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Browning Belt-Fed?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by emt1581, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    A belt fed is the one type of gun I've always wanted but never bought. Now Browning .30's go for between $1500 and $2000 and if I save up for a month or two I could buy one.

    I'm curious if anyone owns one?

    Are they quality guns or prone to jamming/broken parts?

    Please share pics and thoughts!

    Thanks!:)

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    There have been a number of manufacturers, as well as quite a few built by individuals. Quality varies. If you get one made by a manufacturer still in business, you can get some support. Otherwise, I would not buy it unless I had a chance to shoot it first. whatever you do, they can be a lot of fun. there are lots of upgrades and accessories available, and you will always attract attention at the range.

    Bet you can't stop shooting at just twenty rounds, either!! ;-)
     

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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Yeah, that's what I gathered that there are a bunch of companies making them. I'm wondering what companies are known to be the best?

    Getting one in .50 would be amazing but the ones I've seen are around $16,000. Right now, that's way too rich for my blood!

    Thanks!

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    Anyone else?

    Thanks!

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    EMT he did not say that there were a bunch of companies making them.

    If you read his post, he said that "If you get one made by a
    manufacturer that is still in business". He also said that " If you get one
    made by a manufacturer still in business, you can get some support".

    That does not imply that a bunch of people are are still making them.

    So buyer beware.

    I don't see you buying one though, because you would have to pay for
    shipping insurance. :rofl:
     
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    They don't keep shooting if you hold down the trigger.
    What is the point of a tripod mounted belt fed semi-auto?
     
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    Does there have to be a good reason? Fun at the range is enough for me.

    But full auto or not, that's one hell of a capable gun!! I don't know anyone that would want to go up against one. Belt fed anything (other than a .22lr I saw) is nothing to sneeze at.

    -Emt1581
     
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    I don't know where you get the idea that a belt-fed Browning M1917 or M1919 sells for $1500--$2000. Last time I looked, either one of those was $10K+. Even semi-auto variants are going for $3000+.
     
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    I had the pleasure of shooting one of those Israeli .308 variants this weekend. Both off of the tripod and pintle mount of a buddy's WW2 vintage Jeep. Ran a couple hundred rounds through it, it ran great. The thing is accurate. Felt like shooting a big, stable pistol when proned out behind the tripod mount. Most of all, it was a blast to shoot.
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Oh nice!! I'm confused on the warranty though...1 year warranty but 2 year factory warranty?? :dunno:

    Just need to find a nice tri-pod for a few hundred bucks and I'd be in business. Of course I need to come up with $2K first! But I'm hopeful after I find a better job I'll be able to do it. :supergrin:

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581