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I hope the information on this site will be useful to those interested in the ANM2/Colt MG40 spadegrips, or spadegrip function in general. Anyone wishing to build a set of spadegrips might also find some useful information here. I have another site devoted to building spadegrips for the 1919, or any of the cal. .30 Brownings using the standard splined backplate. Use the BACK button in the upper left hand corner of this page to go to my links page, and find the spadegrip build site.

The photos and dimensions shown here were obtained by disassembling a set of ANM2 spadegrips and taking measurements using either a steel rule or dial caliper. Each dimension is expressed in the form appropriate for that device (inches or decimal fraction). I have tried to be as accurate as possible, but cannot guarantee there are no mistakes.

Special thanks to Kris Hartwig of Hedgehog Mfg. for the extended loan of the ANM2 spadegrips shown here.

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THE PARTS
Component Parts & Drawings


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Safety bar in color showing red and white highlighting.

Safety bracket & bar

Safety assembly complete

Backplate latch

Latch safety


Trigger


Trigger support


Buffer assembly - Buffer plate, fiber disks (22 reg'd), & Backplate screw, pin and spring.


Handle tube assembly.
Brown Bakelite handle

The handles on the ANM2 spadegrip are toed in 15 degrees to give a more natural fit for the hands.

Miscelanious Info & Images

Details of safety.

Banded wood handles.
Link to A few pages from the cal. .30 Browning M2 Aircraft Base Shop manual showing the backplate parts and orientation.

The Dauntless SBD3 had twin ANM2s.
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