Israeli Browning 1919A4 1919 A4 7.62×51 .308 26” Semi-Auto Rifle

SOLD FOR: $3,850.00

WOA#: WY240502NA019

Make: Browning

Model:  1919A4 / SEMI

Serial Number: 119406

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 7.62×5

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The side plate is marked “NO. 119406 / BROWNING / M1919A4 / SEMI”.  The right side of the top plate is marked with a series of crossed out numbers. The left plate is marked “7.62 / n”.  The left side of the top plate is marked “448763”.  The left side of the feed ramp is marked “7.62” with Israeli.  There is an ordnance bomb behind the front sight. There is an ordnance bomb on the left side of the top plate latch with a “P”.

Barrel Length: 26”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a flip up blade and the rear sight is an adjustable aperture on a sliding leaf with a backup “U” notch for backup rear sights.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is checkered metal. The single trigger is found on the back plate, just in front of the pistol grip. The grip rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish:  Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a couple minor pits scattered in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 40% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows areas of thinning throughout along with erosion.  Most of the finish on the barrel shroud is lost.  There are scratches, scuffs, and nicks throughout.  The top of the top cover latch is shaved slightly.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment:  No one wants to lug around 103lbs of metal, water, and ammunition on a battlefield,  but that’s what many US GI’s in World War I were stuck with: the 1917 Water-cooled Browning Machine Gun. Unfortunately for our forces, the much improved and much lighter M1919 wouldn’t come to fruition until after the Great War ended but it would see long term use throughout World War II, Korea, and into Vietnam. This Semi-Auto 1919A4 is built with a newer side plate, the part legally considered the “firearm” under US law, but uses original, vintage Israeli parts on a new receiver made in a semi-auto configuration. Just like the original 1919’s, these firearms are hefty, durable, and reliable, three things that make for an excellent range day experience. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! -L.S.

Israeli Browning 1919A4 1919 A4 7.62x51 .308 26” Semi-Auto Rifle
Israeli Browning 1919A4 1919 A4 7.62×51 .308 26” Semi-Auto Rifle