Colt Automatic Machine Gun

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by PaperAir, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. PaperAir

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    015.JPG Going to the hardware store to find a handle.
  4. Zathros

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    I wonder how the hardware store responds to "do you have a handle for my for Colt 45 machine gun!!" :v8:
  5. PaperAir

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    When I go this week I,ll let you Know.
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    The prototype handles for the original Maxim machinegun were allegedly taken from haybale hooks.
    I have no idea if that is true, or apocryphal, but it would not surprise me were it true.
    Hiram Maxim was not a great spender of money at that time of his life.
    It would not seem unreasonable to model similar handles for the weapon you are building.
    Which model is a very fine example and a pleasure to see.

    Kind and Respectful Regards, Uyraell.
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    Thanks I,m cheap too so after looking at the hardware store and getting that,s really cool from the people there ,when I told them and showed them that I was making.I decided to make my own.8.00 US is too expenive for me.

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    006.JPG

    008.JPG The handle is made of a styrofoam ball some spackling paste and paper.
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    006.jpg Just about ready to build the cart
  12. Zathros

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    What a nice way to keep the neighbors in check, just put them outside for a while! :)
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    That would be true when I was living in Springfield .But where I live now in Palmer it,s nice and quiet.
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  15. THE DC

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    This is beyond amazing. I'm just slack-jawed!
  16. Zathros

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    Geezzz, you amaze me! This is just incredible! :)
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    Ditto ! :thumb:
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    Progress?

    Hey PaperAir,

    Any further progress on this fabulous project?

    Steve
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    No sorry I have been sick.problly will be back in the winter.Thanks for asking.
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    Hope you get back to this when you are well. I have been thinking about it.

    Regards,

    The DC