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#1 Ssjtristan

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 04:48 PM

Hello all,

 

I have been researching the history of the BAR for a while now and have been gathered information on part markings, manufacturer differences, etc.  However, the only way I will be able to gather some information is if I can study the actual firearms.  Given that this task is very time consuming and costly I was wondering if my fellow BAR enthusiasts would be willing to participate in a study.  This is a great way to show off your baby and further our knowledge base.  

 

Basically, what I would like are pictures of any part markings, piece marks, proof stamps, and part pictures in general.  Obviously, original and non-rebuilds are preferred but a marking is a marking and will gladly study anything that comes my way.  Much like the M1 Garand, these parts changed over time with different numbers and manufacturer differences and I would love to put this information together.  

 

PM with questions and we can get the ball rolling.  I have seen a few great photos on this forum already but I will not use them without permission.  Thank you in advance.   


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#2 BillyDixon

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:28 PM

been there done that, get a copy of rock and hard place, should answer all your questons,, where are you located?


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#3 Ssjtristan

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:38 PM

Rock in a Hard place is a fantastic reference but has little on part markings, manufacturing, part changes etc.  His chapter, Treatise on BAR parts is interesting but is far from a complete work.  What I have read on other forums, there was supposed to be another book on what I would like to see but he sadly the author passed away prior to completion.  I would think somebody would finish his work but perhaps not.  


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#4 GaryKeim

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:40 PM

I grant you the right to use any and all photos I have posted.... especially if it can help figure out the peculiar markings on my m1918 Winchester.


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#5 Ssjtristan

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 10:19 PM

Thank you Gary.  I will do a search and see what you have posted.  I may hit you up for additional photos in the future.  As my research progresses I'll let you know what I find. Thanks!


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#6 jim c 351

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:06 AM

Ssjtristan,

BillyDixon inquired as to your location. I am also making the same inquiry.

Jim C


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#7 Ssjtristan

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 04:45 PM

I'm in good ol' Wyoming.
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#8 RoscoeTurner

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 05:20 PM

Great state, about thirty years ago I used to out to Guernsey to evaluate the National Guard units that trained there.

I have a number of BAR parts, send me a PM with which pieces you need photos of and any details you are interested in.


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