WWII BMG ANM2 50 cal w/ pics

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WWII BMG ANM2 50 cal w/ pics

Post by Quest Master » Sun May 09, 2021 12:22 pm

This was found in the attic of a local veteran who has a lot of stuff from WWII. What do you think it is worth?
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Re: WWII BMG ANM2 50 cal w/ pics

Post by napavalleyartillery » Sun May 09, 2021 1:06 pm

About a quarter million and up to ten years...

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Re: WWII BMG ANM2 50 cal w/ pics

Post by AZ Jeff » Sun May 09, 2021 1:34 pm

Decent looking replica Van. No good looking replicas are cheap these days, especially if built from original parts.

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Post by Quest Master » Sun May 09, 2021 2:05 pm

Dang Jeff! You called me out quickly! :D I thought I would have some fun with everyone first.
I'm the Veteran - and I have a lot of WWII stuff. And, I made it completely out of wood. :wink:
The only "real" part is the barrel shroud, which honestly I was too lazy to cut all of those holes to make a replica. The "barrel" and buffer tube are regular electrical (EMT) thin-walled pipe. The E-10 Edgewater Adapter, for aircraft use, is also completely wood.
I made these for my B-29 turret (no I am not making them for sale).
Here they are side by side, wooden (finished one in the rear) and the ones I made this week, side by side:
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Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Re: WWII BMG ANM2 50 cal w/ pics

Post by AZ Jeff » Sun May 09, 2021 4:54 pm

Old School (Carpentry)... I expected 3-D Printed from you! LOL. Nice work.

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Re: WWII BMG ANM2 50 cal w/ pics

Post by Quest Master » Sun May 09, 2021 6:02 pm

:D
Hand cut old school carpentry. Indeed.
And thank you!
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Van
Kosovo, Afghanistan (x2) and Iraq Campaign Veteran
"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Re: WWII BMG ANM2 50 cal w/ pics

Post by m3bobby » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:14 am

That finish had me hooked, looks spot on for park!
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Re: WWII BMG ANM2 50 cal w/ pics

Post by GPW1263 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:34 am

Very nice indeed. What coatings did you use to achieve that excellent finish?

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Re: WWII BMG ANM2 50 cal w/ pics

Post by Quest Master » Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:38 pm

Brownells "Dark Gray" Baking Lacquer. It is meant to baked on to metal, but it can be used just as paint too. Thin with lacquer thinner and you can spray it out of a Preval spray kit. Looks just like parkerizing.

Note: be sure to shake the heck out of the can before use!!! Like, shake for several minutes! Otherwise, it will look black. Then mix with thinner and spray.
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Van
Kosovo, Afghanistan (x2) and Iraq Campaign Veteran
"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519


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