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Browning automatic rifle

n. Abbr. BAR
A .30-caliber air-cooled, automatic or semiautomatic, gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle used by US troops in World Wars I and II and the Korean War.

[After John Moses Browning.]
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Brown′ing au′tomatic ri′fle


n.
an automatic rifle capable of firing 200 to 350 rounds per minute.
[1900–05; after J. M. Browning]
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Noun1.Browning automatic rifle - a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazineBrowning automatic rifle - a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
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Inside were three examples of the Winchester Automatic Rifle (WAR), an alternative design to the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) proposed to the Ordnance Department; several mid-19th century air rifles; and an impressive collection of new-in-box vintage Colt, Ruger and Smith & Wesson revolvers.
The end of WWI led to increased interest in light machine guns, and, in 1920, the Swedes began looking for a replacement for the Kulsprutegevar m/1914 and saw what they wanted in the American army's M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle. They purchased a number from Colt for trials and, in 1921, adopted it as the Kulsprutgvevar m/21.
It was developed to replace seven different weapon systems: the Enfield M1917, the Thompson submachine gun, the Springfield M1903, the M1 Carbine, the M3 "Grease Gun," the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, and the Ml.