This is an example of the M60 belt fed machine gun as manufactured by the New England Group of the Maremont Co. Developed in the late 1950s, the M60 was designed as a general-purpose machine gun (GPMG), a single weapon to replace as many different .30 caliber machine guns in the Army inventory as possible. The M60 was deployed as the chief infantry machine gun for Vietnam, along with a variety of air, ground, and water vehicle mountings. While other designs started to fill the infantry niche from the 80s onward, the M60 is still a frontline automatic weapon with American and allied armed forces. The barrel is equipped with a fixed blade front sight, elongated bird cage flash hider, and swiveling bipod. The receiver trunnion is fitted with the quick release hardware for the barrel, manufacturer's marks, serial number and folding ladder rear sight. Fitted with a ventilated barrel shroud, ribbed forearm and pistol grip, and a plastic buttstock with a flip-up shoulder rest. Included with the lot is a tripod with T&E mechanism and a spare barrel with a soft transport case. Provenance: The Allan Cors Collection
Excellent, with 95% plus original black finish, showing some mild handling marks overall, along with some scuffing on the top cover and a few areas of spotting on the receiver and bipod. The furniture is in equal condition, and the accessories show mild wear appropriate to age. Mechanically excellent. 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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