Belt fed semi-autos


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Father Knows Best
February 5, 2006, 12:58 PM
Does anyone here have experience with some of the belt-fed semi-autos available out there? I see a lot of ads for 1919A4 Browning machine guns that have been modified/converted to semi-auto only configuration. I understand that there are gatling-like crank triggers available for them that can get you pretty close to the cyclic rate of a full auto, but without the expense and paperwork that's involved in buying a "real" machine gun. I'm curious, but don't want to jump in without hearing from someone who has actually experienced one.

Thanks

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Kingson
February 5, 2006, 02:02 PM
If you want to learn about 1919s go to this site http://1919a4.com/. It's a very good site and you can learn alot. After reading on it for awile, I was able to build one for my self ( and I never built any gun before). There are a few diffrent kinds of crank fires out there. If you read up one them then you can deside witch one is best for you. I have one made by Emery Jones and it seems like the best one out there. You can crank out about 450 a min if you get the right groove going. The guns are alot of fun.

TexasRifleman
February 5, 2006, 02:10 PM
US Ordnance made some semi auto M60's for a while.

Friend of mine dropped $8k to get one. Very interesting little thing, lots of fun. It was totally reliable and pretty accurate.

I don't know if I could spend that much but it was fun.

Their website claims production will resume in August '06 for the M60, 1919, and Vickers .303

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