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Video—100 Years of the Browning Automatic Rifle

November 11, 2018

Lest We Forget: In memory of the Doughboys who went “Over There” a century ago, Mark Keefe, filming for American Rifleman TV, fires off some rounds of one of the most iconic military rifles of 20th century, the Browning Automatic Rifle.

From Bruce Canfield's "U.S. Model of 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle":

By the time of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918, a total of 52,238 Browning Automatic Rifles had been delivered to the government; approximately 27,000 by Winchester, 16,000 by Marlin-Rockwell and 9,000 by Colt. Manufacture of the BAR did not cease with the end of the Great War, and continued into early 1919, by which time just over 102,000 had been manufactured.

The Model 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle was clearly the best automatic rifle developed and fielded during World War I. There was, literally, no other arm of this type equal to John Browning’s automatic rifle.

 




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