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1918 BAR Vertical foregrip

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#1 Sandman1957

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:35 PM

   Saw this when I was looking through some vintage WWII photos.  Not sure if it was ever posted here before.  Looks like a vertical fore-grip modification.  No clue if this was a field expedient, or some were modified and shipped out this way.

 

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Close up of same photo.

 

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#2 RoscoeTurner

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:42 PM

Field expedient.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:13 AM

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:53 AM

Good mix; rifles, carbines, BAR!


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:27 AM

Cool!  Thanks.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:56 PM

It was a field mod to get the support hand away from the barrel heat. I made a post a while back with two photos I found.

 

http://www.machinegu...showtopic=17597


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:44 AM

It was a field mod to get the support hand away from the barrel heat. I made a post a while back with two photos I found.

 

http://www.machinegu...showtopic=17597

 

They do get very hot on full auto.

I even grabbed the barrel once when the gun was falling over. Wow was that hot with my bare hand.

Ouch.

Eric


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