Dragstrip said:...and another thing: what's the difference between a 'rifle' and an 'assault weapon'?
Answers on a post card please.
Remember that when Browning designed the BAR, .30 06 was the rifle calibre and it was designed to be operated by one man hence magazines rather than a belt!EX_STAB said:I don't think it's a daft question at all.
Think of the BAR, the US "BREN" equivalent.= Browning Automatic Rifle.
I think that in British usage, the fact that the early examples, Nordenfeldt, Maxim etc , were employed tactically in a similar way to that in which light guns were used might have influenced the name.
I think that technically, Machine rifle is quite correct. As is "Sub machine Carbine" !