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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008, 02:49:12 PM »
Waste not want not.  It works great and ammo is available.  Great for situations where you don't have to actually lug it around yourself.  The Marines use them on their gun trucks for example.

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008, 03:10:45 PM »
I was about to say... buhay pa pala yan, hehe.

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 04:24:34 PM »
The Marines use them on their gun trucks for example.

I knew there was another pic of that MG here somewhere. Thanks for the reminder.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 06:08:59 PM »
I knew there was another pic of that MG here somewhere. Thanks for the reminder.  :thumbsup:


And don't forget, if .30-06 ammo ever becomes scarce just buy South African or Israeli barrels chambered for .308. ;)

Imagine these guns lasting in use until 2019.  The design would be a hundred years old by then!  :beer:

(which reminds me, the M1911 is 97 years old!)
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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008, 06:58:38 PM »
"hintay lang kayo sa mga scout ming ming...."

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 08:39:57 PM »
Great for situations where you don't have to actually lug it around yourself. 

 :lol: I've seen an MNLF Integree during the 2000 Campaign using a leather belt to use as sling for this MG.

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 09:31:32 PM »

Here's another one mounted on a humvee.  Photo is also recent.
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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2008, 03:45:09 PM »
I guess this explains why the Government Arsenal still produces ammo for this MG

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2008, 03:51:12 PM »
The Browning M1919A4 is actually the machinegun available in our reservist armory for use in training, all 2 units of them, as M60s are all with operational units and none can be spared for reservists. :D.

Mr. O is right, it is good for fixed positions, not for carrying around. It is HEAVY, at 32 pounds for the gun itself plus another 44 pounds for its tripod, for a total of 76 lbs. ready to fire. Ammo for it, .30-'06 M2, is also very heavy.

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2008, 02:46:47 AM »
Wow, M1919s! Well Doc, it might be heavy, but that 30-06 M2 round sure as hell is powerful. It can easily reach distances of more than a kilometer and pack a much more decisive punch than a .308 round. Heck, even the civilian hunting rounds can down large animals like elks and moose at extended ranges.

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2008, 02:54:33 AM »
Exactly, bro M. It is the only caliber, in its black-tipped AP round guise, that I have seen penetrate 1-inch thick mild steel with ease.  :shock:

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2008, 05:18:06 PM »
Wow! That's some serious penetration, Doc... what distance was the shot made at? 8)

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Re: The M1919 .30 cal MG: Alive and well in the AFP
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2008, 02:33:29 AM »
30 meters exactly. Most impressive! Repeated it on two other 1" plates. Same results. Put 3 water-filled 2-liter Coke Zero bottles behind one of them. After punching through the steel, pnentrated all 3 water bottles and buried itself in the hill side na. All of the sudden i had mucho, mucho respect for these old guns.

The exit holes from the mild steel plate is around half nalang the diameter of the original bullet, probably the size of the hardened penetrator itself.