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Howlin Mad Murdock SASS #4037

A BAR walks into a couple Germans...

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Awesome weapon.  My Father carried a BAR in North Africa in WWII before volunteering for the Army Air Corps as a B-17 waist gunner.  He liked the BAR, except for the fact that is attracted enemy fire.  Thanks for posting!

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The PD that I worked for had 2, of the A2's.

Heavy-But fun to fire.

OLG

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PITA to reassemble, but an effective squad auto rifle. I felt sorry for those little ARVNS and CIDG troops that had to carry them.

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13 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

PITA to reassemble, but an effective squad auto rifle. 

 

That's 'cause JMB loved puzzles. :lol:

OLG

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I thought there'd be a joke in here somewhere, "A couple of Germans walk into a BAR and say..." (What's German for "Oh darn?)" or; A BAR walks into a bar full of Germans and says "Rat-a-tat-tat-tat". Or something like that. 

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48 minutes ago, Sloe Moe said:

I thought there'd be a joke in here somewhere, "A couple of Germans walk into a BAR and say..." (What's German for "Oh darn?)" or; A BAR walks into a bar full of Germans and says "Rat-a-tat-tat-tat". Or something like that. 

NOW there is!

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1 hour ago, Sloe Moe said:

I thought there'd be a joke in here somewhere, "A couple of Germans walk into a BAR and say..." (What's German for "Oh darn?)" or; A BAR walks into a bar full of Germans and says "Rat-a-tat-tat-tat". Or something like that. 

Like this?

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Still some in use in 'Nam as late as 1969 mostly by Koreans and some of our special units.

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Here's a sort of irrelevant gripe about Browning. Browning calls its semi-auto hunting rifle, made now for 50 years, a "BAR". But of course it's not a BAR, it's a fine semi-auto non-military rifle that theY call the BAR for marketing only.

 

I only bring it up because I just bought one; very nice. But the confusion when you talk about them is obvious. Marketing spin just never ends. Now that I own a 'BAR', am I supposed to feel like I own a BAR?

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Do YOU refer to this critter as a "bar", or a "bee ay are"?

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8 hours ago, Alpo said:

Do YOU refer to this critter as a "bar", or a "bee ay are"?

 

Beeee Ay RRRRRRR !

 

..........Widder

 

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16 hours ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

Here's a sort of irrelevant gripe about Browning. Browning calls its semi-auto hunting rifle, made now for 50 years, a "BAR". But of course it's not a BAR, it's a fine semi-auto non-military rifle that theY call the BAR for marketing only.

 

I only bring it up because I just bought one; very nice. But the confusion when you talk about them is obvious. Marketing spin just never ends. Now that I own a 'BAR', am I supposed to feel like I own a BAR?

Because BS-AR was not a good marketing name. “Hey, I just bought me a bizarre rifle”. :D

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Now boys and girls, this is a TRUE assault rifle. Wish some folks could tell the difference.  No home should be without one!

 

PF

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Actually, no. An assault rifle uses a "medium" cartridge. This is a light machine gun. Full-power cartridge.

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23 minutes ago, Alpo said:

Actually, no. An assault rifle uses a "medium" cartridge. This is a light machine gun. Full-power cartridge.

Actually it’s an automatic rifle, or squad automatic weapon. A light machine gun uses a rifle cartridge but is crew served, e.g. MG 34, BREN, M1919, Type99 Nambu.

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21 hours ago, Sagebrush Burns, SASS # 14226 said:

between the wars historical note:  Bonnie and Clyde used BARs, not Thompsons.

Clyde called his a scatter gun, because it made the cops scatter when he fired it.

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On ‎1‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 4:47 PM, Sloe Moe said:

I thought there'd be a joke in here somewhere, "A couple of Germans walk into a BAR and say..." (What's German for "Oh darn?)" or; A BAR walks into a bar full of Germans and says "Rat-a-tat-tat-tat". Or something like that. 

They walked in but they didn't walk out.

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My dad, from his little federally funded jaunt in  the Pacific in the mid-1940s, wasn't fond of it.  Said it was too heavy for what it did.  Also said the magazines were too small. 

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Love mine :D

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When I was in High School ROTC, they gave the BAR to the wise guys to carry - 21.5 puds if I remember.  I carried it 4 years.  When I went to ROTC jr/sr training, I got it or the 1919 - heavy as all get out.   Absolutely loved both when firing however.  The trick was to be able to hold the trigger for three round bursts.  I saw them in VN along with Thompsons...another heavy firearm. 

ARVNs used the Thompsons.   Some had Carbines and some had M1 Garands.

 

STL Suomi

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Here is my BAR 1918A3 it has a semi auto receiver and trigger group by Ohio Ordnance Works and everything else is USGI from a 1918A2.  Already replaced the none USGI leather sling with a real BAR length web sling.  Also replaced the right leg of the bipod with the correct parts (it came with two left legs).  Have not got to shoot it yet.

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