Many firearms catalogues seem to indicate that a carbine is merely a rifle with a shorter barrel. To me, a carbine should be significantly shorter and lighter. A carbine may also be offered in a lower power cartridge to offset excessive recoil brought on by its lighter weight. The famous M1 Carbine is a good example. The Winchester Model 1892 and 1894 carbines, Ruger Deerfield and 96/44 lever action, the Marlin lever series of carbines and the Ruger Mini series are to me all examples of carbines, as is the Ruger Compact 77 series. Are there any other hunting firearms that would be considered carbines?