Can I own a M60 machine gun?

To legally own a machine gun, you first have to apply for approval from the federal government. After purchasing the gun, you must fill out an ATF Form 4 application and wait for approval before taking possession of the firearm.

What replaced the M60 machine gun?

M249 Squad Automatic Weapon
In the 1980s the Army began replacing the M60 with the 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon and, soon afterward, the M240 7.62 mm machine gun.

What gun is the M60 based on?

The M60 is a general purpose machine gun chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO round. The design was based on the famous WWII MG42 general purpose machine gun, as well as the FG42 paratrooper rifle.

Who makes the M240 machine gun?

FN Herstal
U.S. OrdnanceBarrett Firearms ManufacturingColt Canada
M240 machine gun/Manufacturers

How heavy is an M60 fully loaded?

The M60 weighed in at 23.15lbs and featured an overall length of 43.5 inches, with 22 inches of this made up by the barrel system. The weapon fired the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge from a gas-operated, open-bolt firing action.

Was the M60 based on MG42?

Derived from the German MG42 of World War II, the M60 was the standard platoon machine gun in Vietnam, replacing the M1919A6 Browning . The M60’s superior range and stopping power has kept it in service to this day, although it is now complemented by the lighter 5.56 mm M249 squad machine gun.

Who makes the M240 Bravo?

M240 machine gun

Machine Gun, 7.62 mm, M240
Designed 1950s
Manufacturer FN America U.S. Ordnance Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Colt Canada
Unit cost $6,600 USD
Produced 1977–present

Why is the M240 replaced the M60?

It lost out because it was a medium machinegun not a “general purpose” machine gun in the eyes of the US military at the time. Why? Because it’s a pain in the ass to fire the M240 standing up. The M60 was designed to replace 2 weapon systems primarily: the M1919 Medium Machinegun and the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle.

What company makes the gun called the M60?

This is an excellent example of a very scarce M60 type medium weight belt fed machine gun as manufactured by the SACO Defense Division of the Maremeont Co The M60 was develop in the early 1960s to replace the aging M1919A6 and later M14E2 squad automatic rifles

What size round does the M60 machine gun fire?

The M60, officially the Machine Gun, Caliber 7.62 mm, M60, is a family of American general-purpose machine guns firing 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges from a disintegrating belt of M13 links. There are several types of ammunition approved for use in the M60, including ball, tracer, and armor-piercing rounds.

What is an automatic machine gun?

A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm designed to fire bullets in rapid succession from an ammunition belt or magazine.