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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 21:55 pm 
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anyone know of anyone making half decent 50cal replicas for vehicles?

'if i had a grand i'd spend it elsewhere!' :roll:

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are you after wood or a full metal replica/ or a proper deact?

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Metal ideally, the wooden ones look crap, break, wobble & warp in the rain!!
saw a cast alloy one @ Stoneleigh that looked none too bad
The rubber BoB ones waggle like dildos!!

not quite the impression I had in mind!

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lol, was that a slight overstatement? ;)

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No
my brother I fell about laughing watchin a quad fifty halftrack
with 4 'strap-ons' negotiating a rough bit of track @ Beltring last year
funniest thing there (apart from the beer prices)

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I know relics do a wooden .50 cal but are'nt up to much, but they also do metal replica ones to, im not sure how good they are but i remember they do them, for about £750 I think they were.

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I only paid £900 for my de-ac 50 last year. Sold it now so I can buy a nice shiny 'as new' m2 from mr Mike Preist, the .50 cal guru.


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I respectfully refer the right honorable gentleman to my first comment ;)

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Bob Gould makes loads of .50 cals with moving parts.
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You deffo want a replica then!!


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Well I usually try & get original gear where poss but its
just a cheaper option to go for a repro than neck end of a grand for a real 'un
but repro 50's seem thin on the ground.
Someone @ Stoneleigh this year had cast & turned aluminium replicas that looked alright for the money 'bout £250 but forgot get his details. D'oh!

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Metal ideally, the wooden ones look crap, break, wobble & warp in the rain!!
saw a cast alloy one @ Stoneleigh that looked none too bad
The rubber BoB ones waggle like dildos

not quite the impression I had in mind!


LOL!! :madhappy: .

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Try here there's a few recent replica .50's added. www.milweb.net/classifieds/class2.php?type=16

Look for the 27/02/05 -£475 & 25/03/05 no price.


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While we're on the subject of .50s, for ages I've been trying to remove the barrel from one we have but it's solid :-( any ideas? It's not been welded on either.

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__richard__ wrote:
While we're on the subject of .50s, for ages I've been trying to remove the barrel from one we have but it's solid :-( any ideas? It's not been welded on either.


Unscrew, the barrel support, unscrew the bushing, barrel should twist off. If it won't, soak the barrel extension in WD40, thread wire around the barrel locking spring, pull the spring back and try turning the barrel. If that fails try applying some heat, if that fails, its well stuck or there is a pin somewhere! Is it a Mike Preist .50 from Romney marsh, kent.


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