B.A.R Training model, 1935
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A truly rare double life-size training model of the B.A.R or Browning automatic rifle, manufactured for the instruction of US Navy recruits in the weapon’s functions, disassembly and re-assembly, cleaning and maintenance methods. A fully restored and overhauled example, re-polished to original steel and aluminium, the ‘magazine’ contains several rounds of oversized green ‘dummy’ bullets, and the weapon rests on a tailor-made stand that converts into a travelling case.
Bearing the plaque ‘Manufactured by J.H. Keeney & Co. Inc, 2600 W 50th Street, Chicago 32 IL, CAL 30m – 1918 – A2, Department of Navy Training Aid Rifle, Marine Corps’. American, circa 1935.
Length: 95 inches (242 cm).
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