The Browning 1917 .30 caliber machine gun is the immediate predecessor of the Browning M1919. This weapon saw heavy use from the opening days of World War I and World War II as well as both the Korean and Vietnam wars due in large part to its reliability and usefulness in the sustained fire role (made possible by the water cooling jacket surrounding the barrel).
The Browning M1917 machine gun can be seen in the following films used by the following actors:
(1917 - ????)
- Type: Machine Gun
- Caliber(s): .30-06 Springfield
- Weight: 103 lb (47 kg) (gun, tripod, water, and ammunition)
- Length: 38.5 in (980 mm)
- Barrel length(s): 24 in (609 mm)
- Capacity: 250 round fabric belt
- Fire Modes: Full-auto
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Air Date|
|Mission: Impossible||Colt MG38 mounted on truck, "Nitro" (S03E21)||1969|
|State Border: Film 5, The||.||.||.||1986|
|The Pacific||.||US Marines||.||2010|
|Boardwalk Empire||.||Ku Klux Klan||.||2010-Present|
|Game Title||Appears as||Note||Release Date|
|Desperados: Wanted Dead Or Alive||Gatling Gun||Anachronistic.||2001|
|Forgotten Hope 2||2005|
|Company of Heroes||2006|
|Red Dead Redemption||"Browning Gun"||Anachronistic||2010|
|Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm||2013|
The Swedish adopted a version of the M1917 under the name "Kulspruta M/1936". The M/1936 was converted into the (then) standard 6.55mm, but the anti-aircraft version used the 8 × 63 mm Bofors (ptr m/32). In the 1970's the remaining M/1936 were converted to the 7,62 × 51 mm NATO.
- Browning Arms Company - A list of all firearms manufactured by Browning.