View Full Version : 1919A4 Dilema....

K. Funk
August 11, 2017, 19:55
My CL 3 guy just called, he had an estate to make a bid on for MG's and wanted me to bid the handguns he was not interested in. Then he casually mentions that there is a 1919A4 in the lot with spade grips and a tripod. A 1919 has been on my bucket list for quite a few years now. Unfortunately, I just don't have the coin to pony up. I have a semi with a crank and '06, .308 and 8mm barrels with lots of spares. I also have a few MG's that mebbe I don't need so bad. So I'm thinking about trading a Jap Type 99 and a Stemple 76/45 towards it, selling the semi 1919 with a .308 barrel (1 of 3) and the crank and coughing up the remaining couple of k's to make it happen. I think the 1919 makes more sense than having the T-99 around and I know the 1919 better. I think I am settled on this decision, what says the clan?



August 11, 2017, 20:12
How much is the 1919

August 11, 2017, 20:15
Do it.


August 11, 2017, 20:40
Go 1919 if the price is right.

Tall Pine
August 11, 2017, 20:46
+1 on the 1919 if the price is fair

August 11, 2017, 20:56
It'll be a good investment. They ain't exactly making more for mere mortals like us to own any more ya know

August 11, 2017, 21:10
Do it! Once you have it do this to it....


August 11, 2017, 21:59
Do it.


This +100.....

August 12, 2017, 09:14
Buddy got a 1919a4 in 308 almost 2 years ago. LOTS of fun, but his M16 gets more use.

Vid of my son shooting it. http://www.gruv.org/aj-mg.mov

I say go for it if you can afford it.

August 13, 2017, 14:49
I still have 9 more cans of 1919 linked SA.

K. Funk
August 14, 2017, 11:57
Looks like a done deal. I got the handguns and I will be trading a Jap Type 99 with 7.62x39 conversion and a Stemple 76/45 for the 1919A4. I will be able to put eyes on it this weekend. Ramo sideplate from what I understand.


K. Funk
August 21, 2017, 16:38
Well, the 1919A4 is a done deal. Turns out it is a brand new never fired Ramo sideplate gun with a sit behind ground mount. I will be selling my Semi 1919 with a complete .308 set up + Emory crank, no tripod, with all of the semi internal spares I have which is at least 1 bolt and 1 lock frame and a sear or 2. There is one member here who has dibs, so I will give him right of first refusal, then I will post it in the Market. Looking very much forward to lighting this thing up!!


August 22, 2017, 13:29
Can't go wrong with the Ramo guns. Three of there former employees are personal friends of mine. They were there from start to the end. The owner Pony Mapples was a great guy. He owned two of the original 50 cals from the B24 Lady BE Good in his personal collection.