M1919 Browning machine gun

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M1919 Browning machine gun

The M1919 Browning machine gun was a .30-06 Springfield light machine gun that mostly replaced the M1917 during World War II.

It was one of the earliest air-cooled machine guns. It overheated more quickly than the M1917, which was water-cooled, but it was much lighter. It fired slowly enough so that a soldier who was well-trained in shooting in bursts would not overheat the gun.

The M1919 was well-known for being powerful, accurate, and reliable.