Ok, so its not really for home defense. This is the Iron Creations new 1919 custom mount. Houston H., the artist whose gun art adorns my office walls, sent us this photo of his M1919 machine gun. According to Houston, shooting the 1919 standing up is a lot more fun than shooting it from a tripod on the ground.

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  • USMC03Vet

    Living the dream, Bro.

  • Vhyrus

    As long as the only room you have to clear is that one…

    • avconsumer2

      …and probably the next one.

      • Vhyrus

        Only if the doors line up.

        • avconsumer2

          Yeesh – @ 400-600rpm & 2800 ft/s… I certainly won’t be doing pirouettes in the next room. They put those things on planes!

  • Renegade

    There was a retired National Guard general that had a replica Colt 1877 Gatling gun placed in a similar manner at his house. Upon his death, none of his relatives had an interest in it, so it went to the state military museum.

    • John

      Nice to hear it went somewhere where it would get TLC instead of the scrap heap. Surprised no one wanted it though. Even repros fetch extremely high prices

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    I love showing up to the range with my M1919A4. Everyone here in CA seems to think they are illegal. I think I should upgrade my tripod to this bad boy…

    • Geoffry K

      You must be one of the lucky few.
      From NRA-ILA: California
      A machine gun is defined as any firearm, which shoots, or is designed to
      shoot, automatically, more than one shot, without manual reloading, by
      single function of the trigger. The term also includes any conversion
      part, frame or receiver of a machine gun, or any firearm deemed as such
      by the federal government. Upon a showing of good cause, a permit for
      possession and/or transportation may be issued by the Department of
      Justice. It has been reported that the Department of Justice refuses to
      grant such permits.

      • Houston

        The pic above is of a ATF registered 1919a4. The registered part is the right side plate which in this case is a RAMO sideplate produced and registered prior to the May 19. 1986 new machine gun manufacture ban enactment (Hughes amendment). There are precious few sideplates in existence now which have not already been built up into firearms. I had this one built up 6 months after searching and buying the plate about 2-3 yrs ago. Oh as far as interstate transport…if the destination locale allows machine guns then one simply files a form 5320.20 with ATF prior to the trip and the ATF always approves it by default.

        • jcitizen

          True – I’ve been messing with Title II weapons since I was a kid, and you are totally right. If you are a corporation using them as security tools, then there is room for relaxing the transporting of said weapons, but you would have to have the guts to stand there and argue with law enforcement. Maybe putting one of the Black Water paws on your pickup door would convince them! HA!

  • Carvey

    Will be more useful if there’s an infected invasion and especially while waiting for evacuation

  • Geoff a well known Skeptic

    Nice AA mount, but he needs the sight system. Should be OK for most drones, but not A/C over 400 knots. Geoff Who notes that looks like the aircraft model about 1000 rounds per minute.

    • jcitizen

      Any weapon can be used effectively against fighter jets, but the pilot would have to have the guts to do a low pass over the perimeter. The only effective way to engage is to train the troops to immediately point their weapons straight up in the air and start firing constantly – no aiming necessary. The NVA used to do this in the Nam with good effect. When the entire company is firing up in the air, the chance you could run into bullets is pretty good. The trick is signaling. Your AA section would have to alarm the unit before the over pass, and that takes good signaling, training and coordination. You would only be firing for a few seconds.

  • whskee

    All I can think of is Vince Vaughn in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. “We are on HIGH ALERT MOM!!! I ALMOST KILLED YOU!!!”

  • TheRedneckEngineer

    I wish he’d had that mount a few weeks ago when I shot that exact same gun. Shooting 54r out of a browning is awesome, but laying down to do it is less enjoyable.

    • Houston

      Next trip to your area RedneckE. and I’ll make sure to bring it over.

      • TheRedneckEngineer

        I need to just come down your way for once. Maybe the cops won’t get called when we go shooting.

  • Michael4yah

    Can you imagine living in a country where this would be illegal?

  • jcitizen

    Sure it’s good home protection! What if you end up a target of cartel gang bangers? I’d say that would be just the ticket! From what I hear from friends along the border, it doesn’t take much to end up tangling with the cartels.