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 Post subject: watercooled .30cal M1917
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How many of you own a water cooled .30cal M1917.


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Not many!


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I think i am aware of that. How many.


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I only know of one in the UK, however Mike Priest, had a few through his hands back in the early days of deactivating. The tripods seem to be more common however.


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The tripods seem to be quite expensive at £750 the last time i looked on John Prices web site. doesn't seem to be gold plated.


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I've got a replica one :cry: better than nothing I guess?

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The colt made vickers mk4 tripods are rarer and go for less than that. I agree that £750 is far too much to pay, maybe thats why JP has had it advertised for about 6 months without shifting it.


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Grey you say you have a replica one, a replica what! tripod or a M1917.


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Obviously JP deacts thinks that is a fair price
if you want one bad enough and there are not any
others for sale you pay the price it is known as
market forces unit scarce price dear plentiful cheap
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replica 1917

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Any Pics?? :D :D

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You talk of M1917's being rare. I bet this .50cal water-cooled is pretty damn rare too!

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Were the watercooled M1917's used much? I've seen a couple in museums (at least one in France) and several on propaganda posters but never seen a photo of one being used

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Thread drift ahoy!

Water-cooled .50 Cals, very nice. I've seen a few components being reproduced in the US, along with some NOS parts for sale.

Would be nice to see on a display, especially the whole 8AF "Airfield Defense" rig in the back of a GMC. Got a pic of that somewhere.

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Watercooled M1917's were used by many units throughout the ETO campaign, even by the 325th GIR of the 82nd.

I used to have a repro one as well that ended up on the back of one of the 2nd Armd halftracks (for some reason you quite often see halftracks with one watercooled M1917 on as well as the normal .50's or M1919A4's. Looked great with an original flash-hider on the front.

Sold it because although I had the cradle (and a water can from Normandy), I couldn't get the tripod legs to finish it off.

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