Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23

M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

Article about: Hello All, I have this old .30 Browning Mk2 tripod with the elevating and traversing gear and a peculiar adaptor. There is a tiny clue of a ripped stores label indicating that it was some so

  1. #11

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

    Perfect Ian,
    I think you have it to a tee.
    If you note there is some sort of cartridge sized piece missing from it (where the empty spring link is)
    I think you are right about an optical sight rather than the old iron sight but I think it could also have been used for the big old IWS sight we used to have fitted back int he 70s.
    Great armourers piece then.
    All the best
    Doug

  2. #12
    ian
    ian is offline
    ?

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

    sorry i meant the SUIT but i have susat on the brain for some reason
    the more i think about it the more a distant and very vague memory of this thing is forming ,, im almost sure ive seen it in use
    if i have it would have been 1975-76 time and ive done a lot of drinking since then LOL
    but it is very familier
    cheers ian

  3. #13

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

    Quote by ian View Post
    sorry i meant the SUIT but i have susat on the brain for some reason
    the more i think about it the more a distant and very vague memory of this thing is forming ,, im almost sure ive seen it in use
    if i have it would have been 1975-76 time and ive done a lot of drinking since then LOL
    but it is very familier
    cheers ian
    I'll raise a glass to tht Ian.
    Well done and many thanks for providing the info.
    All the best
    Doug

  4. #14

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

    Ok Chaps wait out, I have a photo.

  5. #15
    ian
    ian is offline
    ?

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

    as i think back ,, there where two 7.62 casses both with the bottom (primer end ) drilled out
    one had an X in it ,,the other just a hole
    one went in the breach (as if a normal bullet) and the other was pushed into the end of the flash hidder
    a bit of a slap dash afair i seem to remember
    and both of these bits looked very home made to me
    i HAVE seen this before it has come back to me

    it was at JLR/RAC bovington ,1975
    and it was for IWS alignment ,,,, got there in the end

    cheers ian

  6. #16

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor



    And the missing parts


  7. #17
    ian
    ian is offline
    ?

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

    perfect well found ,,,, now ive seen this drawing i definately have seen it before ,,and seen it used
    cheers ian

  8. #18

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

    I suppose it must have worked or they wouldn't have bothered, its very interesting anway.

  9. #19
    ian
    ian is offline
    ?

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

    i would think it is an extreemely rare thing now probably woth a few bob to the rite person ,, probably more hens with teath about ,than this thing

    cheers ian

  10. #20
    ian
    ian is offline
    ?

    Default Re: M2 .30 Browning Tripod and a peculiar adaptor

    again thinking back,, this thing was used for the initial set up of optical sight as close as pos ,, but the sight would still have to be shot in by the individual user ( as every one has a diferent eye ) but it gave a good and fairly acurate starting point
    becouse if the mounting of the sight were to be to far out ,,there would not be inof adjustment in the sight to correct it ,and get the shooters grouping adjusted to target centre
    cheers ian

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 04-27-2014, 07:24 PM
  2. 10-06-2012, 04:53 PM
  3. AAF E-13 Flexible .50 cal adaptor mount

    In Battlefield history and relics
    02-23-2011, 10:14 PM
  4. Browning M2 tripod help!

    In Equipment and Field gear
    01-11-2011, 09:23 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •