m4a1sof wrote:That's the same issue that concerned me as I have an AA tripod as well. I am planning on milling a clearance slot down the bottom middle of the adapter so I can install it over the retainer clip. I'll post back if that works.
Have you done this already? Would like to see pics.
Milling was my first thought, but in doing so you would lose most of the screws seating shoulder on the adapter. I've then thought after milling the slot, of having the rear of the spring with the second hole that you would use with the adapter to be welded to the adapter, this would make one part, Spring & adapter.Thus using the spring's hole to attach to the MG. Unless you have the tools, milling machine, mig welder & etc. It would have been a nice set up with some sort of tool to release your spring with AA adapter applied.
Well after finishing my bottle of wine, I had another brain fart. Tools: bench vise to bend,with hammer. Table vise to use with small bench drill press and drill bits plus threading taps. Grider & files to finish off.
Pics to follow, would like to see what you have done if any with your milling.