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  • n. Plural form of carbine.


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  • We could even resurrect the old joke about the barely used carbines from the Italian army.

    Edwards: If Rudy Embraces Bush, Then "He'll Never Be President"

  • There were also small contracts for equipment, such as rental of pistols and "carbines" and purchase of ammunition for the guns. Top Stories

  • Buford deftly employed his small command of dismounted horsemen and their fast-shooting carbines at each crest, retarding the approach of the more powerful and numerous Confederate infantry until the first Federal reinforcements arrived to open the three-day slugfest that followed.

    Refighting the Battle of Gettysburg

  • They carried a variety of weapons, too: M-4 carbines, Bizon submachine guns, AK-47 rifles.

    The Omega Theory

  • Nicodemus and two other True Believers stood in front of the dark rectangle, cradling their carbines.

    The Omega Theory

  • Once the Union armed its cavalrymen with repeating carbines this combination of firepower, speed, and mobility elevated the prowess of the mounted army and transformed the cavalry.

    Between War and Peace

  • I should add, three of these (deer) rifles are carbines.

    what's your opinion?

  • The four men turned, aiming their M-4 carbines at him.

    Gideon’s war

  • But here in Mohan, his men had arrived with nothing but sidearms, M4 carbines, and a paltry amount of ammunition.

    Gideon’s war

  • This includes weapons like tanks, attack helicopters, artillery as well as small arms -- revolvers, rifles, carbines and machine guns designed for use by one person -- which, along with ammunition, are responsible for most conflict related deaths in recent decades.

    Louis Belanger: Time to Get Serious About the Arms Treaty (ATT)


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