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Belt fed semi-autos

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Father Knows Best, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Father Knows Best

    Father Knows Best Senior Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    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.

  2. Kingson

    Kingson Member

    May 11, 2003
    Home in MA, My Gunshop in CT
    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.
  3. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Feb 16, 2003
    Ft. Worth
    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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