I would estimate the build at about $2k, us ord is getting $4k for a gun that doesn't work very well from what I have heard. the vickers kits were $450 a couple of months ago. if you buy a kit and sit on it for awhile you more than likely will make a profit. MG42 kits could be had for $500.00 a year ago, they are over $1,500 now.Originally Posted by handym3000
as far as finishing it you can do that yourself, parking is easy and not expensive to do.
us ord has cloth belts for sale, I haven't looked for cloth ones so don't know of any other sources, I do know the maxim metal ones will work and coles dist. is sitting on a pile of them 3 250 rd belts and can for $100.00
I don't know about the tripod, I do know the price for one will have me looking for an alternative. possiblu the 1928 tripods from oow will work.
Sherman is supposed to be sending me the photos and information for the build tutorial this weekend, and I will be starting on the tutorial as soon as I get them. you will be able to see what is involved in the build.
I understand how you feel, there are a lot of things I want to get before they dry up or get unaffordable or are banned by some new gun ban. I think the key is to get the kits, then get the rest later.
as far as the vickers go I have no idea how many kits ima has , but once a few people get guns built they will not be available for long.
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