Weaponeer 1919 kit received!
FedEx brought my 1919a4 kit today. Holy crap, is that thing heavy!! I still need to go through all the bundles to make sure everything is present and accounted for, but it looks complete.
The bore on this thing is almost as nice as my Imbel kits. It looks unfired, but I know better... The other parts are just in need of a good degreasing and cleaning. It'll get blasted and parked when I build it. This thing is so cool!!!
Mine is .308, but you can get 8mm Mauser and 30.06 barrels and parts for them. I would HIGHLY advise anyone who is even thinking about a 1919 to IMMEDIATELY get a kit from Weaponeer while they're available. At $325, they are the best priced kits and I would say superior in quality to other vendors.
I'm going to get an 80% RSP from ORF. Todd engraves the plates with the correct info. It's a little more expensive, but it's way better than I can do. If I recall, ORF side plates only need to be drilled and chamferred for the rivets and a couple minor machining steps.
Thanks to Gary and Shortrnd from Weaponeer!!! I'll be sending a M.O. for a site contribution some time in the next couple of days.
Now I gotta buy links and maybe a belt, lots of .308, make a linker, make a tripod, make a mount for the MG (and I don't mean machinegun), pick up a headspace gauge tool...