RECOMMENDED READING: Rock in a Hard Place-The Browning Automatic Rifle
by James L.
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, or a wartime relic like a Schmeisser submachine gun or Browning automatic rifle
Patterson will have an arsenal of new weapons, ranging from the Springfield Sniper Rifle and Panzerschreck rocket launcher, to the return of the ever-popular Browning Automatic Rifle
Army's intent to replace the M1 Thompson, the Browning Automatic Rifle
(BAR), the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine with the M14 rifle and M60 machine gun to guarantee American soldiers such firepower superiority.
A gas-operated design, it used a tilting bolt system similar to that of the Browning Automatic Rifle
The Model 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle
(BAR for short) served faithfully in both world wars and was still alive and well during the Korean War.
Other times he was a BAR guy--someone who operated a Browning Automatic Rifle
The Americans, as always ill-prepared for the war, were forced by expediency to field the Chauchat in substantial quantities, as their Browning Automatic Rifle
(BAR) did not see action until the Meuse-Argonne offensive toward the end of the war in September of 1918.
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.
1957--The Army adopts the M-14 rifle to replace the M-1, the Browning automatic rifle
and M-1 carbine.