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 Post subject: Finally got my M3 aircraft gun.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:04 pm 
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At long last I managed to acquire a M-3 .50 cal aircraft Browning gun.

It is set up for a left hand feed and is reported to be an original WWII piece.

There are no makers marks as they have been ground away and replaced with the deactivators own stamps?

The serial number reads: 1 1 2 8 2 7 6

It needs the grips replacing with wooden ones and maybe a bit of tweaking in other places.

So over to you all for a bit of constructive criticism.

MIKE.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my M3 aircraft gun.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:28 pm 
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Judging from its position, you have a problem with door to door salesmen?! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my M3 aircraft gun.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:20 pm 
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Army_Air_Force wrote:
Judging from its position, you have a problem with door to door salesmen?! :D


Use to but not anymore :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my M3 aircraft gun.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:05 pm 
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Did a bit of an ad-lib display today and came up with a basic armorers display.

Just a start but now have the bug to expand a lot further.

Any ideas?

MIKE.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my M3 aircraft gun.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:00 pm 
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Excellent Photos Mike,
I see you got a track for the ammo :D
did your rounds come painted or did you dip them in the right coloured paint? I need to do mine when I finish getting to 9 yards

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my M3 aircraft gun.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:11 pm 
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Hi mike
there should be a flat blanking plate screwed to the top rear body plate , i will send you dimensions so you can make a copy.
How about a .50cal storage box?...........Did they ever arrive in single units?


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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my M3 aircraft gun.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:31 pm 
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You can sometimes pick those sight mounting covers up on the Bay or at the shows, but easy enough to make as Colin says.

I have a picture taken at Watton with a bunch of guys man handing these beasts still packed in crates from a pretty awesome stack in a supply depot.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my M3 aircraft gun.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:21 pm 
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Bird Dog wrote:
I have a picture taken at Watton with a bunch of guys man handing these beasts still packed in crates from a pretty awesome stack in a supply depot.


And here it is... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my M3 aircraft gun.
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:13 pm 
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Has any body got measurements for a .50 cal storage box and would they of been painted like the ammo boxes?


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