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Old 03-10-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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I thought Id share my 1919 build, I owe the guys over at 1919a4.com a big thank you, their advise and build guide was alot of help.
I needed a way to justify the thousands of dollars I spent on my Milling machine. So a few months back I bought a Izzy 1919 Parts kit from a local SOT that had used it as a Postie for awhile. He stripped the Right Side Plate and for $500 I went home with the kit, an AA MG42 Tripod, 1100 Links and a bunch of 1919 tools and spare parts.



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Old 03-10-2010, 03:39 AM   #2
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I found a Four Horsemen Side Plate to use, excelent quality . ( I know the guys that made them )



The gun had been screwed together and had some huge holes in the LSP and Bottom Plate which caused me to have a hard time finding rivets to fit it off the shelf. So I didced to fire up the lathe and make my own. ( I never relized how worthless my time must be until I started making all these rivets) In the end I made all 16 bottom Plate rivets, the Long Pintle Rivet and the Long Top Plate Rivet.

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Between the internals and the countersinking for the rivets plus just drilling holes I got some good use out of the mill on this project. For they guys that say you can do it all with a drill press and a grinder, yes Im sure it can be done but it seems much easier with a mill.





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I didnt have my camera with me the night I did the internals but I saved $200 by doing them myself.

I didnt have a rivet tool either so I cut an air hammer chisel in half and used a ball mill to make myself one.

One of the 1st rivets I ever Made & Set (minus Farm Equipment rivets done with a hammer)



Things started to come together.



Come time to blast the gun I put an ad out on the net looking for a local guy to sand blast this thing, less then a day later someone had offered to do it for nothing more then getting to walk threw the door at the Gun Show with it to bring back to me. Hell of a deal, I set him up with some AR stuff as a Thank You.

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I had some grinder marks that I decided to buff out after it was blasted. Not the best idea but it didnt make a differance in the end result.

Thanks to some of the UZItalk.com Crowd I decided to go with a Gunkote finish, and I know its a sin to do anything but Park a 1919 but thats just how it is. I used the rattle can version of the Matte Gray and it came out looking pretty sharp, almost identical to most AR15s.





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thats awesome...
jealous much?

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DROOL


mumbles....congratulations

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That is so COOL, you best be bustin you buttons on this one. Nothing better than to be able to do it your self, How does she shoot? send photos...lots of photos! WE LOVE PHOTOS!!!!

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That is so COOL, you best be bustin you buttons on this one. Nothing better than to be able to do it your self, How does she shoot? send photos...lots of photos! WE LOVE PHOTOS!!!!

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Keep your photos, I want video with full audio!
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