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Offline Karen D.

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2013, 06:24:25 PM »
Sorry Jim, I've been bouncing around between my many jobs again. Unfortunately we won't be able to send it to you. Not would it be difficult to send because of its size and weight, but becuase it is a loan item, it is not allowed to leave the property. Would it help it took several detailed photos and measurments and sent them on a CD?

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013, 06:42:17 PM »
Yes, thanks Karen, that would be a great start!  As detailed measurements and photos as you can.

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2013, 02:09:48 PM »
OK, I will find time in the next couple weeks to work on this for you.

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2013, 01:32:21 AM »
Thanks Karen.  This is our sad little gun.... :-[

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2013, 12:53:13 PM »
I've got some good news for you Jim. One of my volunteers stopped in for a chat today and metioned he was going to start painting our .50 cal. When I told him about our discussion he offered to do a detailed scale drawing of it. Turns out he's got an engineering background and is famlier with drawing up blue prints! It may take him a  few weeks, but I should be able to send you a nice drawing, with measurements, in a few weeks!

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2013, 01:04:49 PM »
Karen, that is awesome!  a BIG BZ from Batfish to Cobia.  Thanks for the help. Could you also help us out with the oerlikon sight in the other thread?   :angel:

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2013, 01:10:02 PM »
I'll ask my volunteers.

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2013, 06:25:23 PM »
Just a curious thought about the Batfish gun, it looks more like a .30 Cal and not a .50 Cal.. I am sure that there are .50 Cal drawings online if you would like to look.

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2013, 08:33:55 PM »
It's a bastard repro.  .50 breach with a 30 barrel.  Not sure who made it.

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2013, 11:23:49 PM »
Gotcha, it has been bothering me and I finally broke down and asked about it

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Re: Machine Guns
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2013, 03:28:25 AM »
Mostly what we have is a want-to-be .30 browning 1919A4-ish (barrel shroud, body and rear hand grip).  Originally that would be mostly correct as the .30 browning was the load out.  Later they were switched to spade handle gripped ANM2 .50 cals.  The ANM2 is the aircraft version with the air cooled vented shrouds.