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Posted: 3/24/2009 4:27:20 PM EDT
Just wondering how short you could cut down an M2HB barrel and not have any issues??

Anyone got any pics of some with short barrels??


Link Posted: 3/24/2009 5:02:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 5:10:27 PM EDT
I understand the legal aspect.. Just wondering from a technical standpoint..

Any pictures??
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 5:12:07 PM EDT
From a technical standpoint, the basic M2HB is a delayed-blowback recoil operated system with no external booster. You should be able to run it with just a full chamber to support the cartridge, and maybe a heat/blast shield or firefighter's suit to protect you from the fireball.
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 5:29:06 PM EDT
Sweet that is what I thought.. But wasnt sure..

So there has to be some M2's with some short barrels..
Lets see them..
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 5:50:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2009 6:15:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2009 6:15:43 PM EDT by coltshorty14]
Few years back at Knob Creek, someone on the line had a dual mount M2 set up with 10"bbls. I was walking thru the pole barn when he cut loose with that bad boy, and had to wander to the line to see what all the comotion was about. Talk about friggin loud!! DAMN!! They did not fir at the smae time in the mount, 1 then the other would fire, so it sounded like one, stupendously loud and FAST gun going off. It hurt my ears, and I had plugs, with muffs over top.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 4:45:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tony_k:
I've seen 1919 beltfeds with an 8-inch barrel... but never an M2.

Hey, someone's gotta be the first! Buy some Nomex and go for it!



A guy I know has a really short barrel probably around 8-10 inches on his ANM2..
That thing is a mean machine..

Link Posted: 3/25/2009 11:22:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Few years back at Knob Creek, someone on the line had a dual mount M2 set up with 10"bbls. I was walking thru the pole barn when he cut loose with that bad boy, and had to wander to the line to see what all the comotion was about. Talk about friggin loud!! DAMN!! They did not fir at the smae time in the mount, 1 then the other would fire, so it sounded like one, stupendously loud and FAST gun going off. It hurt my ears, and I had plugs, with muffs over top.


That was probably the self-proclaimed "Little Fat Guy", if he was set up at the far right side of the main firing line. That guy has some seriously bad-ass toys and likes the "shorty" belt-feds.

Fortunately, Knob Creek is the weekend after this coming one, first one in April...
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 3:33:24 PM EDT
It's not a .50 but this has some photos of a 1919 with a shorty. Scroll the first page...more photos throughout the page.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 1:56:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 2:01:00 AM EDT by osprey21]
Here's a couple pics of George "Little Fat Guy" Christie's stubby 'lil flame-throwin' M2


LFG's M2 shorty.






This kid is about to have the time of his life.




Makin' noise




Another satisfied shooter

Link Posted: 3/27/2009 4:46:13 AM EDT
sweet pics thanks..
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 9:46:40 PM EDT



This gun is for sale on sturm ANM2
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