M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

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M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by DevilDog7090 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:01 am

I have the ROPS and it would be impossible to access the front seats with the M16A1 also mounted in either of those compartments. I saw a post were someone mounted the M16A1 to the machine gun pedestal. However, I now cannot find the post. I believe his friend did it and he would have to contact him. Looks like a great idea, but a bracket would be needed to extend the mount forward away from the pedestal so the M16 will clear the bottom base plate of the pedestal. Has anyone done this? If so, please advise and your comments are appreciated.
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Re: M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by Metaldesign » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 am

Hello

a special M16 for vehicle mount is the M231

https://www.forgottenweapons.com/really ... ng-weapon/

the hand guard is terminated by a coarse thread conical adapter

Regards

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Re: M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by DevilDog7090 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:25 am

Figured it out....took the bracket in the upper left and reshaped it to go around the pedestal. Can only mount one rifle, but that is all I want. Thanks.
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Re: M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by dpcd67 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:16 am

Aside from looking cool, a pedestal mounted rifle is a very bad idea. As was the Bradley port firing weapon.
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Re: M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by DevilDog7090 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:15 pm

It is only a storage mount like this. Only I want to attach it to the machine gun pedestal because there is not enough room in the front compartments because of the ROPS. Image
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Re: M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by phantomfixer » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:15 pm

looks good there...ready for duty
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Re: M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by DevilDog7090 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:20 am

Finally got my M16 mounted to the pedestal. Need to paint the nuts and bolts and touch up the pedestal, but works great and does not take up room in the driver and passenger compartments.
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Re: M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:29 am

Never seen that before, it looks really cool. :D

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Re: M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by Falldownjaeger » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:48 pm

That looks good, and possible to mount two side by side for Driver and TC.
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Re: M16A1 Mounted to Pedestal

Post by Frank USMC » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:29 am

Looks great!!
I have seen this down with a WWII jeep, and a cut down WWII rifle mount. They had mounted a Thompson sun machine gun in it.
You did good Devildog!
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