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Alright, guys-how to mount my M1919

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MachIVshooter, May 16, 2007.

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  1. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Member

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    Tomorrow I am picking up a 7.62 NATO chambered SA M1919A4 to put on the 'deuce. I can't afford a ring turret, so I need to figure something else out for now. I'm thinking in the bed, about 18" above cab height and 2' from the back of the cab. Thoughts?
     
  2. Hoppy590

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    yoke type mount? maybe something from a car like a U joint?
     
  3. Sunray

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    .50 BMG's go in turret mounts. M1919A4's don't go on trucks anyway. They go on the right side of an M38A1 or M151 jeep in a pintle mount.
    The ground mount tripod complete will cost you $699 from Gunparts.
     
  4. ABTOMAT

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    Rig up something like the tailgun from a WW2 RAF heavy bomber. Four .30s on a motorized mount. :D
     
  5. MachIVshooter

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    OK, a trip to Ace and about 3 hours in the garage and we got it worked out. It will be bolted in the bed 3 feet behind the cab. All 1/4" wall 2" square tube and 3/8"x2" flat bar, with a 1" ID ball bearing around a 1" bolt for the horizontal traversing. Sorry bout the bungee cluttering the photo; The gun isn't that well balanced.

    [​IMG]

    I know some of our members have REAL M2HB's and M249 Bravo's with correct mounts to correct vehicles and so forth, but this is the best I can do on my budget;)
     
  6. jerkface11

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    So now you have a technical? SWEET
     
  7. 50 Shooter

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    Go over to www.shoot1919a4.com and check out some of Rich's designs. He has some cool stuff and can custom make a mount for you.
     
  8. statelineblues

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    I've seen a photo from WW2 where the M1919 was mounted to the outside running board on the right side, just behind the fender, probably for use by the co-driver. Thought it was a cool way to mount it (the truck was a Dodge soft top cab Duece, BTW).
     
  9. Zen21Tao

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    You could have tried the Southern way, lots of JB Weld and Duck Tape. :D :D
     
  10. SigfanUSAF

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    However you do it, register the truck this time:D

    Police might not be so forgiving with a 1919 up there:what:
     
  11. zoom6zoom

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    Some good ideas and links here:
    http://browningmgs.com/index.html

    You really need ammo can holders - one for feed side, one on the other to catch your links/brass.

    Rather than the bungee, try this:
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  12. Happyshooter

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    Just make it into a stinger with a garand stock and bipod and manhandle it around....

    :)
     
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