View Full Version : Barrel Came Off 50 Cal Machine Gun

October 24, 2007, 06:04 AM
Have you seen this?


I have never trained with any 50 Cal, what happened?


October 24, 2007, 07:46 AM
Barrel not screwed into the barrel extension.

October 24, 2007, 08:39 AM
someone's gunna get a talking too.

October 24, 2007, 09:56 AM
Dont'chya just love the video's caption:

It's good to see our marines get the absolute best in military equipment

Obviously written by an idiot who doesnt know a darn thing about the M2...

I absolutely love the M2. If you pay the respect and attention that is due to ol' Ma Duece, she wont let you down.

October 24, 2007, 04:28 PM
OK, someone screwed up and it's not the machinegun. Now I can see why the guy behind it raised his hands. I'm wondering how much out battery/chamber the round was when it went off? Good thing wall-to-wall counseling is not enforced in the field. :D josh

October 25, 2007, 04:19 PM
That's the new M2-K machinegun. :D
haha a short barreled .50 would be rediculous :eek:

October 25, 2007, 10:05 PM
Isn't that a Quick Change barrel? Just not correctly installed maybe?

October 25, 2007, 10:29 PM
NOt installed correctly.

Plus, you can hear the audio "Didn't tighten the barrel back up, did you?" "no".

October 25, 2007, 10:43 PM
haha a short barreled .50 would be rediculous

I saw photos of a cut-down M2 somewhere, but I could not find them when I looked just now. The muzzle-flash was obscene.

October 25, 2007, 10:43 PM
YEP my TC launched his M85 50cal after not locking it in all the way. Happens more often then you think.

October 27, 2007, 10:56 AM
If you ever get to the Knob Creek shoot you'll see several shortie 50s.

October 27, 2007, 07:21 PM
At least the bullet came out. :D