Experimental .30 caliber carbine made by Hillberg – no further information available.
4 comments to Hillberg carbine
What a fantastic website , fascinating historical information , most interesting . Trying to find some info on the British PIAT , ANTI TANK GUN . All the best Joe ( Herefordshire , UK )
Reminds me of a Mini 14…
The PIAT: ‘Projector, Infantry, Anti-tank’ was really a hand operated spigot mortar. It was an effective tank killer with a hollow-charge warhead, but suffered from a recoil-operated firing spring which would sometimes not work properly: if it didn’t properly recompress on firing it could be VERY hard to ‘rewind’, placing the operator in peril. It also had a very pronounced ‘kick’
I worked at the Bellmore-Johnson Tool Co. in Hamden, CT with Bob Hillberg ,when he designed the Wildie pistol, and the COP pistol. He worked at the Hi-Standard plant in Hamden before that. When at Hi-Standard, he designed the first gas operated shot gun.
When at B-J Tool, he designed the Whitney pistol, but that was before my time. He was a brilliant designer, and had many inventions to his credit as well as being an accomplished draftsman.