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Old 09-11-2015, 05:04 PM
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Just ran across this but I may be behind the times. Ohio Ordnance is making a semi-auto repro of the infamous Browning BAR. 20 round 30-06. Would make a good deer rifle if you were shooting at herds.

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Very cool! Fine piece of military history right there.
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Ive had a few of these remakes in Semi auto in the past. A Uzi and a Thompson. And I can tell you that they don't measure up in many ways. Novelty is good but the actual function is terrible. They are heavy pointless version of great guns. The lack of Full Auto makes them inferior to many newer variants of rifles. The things that ATF makes them change to make a Semi auto version pretty much ruins any chance they can be useful for anything. I sold both of mine after the novelty wore off.
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They also make a SEMI 1919a4 belt feed.....
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I have received Bob's emails from OOW for the past few years. I always click on the link to see what he is selling. These guns look cool but as cphilip stated above you need the real thing otherwise it would get boring. They were making a HSCAR a year or so ago. Supposed to be a supper accurate sub MOA AK type 30-06 gun for $5k. Individually numbered limited edition. I believe six months later they were still trying to sell this "super collectable" rifle.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:13 AM
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I carried one of these back in the 1960's while in the Missouri National Guard. Carrying that thing with an apron full of loaded magazines was horrendous. But lying prone on the range shredding targets was a blast.
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The US Army got rid of the BAR as was too heavy used a lot of heavy ammo and the operators just fired it randomly. History item yes any other use unknown.
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Same weapon as Private Reiben (Edward Burns) carried in saving private ryan. Would love to have one, I bet the replica is gonna be as much as a .50 Barrett. I may be mistaken but I believe that weapon is the only weapon the US ever had as standard issue in 30-06.
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Originally Posted by Bugbuster View Post
I may be mistaken but I believe that weapon is the only weapon the US ever had as standard issue in 30-06.
In military service, the 30-06 was used in the bolt-action M1903 Springfield rifle, the bolt-action M1917 Enfield rifle, the semi-automatic M1 Garand, the M1941 Johnson Rifle, the Famage Mauser, the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), and numerous machine guns, including the M1917 and M1919 series. It served the United States in both World Wars and in the Korean War, its last major use being in Vietnam.
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Originally Posted by Bamby View Post
In military service, the 30-06 was used in the bolt-action M1903 Springfield rifle, the bolt-action M1917 Enfield rifle, the semi-automatic M1 Garand, the M1941 Johnson Rifle, the Famage Mauser, the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), and numerous machine guns, including the M1917 and M1919 series. It served the United States in both World Wars and in the Korean War, its last major use being in Vietnam.
Dam, didn't know that. Good google.
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Originally Posted by Bugbuster View Post
Same weapon as Private Reiben (Edward Burns) carried in saving private ryan. Would love to have one, I bet the replica is gonna be as much as a .50 Barrett. I may be mistaken but I believe that weapon is the only weapon the US ever had as standard issue in 30-06.

The original 1919a4 was 30.06 mine was converted to .308 when it went to Israel.



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Old 09-12-2015, 08:11 PM
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Go with the Colt Bar R75A.
Another fine piece of military history!
Price tags on these full autos has gone nuts though!

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...=506279384#PIC
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