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Posted: 7/6/2001 7:21:46 PM EDT
Does anyone have any pics and specs of the Colt M-231 Port Fire. If you do have these, would you e-mail me a few pics and specs? Thanks...loose-round
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 1:16:19 AM EDT
Well, being in a generous mood and over at dogpile.com searching for washigton game fish anyway I punched in your query phrased as "firing port weapon" Here's what I got http://www-acala1.ria.army.mil/lc/cs/csi/satoc.htm#Submachine http://stricom.army.mil/PRODUCTS/DWN/DWNData/STP7-11M/SHEET20.HTM http://www.securityarms2.com/20010315/galleryfiles/0900/916.htm HTH
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 1:54:38 AM EDT
firing port weapon was adopted in December 1979 concurrent with the standardization of the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle(IFV). Sixty-Five per-cent of the parts of the M231 are identical to those of the M16A1 rifle. The M231 firing port weapon is light-weight, air-cooled, gas-operated, cartridge magazine fed, mounted in a ball firing port in the vehicle (two on each side; two in the back). The weapon can be quickly mounted or removed from the vehicle's ball swivel mount. The M231 fires on full automatic only, beginning from open bolt carrier and striker assembly position. [img]http://www-acala1.ria.army.mil/lc/cs/csi/sam231.jpg[/img] cool
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 2:44:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 2:53:16 AM EDT
There were no sights period. You used straight tracer and walked the rounds onto target. Since it's mounted directly to the vehicle, there isn't any recoil, and it's not that hard to get rounds on target. Mainly just a suppression weapon though. Ross
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 4:38:27 AM EDT
The upper reciever can be had from NUMRICH arms now known as GUN PARTS in upstate NY!
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 5:20:55 AM EDT
Thanks guys! That's the stuff I'm looking for. loose-round
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 6:51:25 AM EDT
Was Colt the "principal" maker/supplier of the M-231? DPMS was a parts outsource on a lot of repair and service parts for the military, and I'm curious to know if they possibly built/assembled any of the guns. loose-round
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