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Old December 7th, 2011, 02:01 PM
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Question I got a WWII APC gun turret for my series III, whats the best way to mount it?

So my buddy went to the SARS show in Phoenix and he's bringing back this German WWII APC turret originally designed for a MG42 belt fed machine gun for my Series III. I just bought a MG kit for $350 online! Were going to convert it to .308 using M-60 links. Cool right? Anyway the ring mounts flat on any roof, but I'm thinking I might have to biuld up some kind of bracket underneath the roof to support it. It weighs about 75 lbs. I'm thinking I should have someone biuld a roll cage underneath and then install this on top. What do you guys think is the best way to mount it? Seems straight forward enough. Pics of the ring and rover below.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 02:04 PM
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Forgot to mention, you can modify the pintle to accept a 1919, browning .50 maduce etc. Also it spins 360 degrees around. Theres some videos on youtube of this ring in action.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 02:17 PM
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Yes very cool but.....ummm dont you live in CA? Somehow I thought machine guns were frowned upon in California?
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Old December 7th, 2011, 02:23 PM
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Here we go again. :D just kidding. We would biuld the kit to semi-auto, not full auto. Because it dosen't have a detachable magazine (belt fed), you can leave on the pistol grip on. Suppost to leave the belt linked to no more than 10 rounds. Also it's illegal to shoot from/on a vehicle in california (unless your a disabled hunter) but I'm not going to use it for that It's a photography/look out turret hehe
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Old December 7th, 2011, 02:39 PM
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Nice! bring it to Happy Hour!
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I may able to help. First you are going to have to be willing to cut into your hard top. The hard top should be strong enough to mount the ring. Depending on the weight of the gun you may have to reenforce or it a little. It will be great to see another Rover with guns. I have two L7 GPMG's mounted on mine. You got tom love the looks you get going down the road.

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Old December 7th, 2011, 03:40 PM
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Especially here in LA :D Actually the hole was already cut into my roof for a 12x12 inch vent thats long been disintergrated from time/heat. So all I'd be doing really is enlarging the hole that was already cut.
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This looks like a fun project! Does the ring come with some kind of cap you can close up when the gun isn't installed? Good luck with this.

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So tell me more about these $350 MG kits!?
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Why does this feel like it will end up in a standoff with police outside a bar surrounded by "suspicious-looking military vehicles" somewhere in LA? Where and when is Happy Hour again? I might fly out for this one.
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Why does this feel like it will end up in a standoff with police outside a bar surrounded by "suspicious-looking military vehicles" somewhere in LA? Where and when is Happy Hour again? I might fly out for this one.
Exactly what I was going to say .
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Heres a link for those kits.
http://centerfiresystems.com/KIT-M53.aspx


You can also modify the pintle for a spade gripped M-60. Or gripped, depending on which state you live in. Unfortunately it dosen't come with a cover so I gotta make something later on. Mabye an acryic dome or something. I'll figure something out. Anyway, my homies dropping the turret off tonight so hopefully this weekend mabye on Sat I can get started on the measuring and cutting.
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Zombie Apocalypse in Cali?
Not to totally hijack, but anyone watch AMC's Walking Dead? So pissed they decided to take December/January off from the new season...total crap!

Sorry Neil .
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Looked like this dude barely fit through that ring with enough room to maneuver the gun.
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You better just send that puppy over here to ALABAMA. It will look WAY LESS out of place

BUT WHAT A COOL PROJECT!
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Why does this feel like it will end up in a standoff with police outside a bar surrounded by "suspicious-looking military vehicles" somewhere in LA? Where and when is Happy Hour again? I might fly out for this one.

I feel like ive seen this somewhere before....

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Dropped off my cash for the kit and .308 conversion kit, once the kit arrives we will begin the welding on the 80% completed receiver. Turrey gets dropped off tommorow. I will take pics as the work progresses. Thanks for the help!
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