BAR browning automatic rifle hard case, leather, original, Boyt

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Description: LOWER PRICE!! Original Item, dated 1943, this is a very rare original BAR WWII item. Top quality, leather hard case expressly constructed for the legendary Browning Automatic Rifle complete with steel strengtheners and belt hinged end cover. Clearly marked D-6065 Boyt 43 (see pic).

For serious collector or WWII reenactor.

Apparently designed to be used with pack animals in the Japanese War and also used by Paratroops as Drop Cases. Extremely rare.. Leather beautifully matured, a high quality item. Great leather creak like saddle leather. In fact, Boyt Harness Company made these hard cases for the BAR.



Condition is Excellent, see some minor handling marks in pictures. Stitches appear to be intact and complete.

The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) is a family of United States automatic rifles (or machine rifles) and light machine guns used by the United States and numerous other countries during the 20th century. This machine rifle is similar in function to other related World War I automatic rifles used for assaulting the enemy. Other light machine guns used by troops advancing across no-man's-land were the Chauchat, Benet-Mercie and the Lewis gun. The primary variant of the BAR series was the M1918, chambered for the .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge and designed by John Browning in 1917 for the U.S. Expeditionary Corps in Europe as a replacement for the French-made Chauchat and M1909 Benét–Mercié machine guns that US forces had previously been issued.

The BAR was designed to be carried by infantrymen during an assault or advance while supported by the sling over the shoulder or fired from the hip. This is a concept called "walking fire" — thought to be necessary for the individual soldier during trench warfare. The BAR never entirely lived up to the original hopes of the War Department; being neither a rifle nor a machine gun.

The US Army, in practice, used the BAR as a light machine gun (aka squad support weapon) often fired from a bipod (introduced on models after 1938). A variant of the original M1918 BAR, the Colt Monitor Machine Rifle, remains the lightest production automatic gun to fire the .30-06 Springfield cartridge, though the limited capacity of its standard 20-round magazine tended to hamper its utility in that role.

Although the weapon did see some action in World War I, the BAR did not become standard issue in the U.S. Army until 1938, when it was issued to squads as a portable light machine gun. The BAR saw extensive service in both World War II and the Korean War and saw some service early in the Vietnam War. The U.S. Army began phasing out the BAR in the late 1950s, when it was intended to be replaced by a SAW variant of the M14, and was without a portable light machine gun until the introduction of the M60 machine gun in 1957. The M60, however, was really a GPMG, a general-purpose machine gun, and was used as a SAW only because the U.S. Army had no other tool for the job until the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon in the mid-1980s.


Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Boyt
UPC: D-6065 Boyt 43
Location: VA

Trades Accepted: not on this item.

Lenden Eakin is a Federal Firearms License (FFL) Dealer, with Class 3 Special Occupational Tax (SOT) stamp in Roanoke, Virginia; Licensed dealer since 1987; 40 years experience buying, selling and trading firearms and working gun shows.
His wife, Kimberly, assists him with Sales & Marketing of Class3only.com. She is a former All Army Pistol Shooter, holds 4 National Records in Bullseye Pistol, and is a recently retired US Army Reservist.

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Item #: 997585588
Seller Since: Aug. 2009
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Roanoke
State: VA
Price:
$599.00


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