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Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby MaxtheNinja » August 5th, 2018, 3:03 pm

A friend wants to use his jeep for an airsoft event, what kind of guns can be mounted on these jeeps?
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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby rickf » August 5th, 2018, 3:51 pm

That is kind of of a wide open question. Anything "CAN" be mounted by way of improvisation but the standard gun was the M60 mounted on an M4 mount.
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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby kmam » August 5th, 2018, 5:14 pm

Disagree Rick. Don't believe you could mount a 25 pounder on a Jeep :P
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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby rickf » August 5th, 2018, 7:08 pm

kmam wrote:Disagree Rick. Don't believe you could mount a 25 pounder on a Jeep :P

I have all types of welders, torches and bid a**ed hammers, I could make it fit. It may only fire once but it did fit.
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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby kmam » August 5th, 2018, 8:07 pm

Touche... Be nice if a Jeep and a 25pdr could be donated - love to watch it fire that one shot...
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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby m3a1 » August 5th, 2018, 11:09 pm

Max,

Let us also mention that the pedestal by itself isn't the be-all and end-all of the mount. There are all sorts of things that are needed after the pedestal, in order to mount a gun. The pedestal is the easy part.

Most Airsofts are just a little bit off when it comes to putting them in original mounts. The tolerances are extremely fine in real gun mounts and you won't want to carve them up, because they are expensive and their only value lies in having proper tolerances.

Airsoft, on the other hand, doesn't have a lot of material in them and shaving off a couple of thousandths is really quite a lot when it comes to light-weight materials such as what it being used in those. Between those two things, that's really where the problem lies.

So, count on making your own mounts, or perhaps hunting down a replica mount (I know replica 30-50 yokes are being cast) even if you are using an original pedestal.

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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby rickf » August 6th, 2018, 7:57 am

MaxtheNinja wrote:A friend wants to use his jeep for an airsoft event, what kind of guns can be mounted on these jeeps?


Like I said in the beginning this is kind of a wide open question since we do not know if you are looking for authenticity or just a Bubba job to have fun with. A real pedestal alone will set you back around 600.00. Then you have the cradle which can run another 350-500 depending on condition.
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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby m3a1 » August 6th, 2018, 9:34 am

I went back and re-read his question. He said "jeep" so I don't know if he meant M151s as well, or even what era he's talking about. I had one vet approach me at the car show who said they even had a Browning 1919 mounted on their M151A1. Whaaaaaat?!! Things get so weird in this hobby. I guess that's why I like it.
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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby Surveyor » August 6th, 2018, 3:14 pm

I'm fairly certain Doyle's book has a couple pictures showing a mounted 1919 on early straight m151's. I don't think it would be a stretch for some early a1's to have had the same.

Some examples of what was mounted are

Browning 1919
Browning M2
M60
m249
M240G
mk19 grenade launcher :D

Try "airsoft" in the search page here. You should find some examples of using the real mounts to homemade mounts on the ROPS bar.

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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby MaxtheNinja » August 11th, 2018, 7:18 pm

Thanks for the advice, he decided to go with a M60 that he's going to get. And he'll carry an m4 for his personal gun (I know it's not historically accurate, and told him so)... But we're going to a more modern milsim, and it's just to be cool so...
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Re: Gun mounts for jeep?

Postby Elvis Presley » September 11th, 2018, 11:30 am

Check out the gun truck California Dreamin' with its two Brownings! Two Brownings are actually cheaper than a non-operational M60 (crazy world)!!
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