Lot 2503: Group Industries Class III/NFA M2 .50 Cal Hvy MG
|Desirable Group Industries Fully Automatic Class III/NFA M2 .50 Caliber Heavy Barrel Machine Gun with M3 Tripod|
|Estimated Price: $14,000 - $22,500|
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|Serial #||Manufacturer||Group Industries||Model||M2|
|Type||Machine Gun||Gauge||50 BMG||Catalog Page||238|
|Barrel||44 Inch Round||Finish||Parkerize||Grip|
|Stock||Class||Class III||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This is an excellent example of a fully automatic Class III/NFA M2 .50 cal HB machine gun manufactured by Group Industries in Louisville, Ky. Any one that has been in the military or watched a good war movie lately will readily recognize this as the infamous "Ma-Deuce" M2 HB MG. This model was originally developed by John Browning in the late 1920s and has been used in every major battle by all U.S. Forces and countless allies post-WWI, and even through the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflict. It has been mounted and used in a multitude of roles and various vehicles, including the current M1A2 Abrams tanks. This specific model was manufactured using some original GI surplus M2 parts that were mated to a new production receiver. The right side of the receiver is stamped with "GROUP INDUS. KY/NO. 200102/CAL .50", with the lower area again stamped with "Louisville KY". This machine gun has the same functioning, firing, and disassembly characteristics as an original M2 HB machine gun. This gun comes complete with the M2 heavy barrel, an original M2 tripod. Also included with this heavy MG is an ammo can that contains the pintle, T & E mechanism headspace and timing gauge, linking tool, TM 9-1005-213-10, ruptured shell extractor, two spare cartridge extractors, a spare buffer assembly, brass a cleaning rod handle and magazine article.
|Condition||Very fine with 95% of the current gray parkerized finish overall showing light wear overall from handling and light firing. The tripod and accessories are also all in very fine condition. Note: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.|
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