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On the piece that mounts to the gun (and fits into the tripod) there are two grooves.





I'm just wondering what the lower groove is there for? Since it sticks all the way through the bottom of the tripod, I have NO clue...:confused:

Sorry to keep asking such "newb" questions, but I do strive to become a contributing member of this forum - thanks.
 

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Hey Slick,

I guess you and I have the same late night schedule. :D


The pintle you have was made for the M2 30 cal. & M3 .50 cal tripod.
Commonly referred to as a "30/50" pintle. That pintle works for both M2 & M3 pods, and universal in mounting the 1919 and the M2HB .50.

The top groove is for the M2 30cal where that "C" clamp locks the pintle in the pod.
The lower groove is for the larger M3 .50cal tripod.

Here is a pic of 2 I have for size comparison, the shorter pintle was originally made for the 1917 watercooled tripods.. and then later carried into WWII for the M2 1919 pod.
I suspect the 30/50 pintle was used pre-war and throughout and probably still being used today for the 60+ year in service M2HB .50 cal.



Hope that helps! Also, no question is lame!... but not asking is! :D
 

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Thank you so much again, Arisaka San! I just couldn't quite figure out what the extra groove was for and suspected it was to move the weapon from the tripod to a vehicle mount.. I just *fianally* firgured out what was going on with this tripod from my other post here.

I was worried that maybe this pintle would fit an M60 and not the 1919a4 I have ordered. I'm certainly sleeping better tonight!!

I'm on the west coast USA and am Pacific time and tend to stay up late on weekends (I work 4 10's). :cool: and love that schedule..
 

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Small world!

I'm a left coaster too.. as is a bunch of other great guys on this board.
Where abouts in KA are you? I'm in the Ventura County area.
I work from home so my hours fluctuate :D


Back to the pod...
The M60 uses a goose-neck pintle.
It has a spring clamp on it that holds onto a pin which extends from the front of receiver of the M60.
Much different mounting system than the 1919.


M60 Goose-neck pintle -




Also, when you're ready to look for the T&E.. Some notes to take down..
The M60's T&E is a tad different than the 30 cal 1919, which is a bit different than the .50 cal T&E. So for your Pod, you'll want either the 30 cal T&E or the M60 T&E. They are virtually identical, with a few little changes. they will both work with the M2 & M122 pods. The .50 cal T&E will mount the 1919, but it's body sleeve is too large for the M2/M122 traverse bar.

We had a discussion on the different T&E's.. You can check it out in this post here -

http://1919a4.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1249
 

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Arisaka San said:
Small world!

I'm a left coaster too.. as is a bunch of other great guys on this board.
Where abouts in KA are you? I'm in the Ventura County area.
I work from home so my hours fluctuate :D
I'm in the Sacramento area and my shooting range is up toward the Grass Valley / Nevada City area. I wish I could work from home as I have a bad back and that keeps me from working far too often. That's why I'm on the way out of my job (and this state). As much as I hate leaving my job, I am looking forwards to enjoying the buying rights that all my friends up the hill (in Reno/Carson city) enjoy.

Oh yeah, thans for posting the M60 pintle and the link, at least I know the one I have should fit my gun.
 
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