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Gentlemen, this evening the auction listing will be up, about 9:15 Eastern time. If there is any interest from forum members, let me know. I have some options before a bid is placed, at which point the auction must run its course. Starting bid is $3,549.00, no reserve

This is a new build, on a lot of 102 year old parts! Original Westinghouse USGI Left Side Plate, as converted at Rock Island Arsenal. Correct conversion RIA bottom plate from the 1940 and later period. List of original Westinghouse parts include: Back Plate, Lock Frame, Accelerator, Barrel Extension, Breech Lock, Breech Lock Cam, Bolt, Firing Pin, Cocking Lever, Right Rear Cartridge Stop, Belt Holding Pawl, Belt Feed Pawl and Slide. KMP Extractor, Trigger and Sear, Rogue Island Arsenal new made QPQ "Black" Nitride barrel.

Rogue Island Arsenal Markings are on the top edge of the RSP, historic N.E. W. repro markings visible in the photos. I have a test fire video as well.

Auction is active now: 1919A4 Browning New Semi Build- Largely WWI Westinghouse Parts USGI Spec - Semi Auto Rifles at GunBroker.com : 873426997

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I love that dark black park...That's my only drawback on the one I got from Greaser...It's a bit on the gray side.
 

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I love that dark black park...That's my only drawback on the one I got from Greaser...It's a bit on the gray side.
To be fair on the color, it is more gray than black. Lighting in some of the pics makes it look darker than it is. It's a fairly dark gray. If I ever spent to create a proper photo studio with professional grade lighting, my pics would look more consistent. But, I work with what lighting I have and the flash from the camera.

The only way I know to get a deep black color is to use the Brownells pre dip blackening chemical. Been there, done that. It requires a qty of lab grade hydrochloric acid, mixed with the concentrate in something large and deep enough to dip a receiver and other big parts in, and then straight into the parkerizing after that. Very nasty stuff to deal with. I was advised by another forum member recently about a system involving the use of baking soda in the park process, but I have no experience with that.

Auction now active, link in the OP above.
 

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Well done Lucky#13 looks great like always,
Now only if that was Dual feed 🤔
One day I'll get back to building the Dual Feed guns, just have too much on my plate right now. Still have a nice USGI BCI kit to build, an M37 kit, and one or two more that I will slip in here and there to offer up, as I did with this Westinghouse build.
 

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Superb work, a fabulous chance to own a museum caliber USGI .30-06 gun. Yea, a few bucks more than the average Izzy build but for a guy who wants the best no excuse gun and cares about attention to detail, this is the one to get. I have the pleasure to own a Rollin built M1917 water cooled Browning, it is the best looking gun in my collection. .
 
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