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Old May 29, 2013, 08:32 AM   #10
Mike Irwin
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'The 1919 in contrast is designed for burst fire, and I can assure you sustained fire WILL overheat the gun, causing all manner of problems, from tightening headspace to cook-offs in the chamber."

Yep.

Somewhere on the web is a low-light video of someone ripping off an entire belt in a machine gun like this. Don't think it's a Browning, but I can't remember for sure.

About half way through the belt you notice that the barrel has started to glow...


Rumor has it that during WW I, when troops wanted hot water for tea (British) or coffee (Americans), they would fill the water jacket with fresh water and rip off a belt towards the German lines.
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