The Carbine Collectors Club

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

Latest eNewsletter Release Available! Check the Newsworthy Items Section


Forum Home Forum Home > The Club > Newsworthy Items
  New Posts New Posts
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login


In the News "Mighty Mites"

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Newsman1 View Drop Down
newsmen
newsmen
Avatar

Joined: Sep 01 2016
Location: CC
Status: Offline
Points: 101
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Newsman1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: In the News "Mighty Mites"
    Posted: Mar 04 2019 at 12:49pm
2019-B
MIGHTY MITES
From various articles by the Associated Press fall 1943



Technician Betty Healy, of the Remington Arms Co., Bridgeport laboratory, is making a comparison of some of the new 30M1 carbine ammunition (left) and regular .30 caliber rifle and machine gun cartridges

The new M1 is now being produced at a rate of 130,000,000 a month. It is only half the weight and one quarter the volume of the ordinary rifle ammunition and has a deadly wallop at 300 yards. The "Mighty Mite" is now in general use and in many instances replacing the shorter ranged .45 caliber automatic pistol.  It is fired from clips holding 15 rounds. 

The new 30M1 carbine ammunition, developed for guerrilla fighting by paratroops, landing troops and rangers to lighten their load and provide compact, maximum firepower.

This ammunition was first used extensively at Attu and later to great effect in Sicily.

The Carbine Collectors Club Copyright© 2019 www.USCarbineCal30.com

This article and/or its images are the property of the author. They're not to be copied without prior written permission (Title 17, Chapter 5, Section 501(a) U.S. Code)

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

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.