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Gun Stories tonight - the BAR


Grizzly Dave

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Guest Winchester Jack, SASS #70195

Years ago I became friends with a WWII vet who carried a BAR through the Normandy Bocage country. He said he used to shoot it from the hip

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I lugged one around South East Asia for about 10 months. Heavy beast, but it never failed to function. It would come up out of a rice paddy spitting water and mud out the ejection port along with the fired cases. Helped to open the bolt first and drain the water out of the barrel :unsure:

The other choice was the early M-16. Oh, wait, that wasn't a choice :-( I couldn't get my hands on an M-14 :angry:

 

Coffinmaker

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Guest Winchester Jack, SASS #70195

Shoot a BAR from the hip? Yikes. Those things look like they thump ya pretty good...

yeah, he said he would hang it from the sling over his shoulder. Plus he was a big Michigan farmboy. He went ashore om Omaha Beach

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Shoot a BAR from the hip? Yikes. Those things look like they thump ya pretty good...

Actually the WW 1 version had no bipod and was meant to be more or less fired from the hip. There was a cup on the BAR gunners web belt to fit the BAR but into to aid with "marching fire" through no man's land.

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1918 A3 BAR

 

Grizz -

Thanks for the 'heads up' about the show.

Pictured above is my Ohio Ordnance 1918 A3 BAR - semi auto only - fires from a closed bolt.

When fitted with its bipod and scope, will reach out and touch coyotes at distances far beyond my shooting capabilities.

Tull

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Good show tonight, might have been better if Miz Grizz hadn't been trying to talk to me through a good part of it... :D

 

Let's see, so far they've done...

 

1911

1873 Colt Peacemaker

Winchester 1894

BAR

 

And if I picked up on the ad for next week right, it's be on the 870. I reckon it is about time for a shotgun in the mix.

 

Hey Bane, how many total episodes of Gun Stories in this season? Or is that a closely guarded industry secret?

 

Grizz

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