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Griffon Model M2HB 50cal MG Barrels
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Posted: Saturday, March 06, 2010 - 04:05 PM UTC
Andy Renshaw takes a look at the M2HB 50 cal Machine Gun barrels from Griffon Models.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010 - 08:26 AM UTC
I'm glad to see manufacturers providing pre-turned PE like this. Trying to "roll" a gun sleeve from flat PE brass requires an expensive extra tool. I'd rathr pay a few $$$ more and have it perfectly-done with no need for annealing (with sometimes so distorts the brass it doesn't take the right shape).
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Posted: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 03:06 AM UTC
Just came across this review on the front page and it's just what I've been looking for!

First, let me say....Excellent review Andy!!

Now, a question....Not knowing much about these .50cal MG, can this set be use on the Dragon Quad Gun Trailer M55 (#6421)? I've recently purchased this kit and was looking for aftermarket barrels but all I could find were individual barrels from companies like Lion Roar, Adlers Nest, etc., and at $10 - $17 a single barrel they can get steep if needing four of them (as I'd have to for this kit). This set may be just what I needed and from the pics in Andy's review they look similar to the ones by LR and AN so I was wondering.

Any info on this will be a appreciated!

Rob
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Posted: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 05:59 AM UTC
Hi Rob,
thanks for the comments!

to answer your question, yes yes yes....these barrels are basically from Griffon Models M16 MGMC detail set, so they are designed for a quad mount. The Dragon M55 is nothing more than the quad mount in the M16 with parts for the trailer.

Getting 4 at a time is a better deal than one at a time, especially if you shop around a bit.

Also, something I didnt mention...the mounting rods for these barrels are longer than other sets out there, so they make things a bit more sturdy in the end.

Enjoy
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 06:38 AM UTC
Excellent!! Thanks much for the feedback, Randy!

Will purchase this as soon as they're in stock at Lucky Model (a bit cheaper than other places)

Rob