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.
Did I miss anything?
since you answered my questions i think this is for me. w/ caution
the cost is kind of up there but the value of the build will probibly make it valued@ around i think 5000+ on the open market. for just the gun.
if your tutorial looks good and looks like it is doable then put me down for the machining and side plate. i think i am all for it. i am serious.
im going to buy the kit in mid january. if your tutorial comes through, the machining, and right side plate is going to be offered. this is the only way i am willing to do this.
pirate you rule man. i would love to participate in this build.
Excelent news!! I just got off the phone with Sherman and he talked to Michael from Halo manufacturing and he will be making the right side plates!!
the conversion kits wil be available by january and plates should be ready by february.
I got a bunch of photos from Sherman and will be updating the vickers section on my website this weekend with all the pertinent information.
Put my name on the list for one of the sets of build parts as soon as available. I agree Halo is an excellent choice for plates I will take 2 or 3 plates as soon as ready.
The vickers will fit any tripod the 1919 or maxim will sit on but you really need one of these big big bronze vicky tripods to finish out the proper package. Omega has some new bbls for $50 , easy conversion to 7.62x54r
Put me on the list but for later in the year. i just got tapped out on some stuff i bought.
i looking at around july of next year.
i am definetly in but this has to wait. i just got done buying christmas presents and a couple of guns. ( damn habit.)
i just picked up a star bm in 9mm, and a egyptian hakim in 8mm
Only $1,900.00, thats pocket change for you!!
Originally Posted by Illya Kuryakin
Dam pirate56 you must be the devil in this temptation. I had sworn to myself no more kits for a while to save up some cash but for this price... shhooooottt I have to get at least one!
I Seem to do that to people!! If you want to stay out of the poor house you may have to put me on your ignore list!!