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    Default 1919 ammo can question

    OK , so I got a 1919A4 , built off an Israli .308 kit . I bought one of the ammo cans from S.G. that is suposed to attach to the side of the gun . I can see how it should work , but it wont work on mine . I will have to either cut off and move the tab's on the can or hack and whack the feed tray . I'm hopeing someone has seen this combo and has a better idea . Any thoughts on this apprciated .
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    I had bought 2 from IMA and couldn't get them to work either.

    my feed paw bracket pin was welded together, so I couldn't use the pin to hold the can. I'm guessing this is how it is held in place.
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    Call Rick at BMG parts. Hellva good guy and very knowledgable. Phone number on website;
    http://www.bmgparts.com/


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    The cans are designed for the 30-'06 caliber guns, it fits where the feed spacer is for the shorter .308 rounds. Won't work without removing the spacer on the feed tray.

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    I learned the hard way too with one from IMA. NO it will not work on a 308 without some kind of alteration.
    to be honest IMA treated me like crap about it too!!!
    they lied to me!!!
    basicaly lied about the part on the phone!!!
    then told me I did not know how my own gun would mount an ammo can!!!
    they REFUSED to note in their add that the can will not work on a 308 gun!!
    that very much seemed like crap to me!!
    they required me to loose out on shipping BOTH WAYS!!!
    all in all I think they SUCK HARD, DEEP, AND LONG. I am happy to hear you did not get it from them. maby you will not get screwed twice like I did , comeing and going. MAN oh MAN was a ripped that I had to pay shipping to send it back when it would never have fit my gun, and they had to know it. along with not getting a refund on the shipping part to get the wrong part to me iin the first place.

    maby you could find someone with a 3006 and sell it to them, another idea would be to get the few parts required to convert to 3006 and then at least it is not useless...
    lastly maby you could shorten the blocks on the box and the ones on the feedway enough to hang the box....

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    Oh yeah , It can be "ghettofied" to fit , cut loose and move the tab's , a little hack and whack here and there . I just don't think I want it that bad ,LOL . I'm going to be mounting the gun on the war wagon anyway and will want to use a full size can for that . Think I'll just give this thing to a buddy of mine with a 30-06 gun and be done with it.
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    Will, just weld the damn thing on and be done with it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate56
    Will, just weld the damn thing on and be done with it!!
    You been sniffing around my shop again ? LOL Say , I got that adapted MG3 feed tray and Those two MG51 drum's . You're a genius dude , I can still use the HKdrums on there too
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    drums on a 1919??? who left me out???

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrel
    drums on a 1919??? who left me out???
    No no , that was for my MG3 / MG42 . A guy on the MG42 forum came up with some Swiss metal drums and my crafty friend Pirate modified the MG3 feed they to take them . Looks cool , works well . Although.. I was on Allied Armament's web site and the advertize a set up to use HK MG3 drums on a 1919 . Really though , I think all you would have to do is do a "hack&whack" on a MG3 feed tray and do a couple drill and taps to mount it on the side of the gun if you didn't want to invent a way to attach it with the 1919's feed pawl pin.
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