Reproduction 1904 Maxim
Yeah, I've been looking over reproducing both the early 1889 era Maxim and the 1904. This would have to be very much a labor of love as the cost will be staggering. I currently have most of the bronze parts for the 1889 Maxim and I have a pattern maker stopping by tonight. My thinking is to base it on the 1910 Maxim components as they are reasonably available but even just reproducing the feedblock, fusee cover, grips, bottom plate and jacket assembly is enough to cause most wallets to run for their lives.
I am hoping to understand what it will take to make these parts as a kit, hence the patternmaker, but it's very clear that this is not an easy project. Right about now, I think I am going to be lucky to have my 1889 Maxim semi...but it's gonna be F#%$#$N great!