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Posted: 4/14/2010 6:23:36 AM EDT
I'm looking to ge an idea if there would be any interest for an MG3 Lafette tripod (used for the German MG42 machine gun) with an adapter to mount an 82 on it. The adapter mounts to the 82 exactly like Barrett's soft mount and has a quick detach mount for the tripod. Absolutely no modifications are needed for either the gun or the tripod. The mount is currently available for the MG42 AA tripod but is currently being redisigned for the Lafette tripod, if there's enough interest.

I purchased my Lafette tripod in like-new condition for $400. The seller also has ones advertised in good used condition for $300. Both come with the range finding optics. I'm guessing the adapter will be around $200. Considering a soft mount is around $1200.

Tripod
http://www.m82a1.us/50bmg/mg3.jpg

M60 on the tripod - for size
http://www.m82a1.us/50bmg/mg3_m60.jpg

Adapter
http://www.m82a1.us/50bmg/adapter.jpg
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 6:47:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2010 6:48:41 AM EDT by 50cal]
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 7:48:04 AM EDT
Appreciate it. Nothing's for sale. Just trying to see if there might be enough interest so that the the maker of the adapter thinks it's worth the effort.
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 2:09:51 PM EDT
An adapter for the AA tripod would be interesting. Does the same one work with both tripods?
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 2:28:13 PM EDT
He already has one available for the AA tripod. It's the one in the above picture. He sells them for $160. It won't work on the Lafette because of where the magazine needs to be located. PM me if you want his email address.

Mort
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 6:25:45 AM EDT
Just curious, wouldnt the m82 have function problems when using this tripod seeing as the tripod recoils?
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 6:47:54 AM EDT
I'll be finding out in a week or two, after I get the adapter and head out for a test firing.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 7:04:40 AM EDT
definitely interested
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 7:56:22 AM EDT
I'd take a look at it.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 11:02:44 AM EDT
where did you find these tripods in such good condition so inexpensivley?
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 11:57:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 12:10:52 PM EDT
Thanks. Do you have a source for any other tripods which may work and/or the MG42 AA tripod ? Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 12:34:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2010 4:06:01 PM EDT by m82a1pa]
I'll PM you a link for an m82a1 to MG42 AA tripod adapter that he's selling on eBay. Tell him Mort sent you. He's working on the version I mentioned above. I saw a few places via Google that were selling the AA tripod but none do I remember since I was looking for the Lafette tripod when I found Robert's site. I don't have any financial interest in this stuff. Just a customer of Robert's and trying to get Jason to modify the adapter for the Lafette.

Mort
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 4:14:32 PM EDT
I was thinking of doing the same thing with my MG3 tripod, but I was going to mount my Serbu BFG 50 on it. I just need to set aside the time to get it started.
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