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Old March 10, 2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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My 1st 1919 build

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.





I found a Four Horsemen Side Plate to use, excelent quality . ( I know the guys that made them )

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Old March 10, 2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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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.







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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Old March 10, 2010, 12:21 PM   #3
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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.



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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Old March 10, 2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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Old March 10, 2010, 01:01 PM   #5
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I'm impressed. Do I get to shoot it if I come to the Funshoot. I'll bring my own ammo.

Does it use the same clips as the M-60?? I think I have a bunch of them.
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Old March 10, 2010, 01:32 PM   #6
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The 308 cal 1919 use different links then the M-60, although the military in Canada did convert some of theres to use the newer m60 links.

Yes it will probelly be at the FunGunShoot
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Old March 10, 2010, 02:24 PM   #7
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Looks good. After machining a mount for an optic I was surprised at how accurate they are. Here is mine in A6 trim.

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Old March 10, 2010, 02:30 PM   #8
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thats pretty cool, i was thinking about doing the same thing to mount 1 of my EO techs on.
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Old March 10, 2010, 05:36 PM   #9
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I just used a cheap red dot I had that wasn't being used and mounted it sideways so I could keep the dot as low as the oiginal iron sights.
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Old March 11, 2010, 06:40 PM   #10
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I built a 2nd 1919 and a duel mount for my AA tripod. Lots of fun .
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Old May 3, 2010, 10:31 PM   #11
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I decided it need a make over

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