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The M1919 Browning is a Medium Machine Gun in both Day of Defeat games. In both games, it is the American's General Purpose Machine Gun.

Day of Defeat[]

Like all deployable Machine Guns, its high recoil makes it impossible to effectively use the gun while firing the weapon if you are not either mounted or prone. Its power though is quite strong, as each bullet's power is about a near-equivalent to the M1 Garand. Accuracy when deployed or prone is about the same as the Thompson, but on a larger scale. The Browning's fire rate is also high, as it is about the same as that of the German MG34 Light Machine Gun. Firing the weapon without going prone or mounting it will decrease your stamina bar

Initially developed only as a tank-fitted weapon, The M1919A4 .30 Caliber Light Machinegun eventually filled a role that was missing in a typical US infantry squad - a mobile machinegun.  The Machineguns in use at the time were developed before World War I and could only serve a defensive, static role because of their weight.  The M1919A4 was light enough that it could move with the squad and be setup with tripod or bipod at a moment's notice. It was light enough to even be dropped with paratroops, who's minimal loadout usually lacked firepower.

Game Tips: The 30 cal has a reasonable rate of fire and a large supply of ammo – making sustained suppressive fire very useful with this weapon.MG Usage: Machineguns are nearly useless when not deployed.  Go ‘prone’ and hit ‘secondary fire’ to deploy your bipod. (Or, find an ‘MG nest’ to deploy the bipod while standing.)

Day of Defeat: Source[]

In DoD:S, the M1919 Browning has gone through a few changes. The Machine Gun now looks like a real M1919 thanks to the Source engine. The ammo belt, bipod, carrying handle, barrel, and iron sights are almost identical to real M1919s. Its stats are almost identical to the DoD version, with the exception that the Machine Gun is more accurate and has a slightly faster rate of fire.

In-Game the M1919 deals 85 damage to the torso, 64 damage to the legs and arms, and 213 damage to the head.


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Weapons of Day of Defeat
Rifle Bolt-action Kar98kSpringfieldLee-Enfield
Semi-auto M1 GarandM1 CarbineK43
Machine Guns Sub MP40M1 ThompsonStenM3
Light BARMP44FG42Bren
Medium Browning M1919MG34MG42
Explosives Launcher BazookaPanzerschreckPIATMortar
Grenade Mk 2StielhandgranateMills Bomb
Misc. Sidearms M1911LugerWebley
Melee SatchelSpadeKnife
Weapons of Day of Defeat: Source
Bolt-Action/Sniper Rifles Kar98k · Springfield
Semiautomatic Rifles M1 Garand · M1 Carbine
Submachine Guns MP40 · M1 Thompson
Support BAR · MP44
Machine Guns Browning M1919 · MG42
Sidearms M1911 · P38 · C96
Rocket Launchers Bazooka · Panzerschreck
Grenades Mk 2 · Stielhandgranate · Smoke Grenade · Rifle Grenade
Miscellaneous Satchel · Spade · Knife