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EBR Works
05-11-2010, 12:04 PM
Three very special boxes came home with me today. See if you can guess what this is!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/611acc32.jpg

I'll take pics of everything assembled if you guys want to see....:D

This is not your typical OLL :p

Hint: The wood box weighs about 60 pounds / the tube about 25 lbs.

mitchsti
05-11-2010, 12:09 PM
:useless: I had to do it

M2 or something similar
:popcorn:

Gio
05-11-2010, 12:16 PM
Nice, M2 or someting. I would have to agree with mitch there ;)

-Gio

Z ME FLY
05-11-2010, 12:17 PM
Punt Gun! :P

Vtec44
05-11-2010, 12:19 PM
New socks and shoes? :D

savageno4
05-11-2010, 12:21 PM
Too small to be a Bofors or a Lahti. Not impressed. :)

EBR Works
05-11-2010, 12:37 PM
Too small to be a Bofors or a Lahti. Not impressed. :)

If only we could own a 20mm in Cali.....:mad:

I have to work the rest of the day. I'll set it up and get some pics tonight.

...and it is a semi-auto M2HB with QCB.

joefreas
05-11-2010, 12:42 PM
How much does a M-2 run? I really want to pick one up while I still can.

EBR Works
05-11-2010, 12:49 PM
How much does a M-2 run? I really want to pick one up while I still can.

If you want a true M2HB, Tom at KMP has one left at $8k. All the others that I have seen available currently are M3s.

http://www.karmametalproducts.com/KAR_CONTACT.htm

EBR Works
05-11-2010, 7:00 PM
CWA M2HB w/ QCB

Shown with BeltFed Shooters M2HB tripod adapter. Thanks Rich!

http://www.beltfedshooters.com/store/store.htm

Brand spanking new NATO spec tripod, pintle and T&E from Keepshooting.com:

http://www.keepshooting.com/firearmaccessories/add-ons/m3-tripod-pintle-te.htm

Big thanks to my local FFL who is always on the "bleeding edge" with my stuff. You know who you are.

Huge thanks as well to CalGunner mrkubota who endured all my stupid questions!

Pics as promised. :D

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/aeee8987.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/8ac8e05b.jpg
Beowulf for comparison!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/465e87c8.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/c3350136.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/6797d8b7.jpg

EBR Works
05-11-2010, 7:00 PM
One more:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/774cdf8a.jpg

Yes, 10 rounds linked only. No puppy killing 100 round belts here!

Gio
05-11-2010, 7:03 PM
Nice! ;) That is mean looking :D

-Gio

Jpach
05-11-2010, 7:03 PM
OH MY GOD. Holy Jesus. Let me know when you take that baby out to Angeles so i can at least be near it

Jpach
05-11-2010, 7:05 PM
Is this BMG or DTC?

DougJ
05-11-2010, 7:09 PM
Very cool!

Gotta love Ma Deuce!

Bhobbs
05-11-2010, 7:09 PM
Is this chambered in .50 DTC? What kind of bullets are loaded up for that? They look like turned solids.

EBR Works
05-11-2010, 7:10 PM
Is this BMG or DTC?

California legal BMG M2HB w/ QCB. DTC is not required since it's not a "rifle". :thumbsup:

Anyone can buy one (with a big enough credit line!)

Is this chambered in .50 DTC? What kind of bullets are loaded up for that? They look like turned solids.

645g Lehigh brass solids. Range safe for SoCal!

Bhobbs
05-11-2010, 7:11 PM
California legal BMG M2HB w/ QCB. DTC not required since it's not a "rifle". :thumbsup:

Anyone can buy one (with a big enough credit line!)

Nice I didn't think of that.

HalfMeltingEyes
05-11-2010, 7:12 PM
:drool5: Can I call you daddy?

mattmcg
05-11-2010, 7:15 PM
If you don't mind me asking, what does something like that set you back?

That is always something I've wanted to try and shoot before my life is over. Nice!

EBR Works
05-11-2010, 7:19 PM
If you don't mind me asking, what does something like that set you back?

That is always something I've wanted to try and shoot before my life is over. Nice!

Just the gun will set you back about $8k for a ready to shoot, pure M2HB. M3s can be had for less ($6-7k). Expect to spend a bunch more on accessories and reloading gear.

The M2 is probably a better investment long term since there are not many M2 kits remaining. M3s are everywhere.

WeekendWarrior
05-11-2010, 7:26 PM
hahahahh AWESOME! Take that, Antis!

evidens83
05-11-2010, 7:28 PM
Nice :notworthy:

diegodog2
05-11-2010, 7:33 PM
Not worthy!!:36:

Echidin
05-11-2010, 7:34 PM
One more:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/774cdf8a.jpg



Well, hello. :)

graniteob
05-11-2010, 7:41 PM
One super sweet big boy toy. You must of been a very good boy for Santa to bring you that.

USMC Amtraker B311
05-11-2010, 7:42 PM
Beautiful man, just beautiful.:36:

xm177
05-11-2010, 7:51 PM
HOLY ****!!!!!!



http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/aeee8987.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/8ac8e05b.jpg
Beowulf for comparison!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/465e87c8.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/c3350136.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/6797d8b7.jpg

Norm222
05-11-2010, 8:22 PM
Wifey can wait for her new car. I need one of these! :)

Dilinger23
05-11-2010, 8:22 PM
Merry X mas Indeed...:yes:

Retzius
05-11-2010, 8:23 PM
Lol, nice 50.

Funny that it was from Wisonsin.. Lived there for 14 years.

I will always remember one of my first deer hunting experiences there. A couple guys were four wheelin in the snow with a 50 mounted on the back of a flat bed truck.. No kidding... They drove by waving and wished me luck.

God knows what they were doing... I think they were deer hunting.. with a vehicle mounted 50 cal.

Then again, its Wisconsin. :cool:

xibunkrlilkidsx
05-11-2010, 8:31 PM
I need to get one of you guys with the belt feed mg's out to my desert spot. i want to shoot one of these things 1000yds lol.

anniepoks
05-11-2010, 8:58 PM
...........w o w.......:drool5:

killshot44
05-11-2010, 9:44 PM
Where do ya put the bullet button on that big boy?......

JK, that is awesome.

pacrimguru
05-11-2010, 9:50 PM
holy crap, congrats!!!!! i hope to see you at asr with that thing!

joefreas
05-11-2010, 10:03 PM
Seriously mucho jealous! Thanks for the info, Ben is a great guy. Is there much of a differende between the M2 and M3?

EBR Works
05-11-2010, 10:21 PM
You can read all about .50 Brownings here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M2_Browning_machine_gun

My understanding is that the M3 is basically an improved M2 with better structural reinforcement that allowed higher rates of fire in aircraft application. They are also slightly lighter.

smarter
05-11-2010, 10:24 PM
:drool5:

M47_Dragon
05-11-2010, 10:48 PM
You gonna mount that beast on a Prius?

stitchnicklas
05-11-2010, 10:51 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want one,my trigger finger wish's it was your trigger finger...

you are zombie killer of the week at least with that thing. :36::36:

Twiggz
05-11-2010, 10:51 PM
I just made a mess in my pants! That thing is beautiful! Congrats.

I wish I could see the look on everyones face when you drive that up to a range in CA.

EBR Works
05-11-2010, 10:51 PM
You gonna mount that beast on a Prius?

I have some ideas for a fun photo shoot....:eek:

Hockeyplyr591
05-11-2010, 11:04 PM
You gonna mount that beast on a Prius?

nope, smart car! :83:

69Mach1
05-11-2010, 11:07 PM
Congrats. That is one EVIL looking lead pumper.

johnrunner89
05-11-2010, 11:19 PM
WOW that thing is awesome!!! I would love to see that thing shoot some steel at Angeles range.

Notblake
05-11-2010, 11:26 PM
So IFFF the **** were to hit the fan all those 10 round links could be turned into 100's very quickly .....

This thread delivers!

gamma105
05-11-2010, 11:32 PM
omg so beautiful!

Koolpsych
05-12-2010, 1:29 AM
WOW! If I ever get an extra 8k... i know exactly where it is going :D

Good_Knight
05-12-2010, 2:50 AM
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/aeee8987.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/8ac8e05b.jpg
Beowulf for comparison!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/465e87c8.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/c3350136.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/6797d8b7.jpg

:King:

Cobrafreak
05-12-2010, 3:37 AM
Tears of pure joy here! :mnl:

Greg-Dawg
05-12-2010, 3:52 AM
How much do they go for?

BroncoBob
05-12-2010, 5:20 AM
I'm at a complete loss of words..........:thumbsup:

taloft
05-12-2010, 5:51 AM
That ought to keep the neighborhood kids off your front lawn.:D

Seriously nice fun gun you have there. Did the kit come complete with divorce and bankruptcy papers?:p

Very impressive addition to your collection.:thumbsup:

fliparch
05-12-2010, 6:34 AM
Let me know where you're shooting this thing and I'll be there to watch! :36:

Linkpimp
05-12-2010, 7:12 AM
Fricken SWEET.... :eek:

You lucky bastard!.. Great buy..:43:

calibanman
05-12-2010, 7:45 AM
Who needs coffee in the morning to get you going, I'm just going to look at this.

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 7:50 AM
Seriously nice fun gun you have there. Did the kit come complete with divorce and bankruptcy papers?



There was a choice of two options included with the gun. Either prepaid divorce or a compact .45 with devastator ammo. My wife opted for the .45.....;)

Lancear15
05-12-2010, 8:03 AM
If only my wife could be so understanding... a huge congrats to you!

cannon
05-12-2010, 8:34 AM
You can mount that on my WWII jeep and play Ratpatrol anytime you want. :43:

Chuntsman949
05-12-2010, 8:34 AM
MOTHER OF GOD!

dizzy
05-12-2010, 8:47 AM
It's amazing you can still buy such firearms in California !
Well done!
:36:

wake5150
05-12-2010, 8:50 AM
Nice!

Ballistic043
05-12-2010, 8:50 AM
hey mike when are you heading out to angeles again? i want to test her out/take some awesome videos of others shooting it too

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 8:52 AM
It's amazing you can still buy such firearms in California !
Well done!
:36:

If anyone wants info on who to call to purchase one of these beasts, PM me. We need to get more of these into California since I have vendors that are willing to sell to us. I'm aware of several available in the resale market as well.

IrishPirate
05-12-2010, 9:01 AM
well played sir! you need to put that thing on a hand cart with a belt attachment and go to the next UOC rally with a pre-ban belt draped across your chest like poncho villa. Take that Pelosi and Feinstein!!!!!!


Seriously though, great score! i didn't know Santa was Pro 2A but now I know what I'm going to start asking for :D

mitchsti
05-12-2010, 9:05 AM
I knew it, nice toy by the way very fun to shoot.

Doheny
05-12-2010, 9:09 AM
What's the ammo can on the other side for? (the empty one)

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 9:14 AM
well played sir! you need to put that thing on a hand cart with a belt attachment and go to the next UOC rally with a pre-ban belt draped across your chest like poncho villa. Take that Pelosi and Feinstein!!!!!!


Ummmm......no.

What's the ammo can on the other side for? (the empty one)

It collects the separated links.

usctrojan
05-12-2010, 9:21 AM
Do they make that in airsoft? JUST KIDDING!!!!! :36:

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 9:29 AM
Do they make that in airsoft? JUST KIDDING!!!!! :36:

They do exist in .22 caliber:

abTGAP7tG0Y

http://www.gunsamerica.com/976957984/Guns/Rifles/Class-3-Rifles/Class-3-Subguns/Tippmann_1917_Browning_Belt_Fed_Machine_Gun.htm

usctrojan
05-12-2010, 9:36 AM
They do exist in .22 caliber:

abTGAP7tG0Y

http://www.gunsamerica.com/976957984/Guns/Rifles/Class-3-Rifles/Class-3-Subguns/Tippmann_1917_Browning_Belt_Fed_Machine_Gun.htm

say hello to my little friend! haha! who makes that thing?

IrishPirate
05-12-2010, 9:41 AM
yeah that was just a joke.....:)

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 9:43 AM
Tippman

http://www.dndguns.com/tippman_1919.htm

SoCalRandy
05-12-2010, 9:43 AM
How much do they go for?

Here ya go....


Just the gun will set you back about $8k for a ready to shoot, pure M2HB. M3s can be had for less ($6-7k). Expect to spend a bunch more on accessories and reloading gear.

The M2 is probably a better investment long term since there are not many M2 kits remaining. M3s are everywhere.

usctrojan
05-12-2010, 9:43 AM
Ah... found them... very cool http://www.lakesideguns.com/

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 9:44 AM
yeah that was just a joke.....:)

It actually does exist:

http://www.xcalibertactical.com/products/m2/index.html

0K6v4HMfNDk&

Man, that thing would be great for getting rabbits off my lawn! :D

usctrojan
05-12-2010, 9:57 AM
It actually does exist:

http://www.xcalibertactical.com/products/m2/index.html

0K6v4HMfNDk&

Man, that thing would be great for getting rabbits off my lawn! :D

Dear IrishPirate,

Please accept my apologies. I did not know such a thing existed. I am shocked and horrified once again by the airsoft community. I will never joke about such matters again :). :hide:

Sincerely
usctrojan

SoCalRandy
05-12-2010, 9:58 AM
Forgot to mention.... that gun is pure awesome! I am very jealous!

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 10:31 AM
Dear IrishPirate,

Please accept my apologies. I did not know such a thing existed. I am shocked and horrified once again by the airsoft community. I will never joke about such matters again :). :hide:

Sincerely
usctrojan

:rofl:

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 1:25 PM
A .22 cal version is more expensive than a .50! California friendly seller as well...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=168718784

Bizcuits
05-12-2010, 2:50 PM
That's simply badass... simply badass.

usctrojan
05-12-2010, 2:52 PM
A .22 cal version is more expensive than a .50! California friendly seller as well...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=168718784

yeah... but that .50 cal will burn a heck of a lot more money when you start pulling the trigger. Although given the choice I would pick your toy :).

Somebody should come up with a way to modify the 10/22 receiver. (assuming it is legal to)

bomb_on_bus
05-12-2010, 3:59 PM
One more:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/774cdf8a.jpg

Yes, 10 rounds linked only. No puppy killing 100 round belts here!


i just cried a tear of joy!

ar15barrels
05-12-2010, 4:04 PM
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/impactco/c3350136.jpg

I'm pretty sure there's something wrong in this picture.

Low-Pressure
05-12-2010, 4:08 PM
paint that washer and nut black please.....j/k

13204u
05-12-2010, 4:14 PM
If it is not considered a rifle then what is it considered? As is such does it even need to be registered since it is niether a rifle nor a handgun?

ar15barrels
05-12-2010, 4:17 PM
If it is not considered a rifle then what is it considered?

It's a firearm.
Only handguns and assault weapons are registered.

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 5:06 PM
I'm pretty sure there's something wrong in this picture.

Other than the bad color matching of parts from different suppliers, the intentionally missing cotter pin from the black castle nut, the intentionally loose silver nut, the fact that there is no round in the feedway in this shot and the fact that I may have to remove the cotter pinned rod on the link exit side of the gun to get them to fall smoothly down the chute, care to elaborate, because I really don't know what you see wrong. Help me out Randall!

rumblebee
05-12-2010, 5:21 PM
:tt1: Yowza!

TacFan
05-12-2010, 5:45 PM
Other than the bad color matching of parts from different suppliers, the intentionally missing cotter pin from the black castle nut, the intentionally loose silver nut, the fact that there is no round in the feedway in this shot and the fact that I may have to remove the cotter pinned rod on the link exit side of the gun to get them to fall smoothly down the chute, care to elaborate, because I really don't know what you see wrong. Help me out Randall!


yeah I see something really WRONG in the picture too. Do not fire it this way ! It needs to be in my house and then the picture will be correct !

E__WOK
05-12-2010, 5:53 PM
This thread is totally lame until you get one of these.

http://www.surefire.com/HeavyGunWeaponLights

Central Wisconsin Armory
05-12-2010, 6:44 PM
Glad we could be of assistance...

Vr/

Ed Haywood
CWA

www.centralwisconsinarmory.com
www.dragonm50.com

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 6:56 PM
Ed is theee man! Buy with confidence!

Oh, and welcome to CalGuns Ed!

savageno4
05-12-2010, 7:24 PM
I take back what I said about not being impressed. You can make your money back by touring CA and letting us pay you to shoot it.

Seriously.

Mesa Defense
05-12-2010, 7:33 PM
Wow, that's pretty cool.

EBR Works
05-12-2010, 9:04 PM
I take back what I said about not being impressed. You can make your money back by touring CA and letting us pay you to shoot it.

Seriously.

Perhaps....

EBR Works
05-13-2010, 7:51 AM
I'm pretty sure there's something wrong in this picture.

Earth to Randall......How about following up on your comment please!

ar15barrels
05-13-2010, 8:16 AM
Other than the bad color matching of parts from different suppliers, the intentionally missing cotter pin from the black castle nut, the intentionally loose silver nut, the fact that there is no round in the feedway in this shot and the fact that I may have to remove the cotter pinned rod on the link exit side of the gun to get them to fall smoothly down the chute, care to elaborate, because I really don't know what you see wrong.

That about covers it.

reidnez
05-13-2010, 8:33 AM
NICE! Since it's already a single-shot, you ought to throw some optics on there, go to the 1,000-yard range and start calling yourself "Hathcock" :D

EBR Works
05-13-2010, 8:46 AM
That about covers it.

All cosmetic items that can be resolved. :rolleyes:

NICE! Since it's already a single-shot, you ought to throw some optics on there, go to the 1,000-yard range and start calling yourself "Hathcock" :D

Great idea. l'll purchase this mount eventually from Tom at KMP:

http://kmpclassicarms.com/images/KMP_GUN_PARTS/KMP_M2HB_SCOPE_MOUNT_01_LARGE.gif

Bhobbs
05-13-2010, 10:13 AM
I want to touch it.

omniman
05-13-2010, 7:20 PM
Since this is a crew served weapon,...can I be your sherpa ? Your gonna need one....(will work for triggertime):D

EBR Works
05-13-2010, 8:19 PM
Since this is a crew served weapon,...can I be your sherpa ? Your gonna need one....(will work for triggertime):D

Welcome to the crew. Bring pain meds for your back......;)

stitchnicklas
05-13-2010, 9:46 PM
i still got major wood on my trigger finger from this gun,i so hope you shoot it in so cal beltfed club meets, i wanna just drool........

careerhigh
05-13-2010, 10:13 PM
You gonna mount that beast on a Prius?

I'm picturing that right now, cracking me up! LOL

awesome gun man, thats super cool!!!

stilly
05-14-2010, 1:13 AM
And here I always was told that size didn't matter...

EBR Works
05-14-2010, 6:30 AM
And here I always was told that size didn't matter...

Hah! :rofl: :eek:

valleyguy
05-14-2010, 7:19 AM
Looks great! :43:

MissionMTMan
05-14-2010, 8:07 AM
So what did you have to do for Santa for him to get you this? I think me and Santa are about to get real close in a back ally sometime very soon.... I want one!haha

EBR Works
05-14-2010, 9:14 PM
So what did you have to do for Santa for him to get you this? I think me and Santa are about to get real close in a back ally sometime very soon.... I want one!haha



It will be worth the sacrifice..... ;)

supermario
05-14-2010, 9:53 PM
How much does each round cost? If your not reloading and is that ammo available? Just curious and that is really cool man. EVERYTIME you go to a range, your always gonna have the coolest biggest gun. :36:

POLICESTATE
05-14-2010, 9:58 PM
Beautiful weapon! :thumbsup:

Now it just needs lots of rails and as much tacticool gear as possible.

EBR Works
05-14-2010, 10:06 PM
How much does each round cost? If your not reloading and is that ammo available? Just curious and that is really cool man. EVERYTIME you go to a range, your always gonna have the coolest biggest gun. :36:

Thankfully, I do reload. Around $2 per round with Lehigh solid brass projectiles for our restrictive ranges here. About $1.50 loaded with standard M33 ball for desert shoots. For those that don't reload, this is the cheapest BMG ammo available that I am aware of assuming you buy 100+ rounds:

http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/p/50-bmg-caliber-remanufactured-french-surplus-ammo,-10-round-packs-new-lower-price!/products_id/3054

SeaDooRider68
05-14-2010, 11:51 PM
OK, I think you win the prize for "The Biggest Gun". Can anyone compete with that? How much per round to fire that beast?

EBR Works
05-15-2010, 6:36 AM
The gun as pictured weighs in at right about 200 lbs. I'm sure that there are other weapons with bigger bores since California's destructive device regs apply at bores over .60". There are black powder cannons that are much more hefty and are legal here. If only 20mm were legal to own in the PRK.....

See the post immediately above yours for cost per round.

darkest2000
05-15-2010, 12:29 PM
Wow! That's definitely on my "to buy" list.

Are there any external differences between the M2 and M3?

EBR Works
05-15-2010, 12:46 PM
Most differences are internal with the M3 being much beefier for higher rates of fire required for aircraft engagements. M3s don't come with iron sights so several aftermarket solutions were created. The M2HB is just more "traditional" and probably a better investment at this point in time since the supply of demiled kits for building them is drying up.