As my beltfed collection gets bigger I thought it would be nice to have a universal bench top tripod for all the guns. Shooting the mg34 & 42 off the bipod on a bench is cumbersome and you really need a tripod for the 1919 and FN30 that I will be building. I have a home made tripod for my .50 that I use for the 1919 and an AA tripod for the 34 & 42 and plan on getting a M2 tripod but hauling it all around is cumbersome as my car has a small trunk.
I made a wood mockup of the base unit and made the pintle today. I have an adapter for the 34 & 42 from the AA tripod that fits the 1919 pintle. The next step is to make a T & E mechanism that will work with all the guns. I have some steel tubimg coming next week and hope to have the first prototype soon.
I am also looking into making an adapter for my AK pistols to function like one of the AW-Sim devices.
I got the metal in today and welded up the base. It looks pretty good so far. I have some stuff on order from MSC for the T & E mechanism, I am not sure of all the details on that part yet. It should work pretty good with the spade grips on the 1919