“Carbine” Williams

Thanks to fellow Marine, G-Tex (owner and operator of CivDiv designs!), we got on the subject of David Marshall Williams yesterday. I had never heard of him.

It turns out he was one of the most influential American firearms designers none of us had ever heard of.

Apparently, there is an old movie with Jimmy Stewart that recounts Williams’ life, but it’s more legend than fact. I think the real “Carbine” Williams is probably more interesting than the fictionalized one, anyway. Still, I might have to check out the movie, just for fun…


(And who knew that John Moses Browning had a brother named Ed, also in the gun business?)

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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