Semiauto L/M/H MG lookalikes


December 1, 2006, 06:02 AM
Hey, everybody,

It's about 6 AM, and I just finished watching a delightfully crazy movie called "Captain Ron" and it, oddly, inspired in me a desire for knowledge concerning those Semiauto M1919 clones and such.

In general, I was wondering if anyone knew of an exhaustive list of companies making semiauto machinegun lookalikes.

In particular, does anybody make a semiauto M2 .50-cal?


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December 1, 2006, 08:21 AM
I haven't even seen a semi M2, but I have seen a handful of places that say they build them for people. Here's one:

December 1, 2006, 09:41 AM

There was an outfit making semi M250BMG m,any years ago, but I haven't seen one scince. Closest you'll get is a Barret L82.:cool:

December 1, 2006, 11:29 AM
Ohio Ordinance makes semi 1919 clones. They also make 1928 Browning semi clones. That is what I really want. Water cooled! Yeah!

Number 6
December 1, 2006, 05:31 PM
Here is the list I can come up with. I am sure there are more, however.

Ohio Rapid Fire makes semi-auto 1919s, 1917/1928s, and HK21s

Ohio Ordnance Works makes semi-auto 1928s

Allied Armament makes semi-auto 1919s, 1928s, and M2s

TNW Firearms makes semi-auto MG34s, M2s, and 1919s. I have also heard they did manufacture a MG42 as well.

Vector Arms makes a semi-auto RPD

Michael's Machines is supposed to be making a semi-auto HK23, and HK21

VLTOR is making a semi-auto PKM, which I believe is the same one that Military Gun Supply is advertising.

U.S. Ordnance makes semi-auto M60s, 1919s, and a Vickers.

Historic Arms supposedly manufactures a semi-auto RPDs, and is supposed to be working on a semi-auto M240. Historic Arms does not have a website that I am aware of.

Lastly, there is a rumor that FN is going to be making semi-auto M249s and M240s.

December 1, 2006, 07:01 PM
Valkyrie Arms in Washington State has also done M2s and M1919s (shown as "now discontinued", but I'm sure they're still available), and now they're also doing a hand-cranked version of the M134 Mini-Gun :D

Ian Sean
December 2, 2006, 06:36 AM
My semi-1919 has been up and running for about 2 years now, I didn't buy it, I built it. I don't have any opinion on any of the "store bought" semi's out there only the home builds.

It isn't a hard build to accomplish for someone who is mechanically inclined.

Kit was $350.

Right side plate and rivets $120

Machine work $100

Accessories (links, belts, spare parts, extra barrel) $300

Ammo ......OMG$$$$$$

I have about $1000 into mine, recently purchased the A-6 kit, (flashider, butt stock, carry handle and bipod).

:) Shooting it is a real hoot...I always invite the gapers at the range to rip off a few rounds while they are standing there with jaws on the floor.

Check out here for much more info.

One word of advice, owning a belt-fed is expensive, a lot of maintenance, more so than a standard rifle....and in my opinion, very addictive. :D

Bwana John
December 2, 2006, 10:09 AM
:D :D Gorilla/Guerilla :D :D

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