Armorscale 1/35 .30 Cal Browning 1919A US Machine Gun Barrel
By Ray Mehlberger
|Date of Review||March 2007|
|Subject||.30 Cal Browning 1919A US Machine Gun Barrel|
|Media||2 parts (1 turned brass, 1 machined brass|
|Cons||Needs a little 'tweaking' to fit|
While at a recent IPMS contest, I ran into Wings N Treads. He was a vendor there. He handed me this product by a Polish firm named Armor Scale to review.
This is a two part gun barrel for the 30 caliber U.S. Browning 1919A machine gun. One part is the perforated barrel sleeve that air cools the gun. The second item is the barrel itself. The sleeve is nicely perforated and is hollow.
The barrel and its sleeve are packaged into a zip-lock cello bag and that bag is into another larger zip-lock cello that contains a stiff card backing and the small instruction sheet. The bag is then stapled to a card with Armor Scales logo on it.
The barrel is nicely shaped and is supposed to slide into the perforated sleeve. However, try as I can, I cannot get the barrel to thread into the sleeve on my example. It will obviously need some work with a needle file to get the raised collar machined into it to go through the sleeve.
The instructions are in Polish and English, and have illustrations for mounting the barrel either to a ball mount or the back end of 30 cal. I think it will really dress up this machine gun very much.
I am going to work on my example with a needle file to try and get the barrel to thread in the sleeve. Very detailed and highly recommended otherwise.
My sincere thanks to Wings n Treads (www.wingsntreads.com) for this review sample. Check out the other Armorscale as well as other cool aftermarket products that they carry!