The M1919 comes packaged in two separate boxes, with the main gun housed in one box. The second box contains the tripod, made of the same steel material as the rest of the M1919. You will need to put it together yourself. Don't worry, it comes with a manual covering every point when it comes to assembly and operation.
It is far from lightweight: the total weight is 15.6 kilograms when fully assembled. The body itself is well balanced in the centre and sits comfortably in the centre of the tripod. The steel construction and heft of the gun make maneuvering it very realistic. For those who want to want to mount this M1919 onto a vehicle, the tripod & connector boss are real steel specification and can fit onto a real weapons rig.
Unlike the real M1919, this replica does not feed from above, but instead, from the side. The BB feeding tube slots into a hole that feeds into the chamber from the 5000 round box magazine, nearly 2 bags of BBs, which will take a while to empty. This features give the fun true milsim and skirmish capabilities.
Considering that the M1919 is a suppressing fire machine gun, the RWA replica is faithful to the original. Its primary function is to lay suppressive fire effectively and quickly. The higher rate of fire and the ability to hit a target reliably from a distance is a key factor when going up against other replicas of similar caliber. High muzzle velocity doesn't equal greater distance traveled by the BB, as the combination of a well polished, 500mm long, 6.08mm diameter inner barrel and quality hop up, well sealed against the new CNC high grade aluminium gearbox, make for an accurate, suppressive fire machine gun. Quality internals allow the user to hold the trigger down for a long period of time without worrying about shredding of gears and overheating of the motor. Using the correct weight BBs (RWA BBs recommended) you will be able to reach distances of 50 meters with ease and demolish any large group of the opposing team.