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Machine gun barrels
X-FUZZ
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Illinois, United States
Joined: December 30, 2009
KitMaker: 93 posts
Armorama: 64 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 04:22 PM UTC
What size tubing for 1/48 machine gun barrels and where to get it.
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 6,526 posts
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 06:58 PM UTC
Which gun? I'm using hypodermic needles for some scratchbuilt M3 grease guns in 1/48. I don't know the gauge - I just use whichever looks right. Definitely smaller than 14. I save those in case I need to give someone a Needle D.

I also have extremely fine brass tubing I ordered online I use exclusively for necked spent casings. One diameter inside another looks far better than cut off pieces of sprue. I wish I could tell you the brand but the stickers have long since fallen off the plastic tubes. If you find it online your best bet, as with needles, is to get a good supply of several sizes.