograph this morning a gentleman put together on SCR-300 radios.  He had quite a few pictures included, several with carbines.  Thought I would share this one.



Back to Top
GotSnlB28 View Drop Down
Hard Corps
Hard Corps
Avatar

Joined: Jan 01 2016
Location: WI
Status: Offline
Points: 896
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote GotSnlB28 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 04 2024 at 8:22pm
American soldier taking a nap on a bed belonging to German General Hermann Goering after elements of the US 3rd Army captured his lodge. Germany, May 3, 1945.

Back to Top
pchanu View Drop Down
On Point
On Point


Joined: Aug 20 2021
Location: France
Status: Offline
Points: 118
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pchanu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 18 2024 at 5:47am
Another Raff’s spike bayonet…


Back to Top
W5USMC View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: Apr 29 2017
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 2958
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote W5USMC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 18 2024 at 11:19am
Did not think that was attached to the carbine, at first glance thought it was just a pole in the ground, like the pole you can see in the distance off to the right. After a closer look, thanks to Dan, it appears that it is definitely an attached spike.


Wayne
USMC Retired
NRA Life Member
Back to Top
New2brass View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
Dan Pinto, Photo Editor

Joined: Nov 29 2015
Location: CT
Status: Offline
Points: 4656
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote New2brass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 18 2024 at 11:37am
Pat, Source of photo?
Back to Top
pchanu View Drop Down
On Point
On Point


Joined: Aug 20 2021
Location: France
Status: Offline
Points: 118
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote pchanu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 18 2024 at 12:14pm
I found it on Facebook, with this text:

« US Personnel in Tunisia, note the spike bayonet on the M1 Carbine at right - Early 1943

These spike bayonets for the early style M1 Carbines were made in the workshops of a Rolls-Royce engine parts facility near Chilton Foliat England for the US 2nd Battalion, 503rd PIR Parachute Infantry Regiment in 1942.

Re-designated as the 2nd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry on November 2, 1942, the 509th conducted the US Army's first combat jump during WW2 on November 8, 1942, flying 1,500 miles from England to seize Tafarquay airport in Oran, Algeria.

LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer »

And I found the Life Magazine page, called « raid on Sened »
Back to Top
W5USMC View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: Apr 29 2017
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 2958
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote W5USMC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 19 2024 at 1:05am
19 Feb 1945 The Battle of Iwo Jima begins!

Marines take shelter on the first terrace above the beach at Iwo Jima shortly after landing. (USMC)
Wayne
USMC Retired
NRA Life Member
Back to Top
Marty Black View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group

Editor in Chief Emeritus

Joined: Dec 30 2015
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 100339
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marty Black Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 19 2024 at 11:57am
And note the airborne "rigger's pouches" on the back of the pistol belt of the 509th trooper in the N.Africa "Life" magazine photo!

Regards, mb
Marty Black
Back to Top
pchanu View Drop Down
On Point
On Point


Joined: Aug 20 2021
Location: France
Status: Offline
Points: 118
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote pchanu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 22 2024 at 9:56am
Bougainville, 11-1943. Looks like a 1907 sling has been put on the left one 🤔


Back to Top
W5USMC View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: Apr 29 2017
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 2958
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote W5USMC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 22 2024 at 1:07pm
Great picture pchanu. Looks like an Officer briefing with the map cases and that many carbines.
Wayne
USMC Retired
NRA Life Member
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 18192021>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.109 seconds.