Army & Navy - Cheap Firepower

If an imaginative ten-year-old set out to make a toy gun for himself by hooking two pieces of gas pipe together, he might wind up with something looking remarkably like the U.S. Army's newest war tool, the M-3 submachine gun, unveiled last week.

A stark, crude, unlovely shooting iron, the M-3 is nevertheless rugged, light and easy to massproduce. It coughs out a clipful of .45-caliber pistol slugs, can be fired with fair accuracy at short range (as with any submachine gun, the closer the better). Of all-metal construction, the M-3 weighs less...

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