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Old February 5, 2007, 12:28 AM   #1
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Colt Monitor

I understand that the BAR was produced in semi-auto form by Colt firearms and designated as the "Monitor" for police use. Are there any still out there? What do they cost?
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Old February 5, 2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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Semi-only Colt Monitor

Nope, Doug. Sorry - - The Model 1925 Monitor was a commercial version of the 1918 BAR. Major differences were - - 18" barrel with Cutts Compensator, a vertical pistol grip, and selective full and semiautomatic fire control. It ran about 500 rounds per minute on full auto. This differed from most military BARs, which had high- and low-rate full only.

There was another, similar, version, called the Colt Automatic Machine Rifle (CAMR,) with most of the same commercial features. The CAMR, though, had a 24" barrel and is sometimes mistaken for the Monitor. A very informative article from Small ARMS Review magazine may be seen here. Also, a Google search shows several other references.

Valkyrie Arms has discontinued offering their semi-only BAR.
Ohio Ordnance indicates they will bring out a semi-only version of the military Bar in June of this year. Price? Around $3500.

Neither of these outfits mention offering a semi-only copy of the Colt Monitor. Too bad.

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Old September 15, 2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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A long dead thread - - -

Doug.38PR hasn't visited TFL for over three years, so chances are, he'll not even see anything else here. Anyone else interested in the topifc may start another thread.

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