I think you are right the leather would have a solid brass rivet.
I tried cleaning the verdigris build up on the brass rivet and hook with rubbing alcohol and the leather disintegrated and split at the hook and the rivet. So be warned. I read that verdigris growth is a bacterial process and can migrate to other leather and brass fittings so you shouldn't store similar items together.
The good thing about the hose bag is it would be very easy to restitch in a new leather strap, the difficult part would be sourcing a solid rivet and you would have to up size the rivet too. I gave up looking for a comparable rivet. Now I can't find were I stored the bag.
I was fortunate enough to get my vickers kit to Midwest metals for a semi build, while it's being built, I was wondering what belts besides the cloth belt (if any) will run in it? And where can I even find quality cloth belts?
i thought i,d better start this on time.
during the creek spring show, we wil have limited maxim firing pins and springs available
i managed to locate several sets that i discovered in northern russia
so all original, and from what i found out , not many more wil pop up
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I’ve run across something new to me. I’ve never heard anything mentioned from other shooters or read anything about this on the forums.
I’ve acquired it from an older shooter’s collection of Browning parts friends are helping part out for the estate. The gent had a 1917a1 in his collection.
Ok got my mill back working (cross feed nut was striped out) so getting on with the vickers build. Thought I would share some progress. Any suggestions are more than welcome, this is the first vickers I have built. I started with RHSP from stenparts. This is a post sample build.
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