Length: 53 In.
Weight: 31 lbs.
Holds: 40 Round Interlinking Belt
Chambered: 7.62 x 51mm (.308)
Rate of Fire: 600 R/M


As a company or battalion support weapon, the M1919 required at least a two-man team. In practice, four men were normally involved: the gunner (who fired the gun and when advancing carried the tripod and box of ammo), the assistant gunner (who helped feed the gun and carried the gun plus a box of spare parts and tools), and two ammunition carriers.