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Old 01-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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DML Sherman-Poor Man's 50 cal. mount

Well since I am now cash poor, after purchasing my DML Sherman, and the wife said, no more suprise packages from Fedex are allowed...lol, I decided to do a quick fix to the DML Sherman's coupola. I know Armour guy will probably have a terrific molded coupola soon, but this will have to do until I can sneak one by the "director of finance."

What I did was take a cap from an ordinary pen that looked right to my 1/6th eye, shaved it down to the correct size and molded it to the DML Sherman. Prior to the mounting it, I popped off the DML Sherman coupola ring using moderate pressure and reversed it so the travel lock faced to the rear. The hatch covers are swappable, so I reversed them. As I said before I ground down and filed the pen cap to the coupola. Then I took the 21st century 50 cal cradle attached a screw head to the yoke so that fit snug into the pen cap. Lo and behold it fit great and turns great within the pen cap.

Its a quick and effective way to mount a 50 cal if you have the time and patience Heres a pic and let me know what you think--Pete


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Old 01-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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Re: DML Sherman-Poor Man's 50 cal. mount

great paint matching as well......
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