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Browning BAR Full Auto

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by searcher, May 28, 2016.



  1. searcher

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    Browning BAR Full Auto
    hickok45



    Published on May 27, 2016
    Shooting and discussing the BAR, designed by John Browning. Yes, it's a little redundant to call it a "Browning BAR," but it just seems to make it more clear what it is, especially to those folks less familiar with it. BAR = Browning Automatic Rifle.
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    Back in the early '60s playin WAR with the neighbor kids I always pretending my broken chunk of 2x4 was my BAR.
    Everybody else wanted their Tommy Guns because of Vic Morrow in COMBAT.
     
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    Browning Automatic Rifle 1925 US Army Training Film; Fort Sill, Oklahoma
    Jeff Quitney



    Published on Dec 23, 2016
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    "Describes, by animation, the function of the bolt; gas operation of the slide; the Interaction of sear and trigger at various rate-of-fire settings on the change lever; and remedies for stoppages. Shows positions from which the rifle may be fired."

    Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.

    The film was silent. I have added MIDI classical piano music produced by Bernd Krueger (Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody #15 "Rakoczy March"), from http://www.piano-midi.de licensed under the cc-by-sa Germany License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1918_B...

    The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) is a family of United States automatic rifles (or machine rifles) and light machine guns used by the United States and numerous other countries during the 20th century. The primary variant of the BAR series was the M1918, chambered for the .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge and designed by John Browning in 1917 for the U.S. Expeditionary Corps in Europe...

    The BAR was designed to be carried by infantrymen during an assault or advance while supported by the sling over the shoulder or fired from the hip. This is a concept called "walking fire"...

    The US Army, in practice, used the BAR as a light machine gun, often fired from a bipod (introduced on models after 1938). A variant of the original M1918 BAR, the Colt Monitor Machine Rifle, remains the lightest production automatic gun to fire the .30-06 Springfield cartridge...

    Although the weapon did see some action in World War I, the BAR did not become standard issue in the U.S. Army until 1938, when it was issued to squads as a portable light machine gun. The BAR saw extensive service in both World War II and the Korean War and saw limited service in the Vietnam War. The U.S. Army began phasing out the BAR in the late 1950s, when it was intended to be replaced by a SAW variant of the M14, and was without a portable light machine gun until the introduction of the M60 machine gun in 1957. The M60, however, was really a GPMG, a general-purpose machine gun, and was used as a SAW only because the U.S. Army had no other tool for the job until the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon in the mid-1980s...

    In 1917, prior to America's entry to the war, John Browning personally brought to Washington, D.C. two types of automatic weapons for the purposes of demonstration: a water-cooled machine gun (later adopted as the M1917 Browning machine gun) and a shoulder-fired automatic rifle known then as the Browning Machine Rifle or BMR, both chambered for the standard U.S. .30-06 Springfield cartridge. Browning had arranged for a public demonstration of both weapons at a location in southern Washington, D.C. known as Congress Heights. There, on 27 February 1917, in front of a crowd of 300 people (including high-ranking military officials, Congressmen, Senators, foreign dignitaries and the press), Browning staged a live fire demonstration which so impressed the gathered crowd, that he was immediately awarded a contract for the weapon and it was hastily adopted into service (the water-cooled machine gun underwent further testing).

    Additional tests were conducted for U.S. Army Ordnance officials at Springfield Armory in May 1917 and both weapons were unanimously recommended for immediate adoption. In order to avoid confusion with the belt-fed M1917 machine gun, the BAR came to be known as the M1918 or Rifle, Caliber .30, Automatic, Browning, M1918 according to official nomenclature. On 16 July 1917, 12,000 BARs were ordered from Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company who had secured an exclusive concession to manufacture the BAR under Browning's patents (Browning's U.S. Patent 1,293,022 was owned by Colt). However Colt was already producing at peak capacity (contracted to manufacture the Vickers machine gun for the British Army) and requested a delay in production while they expanded their manufacturing output with a new facility in Meriden, Connecticut. Due to the urgent need for the weapon, the request was denied and the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (WRAC) was designated as the prime contractor. Winchester gave valuable assistance in refining the BAR's final design, correcting the drawings in preparation for mass production. Among the changes made, the ejection pattern was modified (spent casings were directed to the right side of the weapon—instead of straight up)...

    Between 1918 and 1919, 102,125 BARs had been manufactured jointly by Colt (16,000 weapons), Winchester (47,123) and Marlin-Rockwell (39,002 units)...
     
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    Didn't Kirby carry a BAR in Combat?
     
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    The BAR was a favorite of Clyde Barrow's. Got him out of a few jams. It's an interesting design, but when Firearms News did a recent editorial the BAR was not so popular.

    I like the design because it has devastating firepower, but does not look particularly evil.
     
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    "WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER"
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    BAR Pointing the Way.
     
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    Operating the Browning Automatic Rifle 'The BAR' 1943
    Sirocco Military Gear and Equipment



    Published on Feb 21, 2017
    United States Army training film about the operation and functioning of the Browning Automatic Rifle, 1943.
     
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    May post a few of these in the movies thread.

    COMBAT! s.1 ep.28: "The Sniper" (1963)
    GR160289



    Published on Jul 17, 2012
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0544609/
     
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    The SNIPER - Hans Gruber aka Eric Braeden . NOW known as Victor Newman in Young & Restless. He also played the German Captain in the Rat Patrol.

    Once a German always a German
     
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    Had the opportunity to fire one in the Navy back in '89....weighed about 1/2 ton, kicked like a mule.
     

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