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By: Marv Stenhammar -  Last Updated on 3 January 2000

Project 50/50 -/- The War Wagon

Oh My God!
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The first words I uttered when I first saw the Second Half of Project .50/.50 a.k.a.
"The War Wagon" which is now complete.  Click here for more information.

P.F. Custom Guns Project .50/.50 -/- "The War Wagon" This "PFGuns Special Projects Group" combines two of the most powerful, and therefor, two of the most fun to own and shoot firearms in the world.   Perfectly mated with an efficient fun to drive prime mover gun transporter with plenty of power, excellent mobility and superb all terrain capabilities.

The Little Beasty
"The Little Beasty"  Click to Enlarge.

The pictured [ Front .50 ] is a Barrett M82A1 Semi-Automatic .50 Caliber Rifle with a Soft Mount from Barrett and a custom  "Flack Tower"  Hard Mount from P.F. Custom Guns.    The ATV Transporter is a Yamaha Grizzly 600cc.  Info on all three major components is  below:

[ The War Wagon ]  [ The Barrett ]  [ The Ma Duce ]   [ The Grizzly ]  [ The .50 BMG ]

Project .50/.50 -/- The War Wagon
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"The War Wagon" is the brain child of my friends and shooting buddies:
Ted [ pictured left ] and Phil Flack of P.F. Custom Guns  [ pictured right ].

The "War Wagon" is a Gun Bearer and Transporter.

WHY ASK WHY?  The most commonly asked question we get on Project .50/.50 is;  "What is it for?"  The simple answer is "It is a Gun Bearer and Transport Assemblage for 2 fine guns that are wonderfully fun to shoot, a dream to collect, yet almost impossible to carry".  That satisfies most concerns, but we can always fall back on our 2nd most common response:  Have you ever carried a Barrett or a Ma Duce!? ... or the Ammo...?  Nuff said  ;)

You say "Project .50/.50" so where's the other .50?  A Custom Trailer and HMG Mount has been  designed and fabricated.  It supports and transports a Caliber .50 BMG M2 HB Flex Browning Heavy Machine Gun, a.k.a. the Ma Duce!  Please click HERE for more info on Part II "The Trailer From Hell".

[ The War Wagon ]  [ The Barrett ]  [ The Ma Duce ]  [ The Grizzly ]  [ The .50 BMG ]

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Project .50/.50 -/- The "Barrett"
Barrett M82A1
Barrett M82A1 Caliber .50 BMG with Pelican Case, Swarovski Optics and Mags.

The Front Weapons System:

FrontBarrett Model 82A1 Caliber .50 BMG Semi-Automatic Rifle

Employment: Special Purpose / Anti-materiel Weapon System

Undoubtedly the best-known semi-automatic .50 caliber rifle in the world, the Barrett M82A1 is the most widely used .50 caliber by military organizations around the world as well as the U.S. Military and several  national and international law enforcement agencies.   The Barrett 82A1 rifles are successfully used against a large variety of targets, often at staggering ranges, and perform excellently.    The Model 82A1 is a fully matured, special purpose/anti-materiel weapon system.  With its  battle-proven performance and massive popularity, the M82A1 is the rifle to own.

The Barrett Light .50

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Barrett  M82A1 - NSN 1005-01-340-9519


Caliber: .50 BMG
Operation: Short Recoil, Semi-Automatic
Weight: 30 Lbs.
Overall Length: 57 Inches
Disassembled Length: 38 Inches
Barrel Length: 29 Inches
Feed Device: 10 Round Box Magazine
Match Grade Barrel
Stock: Composite w/ Sorbothane recoil pad
Sights: HD Scope and Iron Sights
Max Effective. Range 1830 meters


Recoil operated
Recoiling barrel to reduce felt recoil
Highly effective Muzzle Brake
Three-lug locking bolt
Self leveling bi-pod
Barrett claims 1 MOA with match ammunition


OBSERVATIONS: The Barrett M82A1 is one of my all time favorite guns and is simply a blast to shoot.  Over the last several years I have had opportunity to use the Barrett Professionally and for Fun and I just love it.  Having used it from several different firing positions and mounts, including my favorite the shoulder fire method, I can report that the recoil is about the same as a 12 gauge shotgun with 3/12 inch 00 Buck Mag loads.  The spotter and spectators actually may suffer more than  the shooter (Do to the muzzle  brake sending the most wonderful concussion out and back).  One can not explain the sensations generated by the sound and energy of the Barrett when fired or observed.  It simply is literally an earth shaking experience felt all the way inside your body similar to Tank Gunnery or HE Rounds landing close by.

ACCURACY: My general observations are that while the  potential for extreme long range accuracy shooting is there, standard military ball ammo is not up to the task.  There is no military match ammo available to the general public.   Ball ammo really kills the accuracy potential of this rifle.   "Special" Match Ammo is available though very expensive.   Using Match Ammo, an average Joe may have a hard time holding its claimed 1 MOA in all situations, but the overall performance is outstanding by any standard.  I have witnessed several first time shooters dial in very tight groups out to 700 meters.   I have successfully engaged hard targets out to 1600 Meters (1 mile).   Properly Trained Operators at Ft Bragg have been able to consistently obtain sub 1 MOA groups at staggering ranges.  When used in Desert Storm and on other Special Operations the accuracy obtained was excellent.  The modern and currently issued SLAP Rounds [SABOTED LIGHT ARMOR PENETRATING] are very accurate as well as sufficiently destructive.  We should keep in mind that this is an anti-material weapons system and that for its designed purpose as a long range hard target interdiction rifle, the M82A1 with modern SLAP ammo is impossible to beat!

EVALUATION: The Gunnery Network with the help of Phil Flack, will conduct general Barrett Gunnery Evaluations including accuracy, penetration and long range testing.  A performance report will be published soon.   

OPTICS: Heavy Duty .50 Cal Telescope

MANUFACTURER: Swarovski / Barrett

50 Caliber Designed
10x30 mm Tube
Mil-Dot Cross-Hair Reticle
120 MOA Adjustment
Barrett Custom Ranging Reticle

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RINGS: Barrett Scope Rings
4140 Chrome Moly Construction
Sizes from 1 inch to 30 mm
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Mounting Systems:

Barrett Soft Mount w/Recoil Absorption

All Stainless Construction
Available with Large or Small Pintle
Center of Balance and Bore Design
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The Flack Mount Solid Steel Plate
Steel Rods & Tubing
Custom Milled Flack Receiver
Flack Mount
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Components Some Flack Mount Components:
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Flack Milled Receiver Custom Flack Milled Receiver. FLACK RECEIVER
Flack Receiver
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In The Beginning... Pre-Mount: View of the Honda Grizzly. PRE-MOUNTED
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Manufactures Info: Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.
P.O. Box 1077
Murfreesboro, TN  37133


Tel   615-896-2938
Fax 615-896-7313

Gunsmith and
Designers Info:
P.F. Custom Guns
18 Sunset Drive
Asheville, N.C.  28806


Tel   828-252-9487
Fax  828-254-7108

[ The War Wagon ]  [ The Barrett ]  [ The Ma Duce ]   [ The Grizzly ]  [ The .50 BMG ]

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Project .50/.50 -/- The "Ma Duce"
Browning M2
Browning M2 Caliber .50  HB Flex (Heavy Barrel) Machine Gun

The Rear Weapons System:

BMG - The Browning Machine Gun
Browning M2 Caliber .50  HB Flex (Heavy Barrel) Machine Gun

Employment: Heavy Machine Gun / Anti-Materiel / Anti-Vehicular / Anti Aircraft

Nomenclature:  Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2 Series

M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun Specifications

Builder: Saco Defense
Length: 61.42 inches (156 centimeters)
Weight: Gun: 84 pounds (38 kilograms)
M3 Tripod (Complete): 44 pounds (19.98 kilograms)
Total: 128 pounds (58 kilograms)
Bore diameter: .50 inches (12.7mm)
Maximum effective range: 2000 meters with tripod mount
Maximum range: 4.22 miles (6.8 kilometers)
Cyclic rate of fire: 550 rounds per minute
Unit Replacement Cost: $14,002

FEATURES: The Browning M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun, Heavy barrel is an automatic, recoil operated, air-cooled machine gun with adjustable headspace and is crew transportable with limited amounts of ammunition over short distances. By repositioning some of the component parts, ammunition may be fed from either the left or right side. A disintegrating metallic link-belt is used to feed the ammunition into the weapon. This gun is has a back plate with spade grips, trigger, and bolt latch release. This gun may be mounted on ground mounts and most vehicles as an anti-personnel and anti-aircraft weapon. The gun is equipped with leaf-type rear sight, flash suppressor and a spare barrel assembly. Associated components are the M63 antiaircraft mount and the M3 tripod mount.  Numerous manufacturers originally produced the M2 Heavy Machine Gun.

Undoubtedly the best-known .50 Caliber Heavy Machine Gun in the World.   The .50 cal. (12.7mm) M2 Heavy Machine Gun or BMG Browning Machine Gun, was developed by John M. Browning at the  end of World War I.  After a series of early water-cooled, aircraft, and tank models were  tested in the 1920s, an improved version was adopted in 1933 as the Browning M2   water-cooled machine gun.  

Subsequent models (.50 cal. M2 aircraft gun and M2 heavy barrel  gun) using the same  receiver, were adopted by the Army. During World War II, nearly two   million M2 machine guns  of all variations were produced. The M2 was manufactured until  1946, but toward the end of  1976, the U.S. Army took steps to begin new production and  rebuild of the M2 to replace  seriously depleted stocks. Many M2s had been demilitarized  following World War II.

Emergency supply of M2s to the Israeli Defense Forces during the 1973 Yom Kippur war was also a serious drain on supplies. The M2 machine gun was selected as the commander's weapon for use on the M1 series main battle tank. The continuing success of the M2 is a tribute to Browning's design genius.  

The Browning M2 .50 cal. Machine Gun is an automatic, belt-fed, recoil operated, air-cooled, crew-operated machine gun. By repositioning some of the component parts, ammunition may be fed from either the left or right side. A disintegrating metallic link-belt is used to feed the ammunition into the weapon. This gun may be mounted on ground mounts and most vehicles as an anti-personnel and anti-aircraft weapon. The gun is capable of single-shot (ground M2), as well as automatic fire and was used to a very limited degree as a sniper weapon during  the Vietnam war.

The M2 .50 cal. flexible version is used as a ground gun on the M3 tripod mount or various Naval mounts. The M2 .50 cal., M48 turret type, fixed type, and soft mount are installed on mounts of several different types of combat vehicles and ships. The weapon provides automatic weapon suppressive fire for offensive and defensive purposes. This weapon can   be used effectively against personnel, light armored vehicles; low, slow flying aircraft; and  small boats.

The Browning M2 .50 caliber (12.7mm) Machine Gun, is a World War II era automatic, belt-fed, recoil operated, air-cooled, crew-operated machine gun.   By repositioning some of  the component parts, ammunition may be fed from either the left or right side. A disintegrating  metallic link-belt is used to feed the ammunition into the weapon.  This gun may be mounted   on ground mounts and most vehicles as an anti-personnel and anti-aircraft weapon.  The gun is capable of single-shot (ground M2), as well as automatic fire.


The Browning machine gun, caliber (cal) .50 heavy barrel (HB), M2, is a belt-fed, short recoil-operated, air-cooled, crew-served machine gun. The gun is capable of single-shot as well as automatic fire.

The M2 Caliber .50 machine gun can be used to provide a heavy volume of long-range,    automatic fire to suppress or kill enemy personnel. It can penetrate some buildings and field fortifications, destroy lightly armored vehicles, and provide extremely accurate fire against bunker openings. Its incendiary and armor-piercing-incendiary ammunition can be used to ignite material and equipment. Used with the M63 antiaircraft mount, it can provide point defense fires against enemy aircraft. 

Employed on the M36A2 vehicle ring mount, it can give combat support and combat service support units a readily available source of heavy firepower to protect themselves against surprise ground or air attack.

BMG M2 on M3 Tripod Mount
M2 BMG Shown Mounted on the M3 Tripod Mount


MUZZLE VELOCITY 3,050  FPS  [Feet Per Second]

6,765 METERS


1,830 METERS

*GRAZING FIRE - (DOD, NATO) Fire approximately parallel to the ground where the center of the cone of fire does not rise above one meter from the ground.

[ The War Wagon ]  [ The Barrett ]  [ The Ma Duce ]   [ The Grizzly ]  [ The .50 BMG ]

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Project .50/.50 -/- The Transporter
The Beasty
The Transporter - 600cc Yamaha GRIZZLY 4x4 ATV

The "Beasty" or What Puts The Wagon in War Wagon?

The Grizzly is the ultimate ATV.  It's the world's only ATV that has the size, the power and the  versatility to deliver everything you've ever wanted in a four-wheel drive ATV--plus a whole lot more.  The Grizzly can carry several hundred pounds and has a towing capacity of over 1200 pounds.

1999 Yamaha Grizzly Specifications

Engine Type 595cc air-cooled,
Fuel Capacity 5.0 gallons
Bore/Stroke 95mm x 84mm Dry Weight 639 pounds
Carburetor Single BST40 Mikuni Front
with 6.3" of travel
Transmission Fully automatic with
dual-range, reverse
with 7.5" of
Starting Electric,
auxiliary recoil with
auto decompression
Front Brakes Dual hydraulic
Dimensions 81.9" x 45.7" x 47.8" Rear Brakes Hydraulic
Seat Height 34.1" Front Tires AT25x8-12
Wheelbase 49.4" Rear Tires AT25x10-10
10.6" Colors Red, Green
and Beige
Rack Capacity Front: 99 pounds
Rear: 187 pounds
1,212 pounds

For Current Specifications and Local Options See your Yamaha Dealer.

The Grizzly
The Grizzly Information

Think of the Grizzly as the patriarch of Yamaha's Bear Family: big, strong, fearless, and prepared to discipline all other ATV's who may challenge his supremacy. Respect of this kind isn't manufactured; it's earned. And ever since the Grizzly debuted last season, it's been leaving its mammoth, 600cc Paw Print all across the four-wheel-drive utility ATV landscape by winning awards like 4-Wheel ATV Action Magazine's "ATV of the Year."

Now the biggest, badest ATV in the industry is back, and not only is he stronger than ever, but this year he's leaner and meaner too. (Shows you what a little off-season cross training will do.)  Who would dare get in his way?  Especially considering that all that muscle is leashed to the world's most sophisticated fully automatic transmission, with a unique centrifugal clutch  combined with a one-way sprag clutch that ensures superior, consistent all-wheel engine braking.

And for those fool enough to challenge him, the Grizzly's On-Command 2WD/4WD power and    long-travel suspension are quick to silence them with the sort of light, responsive steering usually  reserved for smaller, nimbler beasts.  There can only be one king of the woods. And his name is  Grizzly.

Features and Benefits:

* Four-stroke, air-cooled 600cc Yamaha PowerPoint

* Industry leader with most power and torque of any 4WD utility ATV.

*  Industry's only ATV with exclusive Ultramatic' V-belt transmission, with primary centrifugal clutch ensuring superior all-wheel engine braking on downhills or while hauling heavy loads.

* Convenient, handlebar-mounted On-Command' push-button 2WD/4WD select switch provides in/out 4WD. Long-travel (6.3" in front, 7.5" in rear) suspension and light, responsive steering deliver superior maneuverability and rider comfort.

* 10.6" of ground clearance.

* Dual-range drive system with reverse delivers extra versatility, more power in low, and the best performance in high of any ATV in its class.

* 1212-pound towing capacity.

* Maintenance-free front and rear shaft drive with fully sealed drive case ensures reliability.

* New-for-'99 aluminum wheels mean less unsprung weight for better handling and a plusher ride.

* Dual front disc brakes for serious stopping power.

*  Large 5.0-gallon fuel tank for long-range exploring.


[ The War Wagon ]  [ The Barrett ] [ The Ma Duce ]  [ The Grizzly ] [ The 50. BMG ]

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| Phil Flack Firing | Marv Mounted | Single Finger Fire | Ted & Phil | The Mistro |

| War Wagon-1 | The Flack Tower | Author | P.F. Custom Guns | Marv & Phil | Grizzly |

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