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Use "carbines" in a sentence
"We could even resurrect the old joke about the barely used carbines from the Italian army."
"There were also small contracts for equipment, such as rental of pistols and "carbines" and purchase of ammunition for the guns."
"Buford deftly employed his small command of dismounted horsemen and their fast-shooting carbines at each crest, retarding the approach of the more powerful and numerous Confederate infantry until the first Federal reinforcements arrived to open the three-day slugfest that followed."