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BARs in Abyssinia
I recently came across a photograph from the Italian invasion of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). The photo shows two deceased Ethiopian soldiers and what is clearly two early-style (1918) BARs propped up on their position.
Anyone know how BARs ended up in Ethiopia during that period (late 1930s)? The photo in question is in a book; if I could find it online I would provide a link.
How long were they in inventory?
I have a relative who went through USAF basic training in 1977 and was trained on the BAR. Seems like a long time after it would be frontline issue.
Just out of curiousity, how long were they officially in service?
- i dont no the exact date it was retired but i no it was probaly retired soon after reltive used it or 80's, but i no it might be still in stocks. they still have original m16
30 Round Magazine?
Was a 30 Round Magazine ever considered?, Im asking becouse it only took 20 rounds which ran out soon. Did the US ever consider adopting the Bren gun in .30-06 Calibre?User:EX STAB
.303 SAA Ball Variant
I seen an M1918 Bar in .303 Calibre, Was this a proposed version for the British before using the bren?User:EX STAB
Not standard issue claim?
It is said in the intro that: "Although the weapon did see some action in World War I, the BAR did not become standard issue in the U.S. Army until 1938"
And yet I have the M1918 automatic rifle referenced multiple times in the basic field manual volume II infantry drill regulations of 1931. Unless there is a solid source for such a strange claim, I believe it should be deleted Thom430 (talk) 17:41, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
it was an assault rifle
It was an assault rifle beacuse it used short rifle ammunition or carbine ammunition short rifles where super carbines because of that it was intermittent ammunition for it,s time — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:443:480:6ED9:146A:66DE:5830:2BB5 (talk) 03:05, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
The U.S. Army defines assault rifles as "short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges." In a strict definition, a firearm must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle: It must be capable of selective fire. It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle, such as the 7.92×33mm Kurz, the 7.62x39mm and the 5.56x45mm NATO. Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine. It must have an effective range of at least 300 metres (330 yards). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_rifle
It is not an assault rifle. It uses .30-06 Springfield (7.62×63mm), .303 British (7.7×56mmR), 7.92×57mm Mauser(M1918, M1922, M1918A1, M1918A2), 7.92×57mm Mauser (wz. 1928), and 6.5×55mm (Kg m/21, m/37). They're full powered cartidges. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 10:25, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
- More important than looking up definitions and then trying to apply them (which is likely WP:SYNTHESIS or WP:OR), is what the best reliable sources specifically classify the BAR as. (Hohum @) 17:29, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
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