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
380~400 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)Gearbox:
Full metal, proprietary, utilizes Ver. 2 gearset and cylinder headMotor:
Short TypeFire Modes:
9.6v Small Butterfly Type recommended (Battery not included. Wired to the stock with a Small Tamiya connector)Hopup:
Yes, AdjustablePackage Includes:
MatrixThings you may need to get started:
Battery and Charger – Required to power your AEG; use a high quality battery and charger for best results.Spare Magazines – Stay in the fight longer by bringing more ammo with you.BBs – High quality precision 6mm BBs recommended; Use 0.20g – 0.25g BBs for best results.Silicone Oil – Basic cleaning and lubrication maintenance help keep your Airsoft AEG in top working order.Real wood furniture available here at Evike.com!
FPS Range: 380-400
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"I am extremely impressed with this gun kinda proud to be honest. I've owned it for about a month or so now and it has shot further, faster, and more accurately than my friend's M249 SAW by A&K. It works great as both a support and an assault gun. Although it's not as realistic as the real wood version, i strongly recomend this gun over the real wood version due to the fact that the stock on real wood variant is very small inside while the faux wood provides space enough to fit basically anything. This gun is not only great for renactors but is ideal for the standard player who wants longer range and higher accuracy and won't mind paying for it in shorter mags and a heavier gun.
"Lemme start out by saying it's a VERY cool replica. First time taking it out of the box I was extremely impressed. It's well built and very true to the original Browning Automatic Rifle. Mine shoots around 400 FPS with .2 gram BB's but I find that it feeds a little better with .25's. May be just mine. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Not a whole lotta complaints to be honest. Definitely buy one if you're serious about it!
Just a couple things to keep in mind:
- It's pretty hefty. If I recall correctly UPS said the entire package weighed around 19 pounds. Very nice if you're a taller/bigger guy like myself.
- Bipod is exactly like the original: it's big, heavy, and not practical. The GI's used to throw them away. I ditched mine and the carry handle.
- The magazine only holds 190 rounds and it goes quick. I run a 9.6v. so believe me when I say it goes. I bought an extra 5 magazines.
"Just got mine. Looks pretty nice, however, it doesn't look like brand new.It didn't come with the original package or manual or anything. And the stock was loose, so I took it apart. It looked like the screws holding the stock were loose and some other screws wore out already. There are also scratches in the receiver and on the stock.
I am still charging the battery, I will see how it goes.
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