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.
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The combined daily production of all three manufacturers was 706 and a total of approximately 52,000 Browning Automatic Rifles was delivered from all sources.
Noting problems with the Browning Automatic Rifle and Thompson submachine gun caused by damaged feed lips on their magazines, Johnson designed his with none at all.
The Model 1918A3, introduced in 1997 by Ohio Ordnance of Chardon, Ohio, is a semiautomatic-only version of the famous Browning Automatic Rifle first used in World War I.
During the ceremony, held in Simuay Crossing in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, 75 weapons ranging from World War 2 era firearms such as M1 Garands and Browning Automatic Rifles -- to modern assault and sniper rifles as well as a heavy machine-gun and several mortars were turned over to IMT which is led by Turkey and with Brunei and Norway.
Fifty Browning automatic rifles and a hundred thousand rounds of ammunition have been stolen, and the fears are that in the hands of the IRA, the Irish Republic to the south might be forced to come into the war on the Axis side if the weapons are used in an effort to "liberate" Ulster from the hated English.
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 .
In May, undercover state agents ran out of money buying illegal weapons at the show and in July federal agents set up a later off-site purchase of 10 Sten guns and two Browning automatic rifles, all illegal, from a show vendor, Yaroslavsky said.
War-weary American soldiers, ecstatic at the prospect of returning home and too tired to lug their ammunition 3,000 yards south behind the Demilitarized Zone, fired their howitzers and Browning automatic rifles into the air.