Lone Wolf Distributors Semi-Auto 1919A4 in .308

Ray I.
by Ray I.

No you read that right, the popular Glock accessory makers Lone Wolf Distributors is now selling Browning 1919A4s. Maybe making barrels, Glock trigger kits and custom machined slides got boring and they just wanted to change things up. Their new belt fed M1919A4 offering is semi-automatic and is built on an original U.S GI parts kit. They were modified to operate in .308 caliber by Israeli Military Industries. Each 1919A4 was hand disassembled and inspected before they were rebuilt and refinished by John McGuire the master gunsmith for Lone Wolf Distributors. Each 1919A4 is also test fired and proven reliable.

A KMP side plate, trigger and sear is used in the build and they’re marked to resemble the original US GI engravings. These bad boys are legal in all 50 states and retail for $2,999.95 and about $100 for shipping. Check them out at lonewolfdist.com.

The M1919 Browning machine gun was originally chambered in .30-06 Springfield with variants made in .303 British and was used by countries around the world. It was designed in you guessed it 1919, it was used in World War II, the Korean War and all the way up to the Vietnam War. It’s big brother the Browning M2 Machine Gun chambered in .50cal is still in use. Many 1919s were also rechambered in .308/7.62x51MM NATO and is still in service to this day.

Ray I.
Ray I.

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    Figures. What a 'deal'
    Less than a decade ago, LWD 'used to' have these and you could get TWO for this much and still have $200 left over. I remember these exact 1919A4 308 conversions were $1400 direct from them, and even cheaper conversions could be had elsewhere from other companies closer to $1K or less doing their own SA conversions on the 1919's. This is also the time when you could find 8mm Mauser conversion kits for this same gun all over the internet at a time when that caliber was literally half the price of 308 Win (which was itself durn cheap at that time).

    Whenever I tell my (new to shooting) friends these things they collectively leave the room and shat entire brickyards. While they're outside I sob a little inside. I'm not that old, but already recalling the 'good old days' of shooting less than $7 550 rounds of 22LR, $12 100 packs of 12 gauge, $0.7 Wolf 7.62x39, $0.15 a pop for Wolf 308, and an honest $1 a pop of 50BMG, etc etc ad infinitum

    FFS, I mean seriously 8mm surplus was honestly nearly comparable to what a 22LR rounds cost these days LMFAO

  • Phil Hsueh Phil Hsueh on Dec 13, 2015

    Not too bad when you consider some of the prices that some new 1911s are being released at. While $3,000 is still a lot of money no matter which way you look at it, at least with these you can see where some of that money is going to.