M3 9mm kit
Posted 13 November 2020 - 05:29 PM
Is it legit 1944-45. Or is it a repro ?
Condition looks too good to me. Especially the bolt
Posted 13 November 2020 - 06:05 PM
Loader and mag well adapter not original. He adjusted post to mention mag well not Be original or some type of field modification . It be nice to own and have dual caliber GG .They were made for both models.
Never purchased one of these kits because I heard they are problematic. They don’t always drop in and run. Frank I. Had a kit years back did an article on It had to move barrel in collar and double up front plate to get to be reliable.
Posted 13 November 2020 - 10:30 PM
Posted 14 November 2020 - 08:52 AM
I had one for an M3A1, the only one I had ever seen. Lots 'o' feeding problems. Despite the barrel being set back, the cartridges were too far from the barrel. Lots of "nose dives."
I did fix the problem by setting back the barrel a little further, and adding a second front plate to keep the bolt from hitting the barrel.
As someone mentioned above, I did write an article on the "fix" but I could not find it in the SAR article archives.
Someone made me a very generous $ offer for the kit that I couldn't refuse.
Posted 14 November 2020 - 10:02 AM
Is the 9mm bolt appreciably lighter than the .45 bolt or do they have about the same mass?
Posted 14 November 2020 - 12:21 PM
Looks like the jumpiest 9mm Ive seen
Id say its the least smooth .45 but the rock seems timed with the next round. So your always on target. Wonder if the 9mm is similarly timed.
Posted 14 November 2020 - 02:07 PM
Posted 14 November 2020 - 04:23 PM
So there's less recoil energy being input by firing the cartridges and a lower ratio of the reciprocating mass of the bolt to the total mass of the gun. So why does the tail wag the dog like that?
Posted 15 November 2020 - 10:06 PM
I guess "John-in-IN" and another "Bidder" are going after this tonight........
Posted 16 November 2020 - 11:43 AM