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    Default Started my Vickers build

    I finally got around to getting started on my vickers today. I drilled some holes and assembled the receiver. I discovered that the changes in the denial island on the bottom is causing my action arm to bind. I will need to mill the clearance slot on it a little higher.
    All the parts fit perfectly. the radius on the loewr rear needed a littl filing as do the radiuses in the slot on the side.
    The next step will be locating the cam and drilling and riveting it in, then drilloing the holes for the lever plate and front end and final fitting, then I can locate the denial plate and mill the slots.
    I am taking my time on this as I want it to come out perfect.
    I am not sure what I will do with the finish. the finish on some of the parts looks good and I may just parkerize the side plates and bottom plate to see how it looks keeping the oroginal finish on the rest of the parts.
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    Did you get lucky and receive the brass feedtray with the kit? Or drop some big money to buy one seperatley?
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    The feed block came with the kit, it is a brass/steel one, they are only about $75.00 to buy one.

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    Worked on it a little more today. Drilled the holes for the lever stop and cam.
    I want to put a couple of rivets in the cam before driling the rest of the holes. So far everything fits. once I get the back done I will dril the rest of the holes for the trunnion and locate the denial plate slots.
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    as always your doing some fine stuff bub..... one of these days when ive got as much experience as you im hoping to have as many projects as you. lmao

    dont have enough wallet for that do i????
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    man i wish i had the time, money.....PATIENCE, to build something of that nature.

    cool stuff

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    Got a little more done on my vickers, I got the cam and lever plate riveted on and fit the internals. Everything fits and moves freely. next step is to mount the trunnion and locate the upper denial plate. then mill the slots for it in the sideplates.
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    I thought you'd have that beast up and breathing by now


    Did I do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illya Kuryakin
    I thought you'd have that beast up and breathing by now

    I wish!! I am kind of short on build time at the moment. Plus this is not one to rush, mistakes will be spensive!!

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    yep as much as i'd like to do one of these..... its still out of my little league. :-)
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