During the Second World War the British Home Guard were extensively issued American .30 calibre Browning M1917 machine guns. With so many guns in service there needed to be a way of describing, categorising and identifying the weapon’s parts so an identification list booklet was drawn up giving the American and British nomenclature for the gun’s individual parts. Let's take a look!
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