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Thread: Belt fed Macs in our future 2021?

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    This has already been tried by Len S. using an MG34 "upper" and ATF turned it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renovate7 View Post
    This has already been tried by Len S. using an MG34 "upper" and ATF turned it down.
    Well there is a big difference between that MG 34 "upper" which is almost a complete gun and the uppers for the MAC series of guns.

    The uppers for the MAC guns, were already approved in their previous iteration, require to be fitted inside the MAC lower housing and fired with the MAC internals. Considered a caliber conversion.

    The upper for the MG 34 only required the basic use of the lower for firing. Basically, it was mostly complete and adding a registered lower would make it a new machine gun.

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    Don't think the atf liked Len to much so there may be some bias towards that decision. But anything can be modified enough to fall under the same category of items we currently have.

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    If we can ever get to market, we have plans for a belt fed upper. Actually we have a couple different options. One would be less than the MCR in 5.56X45. At least that is the hope. But nothing will happen for us until we can get the Tenko adapter to market. Development of the current design cost us almost $100,000. A belt fed would require more development and much more testing. Our initial testing was three units with 10,000 rounds each. It would seem to me that a belt fed system would need more like 50,000 to 100,000 rounds. As previously posted, there are a couple different Manufacturers that have said that they are planning to develop a belt fed model. With the Technology Branch not giving determinations and going after pistol braces, who knows what the future will bring. It has been two years since we originally submitted the aluminum version to the FATD. We are still waiting for a determination that would permit us to sell the units we have already made. Until this situation gets resolved, I can't see anything new coming to market.

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