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M-1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) Photos

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Photos of the M-1918 .30 cal. Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)

Training with the M-1918 .30 cal. Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) at the Marine barracks, New River, NC, May 1942.  Note the cartridge belt with pockets sized for the BAR magazines
Training with the M-1918 .30 cal. Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) at the Marine barracks, New River, NC, May 1942. Note the cartridge belt with pockets sized for the BAR magazines.

10th Mountain Division Soldier fires the M-1918 .30 cal. Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) from prone position during training, Camp Swift (Bastrop County), TX, 1944
10th Mountain Division Soldier fires the M-1918 .30 cal. Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) from prone position during training, Camp Swift (Bastrop County), TX, 1944.

Aboard ship prone position firing of the M-1918A2 .30 cal. Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), off Pusan, Korea, during Korean War
Aboard ship prone position firing of the M-1918A2 .30 cal. Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), off Pusan, Korea, during Korean War.

M-1918A2 BAR man of a Ranger patrol, 5th RCT, U.S. 24th Infantry Div, takes aim from the shelter of a tank escort, Han River, Korea, 1950-1951
M-1918A2 BAR man of a Ranger patrol, 5th RCT, U.S. 24th Infantry Div, takes aim from the shelter of a tank escort, Han River, Korea, 1950-1951.

Marines take cover along a dike near the Han River, Korea, September 1950.  Marine in foreground has M-1918 .30 cal. Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) across his back
Marines take cover along a dike near the Han River, Korea, September 1950. Marine in foreground has M-1918 .30 cal. Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) across his back.