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January 13, 2001, 12:57 PM
Well of all things, my mother has taken to wanting a BAR, for real. she watched soem movie, dillenger i think, the other day and saw a BAR going full auto and all but fell in love with the sound of it. and now she wants one.
the day of her getting one is far off, but.........
If you were going out to get a Browning Automatic Rifle, what would you ( should I) look for?
what wouldnt i want to see, what would i want to see and what kind of price would i expect to pay?
any info would be of interest, thanks.

[Edited by guerilla1138 on 01-13-2001 at 01:24 PM]

James K
January 13, 2001, 08:20 PM
They don't show up often but you see one sometimes in Shotgun News or the automatic arms web sites. I think I would start with SGN and call the advertisers or auto weapons. Problem is that very few U.S. BAR's were sold as deactivated weapons and registered in 1968, which is where most of the WWII era auto weapons are coming from today. I am not sure, but I would guess that prices might go to $10K or more.

More common were the Swedish (6.5x55) and Belgian (7.65) BAR's and there are some of those around.

Needless to say, trying to buy an unregistered gun illegally could mean big trouble.

January 17, 2001, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the info, it will definatly be awhile before getitng oen is possible i was just wondering about a couple of things.

January 17, 2001, 02:11 PM
You may want to check with Impact Guns in Ogden Utah. 1-888-sva-guns. Last time I was there they had a BAR. It was over $10,000 if I remember right. Nice bunch of guys though.

4V50 Gary
January 17, 2001, 07:56 PM
After all, she's the only mother you have. If you're saving up your ducats, show her that movie every now and then to keep the interest alive.

Lance Gothic
January 18, 2001, 12:15 AM
Dear guerilla,
Republic Arms 2126 W 34th St Houston, TX (713) 682-5549.
They seem to come across them rather often.
Ask for Arthur L. May
I haven't been there for several years, but their "feel" and reputation for the highest quality has always been a pleasure.
Lance Gothic