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Armybrat
May 10, 2009, 11:11 AM
...to the Camp Mabry military museum in Austin several years ago. I used to play "army" with it as a kid in St.Louis during the 1950s - Dad brought it back from France in 1945. It looked like this one minus the carry handle on top of the barrel:

http://www.helstongunsmiths.com/shop/images/Browning-7.92.jpg

MagnumWill
May 10, 2009, 11:02 PM
:eek:

Different times now. So far, i've never seen a kid playing army with his buddies with their squirt/bb guns and he's wielding a fully automatic B.A.R.! Hah! :D bet you were the coolest one of em all :D

MEATSAW
May 10, 2009, 11:10 PM
Wow, that is awesome. You don't see pics of nice ol' BARs much anymore...

Armybrat
May 11, 2009, 09:24 AM
So far, i've never seen a kid playing army with his buddies with their squirt/bb guns and he's wielding a fully automatic B.A.R.!

Actually, I supplied them with two Mauser 98Ks and a Nambu pistol....along with 2 German helmets, 1 WWI "doughboy" helmet, two Japanese hand grenades, web belts, packs etc.

I was the neighborhood armorer. :D

Gave the grenades to my neighbor several years ago. He's an explosives expert with the BATFE.
Had one of the Mausers sporterized into a sweet .30-06 about 20 years ago.

johnwilliamson062
May 11, 2009, 09:29 AM
so much jealousy emanating from me.

BobbyT
May 12, 2009, 03:13 AM
Meatsaw--it's easy to find nice BAR pictures. You just have to spell it "FAL" nowadays :eek:

Armybrat
May 12, 2009, 07:43 PM
It took me many tries to find a photo of this particular BAR model since I didn't remember who manufactured them in Europe.

Not being very computer savvy early on didn't help with my search.

BobbyT
May 12, 2009, 08:11 PM
images.google.com --> FN BAR

I was joking around though, about these:

http://www.deactivated-guns.co.uk/images/FAL/FN%20FAL-9.jpg

Winchester_73
May 13, 2009, 09:24 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1918_Browning_Automatic_Rifle

for your reading pleasure