Finally this thread has a head of steam up. Those who have visited here should find contribute to the "Marine Sniper" thead.
I think, as to the M-1, M-1 Carbine and M-2 I am only going to add the odd (and Dale will speak to how odd I can be) comment.
Yes, Fred I am not in total disagreement as to the military channel's
Best Battle Rifle picks.
The M--1 En bloc clip, partially emptied can, as noted by finding the "L" shaped "switch lever" (not really either) on the left upper side of the receiver and pressing the short foot of the "L", which is upper most, to the right.
Assuming the bolt is open, properly operating this switch will empty the rifle.
I don't want to set any parameters for judgement here.
Fred may wish to stick with the MC's and perhaps, next time, discuss the rating of a particular weapon at a given point in time say Pre-1937, when the Garand did not exist, or as of 1939.
There were no 'true' assualt rifles used in Korea-both the M-2 Carbine and the PPSH, both chambered 7.62mm rounds.
The PPSH catridge was shorter than the M-1 Carbine round.
The M-2 and PPSH could be 'dubbed' "machine Carbines" and an argument made that neither be considered Battle Rifle (ie: one that uses the current full power round of a particalar Nations's army) and not , therefore, to be discussed here.
I have been told: that Chicom 7.62 mm ammo would cycle an M-2, but M-2 ammo cannot fit chamber of the PPSH.
I anyone wished to spin off into discussions of pieces-just make a note (or not) relating comments to this thread.
Just do what's interesting, correct (well I'll give you wiggle room-but others may not) and readble.
I do not mind putting links into a post, but it is not really acceptable to say: "John, you're wrong-see----"and post a link. so you will have to craft and make your points.