Since it is registered as a MG right now I'll get it back even if it is not approved to make any changes, the greatest perk on being an SOT payer. My examiner requested that all future submissions be registered on a form 2 so they can be returned if there is any problems for later resubmission. If approved as a semi auto only he says he can remove it from the registry and return it as a regular firearm and it can be sold and manufactured at will.
He says it is easier on him and me in the long run so that's how I'll do things from now on. Otherwise I would have a hard time risking irreplacable kits like a lewis, schwarzlose, 1914 Hotchkiss, etc.
The conversion doesn't change the bolt/barrel grouping at all so you can still change to 8mm by swapping the grouping. The rest is straight forward, only 2 new parts and the rest is precise machining on the original internals. If you have a kit, 1946 or 1950 model, with a single cut in front of the mag holder I should be able to help you in the future..
PS: Semi maxim parts are done sans the dovetails and the left plate, hopefully parts will be ready for sale in a few weeks. It all depends on when the left blanks I ordered arrive.
I have a few kits inbound and have a few lying around so I'll be able to supply some complete guns for sale if it all pans out for people who don't have a kit.