View Full Version : Machinist Drawings for a Browning M1918
05-18-2009, 9:21 AM
Does anyone have or know where to get machinist drawings for a Browning M1918?
05-18-2009, 10:43 AM
I have some for the receiver. I was going to try a semi-auto build years ago, too complicated. I did find I needed drawings from three different sources to find all the dimensions.
05-18-2009, 2:39 PM
Does anyone have the rest of the BAR? I might want to make semi auto. But have to make sure it is not too hard and make sure I pay attention to EVERY law city, county sate and federal
05-18-2009, 5:38 PM
I've spoken with Bob Landies when myself and some friends bought the 1918A3 semi's when they first came out (and afterwards when I had to send mine back, more than once...)
The BAR receiver is one hard build from scratch.
IIRC, the receiver starts out as a 37 (or 39) LB forging, and there are a bunch of seperate machining operations that get it done to the finished state.
Even starting out with a 80% forging just leaves the hardest and most critical machining jobs left to be done.
I wish anybody that attempts it the best of luck.
05-19-2009, 8:43 AM
Thanks guys I will keep you posted.
05-20-2009, 5:09 PM
06-02-2009, 4:41 PM
air soft rules!
06-02-2009, 6:18 PM
maybe these guys have them http://www.ohioordnanceworks.com/semi-auto/1918A3-rec-kit.html
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