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#1 PTRS-14.5

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:03 PM

I know the top is a FN D in 7MM but the others kinda stump me. Possibly the one marked Model 30 is a BAR variation which has had a 7.62 x 39 Barrel installed in it. I would assume the Chinese did this. The middle one I have not clue what it is. Any help is appreciated.

 

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:32 AM

Barrel number 2 is a Hotchkiss M1922 light machine gun barrel made on contract for the Spanish.

 

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Barrel number 3 eludes me. I want to say it's an FN BAR barrel of some variety, but I can't match the gas regulator.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:16 AM

Big Al,

 

Good job on the identifications in this thread, and the other...

 

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

Thank you kindly, David. I love research and mystery item ID.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:28 AM

Al, Once again a thanks is due.!

 

The lower barrel, I agree, has the BAR Model 30 look about it. I can't find anything with the gas mechanism that is the same. Having been bored and fitted in 7.62 x 39 clearly indicated a Chinese link sometime in its life... Clearly post WW2..

 

I'm not a 1918 BAR fan and have passed them down the line over the years. I have a FND only due to the flexibility of caliber with that configuration.

And yes, I have to have a one BAR in the collection...Is the barrel fixed on all BAR's including the Model 30 prior to the FND?

 

I've got piles of crated parts to ID in the next few months all the help here is appreciated.

 

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