The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) is a family of American automatic rifles and machine guns used by the United States and numerous other countries during the 20th century. 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 advance while supported by the sling over the shoulder, or to be fired from the hip.
Alert Line WWII USMC BAR Gunner Uniform Set features: M1944 Cap, M1 Helmet, US Marine M1942 Camo Helmet Cover, T-shirt, M1944 HBT Jacket, M1944 HBT Trousers, USMC Boondocker Boots, Leggings, M1936 Cotton Pistol Belt, M1941 Pack Suspenders, M1937 BAR Ammo Belt, M1941 knapsack, Shovel Set, Canteen Set, USMC 2 Pocket Grenade Pouch, M1942 First Aid Pouch, M1911A1 Pistol Holster, KA-BAR, US Marine M1942 Camo Rain Cape (“beach” pattern), M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle, Magazine Packs x2, MARK II Grenade. NOTE: figure not included (for display only)