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Picked this up this past weekend. I took off the azimuth ring to paint the pod. I broke the stud that the knurled nut is on when I took it apart. and still can't get the left over stud out of the nut. Heat hasn't helped, and am worried about putting too much heat to it. It has a demill cut in the casting that has been welded back up. What do you all think? What are these going for now?







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Looks good! I don't know what they are going for now but if you got the cradle with it probably 1K. I needed the azimuth bolts and nuts and got them from Dave at Sarco
 

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No cradle with it, but wayyyy less than 1k.

I'll give dave a call and see if he can fix me up.

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Shows some welding on this so it was a demil someone brought back to life......
 

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Yep, It was a demil. Doesn't look like the legs were messed with just the one cut down the side.

I need to get me 1917A1 tripod out and set them side by side to really look both over as my A1 was a demil as well.

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If your A1 and A2 are still correct , the only real difference is the A1 had about a 6-inch longer rear leg than the A2 . The A2 pictures in this post look right to me .
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Thanks, I am not at all a tripod guru. and didn't know if the A2 looked all correct, or if I was missing something. I believe the A1 is all correct also, but it came in a package deal and never really got a lot of scrutiny.

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I believe the A2 was intended more for the recoiless rifle then the 1917's ... but they still do that job as well....
 

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Nope , folklore legend . The A2s were out some two years before the RRs .
I figure it was the same reason the bayonets were cut down , to save a little metal and for transportation . The long foot would stick out into the rear doorways of the halftracks , prob'ly causing a trip now and then .
Remember , our backs were against the wall in '43 and every little bit helped .
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