The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) model 1918 was developed by John M. Browning in 1917. Marlin-Rockwell Corporation, Colt, and Winchester made 85,000 rifles during WWI to meet the US military requirement.
Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc. manufactures a semi-automatic version of this rifle; 1918A3 (WWII version). The only one of its kind in production anywhere in the world, it is manufactured with some of the original USGI WWI and WWII parts.
For the last 18 years, we have taken great care in building of each rifle. Only the highest quality Ohio Ordnance original and USGI standard parts are used in its production. The heart of the 1918A3 is the receiver made from 8620 steel casting that has been carburized and induction heat treated. The castings are machined on state-of-the-art, CNC machining centers. Every rifle is fully assembled, inspected, test-fired and re-inspected under the direct supervision of our master armorer.
The entire manufacturing process is accomplished at our facility in Chardon, Ohio. Our team is made up of experts in the military ordnance field, some with over 40 years experience in the trade.
Locked breech, gas operated with three position regulator. Semi-automatic, closed bolt, hammer fired. Two position selector lever
20rd., staggered column, detachable bolt type magazine
47.8 inches with flash hider
Four grooves with a right hand twist of one turn in 10 inches
Leaf type rear sight with open U-notch battle sight and peep aperture adjustable for windage and elevation from 100 to 1500 yards; reverse ramp type front sight blade with protective hood
- (2) 20rd. Magazines*
- Web Sling
- Carrying Handle
- Flash Hider
- Bolt Hold Open Device
- Cleaning Kit