A carbine is, broadly speaking, a short-barreled, lightweight rifle. It can be either a shortened version of an existing, full-length rifle (e.g. the AKS-74U being the carbine variant of the AK-74), or a purpose-made carbine with no corresponding full-length rifle (e.g. the M1 Carbine).
Somewhat complicating the issue are pistol-caliber carbines; in the case of pistol-caliber ammunition, "carbine" denotes any firearm of rifle-like proportions, regardless of length. The only exception are fully-automatic pistol-caliber carbines; these are instead known as as "submachine guns". Notably, many pistol-caliber carbines are civilian-oriented semi-auto variants of existing submachine guns (e.g. the Heckler & Koch HK94, a semi-auto variant of the same company's MP5); in the US, where civilian rifles are subject to additional regulation if their barrels are shorter than 16 in (40.6 cm), many "carbines" are actually longer than their parent firearms.
As a final note, many families of rifles have more than one carbine derivative (e.g. the Arisaka rifle series has the Type 30, Type 38, and Type 44 carbines); for the sake of brevity, these will generally be listed under the same heading.
Evans Repeating Rifle (in carbine configuration)
Remington-Keene Repeating Rifle (in carbine configuration)
Savage 99 (in carbine configuration)
Bushmaster Carbon 15 (9mm version)
CAA Tactical RONI (conversion kit)
CornerShot (conversion kit)
FAB Defense KPOS (conversion kit)
Hera Arms CPE (conversion kit)
LeMat Revolver Carbine (top)
Thompson Center Arms Contender Rifle (can be chambered for pistol-caliber cartridges)
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