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Posted: 2/17/2006 9:08:38 AM EST
I'll admit to not knowing a whole bunch about the BAR, but I do know that it is a magazine fed, non-pistol grip rifle. It seems to me that there should be more of them out there, why aren't they?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:36:46 AM EST
friggin rare and expensive IIRC.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:45:50 AM EST
Expensive, rare, ammo is also more expensive, not enough modern accessories to accessorize it, just to name a few. Basically, you can do better with M1A or Mini-14, and probably cheaper too.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:26:28 AM EST
I thought it was an automatic rifle?

BAR = Browning Automatic Rifle

Excuse my ignorance if I'm wrong, I haven't heard much about the BAR
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:30:11 AM EST
Did anyone here forget that the BAR also happens to weigh in at 24.5 pounds? That's as much as a .50 BMG rifle! It does reduce the recoil of the .30-06 ammunition it fires though.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:54:07 AM EST
There's a big difference between a M1918A2 BAR and a Browning BAR. One is a shoulder-fired full auto squad weapon (fires from open bolt) and the later is a semi-auto traditional looking hunting rifle.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:32:52 AM EST
Yeah, I'd like one. But I don't have the money for one.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:57:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By fun2none:
There's a big difference between a M1918A2 BAR and a Browning BAR. One is a shoulder-fired full auto squad weapon (fires from open bolt) and the later is a semi-auto traditional looking hunting rifle.




The hunting rifle BAR is most likely the only one you can play with in CA.

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=002B&cat_id=031&type_id=001
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:08:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By christ0ph:

Originally Posted By fun2none:
There's a big difference between a M1918A2 BAR and a Browning BAR. One is a shoulder-fired full auto squad weapon (fires from open bolt) and the later is a semi-auto traditional looking hunting rifle.




The hunting rifle BAR is most likely the only one you can play with in CA.

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=002B&cat_id=031&type_id=001


Not bad. I'd be pretty nice to have a black semi in .300 or .338 Win Magnum. Now if only there were 20 round mags made before the ban, it'd be perfect. I've seen these for sale in Shotgun news for mid $600s.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:10:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By christ0ph:

Originally Posted By fun2none:
There's a big difference between a M1918A2 BAR and a Browning BAR. One is a shoulder-fired full auto squad weapon (fires from open bolt) and the later is a semi-auto traditional looking hunting rifle.




The hunting rifle BAR is most likely the only one you can play with in CA.


Aside from being over 3 times the weight of a basic AR15, the other problem is finding 10 rd mags.

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:11:07 PM EST
You can get a semi auto version of the 1918 BAR - to go with all those 20 round BAR mags you bought years ago

www.ohioordnanceworks.com/slr/slr.htm
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:13:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pthfndr:
You can get a semi auto version of the 1918 BAR - to go with all those 20 round BAR mags you bought years ago

www.ohioordnanceworks.com/slr/slr.htm



Does the carry handle count as a forward grip?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:23:48 PM EST
....nice for collectors........but since when has 30-06 ammo been rare?

You should see what a BAR does to a car......aka, Bonnie/Clyde's car at Primm.

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:16:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:

Originally Posted By Pthfndr:
You can get a semi auto version of the 1918 BAR - to go with all those 20 round BAR mags you bought years ago

www.ohioordnanceworks.com/slr/slr.htm



Does the carry handle count as a forward grip?



I doubt it. It would make a pretty hard way to shoot it. But, if it really concerns you, get one without it...

Oh, and 30-06 is FUN even in semi auto. Heard of "bump firing"

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:58:33 PM EST
I've always wanted a complete collection of USGI WWII weapons, but the rarity of some, local laws, and the price has kept me from starting it. I must admit though, a BAR is one of the few rifles I would probably want to shoot more than I would like to physically own it.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:57:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pthfndr:

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:

Originally Posted By Pthfndr:
You can get a semi auto version of the 1918 BAR - to go with all those 20 round BAR mags you bought years ago

www.ohioordnanceworks.com/slr/slr.htm



Does the carry handle count as a forward grip?



I doubt it. It would make a pretty hard way to shoot it. But, if it really concerns you, get one without it...

Oh, and 30-06 is FUN even in semi auto. Heard of "bump firing"

www.ohioordnanceworks.com/slr/blued_s.jpg



Only reason I ask is because I want to put an A6 kit on my 1919 and I want to put the carry handle on the shroud. I don't want some pissant to fuck with me because of it.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:42:53 PM EST
Why not te BAR?

Because of the M-1-A....Mace
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:29:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By MaceWindu:
Why not te BAR?

Because of the M-1-A....

Mace



That's the thing, the M1A isn't cheap either. I would think that there are all sorts of parts sitting around, someone just has to make a semi-auto receiver. I don't really care about weight, I'm not going to be humping it through the brush. Well at least not yet...
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:43:07 PM EST
CalGat: Ohio Ordinance makes a quality semi-auto version of the WWII BAR. They have a patten on the semi-auto design. I wanted to buy one about 10 years ago, but the cost was $2,500. Back then it was way too expensive for me, and is probably even more so today.
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