TNW Inc. Browning HG M2 M2HB .50 Cal Belt-fed Ma Deuce w/ Tripod & Ammo

SOLD FOR: $19,025

WOA#: WY231110DS001

Make: TNW Inc.

Model: Browning Machine Gun HB, M2

Serial Number: 000596

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .50 Cal

Action Type: Belt-fed, Short-Recoil, Air-cooled

Markings: The right side is marked “TNW / U.S. GOVERNMENT MODEL AA M3 / SEMI AUTO .50 CALIBER / VERONIA, OR. / SER. NO. 000596”.  The top plate is marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE / D’ARMES DE GUERRE / S.A. HERSTAL BELGIUM”.  The top of the receiver is marked “648197”.  The rear sight plate is marked “A-0 / B-3”.  The inside of the left plate is marked “7812646”.  The lifter is marked “781751 S A”.  The barrel is marked “B-854609”, two crossed out numbers, “D-28256 A 10”.  The rear of the trigger assembly is marked “SAK”.  The tripod is marked “TNW / M4 TP”.  The butterfly trigger is marked “TNW”.

Barrel Length: Approximetly 45 in

Sights / Optics: The gun has a leaf-type rear sight, graduated in both yards and mils for ranges from 100 to 2,600 yards, and from 0 to 62 mils. A windage knob permits deflection changes of 5 mils right or left of center. The front sight is a fixed hooded blade.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips on the assembly are two piece wood.  The charging handle is wood.  There is a chip in the left grip near the top.  There are compressions that been oiled over and are darkened. There are some compression lines on the charging handle.  There are no cracks.  Overall the grips rate in Very Good condition.  This Ma Deuce comes with a TNW / M4 TP Lightweight Aluminum Tripod in Excellent condition. It comes complete with its brass mounts. There are no notable defects outside of storage and transport wear. The mounts function correctly and all the moving components are in proper order.

Type of Finish: Parkerized, Grey military type

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows very little wear outside of typical storage, transport, and assembly wear. The screw heads are sharp and serviceable. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: This has been fired and functions correctly. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Field manual, TNW M4 TP (Lightweight Aluminum) tripod, pintle mount,  Traverse/Elevation Mechanism, headspace tool, Snap Cap, 271 Links, 566x Loose .50 Cal. Rounds, 37x .50 Cal Round Linked, 294x Casings, 6x Ammo cans, steel barrel tube, easy-up case for the tripod, and an aluminum case for the receiver.  All of the ammo is in Very Good shape with no notable defects. Most of the spent brass is also in Good shape where a few of the necks are dented. Please see our hi definition photos for a better understanding of the conditions of these items.

Our Assessment:  The TNW M2 HB (Heavy Barrel) is a modern reproduction of the famous M2 Browning .50 caliber machine gun, a legendary heavy machine gun widely used by the U.S. military and other forces around the world. TNW Firearms, known for their work in reproducing classic military firearms for civilian and collector markets, has recreated the M2 with an emphasis on authenticity and functionality, while adhering to legal requirements for civilian ownership.

The original M2 Browning, also known as the “Ma Deuce,” was designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning. It has been used extensively in various conflicts around the globe and is renowned for its reliability, power, and versatility. The M2 is capable of firing the powerful .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun) cartridge, which is effective against a wide range of targets, including light armored vehicles and low-flying aircraft.

TNW’s M2 HB version is a semi-automatic replica, modified to comply with civilian firearm regulations. Despite these modifications, it retains many of the characteristics of the original M2. The “HB” in its name refers to the heavy barrel designed for sustained firing, a key feature of the original military version. This heavy barrel helps to dissipate heat and maintain accuracy during extended shooting sessions.

The TNW M2 HB is a significant piece for collectors and enthusiasts of military firearms, providing a unique opportunity to own a piece of history with the experience of the formidable .50 BMG cartridge. It’s often mounted on tripods, vehicles, or other stable platforms, mirroring its use as a heavy support weapon. The TNW M2 HB stands as a tribute to the enduring design and legacy of John Browning and the pivotal role the M2 has played in modern warfare.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

TNW Inc. Browning HG M2 M2HB .50 Cal Belt-fed Ma Deuce w/ Tripod & Ammo
TNW Inc. Browning HG M2 M2HB .50 Cal Belt-fed Ma Deuce w/ Tripod & Ammo