View Full Version : Prototype Model Ammo Can w/ pics

Cecil Walker
05-04-2006, 02:26 PM
Well this is my first attempt at any sheet metal work. Building a scale model ammo can for my scale model 1917 & 1919 Browning MG's and for the upcoming M2. Although the models are in .22 cal. (semi-auto) the can is shown with 100 rounds of linked .17 HMR because i like the way they look. I sure learned a lot of this one. The next 3 will have numerous changes and will be better, i promise. Sooo.... i can take being critiqued, fire away.




05-04-2006, 02:48 PM
Cecil, go with 4 of CCI ?ammo and 1 Hornady(Tracer) to make it look cool.

Cecil Walker
05-04-2006, 02:52 PM
IOWOLF, you are so correct. I have the CCI on the shelf and didn't even think about it. Thanks.

05-04-2006, 03:00 PM
To shoot, I prefer the Hornady, how about you? what rifle do you have I have a Marlin in blue, with a 8-32x50 tasco on top.

And show the new pics.Nice work BTW.

Bill Pace
05-04-2006, 03:22 PM

Speaking of the "upcoming M-2", have you heard any thing about the release of the plans?? He had originally indicated Mar/Apr completion, but of course thats passed..... Dang it!! tell him to hurry up!---that thing looked Sooo good in the mock-up.

Your can looks pretty dang good to me.........

Cecil Walker
05-04-2006, 03:29 PM
I prefer the Hornaday too i think, since its the only round i've shot in it. Got a Ruger 77/17 blued, walnut, like it so far, but haven't had it but a few weeks.

Cecil Walker
05-04-2006, 04:03 PM
Bill: Dave and i email each other almost daily, the prints should be released in a few days - weeks, they are very close. Have been held up for a few changes (mostly cosmetic), be patient, they are on the way soon. Great response on the M2 prototype at Cabin Fever as you noted. I think i sent you pictures us with the guns at the show, didn't i? If i remember correctly the prints on the ammo can will be included but, as i stated, i'm altering mine to fit the 1917, 1919, and the M2. The 1917 & 1919 will be shown with cloth belts and the M2 with links.

05-04-2006, 05:03 PM
Now that is NEAT!!!!

Bill Pace
05-04-2006, 05:14 PM

Good news on the progress of the M-2 plans.
Yes, you did send me pix of the prototype....thats what has me anxious to get started on one.....

05-04-2006, 05:37 PM
Great looking work Cecil. If you have time and don't care do you mind to post another pic or two of the guns? I'm sure others here would love to see them. I saw a couple of them at Cabin Fever but don't remember exactly what they look like.

05-04-2006, 06:06 PM
I say build one in 17 hrm the spring and buffer could be beefed up,heavier bolt etc.,I know there is a little more to it than that, but it is an option.


Cecil Walker
05-04-2006, 06:45 PM
japcas: here are 3 photos taken at Cabin Fever, you may remember the scene.

Photo 1 is on both my 1917 water cooled, 1919 air cooled, and the transit case.


Photo 2 is of me (on right w/ JD jacker) and my two guns, Dave Meador (CCS PRINTS) on left


Photo 3 is of our display table. Left to right: Dave's 1/3 scale 1917, prototype of M2 on table w/o tripod, then my 1917 and 1919 again.


Cecil Walker
05-04-2006, 06:50 PM
WOLF: sorry didn't see your post. I agree, true there's more to it than that but, can't say its not crossed my mind also.

05-04-2006, 06:58 PM
Very impressive Cecil. The box looks good just as it is.

05-04-2006, 07:03 PM
That can looks good, no scratch that, it looks GREAT.


05-04-2006, 07:08 PM
Thanks for the pics Cecil. Hope to see you again at Cabin Fever this coming January.

Al Messer
05-04-2006, 11:25 PM
Looks "Factory fresh" to me! Good looking job, all right. Where'd you come up with the belt?

Cecil Walker
05-05-2006, 08:37 AM
Al, the cotton belting in the pictures was made by my wife, the disintegrating links are a purchased item. However, Lakeside Machine makes both cotton belting and disintegrating links for those who want to purchase both.

05-05-2006, 09:41 AM
Very nice work Cecil , I seem to like all your work , whats next ? flame thrower ? smiling again very nice work.