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#1 bfryar44

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 06:21 PM

Actually my BAR is a non-firing dummy made from a Ohio Ordnance dummy steel receiver. I replaced the post war parts on it with correct WW2 parts (gas regulator, bipod, and trigger guard assembly). I had the top of the receiver engraved with correct engraving to match the rest of the parts. Finally, the whole gun was reparkerized by my local gunsmith and rubbed it down with some light steel wool to give it that "used but not abused" look.

Post your BAR! thumbsup.gif

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#2 2ad82recon

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:33 PM

NICE BF..you say thats a dummy receiver.....still marked New England Small Arms....?

Cant post my BAR...because i SOLD it........... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif

DOH !

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Edited by 2ad82recon, 19 January 2007 - 01:34 PM.


#3 bfryar44

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:56 PM

NICE BF..you say thats a dummy receiver.....still marked New England Small Arms....?


Thanks Lloyd!

Yes, the receiver was an unmarked dummy and I had it engraved with the correct markings.

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#4 Johan Willaert

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 02:06 PM

Bryan,

You held this one in your hands last June!!!

NOS New England Small Arms May 1943......

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Full Auto!!!


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#5 2ad82recon

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 02:53 PM

MMMM BARs...i may have to look at the Stoneleigh Militaria show next weekend ?

You got me thinking BF...... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

Johan......stop it...your making me jealous ;)

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 03:01 PM

thats as nice as the one you[Lloyd] talked me into selling you at a greatly reduced price ;) with a shed load of original mags :blink:

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 03:13 PM

Dave ..unfortunatley i was only the "middleman" in that deal....

I cant beleive thats a dummy receiver BF.real top quality job

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 03:24 PM

Dave ..unfortunatley i was only the "middleman" in that deal....

I cant beleive thats a dummy receiver BF.real top quality job

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Lloyd


it was a nice Bondook though mate ;) and so is bryans http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:35 PM

Here's a pic of mine. It is a semi-auto. Some day I hope to be able to find and afford a real one!

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#10 bfryar44

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:13 AM

Bryan,

You held this one in your hands last June!!!

NOS New England Small Arms May 1943......

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/2040/m1918a2barfr7.jpg

Full Auto!!!


Yes I did, awesome BAR you have! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:09 AM

OK you guys stop teasing us "Limeys"..just not fair

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:14 AM

OK you guys stop teasing us "Limeys"..just not fair

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Sorry Lloyd, we'll knock it off. :lol:

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:28 AM

OK you guys stop teasing us "Limeys"..just not fair


Haven't posted my TSMG, Grease Guns and .30Cal yet??? :lol:

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:22 PM

B-Fry!
SWEET & SEXY!! Bean dip deluxe. Think I've seen that one before though.... Hmmm... :rolleyes:

Actually my BAR is a non-firing dummy made from a Ohio Ordnance dummy steel receiver. I replaced the post war parts on it with correct WW2 parts (gas regulator, bipod, and trigger guard assembly). I had the top of the receiver engraved with correct engraving to match the rest of the parts. Finally, the whole gun was reparkerized by my local gunsmith and rubbed it down with some light steel wool to give it that "used but not abused" look.

Post your BAR! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Bfryar

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:32 AM

Deactivated in 2006. Mf'd by N.E. Small Arms and it has a 1918 dated barrel. Also check out the WWI flash hider.
Just still looking for a WWII era gas regulator...

Best regards
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#16 bfryar44

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:32 AM

Carl,

Great looking BAR! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Thanks for posting.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 09:35 AM

You have accomplished what I would like to do with my BAR kit. To date I have not found anyone that I am satisfied with to do proper engraving on a dummy receiver. Only checked with a few shops who do name plates etc. for awards. What sort of place did your work?

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:02 AM

Not MY BAR, but a picture of one.

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:25 AM

Thanks for sharing that pic AndrewA74..i also have just purchased a BAR too.A WW1 made Winchester Machine Rifle with a 5 figure serial number.

Its gone through the A1 and A2 modifications but is still a beautiful weapon.

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:40 AM

You have accomplished what I would like to do with my BAR kit. To date I have not found anyone that I am satisfied with to do proper engraving on a dummy receiver. Only checked with a few shops who do name plates etc. for awards. What sort of place did your work?


TJM,

The guy that did mine has since retired and no longer does engraving. He sold his business to Orion Arms http://www.orion-arms.com/ . I've heard that their work is top notch. Also may want to try George Knotts BAR forum, lots of great information http://groups.yahoo....oup/WWIIBARMAN/ http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 07:34 AM

I had a chance to buy an original (or so the gunshop claimed) fully operational 1918A2 BAR. This was over ten years ago and it would have cost me $3500 plus whatever it would have cost me to get the proper federal licenses, transfer tax, etc. Been real expensive and I wasn't sure I wanted to subject myself to all that BATF scrutiny. So I passed on it. I'm content to have fired one on a weapons range at Marine Corps base, Camp Geiger, in 1967. Absolutely the MOST fun weapon I fired in the Marine Corps. I can fully understand why several generations of gyrenes loved the BAR.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:05 AM

Bryan,
After almost 6 months, Philadelphia Ordnance did another run of dummy BAR receivers. With the receiver now in hand, I am ready to get it properly engraved. At your suggestion, have contacted with Orion but they do not have a template for New England Small Arms. I need to provide the proper text for the markings and currently do not have, or have access to, a copy of "Rock in a Hard Place." Might you be able to post or email me the correct markings or better yet post a photo? Thanks.
TJM


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