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Posted: 9/19/2009 8:40:46 PM EST
Inland M1 Carbine 30.cal Rare M-1 carbine sniper with infrared scope. I'm checking out some ww2 photos and ran across this..

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Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:55:25 PM EST
Those setups were used from the Korean War up till early Vietnam I believe. Pretty heavy I would think. That is some GEN 1 stuff there.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:58:35 PM EST
As a former collector of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics, I see a lot of stuff posted that a lot haven't seen.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:06:51 PM EST
Thats not clumsy at all
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:10:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By cbrooks:
Thats not clumsy at all

Germans designed it in I think 1942 or 43...called it Vampeer
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:19:10 PM EST
What self respecting sniper would use an M1 Carbine?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:19:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 9:20:20 PM EST by Ridge_Runner_5]

Originally Posted By Lazarae:
What self respecting sniper would use an M1 Carbine?

Its not a sniper rifle...its a 50year old portable video camera.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:21:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:

Originally Posted By cbrooks:
Thats not clumsy at all

Germans designed it in I think 1942 or 43...called it Vampeer


http://www.achtungpanzer.com/articles/ir.htm
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:25:37 PM EST
yup Germans had it first in battle. Inafrared tanks and mp44's
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:46:09 PM EST
I imagine these were pretty clumsy, too. PVS-2 from the Viet Nam war era.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:50:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By cbrooks:
Thats not clumsy at all


Yeah, it's not like they didn't have access to miniaturized electronics.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:53:42 PM EST
Sweet piece of history!

But.... I thought the NV scopes were only mounted on M2 carbines and had the clamp on flash hiders. Would the one in the OPs link be an early example then? Or a parts gun?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:07:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
I imagine these were pretty clumsy, too. PVS-2 from the Viet Nam war era.

http://www.gggaz.com/uploaded_images/Newsletter%20Images/PVS2.jpg


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Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:08:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By cavscouty:
Those setups were used from the Korean War up till early Vietnam I believe. Pretty heavy I would think. That is some GEN 1 stuff there.

The M3 Carbine was first used at Okinawa in 1945:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_carbine
http://www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/m1irsnip.htm

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:57:34 AM EST
There is a guy at the Ohio Gun Collectors show this weekend with a complete setup (infared scope, no carbine) for $2500. Think it's the first one I've ever seen for sale before.
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