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Can somone tell me how much a browning automatic rifle costs

-- john keselica (, March 20, 2003


Most of the answers are right on. You won't find an importable 1918A2 BAR overseas, since the 1968 Gun Control Act bars importation of ANY machine gun, other than for use by police or military. If you want to build your semi-auto BAR from a Philadelphia Ordnance receiver and a 1918A2 parts kit, you'll have to check with ATF to be sure you're not making anything they'll classify as a machine gun (it doesn't matter if your rifle functions as a semi-auto only). If it can readily be converted into a full-auto, they WILL call it a machine gun (since the Reagan administration, it has also been illegal to manufacture any new machine gun for use by a civilian).You will: A. Lose the gun B. Lose any other guns you own C. Pay a hefty fine D. Spend time in federal prison E.All of the above...PLUS now you will be a convicted felon and NEVER be permitted to own a gun again. This is not an exaggeration. The ATF LOVES to bag people who unknowingly violate federal law. Word to the wise.

-- Bob Chattin (, November 13, 2003.

If you want a BAR and are like me and can't pay 15-20K, save your pennies and get a semi from Ohio Ordnanc Works. I got mine last week and it is worth every cent. If you try to got the parts kit and 80% receiver route, you will have to design a weapon with an internal hammer that fires from a closed bolt, machine the receiver and get BATF approval for the weapon. It is way too much hassle for me.

-- John Gildersleeve (, August 16, 2003.

Is this guys post above legal?

-- Chris (, August 03, 2003.

Buy the kit from and the semi reciever from Phil. Ordance. Total package around $900.

-- not Given (, July 14, 2003.

Have you tried looking overseas? We supplied many weapons to our allies, you may find it alot cheaper, but you would have to restore it, because of heavy usage. Does anybody know how many were made anyway.


-- Matthew Beeler (, July 13, 2003.

A real, full-auto, BAR model 1918, 1918A1 or 1918A2 that is eligible for non-dealer civilians to own is very expensive. I don't think you'll have an easy time finding one for under $13,000-15,000. Believe me, I looked for months!


-- John Hurley (, June 08, 2003.

The "Browning Automatic Rifle", sold by Browning gun dealers for about $500 is not the military weapon used by US military in WW I, WW II and Korea. Today that rifle would sell for more than $6,000. A semi-automatic version of the same gun is manufactured by for $3,000.

-- Brad Garcia (, May 17, 2003.

$500 - 800 new. It goes by BAR, any Browning dealer should have a couple.

-- Milbook (, May 08, 2003.

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