pstidan

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  1. American 180 drums

    While a loader will help you load these drums, one isn't really needed. You can load it by hand easily. Give it a try.
  2. Needle replacement for 1918 Belt loader ?

    You need to contact user L999here over on 1919 A4 dot com. He should be able to assist you.
  3. HK RK I needed What do I have ?

    A few years ago somebody was modifying these drums to fit MG34 feed trays so they could be used with MG34 .308 conversions. For the life of me, I cannot recall who that was.
  4. It has been a while since I needed anything from them. But, a couple years ago I had an issue mounting one of their suppressors, so I called their 800 number. I told the person at the end of the line what my issue was. He immediately transferred me to Doc Dater himself. The good doctor had the problem ironed out in five minutes. Who could ask for anything else?
  5. Looking to get my first beltfed, any advice is welcome…

    A 21E is what I was shooting just prior to my detached retina.
  6. Looking to get my first beltfed, any advice is welcome…

    There is another issue that you should be aware of. And that is your eyesight. If you are near sighted, you may be prone to retinal detachment. I should know as the retina in my right eye became detached and I needed emergency surgery to reattach it. After speaking with my surgeon, who is an avid gun guy, I was told to avoid heavy recoiling shoulder fired weapons at all costs. Even shoulder fired high cyclic rate .223 machine guns are to be avoided. Any weapon that causes your head to move fore and aft can contribute to a detached retina. I know of others who have also been told to avoid heavy recoil shooting due to eye issues. This problem hasn't been addressed enough, but it is real.
  7. Looking to get my first beltfed, any advice is welcome…

    I would suggest you go out and try various belt feds. Some may appear very appealing until you actually try them. Only you can say what is fun to shoot and what is wanting. As one gets older, other issues come into play. You may enjoy laying in the dirt playing with your toys. I, for one, do not find any enjoyment in doing that. If I want to traipse around while shooting full auto, I'll play with a magazine fed weapon. I'm not about to walk around hauling a heavy weapon trailing a belt of ammo. When the shooting session is finished, I'm not about to scour all over creation policing my belts/links and brass. I just want to rest my fat a$$ on a seat and saturate the beaten zone with lead. Plus, all the spent brass and belts/links are in a nice pile ready to be picked up. The smile on my buddy's face says it all.
  8. I know you're looking for original grips, but there are some aftermarket wood grips available on eBay. Just search on 'P220 grips European' to find them.
  9. They appear on eBay from time to time.
  10. WTB: New M13 7.62x51 Ammunition Links

    What flavor of links? Browning or M60/M240 or SA Vickers or ...
  11. WTB: 1919a4

    If you haven't done so yet, post your WTB over on 1919A4 dot com.
  12. WTB: MG08/15 bipod and belt loader

    I just got IMA's latest email sales ad. It shows they indeed still have some Turkish aluminum Maxim belts. They have them labeled as "Original German Maxim MG Aluminum Ammunition Belt - 250 Rounds". https://www.ima-usa.com/collections/german-machine-guns/products/original-german-wwi-maxim-mg-aluminum-ammunition-belt-250-rounds?variant=25653069061
  13. WTB: MG08/15 bipod and belt loader

    Original German 08-08/15 belts are offered from time to time on eBay. Most are in poor condition and good enough for display purposes only. Tabbed Vickers belts work just fine after the pockets are stretched out. Sarco and OOW offered loaders for these tabbed Vickers belts in the past. I don't know if they still do. Bill Guiette makes a great belt loader. That said, it's probably better to get some surplus Turkish aluminum 250 round 8mm belts. They are/were inexpensive and can be loaded by hand, no loader needed. IMA sold them in the past for thirty bucks a pop. That was well worth it. An original German 08-08/15 belt loader is rare and very, very expensive. I have no idea about acquiring an 08/15 bipod. Maybe you should post a WTB over on 1919A4 dot com and plenty of Maxim and Vickers shooters hang out over there.
  14. WTS: Browning M1919 $11,250

    Excuse me, but is this item priced correctly or described correctly?
  15. WTB Schwarzlose 07/12 Parts and Accessories

    Check your messages.