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M73 machine gun by SplinteredMatt M73 machine gun by SplinteredMatt
The M73 machine gun, a general purpose machine gun (GPMG) chambered in 9.5x40mm KURZ and used by the UNSC Army and Marine Corps. Image drawn by me in Inkscape, but loosely based on a concept art image for Halo Reach.

Image drawn by me, do not use without permission.
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death-dealer1368 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey man, working on a comic with a buddy of mine and its set during the Insurgent War before the Human-Covenant War and I'd like my ODST to use this instead of the Halo 4 SAW. Appreciate the work you did on this man.
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I usually say no to this kind of thing, but what the heck, go ahead. Just be sure to credit me, and chuck me a link when it's done :)
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archman11bravo Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thanks for the okay. I'm the lead in the comic thing. We will make sure to credit everyone for everything no mater how small or big. Thanks again on the okay this concept is by far one of the best and it so looks like something from the halo universe. I really fell in love with it great job
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death-dealer1368 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, I thought this WAS the concept of the Reach LMG... well I feel pretty dumb right now. :XD: Well I think I might just try to sketch out the Reach concept and throw my own twist on it as you did with yours. =) Man I'm really sorry about all this... feel pretty dumb about this.

If you are still interested, when I get the gun sketched up I could link it too ya. Again my apologies.

Hope you still have some gun ideas though, I really enjoy your designs. =D
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
No worries. This might help, it's the original image i worked from:

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I'd love to see your design once it's done, and I'm glad you like my stuff. Good luck with the comic!
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death-dealer1368 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup that's the image I've seen for a couple years now, just didn't have a better look at it like yours which I mistook for. :XD: Thanks for the image, going to save it, gotten better since the last time I tried drawing it so I'll take a crack at it again. =)

Glad to hear man! I've been busy with work and school but I'll try sketching a concept up soon and will be sure to link it to ya. =) Many thanks! Appreciate all the support I can get man. =D
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death-dealer1368 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man I really appreciate you answering me back, I've seen the Reach concept a while back but the picture didn't give me enough details so I could sketch the weapon in various poses and what not. Don't worry man I'll make sure to credit ya, my drawing is only like half the stock though nothing else so its not all too pleasing to look at heh. Again thanks man. =)
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HDReaper Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
what programe did you use to make this?
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
It was Inkscape.
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Sgt-Stacker12 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Wowzers!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool gun!
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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Chef-Scotland Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Would I be right in saying you mashed together designs of the M247 GPMG from Halo 2 and the concepts in reach?
If so...you're awesome.
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Concepts from Reach, definitely, but not so much Halo 2's GPMG. I was never a massive fan of that design if I'm honest.
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FalloutJunkie90 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Brilliant! I truly wish they have this (or something like this) in Halo 4.
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jkruse Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good news, they are, and it actually looks vaguely like this. They seem to have nabbed a couple of weapons from Reach concepts.
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JayEDJ Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
343i should use this, maybe not as the main AR, but some kinda new human weapon. This gun looks pretty strong and could provide more than enough firepower to takedown the prometheans( Halo 4 new enemies)
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
It's nice that you think it's good enough for the game, but it's not surprising considering it's based on Bungie concept art. As for expected strength, imagine an automatic battle rifle- it fires the same cartridge as the old BR55 ;)
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Parkster93 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Could i please use this on Halo Fanon? I have a fan fiction universe and i'd love my marines to have an epic looking LMG at their disposal. I'll cite this page and your name in the Trvia/References section of the page. You could even make an account for free and co-author/joint-own the weapon's article? What ya say?
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Probably best if we talk about this on HF ;)
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this better be in halo 4!
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
haha who knows? It's based on Halo Reach concept art and they could've used that for a proper machine gun in Halo 4 (not that stupid heavy machine gun thing) :)
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
xD
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caboose92 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
would have loved to have this gun :)
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Me too- Bungie makes (made) great games, but isn't renowned for realism in weaponry and equipment.
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TheButler414 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they originally wanted to give the whole "future-alien" theme, so a lot of the weapons were pretty unique, but especially now that I've seen what the Halo 4 BR will look like (it's basically a FAMAS), I sincerely hope there will be some truly diverse human weapons.
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it looks like a FAMAS dropped into the Mass Effect universe.

And I personally don't like it. I think in Halo Reach, Bungie got the visual accuracy and realism of most weapons (M45 shotgun and M392 DMR spring to mind) absolutely perfect. This weapon seems to me to be a backward step, away from realism and good design and more towards an exotic sci-fi look. Which is nice if you're playing Mass Effect, but has never really been a part of Halo.
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caboose92 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
this is sadly true but hopefully there will be others that might use your concept
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope not, seeing as this images is copyrighted to me ;)
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caboose92 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
oh lol good point ;)
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