For other similarly named weapons, see M1917 (Disambiguation)

Browning 1917

The M1917 Browning in reality.

The M1917 Browning machine gun is a heavy machine gun used by the United States armed forces in World War I, World War II, Korea, and to a limited extent in Vietnam; it has also been used by other nations. It was a crew served, belt-fed, water-cooled machine gun that served alongside the much lighter air-cooled Browning M1919. The combined weight of the gun (filled with water) and full magazine of 250 rounds would equate to about 100 lbs (45 kg). It was used at the battalion level, and often mounted on vehicles (such as a jeep).[1]

Battlefield 1Edit

This item has a Codex entry: M1917 MG

"An American made, water-cooled heavy machine gun. Introduced in WWI, it would go on to see half a century of service with the American armed forces."

— In-game description

The M1917 MG is a weapon that was introduced in Battlefield 1: Turning Tides expansion for the Support class.[2]

There are two variants of the M1917 MG: Low Weight and Telescopic. The weapon features a 250-round box magazine, which is the largest of all the machine guns in the game.

Low WeightEdit

The M1917 MG Low Weight is the standard variant of the weapon, featuring a bipod attachment. As with other "Low Weight" machine guns, it will gain improved accuracy the longer it is fired without stopping.


The M1917 MG Telescopic is equipped with a bipod and a telescopic scope, offering improved accuracy over long distance.

Weapon SkinsEdit



  • The M1917 was originally the only weapon which faced to the right in the menus, with all other weapons facing to the left. It also faced the opposite direction in the killfeed, barrel pointing towards the user, rather than towards the victim. This was later changed.
  • The weapon has an easter egg skin, "An Escalation", which is obtainable by completing an easter egg on the map Albion.[3]


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