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    Default Universal bench pod

    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
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    Making the T&E is the next step, I have several ideas and am not totaly sure which one I will use yet.
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    Neat idea.I'm already seeing the rear leg runing on a semicircular track.Hmmm.
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    Stan that's a great looking gadget!! I could put a mount in the fortress -- About 30' up a wall -- commanding a view of the valley.

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    That's a good idea. Keep sharing the info, I think I'll try to make one of these for the 1919.

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    Looking good. So this will work with all your beltfeds?
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    One of the guys at 1919a4 awhile back built a bench top tri-pod and heres a pic
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    It looks good but there is no T & E, the gun needs to be ridgid to fire it with the pistol grip.

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    The first model has a problem in that it wants to tip forward, so I whipped up V2.0 this is a more traditional design and uses the T&E from the 1919. It will also fit the 34 and 42 better and will acomidate an ak wirh 30 round mag for the bump fire sled attachment.
    I love making stuff out of this tubing, it welds up real nice!
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    Cool.......
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