"Cody Bryant, left, and Corby Tinney inspect the 324th M2 receiver ever produced. The weapon arrived at Anniston Army Depot to be converted to a M2A1 in May."
"The Army found an M2 .50 caliber machine-gun still shooting perfectly after 90 years of service."
that's the way things were once made in this country, And with American steel..Macy's in NYC still has escalators form pre-WWI and they're still running. Some have wooden steps. You can't kill these things. The only way to keep a phony economy running is by throwing things away daily and buying a new one; that will also be thrown away...Our "newest" car is a 1999 Mustang, and the daily driver is a 1988. When it snows and the plows haven't come through yet, I break out the 1953 Dodge M-37 3/4 ton military pick-up. Starts even after sitting for 6 months or so. You need to be a gorilla to operate it but the damn thing is reliable and goes through anything..
I agree with the comments above. I had a 1951 M-37 that had been through hell with a line construction company. I ran it for over 9 years, and it lived up to it's reputation as the best pickup truck ever made. I thoroughly regret selling it, and my children are still holding that decision against me. The M-2 Browning will still be going when my grandchildren are long gone. Like a hammer, some things don't need much improvement to keep going.
My son (a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Storm) advises me that a Ma Duce is hell on a camel. . . . Pisses living hell outta the camel's owner, too. ;)
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