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PostSubject: Where else were M1 Carbines used after WW2   Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:19 am

Some more interesting research on M1 Carbine use after WW2.

http://www.carbinesforcollectors.com/thai1.html

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PostSubject: Re: Where else were M1 Carbines used after WW2   Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:05 am

"...Where else were..." Everywhere the U.S. government had a finger in the pie.
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PostSubject: Re: Where else were M1 Carbines used after WW2   Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:20 pm

The carbine was used quite extensively by NZ and British troops in the Malayan and Borneo campaigns, along with things like the Owen gun (I have an ex NZ SAS example in my collection) and the 12ga Browning 5 shot with a 20" barrel.
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PostSubject: Re: Where else were M1 Carbines used after WW2   Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:00 pm

I have just discovered that the NZ SAS in Malaya (1955-57) also used M2 carbines, and Remingtom 870 riot guns, in addition to the others mentioned.
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PostSubject: Re: Where else were M1 Carbines used after WW2   Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:46 am

woodsy wrote:
I have just discovered that the NZ SAS in Malaya (1955-57) also used M2 carbines, and Remingtom 870 riot guns, in addition to the others mentioned.

I wonder where all of the M2's went?
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PostSubject: Re: Where else were M1 Carbines used after WW2   Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:19 pm

The carbines issued to our troops in Malaya were from British stores and probably remained there. I have never seen any evidence of such items being brought back officially. Unofficially, many M1 and M2 carbines have been sneaked back by returning servicemen, from WW2 to Vietnam. M2's pop up in auctions from time to time but many are modern rebuilds from early carbines that have the correct markings. Still, an M2 that has been made into an M1 and then reconverted back with original parts must be kosher!
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PostSubject: carbines in SE Asia   Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:35 am

US military personnel carried carbines in the early days of the SE Asia conflict.The picture is of me in Laos 1961, my carbine is leaning on the shack.

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PostSubject: Re: Where else were M1 Carbines used after WW2   Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:02 am

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US military personnel carried carbines in the early days of the SE Asia conflict.The picture is of me in Laos 1961, my carbine is leaning on the shack.

Think you may have put the wrong picture on this post Russ Sad

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PostSubject: carbine   Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:12 am

Yes I surely did get the wrong picture
I dont see the img tag here but will try

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PostSubject: carbines in SE Asia   Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:41 pm

Here are two photos of team mates in Vietnam 1962 with carbines



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PostSubject: After WW2   Sat May 08, 2010 7:53 am

I am satisfied that this info is accurate, but I am not sure that it is "complete", as more than a few Carbines "got lost" on black or undisclosed operations.
Ecuador, 1967, 840.
Bolivia, 1969, 28,943
Thailand, 1970, 32,500
Uruguay, 1969, 14,688
Panama, 1969, 780
Honduras, 1969, 3000
Korea, (Seoul), 1968, 1,400,000
Ethiopia, 1968, 10,640
Ethiopia, 1967, 7,000
Uruguay, 1966, 2,640
Panama, 1966, 960
Bolivia, 1966, 2,688
Vietnam, 1966, 78,120
Korea, (Seoul), 1966, 240,816
Ethiopia, 1966, 12,000
Uruguay, 1965, 1,200
Bolivia, 1965, 24 only
Vietnam, 1965, 1,013,664
Ethiopia, 1965, 528
Chile, 1964, 6,144
Bolivia, 1964, 7,200
Laos, 1964, 4,680
Vietnam, 1963, 621,920.

That's where some of them went after arsenal rebuilds. If I have made a mistake or you can add more info please let me know. Cheers, Mike.
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