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Stoner MK23/63A
Stoner MK23/63A
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


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introduction

Stoner is a modular firearm system with a single receiver that could be used to assemble any of a variety of weapons, from short carbine to a fixed machine gun. Using box or drum magazines, carrying 100 to 150 linked rounds respectively, it rattled along at a 700 rpm cyclic rate, providing valuable fire support to the small teams plying the swamps and jungles of the Mekong Delta when engaging enemy forces at close range. Excellent at fighting through ambushes or breaking contact, the gun was an immediate hit and desirable alternative to the other U.S. weapon used for such roles, the M-60.

One of the latest releases of BRAVO-6 ; B6-35084 Stoner depicts this legendary weapon with two different variants.
packing & casting

Kit comes well packed in standard light brown cardboard box with an illustration of the machine gun versions in front cover. Back cover shows a drawing on how to assembly photoetched parts. Inside the box, resin parts are represented with easy to remove casting blocks and inserted into a zip-lock bag. PE parts are secured in another bag.

Casting quality is very good and details of the guns are well defined , clean and crisp. No casting mistakes, air bubbles or excess resin on review samples. There will be a small need to clean slightly visible seamlines and especially the drum magazines.
review

Kit includes four sprues of two types (A and B) and a photoetched parts sprue.

  • SPRUE-A carries a Stoner Mk23 with long barrel and ammo feed on left side. Details of the modular system are all well defined. 150 round Drum magazine and Carrying handle cast on a supporting leg of sprue (marked with a red cross on the photo) are given as seperate parts.

  • SPRUE-B carries a Stoner 63A with short barrel and ammo feed on right side. Details are also well defined on this model. Two types of box magazines are given as seperate parts.

  • PE SPRUE has five ammo belts, a Folding stock and two handle parts.
    conclusion

    Another useful weapon from BRAVO-6 to equip your SEALs with Stoner Mk23, 63A or folding stock versions with different magazine options.
  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Nice cast and quality. Parts to make different variants and magazine choices. PE ammo belts are helpful.
    Lows: Nol ows on this one.
    Verdict: Useful kit to equip Vietnam SEAL figures of all brands with Stoner machine guns.
    Percentage Rating
    95%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: B6-35084
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      PUBLISHED: Feb 03, 2017
      NATIONALITY: United States
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.05%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.03%

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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    Comments

    I hadn't realised that there were two versions of the Stoner. I'd never seen a short barreled one before today. Looks cool. I used to be really into Vietnam (many years ago) but never really dabbled in it model wise due to there not being a lot about then. Bravo 6 is one of those companies that could tempt me away from WW2 sometimes as every one of their releases look superb. These look to be really nice depictions of the Stoner. Ideal for a SEAL team in the Delta as Dragons in both Vietnam SEAL team sets was rough to say the least.
    FEB 03, 2017 - 04:23 AM
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