U.S. To Buy More M2 Machine Gun Parts

by: Matthew Potter
April 8, 2010

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The U.S. Defense Department placed a contract with Sabre Defence Industries for barrels for the M2 0.50 caliber machine gun. The venerable M2 has been in use with the U.S. military and many allies since World War II. A new machine gun firing that ammunition has been developed and entered service but the M2 is still around and in heavy use in Iraq and Afghanistan. The contract is for 8,000 barrels and is worth $6.7 million.

Sabre Defense is a small business that makes assault rifles and M2 parts for use by military, law enforcement, and shooting competitors. They are based out of Nashville, TN. They continue to demonstrate that there remains a market for support to older, effective equipment even if it is not being used necessarily by front line forces.

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