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BEEMER!

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The Colt 1918 B.A.R
« on: November 22, 2015, 10:51:11 AM »
Colt has an ad on page 42 of the December 2015 American Rifleman showing a Semi-Automatic BAR.  No price, availability,or any other info.

I wonder if US Armaments who builds the Gatling Guns is going to make them?

Added later:

Someone on the Colt Forum says they are built by Ohio Ordinance.  About $8K
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Re: The Colt 1918 B.A.R
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 06:58:55 AM »
You found it I see.  I had read about these as well.  Way outta my price range.

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Re: The Colt 1918 B.A.R
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 08:38:01 AM »
Very neat firearm, but not very practical.

What do they weigh, 36 pounds if I recall right?

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Re: The Colt 1918 B.A.R
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 08:44:33 AM »
The different variations had different weights.  The most common was 19lbs.  One model was as high as 24lbs.  The lightest was 15lbs.

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Re: The Colt 1918 B.A.R
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2016, 07:47:15 PM »
I don't think Colt makes these. The only manufacturer I could find is Ohio Ordnance Works. The cheapest model runs $4,300.00. For that kind of money in a semi-auto .30-06, I'd rather get one of their modified 1918 BAR H.C.A.R. rifles with it's 30rd magazines and 16" barrels. That rifle looks a lot more practical than the regular BAR with the lighter weight, shorter barrel, rails, and 30rd magazines.

http://www.ohioordnanceworks.com/rifles/semi-auto/oow-line

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Re: The Colt 1918 B.A.R
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 09:00:17 AM »
Ohio Ordnance makes a beautiful reproduction. I've always wanted a 1918 BAR. My Dad was issued a BAR in WWII and told me how well it shot. He never got into actually using it in combat and I'm fine with that. Some things are better left unsaid.
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Re: The Colt 1918 B.A.R
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 05:30:29 PM »
to make it lighter and handier you can do what Bonnie & Clyde did to the B.A.R. s they stole from the armory. saw the barrels off! :o   I would love to have a B.A.R. but not at that price! and for a semi auto too.

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Re: The Colt 1918 B.A.R
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 02:52:14 PM »
Very neat firearm, but not very practical.

What do they weigh, 36 pounds if I recall right?

An M1A is a modernized BAR. It is lighter than the BAR, and uses a shorter cartridge. The 7.62x51 cartridge in an M14 is/was suppose to have the identical ballistics to a 30-06 in an M1 Garand.

Both the M1A and BAR are almost useless. Too light to be heavy machine gun and too heavy to be a light machine gun. Worthless as a medium machine gun.

https://looserounds.com/2015/01/30/the-m14-not-much-for-fighting-a-case-against-the-m14-legend/



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