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The BAR proved its worth during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, providing U.S troops with a reliable automatic firearm. The BAR’s impact on the overall war was small, but during the brief actions it saw, it was so successful that many countries would go on to place orders for the firearm both during and after the war.

– Official Verdun Weapon Guide

The Browning Automatic Rifle, or BAR was an automatic rifle issued to American soldiers in the First World war in late 1918.