In addition, you will heed at least one copy of any of the several editions of Department of the Army Field Manual, FM 23-15, entitled, "BROWNING AUTOMATIC
RIFLE CAL .30, M1918A2." In my opinion, the best and most desirable edition is Korean War era version of July 1951.
At the turn of the century, Colt worked with pioneering firearm designer John Browning to develop the gas-operated, air-cooled machine gun, the Browning automatic
rifle (BAR) and the Colt .45 semiautomatic pistol.
Enfield, and M1 Garand rifles, M1918A2 Browning automatic
rifles, M1917A1 (water-cooled) heavy machineguns, and M1 91 9A4/A6 (air-cooled) light machineguns, while the shorter and less potent .30 Carbine round was required for M1, M1A1, M2, and M3 carbines.
Who can deny the joy of possessing a classic 1911 Colt .45, or a wartime relic like a Schmeisser submachine gun or Browning automatic
Rifle During World War 1, and about the same time that Thompson was working on his submachine gun, John Browning was busy designing an automatic rifle that chambered in .30-06 Springfield designed with the intent for clearing out German trenches.
Better known as the Browning Automatic
Rifle (BAR), it was a gas-operated, selective-fire weapon that used a 20-round detachable magazine and was light enough to be used by one man.
Among the firearms surrendered were a caliber-50 sniper rifle, three caliber-30 Browning automatic
rifles, seven M14 rifles, 15 M16 rifles, and four M653 Carbines.
In your editor's reply concerning the Browning Automatic
Rifle, it appears you believe the BAR was a machine gun.
machine guns, four 81-millimeter mortar shells, two 60-mm mortar shells, four Browning automatic
rifles, nine M-1 Garand rifles, two 81-mm mortar launchers, dozens of rocket-propelled grenades, bullets and other war materiel.
Onboard were three Browning Automatic
Rifles (BAR's), two sawedoff shotguns, more than 10 handguns, not counting the ones on the duo, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Last year after my article titled "Guns Of The Pacific", a reader wrote in saying I had short-changed the BAR (Browning Automatic
He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action by placing himself voluntarily in advance of his company and his pinned down platoon, while disregarding continuous and murderous enemy artillery, mortar, small arms fire, and wiping out 8 enemy machine gun nests with his Browning Automatic
Rifle over 2 days of battle, May 11-12, 1944, until he was gravely wounded on Hill 316 near Ventosa, Italy.