Now that I have your attention. My summer project for the next few months is to make this shell of a Browning M2 fire. I need advice on products to buy, and how to mount the pieces.
Here is what I have:
The gun is made from plywood, PVC, Masonite and some sheet metal. The barrel is 3 different sizes of PVC, and the tripod is all Conduit, tube steel, sheet steel, and a material called UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) which is a near-frictionless plastic that works easily.
Now in order to use the PVC as the barrel, I had to "fatten" up the gun, so the gun is 4 3/4" wide from outside to outside of the plywood (4 1/2" wide from inside to inside). This bugs me a little, and I was thinking about rebuilding the gun to exact specifications, but if I didn't, I could save time, money, and I have so much space to work with on the inside of this gun to mount damn near anything I want.
Here is what I want:
discussions have included using 8mm bb's out of principal of it being a .50firing 2-4 rounds a second, at 370-390 fps, to ranges of at least 50 yards consistently
Fed from the ammo box that will nest next to the gun in a new pintle, inspired the the picture below
electric would be the easiest for the trigger mechanism, CO2 is an option depending on the "gearbox" that is being made
I am waiting to finish the cosmetics on the gun until it is firing. A functioning charging handle will be made, but wont necessarily be needed.
I can't think of anything else to add at the moment, but it will be posted if I think of something. I have a feeling none of the pictures will work, so here is a URL to one of them, and the rest should be in that album:they were genius's!!!
and I am asking for any and all ideas, suggestions, and concerns. I was never the tech guy when it comes to airsoft guns so I am hoping someone here can take the words of "what I want" and turn them into "this is what you need to buy to make this work". Exact internal dimensions of the .50 are coming.