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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by LaEscopeta, Dec 9, 2009.

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  1. LaEscopeta

    LaEscopeta Member

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    (No political or religious comment expressed nor implied.)

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    (Please note the site this photo is from is not safe for work, not G rated, not in good taste, etc.)
     
  2. Ian

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    That's a Browning 1919A6 light machine gun.
     
  3. sanerkeki

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    thats gotta be serbia hehehehe
     
  4. Mandolin

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    Interesting.... are we seing the 17th Crusade about to start? Armed religous person with army in background

    Edit: It's probaly the 12th Crusade, I was confused.
     
  5. LaEscopeta

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    Wow, another quick correct answer from THR community.

    And congrats to Father Suppressivefire for good trigger discipline and being able to hold up a 32 pound weapon.
     
  6. Jonah71

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    My uncle carried a B.A.R. in WW 2, but I'm quite sure it was a newer/different model.
     
  7. kanook

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    Kinda looks like he's giving the finger :)
     
  8. Averageman

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    Its not a B.A.R.
    Think of it as the M2 .50 cals little .30 cal brother. You'll see a lot of these in WWII pictures, they served the Infantry and armor and Artillery units as well as many other units.
    They used to have one in Ft Knox to show the cycle of operation, it was cut in half length wise. Very cool training aide.
     
  9. Cosmoline

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    Blue berets--aren't those UN affiliated troops? I wonder how old that photo is.
     
  10. shotgunsrfun

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    Browning 1919A6 with some short of rigged stock?
     
  11. 50 Shooter

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    A6 version is with the stock you see on it in the picture.
     
  12. TexasRifleman

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    BAR and 1919 are very different. The 1919 is belt fed, the BAR magazine fed.

    Both shoot .30-06 and both made by Browning but that's about all they have in common.



    Whole other world.
     
  13. Mandolin

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    He needs a miricle, there is no ammo!
     
  14. empeter

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    Soviet/Russian paratrooper. The telnyashka is a give away. There's at least one member of the Naval Infantry in the crowd as well.
     
  15. Kernel

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    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
     
  16. wishin

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    The co-axial version of that MG was used on my M41 & M48 tanks in the late 50's and early 60's. Very effective.
     
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    It was an attempt to make the 1919 a GPMG like the MG42. Allow it to be used without a tripod, and be more portable.
     
  19. Shear_stress

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    I'd love to know the context that picture was taken in.
     
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    This is some celebrating event in some (can't remember which) Russian army unit

    the M1919A6 appear to be Ww2 relic from the collection, brought out for public

    I personally had chances to use examine and fire stuff from similar collection which also had an WW2 era M1919A6 (although w/o shoulder support) along with M16A1 from Vietnam era, plus many other WW2 era weapons (MG34, lend-lease Tommy guns M1928A1 and M1) etc
     
  21. Eightball

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    I see what you did there.

    I'm surprised he can hold it up like that.
     
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    Well I suppose I should put my affairs in order, the Army Of God has mobilized.
     
  23. zoom6zoom

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    I sure can't hold my A6 like that, it's why there's a bipod on it! And as noted, it's not loaded (no belt!)
     
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