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« on: April 21, 2017, 02:11:27 pm »


 Completed my knockoff Lewis Gun today. Actually it's a rebuild of one that I built for a shoot I ran  that was based on the great film The Professionals. I used my wife's Marlin .45 carbine and built 2 hardwood blocks that clamp around the bbl and mag tube. The pvc tube fits around them and is screwed to them. I didn't modify the carbine except to remove the rear sight and forarm. The front block jams against the forarm tenon and the rear block jams against the receiver. I plan on dressing as the Lee Marvin character and will carry my 1911, Colt  DA, 1897 trench gun and the Lewis. Ought to be fun. I've been having a heck of a time trying to post photos. Will try again.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 02:23:09 pm »

I am so excited to see pictures of this. It sounds as cool as can be!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 12:16:20 pm »

Here it is.


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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 12:17:43 pm »

Again. I shot it at my clubs match last Saturday and shot it clean. I'll probably tinker around with it some more before I'm done.


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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 02:46:16 pm »

Love it! Well done. How 'bout going for a MkII version using a .45 Glock. Best use I can think of for a Glock besides a paper weight.

"The Professionals" - one of my favourite movies, after "The Wild Bunch". A couple of lines I remember:

Bad guy to Lee Marvin - "You're a real bastard!" Marvin to bad guy - "Yes Sir. In my case, an accident of birth. In yours, you're a self made man."

"There is only one revolution my friend -- the good guys versus the bad guys. The question is - who are the good guys?"

Burt Lancaster to one of the crew.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 03:04:25 pm »

I've always liked the line that Burt says to Lee Marvin when they figure it out. "Amigo, we've been had". I just hope it won't apply to last Novembers shenanigans.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 07:25:17 pm »

Bonafide cool! Dusty Boddams
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 10:43:19 am »

Can you post a video of the gun in action? Maybe some stills?
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2017, 02:17:12 pm »

Here's another couple photos. I think that before I'm done with it I'll build a correct looking buttstock. The front sight was a brass acorn nut that I reshaped. I just played with the height of the 1/4 in all thread for the elevation and the top cover of the pan magazine where the rear sight is mounted turns which is how I adjusted the windage. Must work cause I shot clean with it. Only had one miss with my .38 New Service Colt.


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