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    Default 1919A? Madness. Anyone built one ?

    Hey everyone. I've noticed that the 1919 kits are getting cheaper, anyone ever built one ? How hard are they to construct ? I've built my share of AK's and pieced together AR15's before, but how does this compare to constructing the 1919 ? I notice that you can get the 80% right sideplates from a guy named Geronimo off of GB, and kits from different suppliers.

    Depending on how tax season goes, I just might invest in a kit and a sideplate. I'm in waaaaay over my head if I just jumped in, so does anyone have resources or tips and ideas ? Thanks guys.


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    Jose', you need to check out weaponeer.net. Those guys are the 1919 madmen! CHEEEEP prices in the group buys too.
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    1-PAT built one.
    He said it was way easier than a AK.
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    Damn, I was hoping someone could tell me the physical/mechanical differences between the 1/4" and 3/16" FA sideplates. I've looked for myself, but the only sideplates I can find are the 1/4" SA plates. I know the typical answer "read a book", can anyone point me towards such a book ? I'm not wanting to construct a 10-year vacation to Club Ass-Gang-Bang, I just like to know the difference.

    I know I'm new here, but don't confuse me for a damn troll.


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    I found this on one of the M1919 sites.

    BATF requires that semi builders use a 1/4 inch plate, and that it--and the bolt and trigger box--be milled down so that the sideplate has a ridge that slides in a groove in the bolt and trigger box. This is done to ensure that the internal parts can't simply be replaced by full auto parts to create a machine gun.
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    Cool thanks, you rock


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    And the sideplate must have "Full penetration welds" to attach it rather than just rivets.

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    I do not know it I would say it was easyer than an AK but it is very differant . differant kind of work. try 1919a4.com they will have ALL the info you need. they even have a toutural on the front page about 1/2 way down on the right hand side step by step from unpacking to test fireing. keep in mind you can buy one for a similar price as building. thies will be very expensive someday and the ability to easily sell it could be in your favor. a registered reciever has some benifets. I have seen them for under $1000 all ready. by the time you buy a kit, machine work, tools , bla bla bla. you will be close to that , and still have a home made gun that could be hard to sell. if you can do the machine work yourself yes it will be cheaper but still not registered.
    just my 2 cent.

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    Also, keep in mind that all kits now available are Israeli production, not WWII GI, and they are in 7.62 NATO, not .30-06. Not really a big deal to many, but if you are looking for a WWII GI gun, what's available now won't be it.

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    era tech,llc
    14799 n. cedar, POB 475
    Dolan springs, AZ
    (928) 767-4945
    e-mail eratech@citilink.net
    great book on building & converting to semi auto. lots of photos, $24.95 ppd
    & book price deductable from future build. $150 for 1919 80% semi auto plate.
    he's listed as Pegasus on the 1919a4 board. great book! & he even does the
    semi auto work on your parts if you like.
    good luck rusty
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