Thats about the time I bought my kit from Ohio Ordnance If I remember correctly. Maybe 14 years ago? It was my first belty and I was still trying to wrap my head around the fact that parts kits were a thing. Demilled machine gun just waiting to be made into a legal semi auto? Thats CRAZY!!!!OK, so I need to work on my forum skills. I will try harder. To give you an idea of the time frame I built this. Sarco's kits were around 3-400 bucks. The gun is still not parked, but the tripod got painted a while ago. I knew I would catch hell for those pics, they're the only ones I have from back then. Thanks for the positive critique. I humbly accept your welcoming me into your conversation. It is an old home build. I think thats a nice compliment. I am in NE Ohio
Im still amazed at what guys were doing back then. People were just coming up with semi mods and trying all sorts of methods. Denial bars, screw builds, all sorts of stuff. It was still unchartered waters. I sent my internals out to be modded, but I built from an 80% side plate. Ironically, its still one of my nicest builds, I dont know how I managed to do such a nice job using nothing more than a drill press and a dremel. I dont fire my 1919 much, but every time I take it to the range Im still marveled at the fact that I built this thing. Honestly, its the most iconic machine gun ever made. Look at every machine gun that a kid draws....Its a box with a tube sticking out of it [__]====Hi ScottD, maybe 2006 or 2007 so, yeah, pretty close. I felt the same way. Who knew, even then, how late to the game we were.
MSG, I made the side plate, trigger, disconnector, and sear. The bolt, lock, and extension mods, and denials. I riveted it up, all along the lines of the Rod Jones (Pegasus) design. A real home built. A friend had the engraving done, but it came out very light.
Thanks Soliderity, don't wait to get your post count up like I did.