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Weight of Browning AN-M2 machine gun ammo cans

Hello,

I am looking for the weight of the small-sized belt cans used with the .30 and .50-calibre Browning AN-M2 machine guns in some flexible installations such as on the Catalina. The ones for the .30-calibre guns held 100-round belts, the ones for the .50-calibre guns held 50-round belts; the former were called L-4 or L-7, I believe. Would someone know how much these cans weighed, empty and/or full? What were the stowage arrangements for these, especially on the various Catalina patterns?

Many thanks!

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HANS

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    RE: Weight of Browning AN-M2 machine gun ammo cans 2007/06/01 10:38:48 (permalink)
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    Hello,

    I am looking for the weight of the small-sized belt cans used with the .30 and .50-calibre Browning AN-M2 machine guns in some flexible installations such as on the Catalina. The ones for the .30-calibre guns held 100-round belts, the ones for the .50-calibre guns held 50-round belts; the former were called L-4 or L-7, I believe. Would someone know how much these cans weighed, empty and/or full? What were the stowage arrangements for these, especially on the various Catalina patterns?

    Many thanks!

    Cheers

    HANS



     
    I have some of these (SOMEWHERE ) in my storage shed. I will try to get them out and weigh them as I have time.
     
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    RE: Weight of Browning AN-M2 machine gun ammo cans 2007/06/01 11:36:29 (permalink)
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    Hans,
     
    No joy on weight of PBY/OA-10 ammo cans but weight of 100 rds. of linked .50 caliber is approximately 35 pounds as described below.
     
    http://www.olive-drab.com/od_firearms_ammo_50cal.php
     
    "The weight of 100 rounds of linked M2 ball in ammunition can is approximately 35 pounds."
     
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    RE: Weight of Browning AN-M2 machine gun ammo cans 2007/06/01 16:22:57 (permalink)
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    I have some of these (SOMEWHERE ) in my storage shed. I will try to get them out and weigh them as I have time.

    Herb Harper


    I'd be most obliged!

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    RE: Weight of Browning AN-M2 machine gun ammo cans 2007/06/11 05:29:08 (permalink)
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    Any news here? Thanks!

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    HANS
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