Browning M2

The Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, also known as the M2 Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun manufactured and designed towards the completion of World War I by gun pioneer, John Browning. T
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The Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, also known as the M2 Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun manufactured and designed towards the completion of World War I by gun pioneer, John Browning. T

The M2 was nicknamed by United States Troops as Ma Deuce or simply referred to as "fifty-cal" in regards to its caliber. The design and origination has had many specific and unique designations; for the current infantry type, the official designation is Browning Machine Gun, M2, Cal. .50, HB, Flexible.

The Browning .50 machine gun has been used quite extensively for aircract armament and as an on board vehicle weapon by the US from the 1920s to the present day. The M2 was frequently used during the Korean War, World War II, and the Vietnam War, as well as during numerous operations in Iraq in and around the 1990s and 2000s. The M2 is the primary heavy machine weapon of NATO countries, and the M2 has been used by numerous other countries. The M2 is still in frequent use today. The machine gun was very similar in design and development to the smaller Browning Model 1919 machine gun, frequently called the .30-06 Springfield.

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 10:46 PM

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One of my favorite weapons in the Marine Corps.

6 years 2 days ago, 7:43 PM

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50 cal

amen to that

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5 years 50 weeks ago, 3:09 AM

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Yea really love the M2

Yea really love the M2

5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:06 PM

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fun

it is probably the most fun weapon to fire if you have a person to set it up rite

5 years 41 weeks ago, 3:16 PM

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and why would you need to have someone set the weapon up for you????
i was around the system for about 10 mins before i was setting it up on convoys and helping others with troubleshooting...
And i agree Big Mama Maude is one sexy old broad

5 years 40 weeks ago, 1:26 AM

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ma duce my favorite

ma duce my favorite weapon...and setting it up rele isnt that hard, as long as you have the right tools. I'm in a transportation company, and out of all the weapons we've shot, and used this is MY favorite.

5 years 39 weeks ago, 12:23 AM

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M2 50 bmg

Yes, the M2 is alot of fun to shoot. I just wish when I was shooting it in the Corp they would have let us shoot more than a 100 rounds thru it. I could have shot 5,000 rounds would have been great.

"WAR IS A RACKET, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the Bankers." Major-General Smedley Darlington Butler USMC Ret. 2 time Medal of Honor winner.
5 years 36 weeks ago, 6:15 PM

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goodness

thank goodness for big guns

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3 years 40 weeks ago, 8:05 PM

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perfection

after coming into service in1933 the military still cant replace old john moses sure could make a good gun

The Browning M2, Protecting Freedom Half an Inch at a time.

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