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Posted: 9/11/2004 8:39:02 PM EST
Was it originally chambered in 30-06?
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:57:17 PM EST

I believe that is correct.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:06:48 PM EST
There was an air-cooled 1919 and a water-cooled 1919, both originally in .30-06, although I believe they were commonly referred to as .30 calibers.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:51:30 PM EST
Yes they were origionally calibered in 30-06. When they were sold to Isreal they converted them to 308, the semi-auto ones(i beleive FA also) on the market today are calibered in 308, 30-06 or 8mm. I own 2 semi's in 308. One of the funnest weapons I've shot, they eat ammo like theres no tomorrow.

Roy
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:58:04 PM EST
You need to get a Emory crank and see how much ammo it eats. You can get around 400 rpms with a little practice. Thats not far from what the original gun shot. The 250 round belts dont last too long. A case of 1000 rounds will last less then 3 minutes! $100-150 every 3 minutes! Ouch!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 10:16:50 PM EST
The M1919 series were air cooled and the M1917 series was water cooled. The M37 is a modified M1919 for left or right feed. All are chambered for the 30-06 cartridge. Now the US Navy converted a lot of M1919 to 7.62x51 and fitted them with a closed prong type flash suppressor and called the Mk 21 Mod 0. A similiar weapon was standard with the Canadian Army as the C1 7.62 MG. (ref. Small Arms of the World)
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:46:09 AM EST
I was watching BoB on the HC and the thought popped in my head that 30-06 would only make sense. I only ever shot a FA 1919 that was chambered in 8mm. It seriously was the funnest gun I have ever shot. More fun than an MG42.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:53:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I was watching BoB on the HC and the thought popped in my head that 30-06 would only make sense. I only ever shot a FA 1919 that was chambered in 8mm. It seriously was the funnest gun I have ever shot. More fun than an MG42.



Sweden also adopted the Browning, and is the reason there are 8mm versions available. They also made 6.5mm versions, but parts for that version are rairly seen.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:31:49 AM EST
Emory's Crankfire is a must have for every owner of a semi 1919. He even has a website now: www.crankfiresystems.com
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:38:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Was it originally chambered in 30-06?



Yep. I built mine in .308, then converted it to 8mm.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:41:43 AM EST
Go to their web site and all your questions will be answered.

FYI you could build one for about $400 FA if the law would allow it. Kits are cheap.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 9:10:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Go to their web site and all your questions will be answered.

FYI you could build one for about $400 FA if the law would allow it. Kits are cheap.



Double that and ++ for a decent tripod and T&E and you might be close.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 9:38:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By Waldo:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Go to their web site and all your questions will be answered.

FYI you could build one for about $400 FA if the law would allow it. Kits are cheap.



Double that and ++ for a decent tripod and T&E and you might be close.



Actually there are several kits offered for under $400. I was linking them when my computer crashed about 20 minutes ago.

www.1919a4.com go to the suppliers button and follow the links. A tripod will cost you big time but you can make a pedistal for under $50.
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