View Full Version : my mini 1919 22lr build
07-31-2007, 10:16 AM
Here are a few pics of my little 1919a4 in 22lr built from one of the kits sold by lakeside machine a few weeks ago , very fun build , even more fun to shoot. Lakeside is getting a batch of 1917 sets ready over the next few weeks and I believe he is making a list of folks interested in the 1919 sets also.
51 hours to build
07-31-2007, 10:22 AM
If you call or email to get on the list let Eric know you saw the little finished gun here on Gunco, Hopefully he will see there is a big intrest in kits and release a few more , like the m2 .
07-31-2007, 10:27 AM
Before I started the build I drew the entire gun in solidworks 3d modeling software, here are a few 3d views and cutaways
07-31-2007, 11:08 AM
Looks damn cool and cheap to shoot.
How much did it cost?
WHat did you use for belts?
How much machining did it take you?
07-31-2007, 11:43 AM
Cost including the tripod, all the gun parts and the T+E mechanism was $1326 , less than a full size 1919. Came with one cloth belt, they have clothe belts as well as links avail .
The work required wasnt bad , the right plate comes as just a laser cut blank as the finished profile , you have to machine a few slots, the charging handle slot and drill a few holes to finish the plate, the bbl has to chambered . the only other work other than the hand fitting and finish is to drill the 7/16 hole in the trunion for the bbl and a 1/16" hole for the lower feed pawl. There is a little fitting of the grip casting/back plate . All the operations could be easily done on one of the little $450 bench top mills from harbour freight .
here is a before and after pick of the right plate which would be considered the receiver
the left plate is done and can be layed over the right side blank and a couple of transfer punches used to layout all the holes , which can be drilled on a std drill press here is a pic of both plates ready to install
07-31-2007, 11:46 AM
forgot to mention the bolt and top covers which are the key to this system are completly finished and ready to use other than filing a little radius on the bolt and a little polishing and parkerizing
07-31-2007, 12:14 PM
That thing rocks. :thumbup1:
I just had one of those "gotta have" moments.
07-31-2007, 12:20 PM
Very nice! I want to see the mini crankfire!!!
08-01-2007, 12:49 AM
Sweet! That thing is awsome!
08-01-2007, 01:19 AM
that little things cool. I am shocked to read that you didn't build it from scratch like all the other cool stuff you get into. But I know that you have a day job to....
08-01-2007, 06:09 AM
That is sweet!!!!!!!!
Did you make the spade grips or is that an extra option?
08-01-2007, 09:23 AM
the spade grips are available as a kit also
08-01-2007, 10:34 AM
Sweet! Can't wait to see a video. Sir you never cease to amaze me.
08-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Awwww, it's so cute.
Finally, squirrels can defend themselves with enough firepower!
08-02-2007, 10:33 AM
08-02-2007, 01:26 PM
Can't see it, not a member.
08-02-2007, 08:27 PM
08-15-2007, 09:09 PM
I believe there are more of the little lakeside tippman belt fed kits avail, I received my 1917 water cooled yesterday, looks beautiful, now just to find the time to assemble
08-17-2007, 11:35 PM
started my 1917 wc and two more 1919 builds today, here are a few pics
08-18-2007, 09:38 PM
machined the right side plate today
08-19-2007, 01:04 AM
Whats next Rich? A .22 cal Minigun would be cool!
08-19-2007, 08:24 AM
i doubt anyone could do a .22 mini gun (hint challenge for pb) :P
08-19-2007, 09:47 PM
Got started on my 1917a1 water cooled miniature friday, got to spend a good part of today on my 1917wc project today, pretty much just down to mounting the sight , a little hand fitting, and blueing for it to be done .
08-20-2007, 12:18 AM
Cool my friend! I may just have to drop by to see you if I ever get to your neck of the woods!
08-20-2007, 10:53 AM
Dave your welcome anytime, I never leave the shop
Here is a pic of this weekends progress, building three at once this go-round, slowing the 1917 down a bit but the end result will be nice