Bar m1918


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Rick
November 17, 2008, 09:30 PM
Been a while since I've posted. I occasionally get permission from the wife (and I do mean OCCASIONALLY!) to purchase a firearm. I am a nostalgic collector/user (past posts) and for years have been after one of my all time favorites, the M1918. As a WWII buff, this firearm has been my baby and now that I have "clearance" am interested in acquiring one. Jan 20th approaches and feel if I'm gonna do it at all, now is the time.
Any info (as always) is greatly appreciated.
Rick

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crushbup
November 17, 2008, 09:58 PM
You're looking at spending close to $20k on it and your wife is fine with it?

Why can't I find women like that?

longdayjake
November 17, 2008, 10:06 PM
they have a semi auto version for about 3,000. I will have to get back to you when I find where.

Kind of Blued
November 17, 2008, 10:09 PM
Off the top of my head, I'm thinking the manufacturer of the semi-auto was "Ohio Ordnance"?

Rick
November 17, 2008, 10:14 PM
"You're looking at spending close to $20k on it and your wife is fine with it?

Why can't I find women like that? "

Ouch, and yes...

bannockburn
November 17, 2008, 10:15 PM
Rick

If you haven't done so yet, you would probably want to check out ohioordnanceworks.com for some very nicely designed and constructed semi-auto BARs. Their 1918A3 model is a great rendition of the wartime classic 1918A2.

paintballdude902
November 17, 2008, 10:20 PM
if you get the semi version id opt for the walnut butt it costs a bit more but the synthetic is ugly

cat9x
November 18, 2008, 11:58 AM
bakelite is what its called and that is historically accurate, but yes the walnut is much nicer. Ohio Ordnance is the name and you will be on a waiting list if you order directly.

$3,000? Good luck finding one at that price. They are on gunbroker from time to time and usually sell for around $4,000 or more.

I've had mine for 2 years and love it.

Acera
November 18, 2008, 12:08 PM
Rick,

I did not see one here: http://www.autoweapons.com/products/products.html

But that does not mean they don't have one, they carry quite a selection. You might drop them a line and see if they can get one.

Here is one, but at a little more than you might want to pay.
http://www.subguns.com/classifieds/index.cgi?db=nfafirearms&website=&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=14203&query=retrieval



This one just sold, but you might want to contact the seller and check on the availability of another.
http://www.subguns.com/classifieds/index.cgi?db=nfafirearms&website=&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=14108&query=retrieval



Here is a real pretty one, produced during WWI, but at $47K you wife might have to be sweet talked a little more.
http://www.subguns.com/classifieds/index.cgi?db=nfafirearms&website=&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=13817&query=retrieval


Remember that Class III stuff can sometimes be a very fluid market, with dealers knowing where stuff is going and where to find it. I have found a call to the dealers is beneficial in helping track down what I am looking for, even if they don't have it. Most of these guys have a network of friends and other dealers that facilitate the finding of these expensive commodities.

Good Luck and let us know how the search comes out.

Rick
November 18, 2008, 09:40 PM
You guys are killing me with those $40,000+ BARs! (beautiful) Thanks for the responses and information as always and rest assured crushbup, my wife would divorce me straight up for that high of an expenditure! I will look into it and let ya'll know!
Thanks again!!

According to ohioordnanceworks, they have discontinued production on that model!!
http://www.ohioordnanceworks.com/semi-auto/A1918-rifle.html

paintballdude902
November 18, 2008, 10:16 PM
http://www.ohioordnanceworks.com/semi-auto/SLR-semi.html

this is still in production but its the a3

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