A Most Quiet Weapon: The De Lisle Carbine


The stories of forgotten weapons make for interesting reading.  One such weapon was Britain’s “De Lisle carbine,” which remains one of the more obscure small arms stories of the Second World War.  It is perhaps the most quiet weapon ever produced.  Very few of them were made, and its full service record will probably never be fully known.  But it does have an interesting story behind it and deserves more recognition than it has received.

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