Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The other "Greasers"

By the end of WWII, more than 600,000 M3 and 15,000 M3A1 SMGs had been produced by GM’s Guide Lamp division. An additional 33,000 M3A1s were manufactured by the Ithaca Gun Company for use during the Korean War. Besides use by the U.S. military, the grease gun was provided to allies as military assistance.


0007 said...

And then the ^*((%& gov took all of them that could be found and chopped them up in order to ensure that none of the pieces could be reused to rebuild one.

MrSimplyRugged said...

They were still carried in our M60 Tanks into the mid 1980s. By the time of the first Gulf War many had been converted to 9mm and they still soldiered on.

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