Need feedback on replica 1919

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Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by Colin H » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:16 am

Gang,
Thinking of getting a 1919 for the jeep. I want something I can use for display and occasional reenactments. For those of you who have them, what’s the best option on sim fire 1919’s and do they hold their value? (Can I get close to what I put into it if i ever choose to sell it)

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by Urban Camo » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:05 pm

Can you own a semi auto in your state.
To me that would be the best of both worlds.
It will hold it's value the best.
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Re: Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by Hired Goon » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:59 am

http://www.hoosierhotshot.com

I have a .30 1919 and a .50 M2, both work great and look very good. Discount for MVPA members, very good folks to deal with.

I don’t see them come up for sale used, I suspect folks either don’t sell them or they sell with the vehicle they are mounted on.
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Re: Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by svt40 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:22 pm

I second Hoosier. I have a semi auto M1919 but I do have one of their early .50s and people have to ask if it's real. His newer ones are even better!!
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Re: Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by DaninNM » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:31 pm

Looking to buy a dummy or two or a semi or two.......if anyone has a spare.....M1919 that is - got enough MaDeuces
reenacting and WWII history


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Re: Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by Cal.Bar » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Hired Goon wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:59 am
http://www.hoosierhotshot.com

I have a .30 1919 and a .50 M2, both work great and look very good. Discount for MVPA members, very good folks to deal with.

I don’t see them come up for sale used, I suspect folks either don’t sell them or they sell with the vehicle they are mounted on.
Site shows $795 for a great looking 1919 replica. IF that is their price, you couldn't build one yourself for less.

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Re: Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by Quartermaster » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:04 am

DaninNM wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Looking to buy a dummy or two or a semi or two.......if anyone has a spare.....M1919 that is - got enough MaDeuces
Are you looking for just the weapon or a whole setup ... tripod with head cover, T&E, spare barrel & cover, ammo cans with full loaded belts of dummy ammo, belt loader plus extra tools and such?
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Re: Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by DaninNM » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:51 am

might be interested in a set-up or a single MG
reenacting and WWII history

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Re: Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by David_4x4 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:08 pm

Ravenna Armory makes some super nice semi USGI 1919s.
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Re: Need feedback on replica 1919

Post by Bart1015 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:03 pm

I found that a simi-auto is only 500-700 more than a non-working gun. I went with the simi-auto and I am very happy with it. I just will not spend that kind of money for a non-working gun.

When I am at parades and shows I make it non-working as follows:

I bought a shot out barrel and barrel extension from Sarco. I welded the chamber shut and mounted it in the extra barrel extension. When attending shows I just install them in place of the working set. I know it is still technically a firearm, but not many would people know how to make it working. I also only have blanks and dummy rounds at shows and parades. Nothing live.

For security, I run a cable and lock from the barrel jacket to the mount in the jeep (the extra holes in the travel bar bracket).

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