The Great War and the Model 1917 Machine Gun – It Was Called Mr. Browning’s Gun.
The .30 Browning design in many forms and variations was widely used on combat aircraft, naval craft and with infantry, armor and other ground units by the US and her allies during WWII, the Korean War and even into the early days of Vietnam.
“The .30-cal. water-cooled Browning was heavy and cumbersome…” Canfield concludes. “When mounted on its sturdy tripod in a defensive position, though, it was a rock-solid arm with tremendous firepower and amazing reliability. It has been called the best machine gun of all time.…Like the old saying goes, ‘it doesn’t take long to call the roll.’”
You can read this entire outstanding NRA American Rifleman article by Bruce Canfield a
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