Object Title

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Browning Automatic Rifle, Model of 1918

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Browning Automatic Rifle, Model of 1918

Date

about 1918

Object Number

PR.5303

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Transferred to the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room from the Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion, Park Hall Camp, Oswestry, Shropshire, December 1974

Physical Description

A gas operated rifle of extremely heavy construction, it has a receiver machined from solid steel, within which is the gas-recoil operated bolt assembly. This is cocked by means of a sliding lever on the left of the receiver, with the ejection port on the right. The foregrip is wood, with a textured panel. Khaki-coloured sling attached by 2 sling loops. By Winchester.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 118365

Calibre

.30-06 in US Govt M1906

Associations

Places America