I know this is an older post, but I just found it. I recently acquired an old "Broadhead Armory" M3-A1 Grease gun that I've been trying to get for twenty years. It came with five 30 rnd. mags, mag loader, and about a hundred rounds of ammo.
I couldnt get more than two or three shots before it would jam, very frustrating. I found that the spacer separating the bolt from the barrel (trunion?) had no lead in or radius, so I machined one on both sides and polished very well, along with polishing the throat, made all the difference in the world. I fired three 30 rnd. mags through it with no stoppage! Even if it is semi-auto, still alot of fun! By the way, I had to shell out a whopping $250.00 for everything. Life is good.
I guess I was in the right place at the right time. I had an opportunity twenty years ago to purchase this, but my friend decided he wanted it more than me. I have been riding him hard ever since to sell it to me. Since then, he has gotten into R.C. helicopters, and when he crashed one, and needed funds for the repair, I stepped in and told him I would buy the grease gun to help pay for the parts that crashed and burned. Good things come to those who wait.
Last edited by GunWorks; 02-03-2012 at 12:26 AM.
I would love to post pictures, but since I'm rather new to this forum, I hate to admit, but I just can't figure it out. Any help would be extremely appreciated.
Last edited by 97th Signalman; 02-06-2012 at 08:30 AM.
97th Signal Bn, 7th Army Main Communications, Germany, 1960-63
I greatly appreciate the help. As soon as I can spell time, I will attempt to post a few pics., of my Broadhead Armory grease gun.
Thanks again 97th Signalman.
Here's the pics. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.