View Full Version : Donated my Fabrique Nationale M1918 BAR
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:
May 10, 2009, 11:02 PM
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
May 10, 2009, 11:10 PM
Wow, that is awesome. You don't see pics of nice ol' BARs much anymore...
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.
May 11, 2009, 09:29 AM
so much jealousy emanating from me.
May 12, 2009, 03:13 AM
Meatsaw--it's easy to find nice BAR pictures. You just have to spell it "FAL" nowadays :eek:
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.
May 12, 2009, 08:11 PM
images.google.com --> FN BAR
I was joking around though, about these:
May 13, 2009, 09:24 AM
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