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Just some random thoughts:

The gun looks great!

Every time i want to post a picture of my Tank Gun/1919a2 replica I see a post like this and decide it's not ready for prime time.

Rollin, you had to go and post a picture of the RIA MP belt feed lever...
 

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Just some random thoughts:

The gun looks great!

Every time i want to post a picture of my Tank Gun/1919a2 replica I see a post like this and decide it's not ready for prime time.

Rollin, you had to go and post a picture of the RIA MP belt feed lever...
Sorry! Well, the funny thing is, while I have an MP marked lever that has a -3 revision with the drawing number, the one in the pics were sent to me but I could not remember who from. They were just in my markings reference folder.

But you should post your A2 sometime soon. I am sure everyone would love to see it.
 

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I've looked at those pics about 18 times, damn fine work. How did you get the finishes on everything so nice and consistent? Did you bead blast them all with some really fine media? It just looks so damned exceptional! Even the white lettering, that looks awesome too.
 

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Well I have the correct MP feed arm and am trying to decide if it should go in the T13 or the first model RIA 1919A4 I am doing that us blued which is more than likely going to be where it ends up. I have all the correct marked parts including the first pattern bottom plate of which Lucky13 and I have only seen two of and yes we have them :D. The finish was done by hand and after I do all the rivets it is hand work from there with files and emory cloth and time. It is surely not the quickest way to build one but I am not concerned with speed as much as I am quality and final appearance. Like Frank Lloyd Wright said "God is in the details" and I have always felt if you are going to build then build the best and while I am not up tp Lucky13's level after doing the Calvary gun and a few others like the BA's and this one I am gaining.
 

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Just some random thoughts:

The gun looks great!

Every time i want to post a picture of my Tank Gun/1919a2 replica I see a post like this and decide it's not ready for prime time.

Rollin, you had to go and post a picture of the RIA MP belt feed lever...
You should certainly post pictures of your gun up for the guys to see and just so you know the pictures of that feed arm are mine lol which Lucky had forgotten about. It is the only one we have ever seen that is cut on the end like and any MP marked RIA feed arm are pretty much unobtanium but keep looking at every one you see because you never know!
 

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Just some random thoughts:

The gun looks great!

Every time i want to post a picture of my Tank Gun/1919a2 replica I see a post like this and decide it's not ready for prime time.

Rollin, you had to go and post a picture of the RIA MP belt feed lever...

I do know that feeling of "not ready", but you can be assured all of us on here appreciate seeing these old girls in any condition!
 

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Well I have the correct MP feed arm and am trying to decide if it should go in the T13 or the first model RIA 1919A4 I am doing that us blued which is more than likely going to be where it ends up. I have all the correct marked parts including the first pattern bottom plate of which Lucky13 and I have only seen two of and yes we have them :D. The finish was done by hand and after I do all the rivets it is hand work from there with files and emory cloth and time. It is surely not the quickest way to build one but I am not concerned with speed as much as I am quality and final appearance. Like Frank Lloyd Wright said "God is in the details" and I have always felt if you are going to build then build the best and while I am not up tp Lucky13's level after doing the Calvary gun and a few others like the BA's and this one I am gaining.

She looks so good like that in the white it makes me want to strip my M37 down to emulate that finish. Are some hard chromed parts present there, or is it just the finish that makes them appear that way?
 

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You should certainly post pictures of your gun up for the guys to see and just so you know the pictures of that feed arm are mine lol which Lucky had forgotten about. It is the only one we have ever seen that is cut on the end like and any MP marked RIA feed arm are pretty much unobtanium but keep looking at every one you see because you never know!
Someday I will, it has a lots of Your and Rollins excellent work in it. Maybe after i find the unabtainium barrel and bearing for it. The standard lock ring bearing just doesn't look right.

I can't talk about keeping track of parts either, I still have to send Rollin the 1918 aircraft plate i have in the basement. Call me the procrastination king...
 

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It is Pre/early WWII zinc Parkerizing so no hard chroming here but the internals are WWI in the white which I will pull out and post some pictures of here for those who may care. The in the white internals are getting harder to find but thankfully I stocked up for all my projects years ago.
 

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It is Pre/early WWII zinc Parkerizing so no hard chroming here but the internals are WWI in the white which I will pull out and post some pictures of here for those who may care. The in the white internals are getting harder to find but thankfully I stocked up for all my projects years ago.
Any pics you are willing to share would be great! That is precisely one of the reasons I am here, to see and learn about these fine old firearms! As a Canadian I am terribly envious of some these super cool old MG's that are prohibited here. However....I would likely have spent a lot of dough by now, should they have been available...lol.
 

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Thanks Rory but I guess I lied because I still have not shot it lol
 
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