Browning automatic rifle


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Browning automatic rifle

[′brau̇·niŋ ȯd·ə′mad·ik ′rī·fəl]
(ordnance)
A gas-operated weapon whose cyclical rate of fire is adjustable but which is capable of firing 200-350 rounds per minute.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Caption: The M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle was adopted during WWI to provide American troops with a squad automatic weapon.
grabbing a Browning Automatic Rifle from one of the men nearby and 'a couple of clips of ammunition,' ran outside and dropped to his knees.
When Neville needed serious long-range nocturnal firepower, he relied upon the Browning Automatic Rifle. The BAR is a brute of a thing, introduced into service in the closing weeks of World War I.
While the focus is on his 1911 this year as we celebrate its 100th anniversary, he also designed the Browning Automatic Rifle, the M2.50-caliber machine gun, the Auto-5 shotgun and numerous Winchester and Remington firearms.
The US Model 1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) .30-06 was one of the most significant firearms used in WWII.
Instead, the BATF has come up with an insanely onerous and time-consuming process involving fingerprinting, getting their permission if you want to transport your legally-acquired firearm to a machine-gun shoot, and all kinds of hoops and obstacles to acquire and enjoy a machine gun or machine pistol--or suppressor or short-barreled rifle or rifle grenade--and then topped it off with the clincher: they've banned "for civilian use" the manufacture or re-importation of real automatic weapons like the heavy, clunky, 1918-vintage Browning Automatic Rifle, creating an artificial shortage, which has driven the price of weapons of interest only to collectors--not the kind of piece anyone today would be likely to choose to stick up a liquor store--above $40,000.)
I have my machete in my left hand, and a Browning Automatic Rifle in my right.
Among American troops perhaps the most venerated infantry weapon was the Browning Automatic Rifle, Model 1918A2, commonly called the BAR.
.30 caliber Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), a full-auto-only arm, was a legend and almost in a class by itself by the time of the Korean War.
A gas-operated design, it used a tilting bolt system similar to that of the Browning Automatic Rifle. It was equipped with a detachable 10-round magazine, which, like many contemporary semiauto rifle designs, was loaded with five-round chargers.