In response to the US's urgent need of a standardized automatic weapon towards the end of the first World War, John Browning introduced two types of automatic weapons to Congress for consideration; one of which was the single infantry operated, shoulder fired Browning Automatic Rifle also known as the BAR. The new select fire, air-cooled, long stroke piston operated weapon was so impressive that it was unanimously recommended for immediate adoption into service. Even though the weapon saw limited use in WWI due its late introduction, the battles it participated in were heavily impacted by the presence of this man portable light machine gun. Despite its low ammunition capacity, its mobility and ability to be operated by a single infantryman made it a force multiplier on the battlefield. The results were so impressive, other Allied nations requested for immediate adoption of the BAR. Throughout its service life, the BAR saw action in WW2, Korean War, and even into Vietnam before it was replaced by the M60 Machine Gun. During this time the weapon was used by various nations such as Belgium, Poland, and Sweden as well as being adopted by law enforcement for its awesome unrivaled firepower.
The Limited Edition Matrix BAR is a faithful replica of the original. This airsoft adaptation is the perfect AEG to complete any WWII collection or military reenactor's loadout. The Matrix BAR features all metal construction with realistic-looking imitation wood furniture and is designed for realistic field stripping. The Matrix BAR is no lightweight and it reflects the heavy duty ruggedness of the weapon it was modeled after. Included with the BAR is the optional carry handle and steel bipod to fit the light machine gunner role.
Replica BAR gas system
Fully upgradable gearbox
Realistic field stripping
Full metal outer barrel assembly
Full metal receiver assembly
Full metal trigger and trigger guard
Full metal front and rear sights
Length: 1200mm Weight: 5000g Inner Barrel: 500mm Magazine Capacity: 190rds Muzzle Velocity: 380~400 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs) Gearbox: Full metal, proprietary, utilizes Ver. 2 gearset and cylinder head Motor: Short Type Fire Modes: Full-Auto, Safety Battery: 9.6v Small Butterfly Type recommended (Battery not included. Wired to the stock with a Small Tamiya connector) Hopup: Yes, Adjustable Package Includes: Gun, Magazine