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    June 2020
big Brownings
Posted by kdogg on Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:36 PM

I made these for a APC but no longer needed to went overboard a bit now they live on garage wall . They are 1:1 scale and 90% operational with bolts , bolt locks , barrel extensions , acellorators , cams , extractors and working feed systems. What I omitted are the bolt internals and yet to build rear sight for M2 (have made working one for M1919). the M16 and AK 47 are both 1:1 store bought kits with all internals and can be stripped and assembled as per real ones.

 browning 1       browning 4       browning 7

browning 2        browning 5

browning 3        browning 6

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:17 PM

Too bad I dont own a jeep anymore... those would have looked great on it! Devil

 

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  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:28 PM

I love the M-16, it looks like the same type I used in the Air Force during Vietnam.  I remember LS made a whole series of kits from the early west to the 70s.  Have you seen another kit of that one?  I would love to get one, or would you consider selling it?

Two of my favorite weapons were usually carried on our armor and M-151 jeeps. 

The 90mm recoiless was rarely brought out, but the 40mm XM-174 went on all our armored vehicles and sometimes the jeeps and M-715 weapons trucks.  The 90mm had a tendency to make people on the base nervous when they saw it.

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, April 2, 2021 3:01 PM

ikar01
I remember LS made a whole series of kits from the early west to the 70s. Have you seen another kit of that one?

They pop up on eBay in the $175-250 range intermittently.

The L/S M16A1 kit is a fussy uilt, and it really wants use of metal tubing to reinforce several of the joints, and rather a lont of gluing threaded connections.  But, it's spot on for dimensions.

The L/S XM177 kit is actually much sturdier--just about twice as rare anymore if not three or four times.

The L/S kit of the AKM (which, perversely, has an orange AK-74 magazine) is very sturdy, and a good solid build.

  • Member since
    April 2016
Posted by GlennH on Monday, April 5, 2021 4:11 PM
Post up some pics of that 1:1 APC kit you were gonna use these on.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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