The U.S. Caliber .30 Carbine Operation & Animations


The U.S. Carbine Caliber .30


Operation & Animations
















              The Animator

              Bryan Cox is a retired 3D Graphics Designer residing in England and the author of the animations on this page. He volunteered to tackle this task and has worked patiently with me for a number of years (and many hundreds of hours on his own) to help make these happen. Keep in mind his country has not allowed him to own or possess a functional U.S. Carbine to obtain all of the required measurements and learn the functions necessary for these animations. That he's accomplished this whilst encumbered with these political handicaps speaks highly as to his abilities.

              All images and animations on this web page are copyrighted under international law and the property of Bryan Cox. Duplication and/or use without his express permission is prohibited by law.


              Getting the Animations to Work

              The evolving internet and evolving software for the internet has been a bit of a challenge in keeping these videos working in all the various browsers. The current renditions should work regardless of the browser you are using. They are universally compatible. What we cannot control are the individual browsers of those who view the animations. If the videos don't work check your browser video playback settings and the help function for your browser to learn the settings you'll need to play the videos.

              The embedded video and video player are formatted by Vimeo.com. Unfortunately the Vimeo player does not offer frame by frame viewing or slow motion. This is a sacrifice we've had to make for universal compatibility.

              Effective March 2017 Mozilla dropped support for all video formats in Firefox other than Adobe Flash player prompting the change to what you see now. The previous versions used Apple Quicktime and/or Apple's Quicktime plug for which the videos were initially constructed for. Apple has since dropped support for Quicktime and with Mozilla's decision to drop all but Adobe Flash the Microsoft Media Player plug-in no longer works in Firefox. Hopefully someone will come up with an alternative that offers more video playback features that is universally compatible with all browsers. Should that happen we will migrate to their service.

              Overall Right Side



              Diagram




              Animation

              Gas System


              Diagram




              Animation

              Bolt Group



              Diagram



              Animation


              Diagram



              Animation

              Trigger Group



              Diagram



              Animation

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