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Old September 22, 2018, 10:19   #1
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M2HB convert into M3M GAU-16.18.21 look a like help

so I recently brought a WW2 era perforated barrel shroud with the intention to change over my M2HB to the GAU-18 "looks only" not trying to fully convert to proper M3

my first question is what are the differences between WW2 ANM2 shrouds and M3 shrouds current issue GAU-18

can I make the following parts fit together WW2 ANM2 Barrel, WW2 shroud and GAU 18 flash hider ! im guessing the Gau-18 flash hider will screw into the ww2 shroud/bushing or will I need the M3 shroud

can I use a ANM2 Barrel in place of the M3 barrel and still use the M3 Gau-18 flash hider


appreciate the help Lee
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Old September 22, 2018, 14:19   #2
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ANM2 is 30 cal I doubt the shroud would fit around m3 barrel. Not sure how the anm2 barrel would fix to the receiver box or trunnion. ANM2 barrel is a lot shorter than m3.
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im not certain what the WW2 Air-Craft Browning .50cals where designated but it's a perforated shroud .50cal as seen on almost every American WW2 Fighter or Bomber fixed or flexible/turret
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Old September 24, 2018, 17:09   #4
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My allied Armament semi was set up like an M3 aircraft gun. The barrel shroud, barrel support and shim are different as is the bolt (weight) and buffer. The barrel also has a booster, unlike the HB. The M2 barrel support screwed right on and before long, my M3 was an M2 .

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