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#1 robinb

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:32 AM

I took these for a friend, and thought I'd share with the forum. This is my M1918 Marlin Rockwell machine rifle. Made in April of 1919. Yes, it's real, and it fires.
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#2 robinb

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:32 AM

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#3 illen

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:54 AM

Hi! What a stunning weapon! god bless you :w00t:

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#4 Jim Baker

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 12:21 PM

At the top of my firearms dream sheet. Beautiful.

How does it shoot?

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 02:49 PM

Tell your friend he's my hero.. B)

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 02:53 PM

Nice weapon Robin. Is there a story behind it. Always like a good story.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 04:08 PM

:drool2: :drool2: :crybaby: robert

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 04:38 PM

Nice weapon Robin. Is there a story behind it. Always like a good story.


No real story with it. It was in a collection in Arizona, and the guy sold it so he could remodel his kitchen.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 06:15 PM

Robin

Very, very nice. :twothumbup: This is one that is at the top of a lot of peoples lists. WOW

Thank you for posting yours

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 06:35 PM

I would :thumbsup: love to shot that one!!!!

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 02:51 AM

I live in a state....Georgia....where you can own full auto weapons but it's a lengthy, and expensive, process. Used to be a Class III dealer in this area who usually had some nice weapons. He once let me handle a BAR M1918A2 he had for sale.....believe the asking price was about $3500 ++ all the taxes, fees, etc that went with owning such a weapon. I finally decided it was too much money and too much liability having a "machine gun" in my home....so passed on it. But I still think about that lovely old BAR.

But as nice as it was it was nowhere near as nice as that WW1 period Model of 1918....CONGRATS ROBIN!!!

#12 MFortney

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 05:56 AM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing. That one's at the top of my list too but I'm sure the only version I'll ever own is a repro semi.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:13 AM

Marine basic infantry training in 1967 included a "familiarization fire" of the BAR. What a joy it was to shoot but I sure wouldn't have enjoyed carrying that heavy weapon.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:33 AM

:drool2: :drool2: :crybaby: robert

I would eat outside for years before I would have sold that B.A.R.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 01:32 PM

I would eat outside for years before I would have sold that B.A.R.


Too funny! :lol:

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 02:43 PM

I live in a state....Georgia....where you can own full auto weapons but it's a lengthy, and expensive, process. Used to be a Class III dealer in this area who usually had some nice weapons. He once let me handle a BAR M1918A2 he had for sale.....believe the asking price was about $3500 ++ all the taxes, fees, etc that went with owning such a weapon. I finally decided it was too much money and too much liability having a "machine gun" in my home....so passed on it. But I still think about that lovely old BAR.

But as nice as it was it was nowhere near as nice as that WW1 period Model of 1918....CONGRATS ROBIN!!!



thats about how much they were around 1996 thats how much member autorifle (brother) paid for his. you will never find them that cheap ever again

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:18 PM

Nice BAR.

I want a real C&R GI M1918A2 BAR and would gladly trade my transferable M60 for one, but they seem non existent.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:50 AM

Very nice BAR.
I have one that was converted to a M1918A2 during WWII (oh yeah, it is live and kicking).
They are sweet.

Congratulations.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:11 PM

Super super nice BAR made when quality was outstanding and as far as I'm concerned some of our best made firearms were produced. Here in Idaho we are very firearms friendly and if you can afford them it's easy to own what ever you want and that's the way it should be. I thought I would include a picture inside of a friends safe from up north he's owned them for years when they were almost affordable. When I visit it's BYA 'Bring Your own Ammo'!! :thumbsup:


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#20 Blake_E

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:52 AM

That ...... is ....... awesome!

#21 davidwh1

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:42 PM

I am a big fan myself - here is the real deal

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:11 PM

Thats a great looking BAR M1918 you have got there very nice to see
with nice early markings on it well done on getting it for your collection :thumbsup: .

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:08 PM

robin--- you have some beautiful stuff! i have them too------------- in my dreams. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 04:10 PM

WOW!

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:37 PM

Thats a great looking BAR M1918 you have got there very nice to see
with nice early markings on it well done on getting it for your collection :thumbsup: .



Thanks for the compliment. It took me a long time to get one. As my Dad (Vietnam 68 and 69) says - "Good to have and not making anymore of them"


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