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Hillberg carbine

Experimental .30 caliber carbine made by Hillberg – no further information available.


5 comments to Hillberg carbine

  • Joe Alexander

    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 )

  • Nattleby

    Reminds me of a Mini 14…

  • John Blackburn

    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’

  • David Findlay

    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.

  • Geoff schroeder

    David, you also worked with my grandfather, Howie. If you are so inclined, please reach out to me. I am working to collect my grandfathers legacy pertaining to BJT and I have many questions. Incidentally, I visited Bob a couple times before he passed and heard many informative and entertaining stories about BJT and such.

    Geoffrey.h.schroeder at gmail dot com

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