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#1 brucea4

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:11 PM

Hi gang,

 

Does the USGI M60D Ejection control assembly frame & bag work on a standard M60 mounted on the M142 mount without modification?


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#2 mattnh

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:44 PM

Yes, it works with the platform style mounts
Including the M142
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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:55 PM

You do need the adapters for the bag that go on the gun .....


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:03 PM

You do need the adapters for the bag that go on the gun .....

 

Correct, you need an ejection bag mounting bracket to attach the bag regardless of the mount.

 

The front hook on the platform mount (like the 142) will prevent the bracket from being attached as normal, so you have to either leave it sitting on the

platform mount rather than pinned as it normally would be to the gas tube or cut the end of the bracket off...

 

1st pic shows how the front of an ejection bag mounting bracket does NOT fit into the front hook of a platform mount (in this case an M142).

 2nd pic is of a gun on a platform mount with an ejection bag (showing it can be done)

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#5 brucea4

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:43 PM

Thank you all.  Beyond my capabilities so I guess I'll be picking up the brass and links from the ground...


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:44 AM

Buy a large tool magnet and run it through the mess and it will collect all the links. I leave the brass on the ground since I never reload. Someone who can use it always grabs mine.

Eric


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#7 brucea4

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:32 AM

Yes, I have done the magnet thing before so I guess I will be doing it again...


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM

You could also just run a loop of wirewap wire (which you likely have handy from applying to the gas system nuts)

through the hole in the ejection bag mounting bracket and loop it over the platform front hook

It would make the fit tighter and no permanent mods to the bracket required...

 

 

That being said, I just use a magnet+bucket to pick up links...

This one with a quick release works great  https://www.amazon.c...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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