Manufactured by Inland Manufacturing Division of General Motors, scope by American Optical Co. c.1944 - serial number 345402.
7.62×33mm/.30 Carbine 15-round removable box magazine, gas operated semi-automatic, 20k Volt infrared light with 175m range infrared scope, additional foregrip. Developed at the end of WW2, but also used in the subsequent conflicts involving America, the M3 scope resulted in one of the very first nigh-vision firearm with the German StG44 Vampir system. As far as I understand it wasn’t mounted on the M1 Garand because of its limited range being better suited to its carbine counterpart.
Semi-automatic handgun chambered in the obscure 9x29mm, otherwise known as 9mm Win Mag. This pistol is based on AMT’s previous Automag model chambered in .30 Carbine. The exact number produced is not known but due to the fact the 9mm Win Mag never caught on, this Automag III is now mostly a collector’s item. There were other odd pistols chambered in bizarre calibers from AMT, notably their Automag III in 10mm Magnum. (GRH)
Designed by the Norwegians Ole Herman Johannes Krag and Erik Jørgensen and manufactured by the Springfield Arsenal c.1898-1904 for the US Army - serial number 310635. .30-40 Krag five-round ‘half-capsule’ fixed magazine, bolt action repeater, magazine cut-off, sporterized stock.
open magazine on a Krag rifle
The most distinctive feature of these rifles were their strange box magazine, which allowed to user to basically dump up to five rounds of ammunition in it at any point of time, with the bolt closed and another round chambered if necessary. That feature was called a capsule magazine by its creators, with earlier prototypes having a ten-round capacity and wrapping around the action even more, hence its name.
One of the few semi-automatic handguns chambered in .30 Carbine, the Automag III was produced for a very short time. It has a vaguely 1911-like silhouette but shares no parts compatibility. They are known for being extremely loud and decently accurate but a bit finicky in terms of reliability. They are somewhat collectable and can easily cost upwards of $1,000+ (GRH)
Converted to carbine by Carl Loguch in Germany c. late 1890′s - serial number 12. 7,63x25mm Mauser ten-round internal box magazine, short recoil semi-automatic, fixed foregrip independent of the barrel, dovetailed removable stock, Karl Kahles 1,5x~3x scope. Not to be confused with the M1917 trench carbine which was built as such and had a very different receiver.
Semi-automatic pistol chambered in .30 Carbine, the Automag III was produced for a very short time before AMT dropped the line and eventually went bankrupt. Although it has a silhouette similar to 1911, it has no back strap safety and a different slide mounted safety. Many owners have noted that this pistol is obnoxiously loud. In spite the novelty of having a .30 Carbine pistol, they are also known for being somewhat unreliable and require a little work to get running sometimes. (GRH)
Designed by John M. Browning and manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Co. c.1895-1936 and then on order until 1940 - serial number 8455. .30-40 Krag five-round internal box magazine, lever-action repeater, saddle ring. I like me some rifle holster.
Springfield Krag M1899 Philippine Constabulary carbine
Designed by the Norwegians Ole Herman Johannes Krag and Erik Jørgensen c.1886 and manufactured by the Springfield Arsenal c.1899-1904 - serial number
354255. .30-40 Krag five-round ‘half-capsule’ fixed magazine, bolt action repeater, magazine cut-off, M1901 rear sights, M1903 bayonet. The constabulary was a gendarmerie force created by the American colonial government after seizing the islands from Spain. These Krag rifles were no doubt sent there as rear-echelon weapons when the Springfield M1903 was already starting to equip American soldiers.
Finished my Mosin Nagant storage crate to cabinet conversion today. Didn’t work out exactly as I planned (mostly the racks that the Mosins come in when these are used for shipping) but it works for what I need it to do.