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Old May 10, 2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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Donated my Fabrique Nationale M1918 BAR

...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:

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Old May 10, 2009, 11:02 PM   #2
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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! bet you were the coolest one of em all
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Old May 10, 2009, 11:10 PM   #3
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Wow, that is awesome. You don't see pics of nice ol' BARs much anymore...
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Old May 11, 2009, 09:24 AM   #4
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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.

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.
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Old May 11, 2009, 09:29 AM   #5
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so much jealousy emanating from me.
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Old May 12, 2009, 03:13 AM   #6
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Meatsaw--it's easy to find nice BAR pictures. You just have to spell it "FAL" nowadays
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Old May 12, 2009, 07:43 PM   #7
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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.
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Old May 12, 2009, 08:11 PM   #8
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images.google.com --> FN BAR

I was joking around though, about these:

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Old May 13, 2009, 09:24 AM   #9
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1918_B...utomatic_Rifle

for your reading pleasure
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