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Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) Model 1918

The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) Model 1918 was designed by John M Browning and prototypes were demonstrated in February 1917. Orders were placed in July 1917 with the guns manufactured by Colt, Winchester and Marlin-Rockwell. Delivery started in February 1918 and were shipped to France in June 1918. However, they were not used in combat until September of that year, some 48 days before the Armistice. BARs, with very little modification were used in WW2, Korea, and in the Vietnam war.

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