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My First 1919!!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Magnuumpwr, Mar 17, 2006.

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  1. Magnuumpwr

    Magnuumpwr Member

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    I am waiting for my first 1919a4 to arrive. Does anyone have experience with Ohio Rapid Fire? Are their guns of good quality? Any sources to locate a belt linker? Anyone own a sit and shoot mount from W.A.Co? If so, are you satisfied with it? Any problems? Thanks for any input you can give me.
     
  2. Kingson

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    I have a ORF 1919 and it is a pretty good gun for the price. Sometimes you have to fiddle with them to get them to work right and sometimes they work right out of the box. If you go to this web site www.1919a4.com you can learn alot about 1919's. A belt loader will run you around $1000 and the belts are a pain to load if they are new belts and you load them by hand. You have to make sure that all the bullets are even so that the gun will shoot right. You can also get links that are much cheaper and easier to load ( you can buy a linker for around a $150 and links depending on what caliber $30/1000 to $70/1000. Go to the web site and it will teach you how to take the gun apart and also if you have problems people there will help you out. After going there I got a parts kit and built my own gun and it work amazingly enough. The guns are alot of fun to shoot and you should have lots of fun with it.
     
  3. Chipperman

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    The loader costs $1000? :what:
     
  4. jobu07

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    Congrats on the purchase. Semi-auto belt feds are fun! :D

    A good friend of mine just picked up an RPD this past week. I'm really itching to try that out!
     
  5. TIMC

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    You can get a single belt loader for about $75, It's what I use for belts but I shoot links on mine most of the time. I have read some bad things about ORF lately but have had no experience with their guns. I bought mine from U.S. Ordnance. They are fun to shoot! If it is timed well you can get them to run about 450 rpm with a crank fire adaptor
    Here is a pic of mine on a Vickers tripod.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. SpookyPistolero

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    Watch out, those have a tendency to multiply. The website kingson gave you is a good one. If you ever find anything mundane about it, you can also look into the crank fire devices for a good time. The ammo bills are the only scary part. :eek:
     
  7. hksw

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    A friend of mine has one (A6). (Not really interested in them myself, excessively heavy, at best average accuracy from what I've seen and shot.) Only significant problem with his is that the guns shoots ~2-2½ feet high at 50 yds (his favorite distance to shoot at). This is with the rear sight cranked at its lowest. I've been looking out for a higher front sight for him but haven't found any. Front sight adjustment and replacement is very easy. Only other minor problem is that the last round in a link will not feed. It is an ORF gun and unfortunately (for the gun), my friend is a bit of a slacker when it comes to sending stuff back to get fixed. He has a CZ P01 that the decocker pin keeps walking out of for a couple years now. First time the problem was found I told him to send it in to CZ and they'll fix it. Told him a few more times after. Still unfixed.

    The 1919 is incredibly heavy. I can sympathize with Crapgame.
     
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