AR based Machine Gun clones: M60, m60e3, m249, & M240.

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Rick Jones MAJ, SF (Ret)
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I built these semi-auto AR-15 Machine Gun clones/replicas, call them what you will. Why? Why not. It's fun...for me. They are all based on your standard semi-auto AR (except the M249 in .22lr). The first picture shows, from top to bottom, An M249 SAW based on a Marlin model 60 in .22 LR. This was my first replica build. They all utilize metal Airsoft parts for cosmetics. I must say I am impressed with the quality of the Airsoft replicas. They are pretty much made as exact mil-spec copies, just using cheaper aluminum parts. In other words, you can use or replace all parts with mil-spec steel parts..22lr M249 SAW 043.JPG

I also built an M60 and M60E3. I used Bear Creek barrels and get about 1 MOA accuracy out of these. I put a binary trigger in the M60E3.


M60E3 shooting at 200yds




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Finally, I just completed an M240L. Here are the parts during fabrication. Having to attach a long lever to the trigger dropped the standard Mil-spec trigger down to a nice 3 lb pull.
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Parts before cerakote

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Parts after cerakote
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Final M240L
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ShooterwithNoName

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I like it... good work.

I have a soft spot for the M60. I have a set of RIA rails, a channel, and an old RIA trunnion. Have a overlapping torch cut receiver that I'm gonna use to build a jig, along with a stretch gauge. I have a big, long E1 barrel, gas system and bipod. Got some bolts, feed trays and a stock. Still gotta get a handguard and design a semi trigger. One of these years I'll get it all welded and riveted together.

Pretty cool projects.