U.S. Carbines in Germany and Austria

and the
U.S. M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbines
West Germany

Federal Border Guard

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The West German Federal Border Guard (Bundes Grenzpolizei)was formed in 1951. Their first officers were fielded in 1952 and relieved the Landespolizei and other police that served border guard and customs duties at the local levels, with the exception of the Bavaria Border Police. The size of Bavaria and the resources needed to adequately cover border and duties required both agencies up into the 1990's.

From the onset the Federal Border Guard was armed with the U.S. M1 carbine.

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