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I have a pair of 1919a4 kits (second kit is not complete and I bought for the spare parts) and I have all the parts (I think) for 308, 30/06 and 8mm and I have even purchased the 80% sideplate.

The problem is I just don't have the time and I have been trying to find the time for a few years now and when I get a little time I am content building simple guns like FALs and AKs...

So, who would you all suggest to build this for me and what kind of money (gross estimate is fine) am I looking at? It would be nice to someday shoot this but there are just too few hours for my hobby for me to count on my life allowing me to do the build... :(
 

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From everything I've read in the last few months AA produces a fine 1919A4 with minimal problems and resolves any problems that might occur. They seem to be unlike an earlier darling on this board (ORF) who turned out sub-par product for a quick $ and then has basically abandoned the 1919 community.

AA's $989 special is hard to beat so surely give it some consideration. Hopefully, I too can order a couple soon before they end it.

However, you might also want to give Mark Jacobs at Black Bear a call if you prefer a Cadillac! Almost double AA (less if you provide your own kit) but, like everything else you get what you pay for! Mark has is own ATF approved semi design that's been around as long as the one that everyone else is copying. I think I heard recently that he's back-logged and if so I'm glad to hear it. Mark was one of the original guys to provide services to other folks interested in 1919s.

Mark/BB has been here since the beginning of 1919a4.com (not just the new board, but the "old" board, and before that - the original board) and has certainly outlasted a wide variety of vendors. Does anyone remember Bill, then Kevin, then Kevin and Bill?? Dealt with both, nice guys but only Mark seems to remain in business from the "old" days!
 

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I highly recommend John Mqguire, he does all my 1919 stuff and does excellent job, he has built a 1919 for my daughters and its absolutly beautiful and reliable. he also does it for half the price of alot others and it will not be second best to no one, he sends you the gun, you try it out for 3 days and if ya like it, send him the $$, if not send it back. hes top notch to deal with, when i need somethin 1919 related and hes got it or can do it, i go to him. Heres his email [email protected]
 
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