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I have added a photo site devoted to Browning Mgs. It is intended to help someone wanting to either ID a particular weapon or simply get an idea of the scope of the .30 caliber Brownings. Many of the photos have come from military manuals. I added a bit of information with each photo, but did not go into to great detail.

I should probably have started out with this Web site and have been meaning to do this for some time. I welcome any comments you might have that might help improve the site. Let me know if you find any dead links, egregious spelling errors, or con****uous omissions. I made no attempt to deal with the countless experimental models or uncommon variants as I wanted this to be a quick and easy ID site.

Here is the link: http://www.liberatorcrew.com/Images_1919A4/Brownings.htm

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Jon
 

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Howdy Jon!
I have enjoyed your website from the begining! Lot's of good info!
Question; Is there any way to tell on your Semi 1919 who the original
maker was??? Mine's one of the Ohio Rapid Fire Guuns.
Yer'Migo!
"Big Ed"
 

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You can check the bottom plate for a MFG. Many are not marked, which actually means something, but I can't remember what MFG didn't mark the bottom plate. Anyone know? You might be able to get a consensus from the internals, assuming your parts set was not assembled from piles of parts, as many are. My kits both have parts from several manufactures, which I kind of like, but it's no help in IDing the thing. If you have several major components with the same maker, I would go with that - back plate, top cover, eg. A weapon sometimes went through so many incarnations in service that it might have been reborn several times. MSG1956 has a left side plate that started life as a 1917, then became a 1919, and is now a 1917A1 again (did I miss one Jim?).
 

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Jon, as usual, you've outdone yourself...again. That site is going to make it so much easier to explain the differences in these Brownings. Thx for all the hard work.
 

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Nosegunner, we all really appreciate your hard work. This is one more supper addition to a fascinating website you got there. Hotchkiss
 
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