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    If you have the C5 1919 you can use the M60 links.

    I would get some Israeli metal links. They can be used for the .308, 8mm, and 30-06. The USGI ones can only be used for the 30-06. I think Sarco has them for $65 per 1k.

    The last time I shot my 1919 was almost 8 years ago. You are inspiring me to get it and the mg42 tripod out.

    My setup is similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fal_762x51 View Post
    If you have the C5 1919 you can use the M60 links.
    Know anybody whos ever finished one into a working configuration? Last time I was on the 1919a4 forum they had a lady named Pam who got pretty close but gave up. IMHO not worth it when Israeli links are as cheap as they are.


    The last time I shot my 1919 was almost 8 years ago. You are inspiring me to get it and the mg42 tripod out.
    Man, that sucks dude!! My Ramo 1919 broke its 54r bolt so im down at the moment too - might go back to 30 06 and fire up the reloader for a short time - I shudder to think about having to reload the 30 06 (I've really grown tired of reloading lately) lol
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    Yea, 8 years is a long time, but I can not say much as I have a number of firearms in my collection that I have never fired (LOL). I will likely just pull the ammo (120 rds) from the M60 links
    and put it in 1919 links when I get some. I have a sore finger, but managed to finish loading one belt last night. I will wait a while to do another. My 1919A4 project was suppose to be after
    my B.A.R. project, but not so sure now which will be first. I still want both by early fall. Thanks all for the comments/help!
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    I have some of these in storage. I think they are from Spain.
    It say 7.62 and 30 cal. ??????????

    My guess is the are 30-60, but I am not sure any more.

    I think my plan was to build a 30-06 one some day, but never did.
    I think I even bought the conversion parts to convert one of them back to 30-06.
    The ammo got so expensive I never did it.

    I am not sure where all this stuff is in storage now. these are some old pictures.
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    Yep. Eight years. I still remember building it and test firing cheap Norinco copper wash out of it.

    If you can take a picture of one of the links, it is easy to see the difference in 7.62 and Cal .30. at the top of the link.


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    I use the green IMA 100-round cloth belts and they've worked flawlessly so far. Also, a belt loader is a must - I bought one of Dewat's loaders (from the 1919a4.com forums) back in late 2011 for somewhere just under $500. It replicates the function of the 1918 belt loader for a fraction of the cost and can be used to load several different cartridges (.30-06, 7.62 NATO, 8mm Mauser, .303 Brit, 7.62x54R). I've only used it for loading .30-06 and it's worked perfectly so far. Sure beats the hell out of using your fingers to load belts!

    Dewat isn't as active on those forums as he once was, but if you're interested you could probably send him a PM and ask if he's still making those loaders. Looks like there are used ones for sale on those forums from time to time, too.

    I need to get Betty out again soon... this winter has been too long. Looks like I might needs to load up some more belts. Here's from last summer... and, yeah, I know... the overhand grab is dumb. I'm working on it.

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    Thanks all for the info and video!

    Just finished de-linking the ammo in the M13 links. Took me a few tries to figure out the best way to do it. I will reload the ball back into 1919 belts. I also found that
    not all of the cloth belts I got are exactly the same fit for loading. The 2nd one I tried was way too tight and I gave up on it. The 3rd belt I tried one the rds went in fairly easy.
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