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Offline Half Scale

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1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:41:59 PM »
OK Bernd, as you requested, here are the pictures.

These are 1/2 scale fully functional .22 cal., SEMI-AUTO models of the M2, 1917 Water Cooled, and 1919 Air Cooled Browning Machine Guns.

Now, before anyone asks, they are fully legal semi-auto guns that conforn to ALL BATF regs includeing barrel length and OAL. They are made using a Ruger 10/22 rifle as a donor gun for the reciever (highly modified) and barrel, this gives a transferrable ser #. The guns retain the rotary mag feed system of the 10/22. The belts and links are shown for the asthetic effect.

All parts (except the receiver and barrel) are scratch built and function just as the original. Tripods fold, T&E's traverse and elevate, sights fold, etc. All guns are build utilizing CCS Prints plans.

I also build the 1/2 scale ammo cans (both metal and wood), steam chest (for the 1917), and transit cases.








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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 03:51:50 PM »
That is some beautiful work there Cecil. Any chance of a video of you shooting them?  :poke:

I've got the Gatlin Gun plans from both parties here in US. One of these days I hope to start on them. Nothing more I'd like to do than aggravate a few ground rodents with quick action shooting. Probably scare the neighbors with that sound.

Again nice work and thanks for posting them. I'm sure you'll get a few more comments from other members.  :D

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 04:11:13 PM »
Very nice work on the giant diet Pepsi can! It makes the guns look like...half size or something.  :lol:
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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 06:29:27 PM »
Please add my compliments to your artistry and engineering excellence. I know that the spirit of John Browning is coursing through your veins.

Bravo and thanks for showing.

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 12:42:59 AM »
Beautiful, impressive work.  They all look great, with the 1917 really standing out.
I'll bet they're a lot of fun, too.

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 06:40:52 PM »
Hi 1/2 scale,
excellent job you've done.
I would like to see them shooting too...
Since in Greece a .22 is illegal, I make my models and the ammo as well (2, 3 and 4 mm cal.) although the making of a cartridge is a feat in itself.
I believe that in the States either belts or disintegrating links are sold for .22s. Such an address would be gratly appreciated.
Meanwhile you may look at some of my models,

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2010, 03:08:19 PM »
Cecil is that you, you have been missed at the last Three NAMES shows. Hope everything is going good with you. Ya finish the shop yet. I understand you like a lot of us older gents got tired of dealing with the "Legends in their own minds and geniuses" on the other forum. Glad to hear you are ok and still popping the caps on them sweeties.

I have to say that they aren't as good looking in the photo's as they are in the steel and brass, in person!








The above photo's was at NAMES shoe in Toledo the last Time I seen Cecil.

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 12:00:34 AM »
Wow! these are very very cool.

I moved this thread over to that Backyard Ballistics... seems more appropriate here.

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 04:59:26 PM »
Yep Glen.....you caught me!!! Changed the name but not the product!! Sorry it took so long to reply but we've been extremely busy at work.

NAMES is a long trip for me...i do good to get to Cabin Fever each year.

I did finish the office at the home shop. I'll post some pictures later.

George: i bought the links from Lakeside machine but i think they sell thru a distributor now. Try this link

http://www.vindicatorbf1.com/

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2010, 09:28:07 PM »
Cabin Fever? Then perhaps you have spoken to me. I didn't go this year, but i did the 2 years before. I remember talking to a couple of guys who had 1/2 scale guns there.

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2010, 11:12:55 AM »
Brass....if you spoke with 2 guys at Cabin Fever with 1/2 scale Brownings I was definately one of them!!

Hope to be there in 2011 too...look me up!!!

Cecil

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 06:07:07 PM »
Hi Cecil,

please accept once more my sincere congratulations for your babies as well as my admiration (and envy???).

Thanks for the tip re belts.

I shall return with my 3mm M2 HB sometime in the future (unless God Almighty has other plans for my residence).

Your fun,

George

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2010, 01:53:08 PM »
me likes where does one get plans for these nice toys.    very nice guns indeed :beer:

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 06:06:46 AM »
Here is the web site, CCSprints Coffee Cup Stain Prints
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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010, 09:33:20 AM »
Thanks for that link. I think I just added another project to my already long and growing list of projects.

It looks like I'll need to hit 150 years old to get them all done.  :lol:

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2010, 01:20:43 PM »
Thanks Glen!!!!

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Re: 1/2 Scale BMG Pics
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2010, 11:17:34 PM »
Very nice work there!!!
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