Similarities btw Browning BAR (MK III Hunting Rifle) & FNAR?

Discuss the FN lineup of tactical rifles; the FS2000, SCAR, and the venerable FAL.
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Similarities btw Browning BAR (MK III Hunting Rifle) & FNAR?

Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 27 Jan 2012, 05:10

Just curious if anyone knows if the FNAR gas and bolt system is identical to the Browning BAR hunting rifles that have been on the market for like 3 decades now?

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Re: Similarities btw Browning BAR (MK III Hunting Rifle) & F

Post by blueorison » 27 Jan 2012, 11:07

SeaHawkDriver-B wrote:Just curious if anyone knows if the FNAR gas and bolt system is identical to the Browning BAR hunting rifles that have been on the market for like 3 decades now?
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Re: Similarities btw Browning BAR (MK III Hunting Rifle) & F

Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 27 Jan 2012, 23:36

I've read similar talking points in various articles 'Blue, but its somewhat ambiguous whether or not they are talking about the military BAR1918 (as its "descended-from"), or the actual modern production hunting rifle with the Browning label on it. Even if they're just talking metaphorically about the rifles being related, its somewhat vauge.

My question specifically gets into the actual bolt and gas system... are the parts the same, if so, will a BAR hunting rifle with detachable box mag accept the magazines for an FNAR? Yes/No, why/who not. Do the two rifles share common parts? Are they made on the same assembly line, same factory? This is one of those in depth questions that a gunsmith would probably be able to answer.

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Re: Similarities btw Browning BAR (MK III Hunting Rifle) & F

Post by flyingirish04 » 28 Jan 2012, 10:15

Different magwells.
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