Developed and introduced in 1917 (and designated the 1918 to prevent confusion with the Model 1917 machine gun), the Browning Automatic Rifle became a signature American weapon for generations, seeing action in WWII and Korea, as well as on both sides of the law during the "Public Enemy" era of crime. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights, with a plain tubular flash hider threaded to the muzzle, "W/1-19" dated barrel, the top of the receiver bearing the 5-line Winchester nomenclature, with a "F A S" pattern (semi/full/safe) selector mechanism with the spring loaded catch to keep the operator from accidentally putting the rifle on "safe" when flipping to full automatic. Fitted with a checkered hardwood forearm and a smooth pistol grip stock with a steel buttplate. Five extra magazines are included. Provenance: The Allan Cors Collection
Very fine, with 85% of the period refinished blue, showing some light cycling wear and handling marks overall, along with some mild spotting and wear. The stock is fine, with some scuffing, chipping and staining. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.