1918A2 Pre-May NE Small Arms


Browning Bar M1918A2 For Sale
1918A2 Pre-May NE Small Arms $8,949.99

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rowning Bar M1918A2 For Sale Overview

The BAR and Browning’s(Browning Bar M1918A2 For Sale ) other masterpiece, the Model of 1917 heavy machine gun. Intended to replace the foreign machine guns equipping the American Expeditionary Force.

And both guns were used in combat for the first time during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in September 1918. By the time of the Armistice of November 11th, a little more than 50,000 BARs had been built.

FAQ On Browning Bar M1918A2 For Sale

  • Is the Browning Bar M1918A2 legal in all 50 states?

This Browning Bar M1918A2 For Sale Automatic Rifle is a 1:1 replica that is legal to own in all 50 states and is the perfect addition to your man cave or collection.

This solid resin replica is steel reinforced and also the airbrush finish is as life like as you can get.

  • How did the SLA convert the M1918 into an automatic weapon?

The SLA converted a .30-06 Browning BAR hunting rifle and a .243 Remington Model 742 to automatic fire by filing down the sear, and it was these weapons that were used in the shootout.

[citation needed] At its inception, the M1918 was intended to be used as a shoulder-fired rifle capable of both semi-automatic and fully automatic fire.

  • Can a Browning M1918A2 be taught to use?

(2) Trigger manipulation for firing bursts and for firing single shots will be taught. The Browning automatic rifle, caliber .30, M1918A2, is not capable of semiautomatic fire.

  • Is the Browning BAR accurate?

The accuracy is sub-par for a rifle of this cost and quality. The average Remington auto will usually group into around 1 to 2 inches at 100 yards.

The Brownings will do 1 inch when everything is right. Unfortunately, the best the R1 seems to be able to do is 2½- to 3-inch groups at 100 yards.

More On FAQ

  • Why did the BAR have only 20 rounds?

The weight of a loaded weapon increases with the number or rounds in the magazine. The choice of 20 rounds was a compromise between bulk, weight, and down-time needed to reload.

  • Are Browning bars still made in Belgium?

As indicated on the barrel inscriptions, the BAR is “MADE IN BELGIUM — ASSEMBLED IN PORTUGAL BY BROWNING VIANA.”

The BAR is the only current production Browning firearm falling into this category. The Belgium facilities have been part of the Browning tradition for over 120 years.

  • How fast did Bars shoot?
Browning Bar M1918A2 For Sale

M1918A1 Browning Automatic Rifle history

In 1940, a new BAR model was created, called M1918A2, with a removable bipod and two different firing modes, a slow one (300-450 rounds per minute) and a fast one (500-650 rounds per minute).

  • Was the BAR a good machine gun?

To it’s credit, the BAR is extremely reliable, easily carried, and can be fired from the shoulder like a regular infantry rifle for the most part. Rarely were they used alone, and you’d see groups of three soldiers firing in turn so there would be fire while one reloaded.

  • Was the BAR a good gun in ww2?

“By the time of the Second World War, the BAR was still a very good weapon but was becoming obsolescent – not obsolete – primarily because its barrel could not be easily changed.

Also, the Army decided to ‘improve’ the BAR by adding a bipod, folding metal buttplate assembly and receiver magazine guides.”


  • What does BAR stand for in Browning?

Browning BAR M1918

The acronym BAR stands for ‘Browning Automatic Rifle’ and is a name for a family of rifles designed by Browning.

The original BAR design was developed in 1917 by John Moses Browning, the renowned inventor. This was a fully automatic rifle and was manufactured from 1917 up until 1945 for military use.

  • What does BAR stand for in rifles?
Browning Bar M1918A2 For Sale

Browning automatic rifle (BAR), automatic rifle produced in the United States starting in 1918 and also widely used in other countries as a light machine gun. The BAR is a gas-operated rifle invented by John M. Browning (1855–1926), an American gun designer.

  • Why is the Browning called a high power?

Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. FN Herstal initially named the design the “High Power”, which alludes to the 13-round magazine capacity, almost twice that of other designs at the time, such as the Luger or Colt M1911.

  • What is the difference between a 1911 and a Browning Hi-Power?

The 1911 has a longer backstrap, as the grip safety extends further out than that of the Hi-Power. This lets you get a good grip, both high and tight. It also keeps you from suffering hammer bite, which the Hi Power is known for.

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  • Who makes Browning rifles now?

FN Herstal

Browning is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of FN Herstal. Browning Arms Company is best known for the A-Bolt and X-Bolt bolt-action rifles, the BAR semi-automatic rifle, the BPR pump-action rifle, the BPS pump-action shotgun, the Auto-5 semi-automatic shotgun, and the Hi-Power pistol.

  • Was the M1918 BAR good?

Because of the BAR’s heavy weight and corresponding lower recoil, its handling and accuracy is actually pretty good. However, because of its build, it is prone to carbon fouling and build-up, so make sure to keep it clean and well-lubed.

  • How effective was the M1918 BAR?

30-06 Springfield round and was a selective fire weapon, but it could also be switched to fully automatic. The M1918 BAR was designed by the famous weapon designer John Browning and it had a rate of fire of about 350 rounds per minute. It also had an effective range of about 1,000 feet.

  • How many rounds is a Browning BAR good for?

The capacity of the magazine is four rounds (three rounds for Magnum calibers). Another cartridge may be carried in the chamber, providing a total rifle capacity of five rounds (four rounds for Magnum calibers.) To ready the rifle for loading, first insure that the cross-bolt safety is in the ON SAFE position.

  • Can Ammo last 50 years?

Generally, yes. If factory centerfire cartridges are stored in a dry, cool place with low humidity, preferably in an airtight container, they can have an amazingly long shelf life. Many ballistics experts who have shot tens of thousands of rounds over the years report shooting 20- to 50-year-old ammo with no problems.


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