Nate45: Thank you for sharing the details on your rifle!
I do agree on lugging one around, I am not sure even when I was 20 I would want to have done that (a 1903 by comparison feels a lot lighter though its not a whole lot).
This is worth a read as it puts it all in pretty good perspective. Its where I got the quotes and info on Sg York I believe.
tanhuuau001: I believe you have the surge situation mixed up with the Pederson device for the 1903s.
following is the Wicki on the BAR and I believe its reasonably accurate