94 year old Browning M2

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94 year old Browning M2

Post by raymond » Tue May 22, 2018 6:01 pm

To quote the Grateful Dead, "Show me something built to last!"

https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/army-f ... rks-great/
For the first time in 94 years, M2 serial number 324 was brought in for a full overhaul. Not that it was necessary.

“Looking at the receiver, for its age, it looks good as new and it gauges better than most of the other weapons,” said John Clark, one of the depot’s repair leaders.
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Post by ccandgc » Tue May 22, 2018 8:39 pm

Outstanding!
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Re: 94 year old Browning M2

Post by wreckless » Wed May 23, 2018 3:59 am

They sure got their money's worth. As a taxpayer that's alright by me.
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Re: 94 year old Browning M2

Post by raymond » Wed May 23, 2018 5:52 am

I have a friend who has told me that he has seen WW2 Frigidaire M2 machine guns still in service.

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Re: 94 year old Browning M2

Post by Fabrizio » Wed May 23, 2018 6:18 am

Old and simple machinery can work for ages...

I was reading earlyer today things aboute the Eiffel tower, the four original hydraulic/steam powered elevators worked from 1887 until...1986!
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Re: 94 year old Browning M2

Post by Falldownjaeger » Wed May 23, 2018 2:47 pm

We still had the Colt slotted vent HB Support M2s in my NJARNG 4.2" Mortar Plt.
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Re: 94 year old Browning M2

Post by Steve Webb » Wed May 23, 2018 5:37 pm

That is a testament to keep things simple.
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