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Military Rifles & Carbines
The rifle has been the basic weapon of ground force infantry since the invention of the weapon. The carbine -- a lighter, shorter rifle -- is carried by specialized troops or officers. In modern military use, the selective fire automatic rifle has replaced earlier bolt action or semiautomatic weapons. This section of Olive-Drab.com covers all the important U.S. rifles and carbines as well as some from other countries.
Military Rifles and Carbines
See also: Grenade Launchers
What about Assault Rifles?
There is no category on Olive-Drab for so-called "assault rifles". This really is not a distinct weapon in military terms, so you will find various assault rifles (loosely defined by the media) under rifles or sub-machine guns. To read more about what an assault rifle is and how they came into use, go to Wikipedia.
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