I am looking to buy a partial or complete .22 kit.
I have also been looking for one of these for a very long time. There have only been 3 kits (all 1919) I have found for sale in the last decade. I made an offer on 1 and bid on the other 2, once the price went bonkers I backed out. I can however justify the high prices due to rarity but it's just way out of my price range for a parts kit. Good luck on your search, they are out there but expect to spend a small fortune to get one.
1.plural of hen's tooth
2.anything very rare or impossible to obtain is said to be like finding hen's teeth.
lakeside sold off a handful of "builder's kits"
these were not nearly as easy to build as say a standard 1919. Mine started its life as a kit, panaceabeachbum's neighbor bought it. they worked on their's together. he lost interest so i purchased it. Even after side plate was made and barrel fitted it was well above my pay grade. I enlisted the help of a prominent builder here to help me out. a year or so later it was together and went bang but needed some more tuning. I polished and filed and tried my damndest but couldn't get it to feed additional rounds. a couple years later, i cashed in a few favors with Eric at Lakeside and had him get the little girl running. all in all, about a 6 year project.
I've sent photos to a handful of people and a couple have asked for measurements and one wants to do full scale drawings of it. this is no easy build, guys.
i have only seen a couple for sale in the last few years and pricing was always near $10,000.
If you find a kit here is how to finish it. www.mini1919.com finishing the kit I didn't find it that difficult but getting them to run reliably is difficult for sure. Here's a couple of pic of a water cooled M2 that I'm currently working on. No kits or parts for this one from Lakeside so I have had to make everything. Springs and all.
Always taking the easy way Hawk!
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
I doubt very seriously that you'll find a kit. He didn't sell very many of them to start with
What are you willing to spend on a kit? A 1919a4 model with tripod, pintle, t&e, spade grips and a spare lock frame ...
I set one aside and have since acquired a full size .22 trainer. I would consider selling the Lakeside kit.