US Army soldiers operating Browning M1919 machine gun, 1943

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Added Date 7 Dec 2007

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1. Abrham says:
7 Mar 2011 02:37:13 AM

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2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Sep 2011 06:20:25 PM

A good photograph of the M-1919,.30 Caliber Machine Gun. The weapon was a light machine gun, that was a recoil operated, belt-feed, air-cooled crew served weapon. It could be adapted to feed from both the left and right sides.

The M-1919 fires the same 30.06 round as the Garand M-1 rifle and the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). Say let's take a look at the
weapon its self. We have the barrel, belt-feed slide, reciver, front sight, rear sight
pistol grip and trigger, and tri-pod.
The M-1919 was fed from 150 round fabric-belts, later the M-1919, would also use a flexable link-belt.

Those GIs have been issued M-1 helmet the
M-1 "Steel Pot" during WWII, over 22,000,000 were produced, and was in service until the
1980s phased out and replaced by the Hi-Tech Fritz kevlar helmet.
During the Vietnam War, GIs were still using
the M-1 helmet the only addition was a new camouflage cover and web band around the helmet and it still weighted about 3 1/2lbs.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
5 Nov 2011 06:06:58 PM

The M1919A4 used a 250 round fabric cloth belt, that fed ammunition from left to right
looks like the above photograph is printed backward. The fabric cloth belt was later replaced with a disintegrating metal link belt.

Two photo's are backward, and show incorrect feeding of ammo. All the other photographs show the correct feeding from left to right
of ammunition.
Photograph above and the other, US Soldiers fire M1919A4 in Aachen are backward.

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