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Grandfather of the LSW concept.  The Browning Automatic Rifle was a heavy automatic rifle with a bipod.  It could deliver automatic fire and retain mobility in the squad advance to contact (known at the time as "walking fire").  In short supply when the Americans entered WWI in 1917, it became very popular with the troops when finally issued in significant numbers.  Firing the long-cartridge .30 Cal round, it stayed in service with the US Army throughout WWII. The only drawback was its short 20 round magazine.
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Grandfather of the LSW concept.  The Browning Automatic Rifle was a heavy automatic rifle with a bipod.  It could deliver automatic fire and retain mobility in the squad advance to contact (known at the time as "walking fire").  In short supply when the Americans entered WWI in 1917, it became very popular with the troops when finally issued in significant numbers.  Firing the long-cartridge .30 Cal round, it stayed in service with the US Army throughout WWII. The only drawback was its short 20 round magazine, lack of a quick change barrel and the fact that it fell between two stools. Too heavy for a rifle too light for an LMG.
  
 
The M1918 BAR pictured here is a RARE .303 variant.
 
The M1918 BAR pictured here is a RARE .303 variant.
  
An improved version was made in [[Belgium]] and fired [[7.92]] rounds.
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An improved version was made in [[Belgium]] (FN BAR type D) and fired [[7.92mm]] rounds (amongst others).
  
[[Sweden]] as usual, Had thier own variant of the BAR along with a belt-fed variant.
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==External Links==
 
 
Bonnie & Clyde used the 'Barrow Scattergun', Which was basically a sawn-off BAR.
 
 
 
==External Linx==
 
  
 
* http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/kg/swedish_kg2.htm
 
* http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/kg/swedish_kg2.htm
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Latest revision as of 09:42, 25 February 2014

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Grandfather of the LSW concept. The Browning Automatic Rifle was a heavy automatic rifle with a bipod. It could deliver automatic fire and retain mobility in the squad advance to contact (known at the time as "walking fire"). In short supply when the Americans entered WWI in 1917, it became very popular with the troops when finally issued in significant numbers. Firing the long-cartridge .30 Cal round, it stayed in service with the US Army throughout WWII. The only drawback was its short 20 round magazine, lack of a quick change barrel and the fact that it fell between two stools. Too heavy for a rifle too light for an LMG.

The M1918 BAR pictured here is a RARE .303 variant.

An improved version was made in Belgium (FN BAR type D) and fired 7.92mm rounds (amongst others).

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