M1918 Browning

Silhouette (Visual identification)

M1918 Browning
Category Light Machine Guns
Operating System gas operated, rising bolt lock
Cartridge
Length 1200 mm
Feeding 20-round detachable box magazine

The M1918 was produced between 1917 and 1945 originally in the US, but it is also produced in countries such as Belgium, Poland, Sweden and China. It remained in use by the US military until the 1970s. The name affix of the M1918 "BAR" means "Browning Automatic Rifle" and refers to the original designer John M. Browning, not to the actual manufacturer.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The M1918 Browning is found in 45 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Argentina (ARG)
U
Australia (AUS)
U
Austria (AUT)
U
Belgium (BEL)
G
Bolivia (BOL)
U
Brazil (BRA)
U
Cambodia (KHM)
U
Canada (CAN)
U
Chile (CHL)
U
China (CHN)
G
N
Colombia (COL)
G
Costa Rica (CRI)
G
Cuba (CUB)
U
Egypt (EGY)
U
El Salvador (SLV)
U
Ethiopia (ETH)
G
Finland (FIN)
U
France (FRA)
U
Germany (DEU)
U
Greece (GRC)
U
Haiti (HTI)
U
Indonesia (IDN)
U
Israel (ISR)
U
Italy (ITA)
U
Laos (LAO)
U
Liberia (LBR)
G
Luxembourg (LUX)
U
Netherlands (NLD)
U
Norway (NOR)
U
Pakistan (PAK)
U
Panama (PAN)
G
Philippines (PHL)
U
Poland (POL)
G
N
Russia (RUS)
G
South Korea (KOR)
U
South Sudan (SSD)
U
Spain (ESP)
G
Sudan (SDN)
G
Sweden (SWE)
U
Thailand (THA)
U
Turkey (TUR)
G
G
O
G
Uruguay (URY)
G
Vietnam (VNM)
N

Visual identification (Silhouette)

M1918 Browning (9)