slughose said:Hello Dr. Smeller,
I think that was me you are talking about with the OOW 1928 WC. They are a great weapon and the workmanship is outstanding! I would recomend OOW 1928 WC without hesitation, never had a problem or hic-up on mine. Love it!!
loboslanding said:gunranger, I bought the whole setup from OOW as a finished piece...I didn't build it. The workmanship and finish is way better than I could ever muster.
Chester, how does the water jacket look? Any dents? Although I have a working '28, I keep getting the itch to buy a kit from OOW.
The bluing is superb. It is a deep blue. The metal of the original parts, overall, took a good polish, especially the water jacket. The left sideplate, although not engraved, appears original. Has a optic sight rail screwed in. Now there are some faint blanchard grinding marks on the left side plate. The edges and corners are hand filed to round out (something I am doing with my right side plate. Does not deter the overall craftsmanship. Well fitted.hotchkissmtrifle said:Now Chester, I got a question for you. How would you rate the blueing on your new gun? Was it polished like a fine sporting arm or do you see blanchard grinding marks in the left side plate? Maybe you didn't get the original left plate???) I am getting ready to blue my Colt 1917 replica and I want to know how Colt finnished a machine gun in the day. I have seen .30 Gatliings made by Colt that were finished nicer than any of their single action armys. I am sure your going to have fun with this project and we all wish you luck, Hotch