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A long time favorite.  What more can you say,  it's a Browning, it's belt fed, it's rugged, it's reliable and did I mention it's belt fed.  This toy is the most ammo hungry thing I have ever seen.  And wow,  what an appetite.  Look out hogs,  these guns feed on pork. 

M1919 Browning machine gun

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Browning Model 1919

Browning M1919A2
Type Machine gun
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 19191970s (U.S.)
Used by U.S. and Allies, South Vietnam, NATO
Wars World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War (U.S.), Present day
Production history
Designed 1919
Produced 19191945
Variants A1A6; M37
Specifications
Weight 31 lb (14 kg) (M1919A4)
Length
  • 48 in (1219 mm) (M1919A4)
  • 53 in (1346 mm) (M1919A6)
Barrel length 24 in (609 mm)

Cartridge
Action Recoil-operated/short-recoil operation
Rate of fire 400600 round/min
Effective range 1,500 yd (1,370 m) (maximum)
Feed system 250-round belt

 

The Browning M1919 was a .30 caliber machine gun fairly widely used during the 20th century. It was used as a light infantry, co-axial, mounted, aircraft, and anti-aircraft machine gun by the U.S. and many other countries, especially during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Although it began to be superseded by newer designs in the later half the century (such as by the M60 machine gun), it remained in use in many NATO countries and elsewhere for much longer.

Many M1919s were rechambered for the new 7.62 51 mm NATO round and served into the 1990s, as well as up to the present day in some countries. The United States Navy also converted many to 7.62 mm NATO, and designated them Mk 21 Mod 0; they were commonly used on river craft in the 1960s and 1970s in Vietnam.

 

 

 

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