Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Something for the Historical Gun Nut

The Army manual for the M-1918 BAR.

2 comments:

Murphy's Law said...

I've long wanted a BAR, but so damned pricey!

todgermanica said...

Couldn't get the link to open. American soldiers loved them some BAR but mostly, I think, because they didn't know any better. Sure, it held more .30-06 rounds than a Garand and fired fully auto but the lack of easily removable barrel, heavy weight and small box mag made it a poor squad automatic weapon when compared to the BREN or MG34/MG42. Good thing the WWII vets are getting thin on the ground (my dad is still hanging in there at 90 but he was Navy) or I'd get flamed for dissing the beloved BAR. Guess I better not mention what I think of the Colt 1911-A1.