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That's pretty cool - especially when you factor in only hand tools were used to build it. It does look to be very close in replica - at least to me also.

Think it took most of the winter to complete?? :)
 

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Its pretty much there. I wonder if he intended its feed slide to work originally. Notice the bolt handle is to rear and the feed lever pivot is at an odd direction.

Ill give him some slack on the improper bolt latch.:rofl: One thing I would like to point out is his unit clearly had upgraded to the M2 tripod from the tank gun emergency tripod.
 

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Well done, I'd say. It's fair to give some slack for detail when he got the piece down pretty well. Thanks for sharing these, Dave.

Given this was done in 1936, when the A2 was the standard air cooled variation in service, the M2 tripod is appropriate as it was developed and adopted just over the two or three years prior. The A2 was the gun it was made for initially. The first A4 prototypes are just being photographed in late '36, but a long way from final development and issue yet.

 
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