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  2. Brian Do you have the parts I need or do I purchase from someone else ? If you have them I am ready to purchase now. Bob
  3. Bob, I will ask him for a price on welding and further modifying your receiver, fabricating and fitting a type 2 sight base and fitting your magazine support assembly (which were individually fitted, thus not really interchangeable). He is very good and very slow since his day job is installing and repairing industrial cranes all over the midwest. I will see what the price of the Dror bolt rear and FP is. The ejector assembly is around $35. B
  4. Brian, Sounds good, I have a rear sight assembly,not sure if it complete. I think I would like the type 2 sight base if possible. Can your gunsmith or you supply the needed parts ? Bob
  5. Bob, In looking at your cut receiver, it had not yet been completely modified to fit the LMG parts set as evidenced by the fact that the cuts for the lock plunger haven't yet been made. I'll check with my gunsmith about the cost of welding the receiver back together, providing either a type 1 or type 2 sight base and modifying it to accept the LMG parts set.. You will need a rear sight assembly, MG bolt rear and firing pin. The Dror (Israeli Johnson) rears and Fps are interchangeable. They go for around $120. Ejector assemblies are readily available. B
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  7. Brian My son helped me to send photos, what do you think? Is it a possible to make a semi auto out of this ? The rear section of the two piece bolt is cut, the firing pin has a 1/4 inch cut off the rear and the ejector was cut in half. Can you get an estimate of costs please. I am very serious on getting this done. Regards Bob Gorton
  8. Bump for serial number lookup. Thanks for any help!
  9. Sent mine off to Randy Murray. I will post when I get my new one back. Ed
  10. a definite error, and it was funny at the time,....about 20 minutes later it was corrected...but for us in VT who often say, "Don't like the weather? Wait a minute!"..... it seemed quite apropos!
  11. OUCH!!! I'd hate to see your winter temps!!!
  12. Are the Chilean sheaths really that rare? My JSAR is a Chilean rifle and when I bought it, it came with the bayonet with the Chilean sheath. I was always kinda bummed out I didn't have the sheath that most have with their bayonets??
  13. Cold Cold 0 Sir not yet Wednesday and Saturday high of 0 looks like a type error
  14. High near 0. You have strange weather in VT.
  15. As things have been pretty quiet on the site, I thought I might spice things up. Tuesday afternoon, I logged onto the local NWS site to see what if any TS were predicted for the afternoon. Little did I know that I was in for a little surprise....enjoy!
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  17. I would also love to own a Johnson bayonet with a Chilean sheath....or at least the Chilean sheath! I seem to have accumulated more than my share of 1941 Johnson bayonets and should probably sell some of them. Especially since prices seem to be high. However as much as I could use the extra money, I really LOVE to trade. If anyone out there has something of similar value,($375.00 to $800.00 hehehe), send me an offer to trade. Pistols, rifles, whatever? Just no cats......I have a plethora of cats. I might accept a "Horned Toad" as a partial trade. A Randall model 14 knife or similar would be nice too. Let me know what you have.
  18. The receiver itself is $1200. Converted with a type 1 sight base $1800, with a type 2 sight base $2000. This includes fitting your parts set and test firing. These receivers are stripped, sound, minimal pitting (under the wood), and have faint import marks (IA CO SAC CA) on the heel over the Cranston Arms mark. If you want the receiver fitted (this involves fabricating, fitting, and welding on the front and rear lugs) to a furnished reproduction (Joseph Scott) magazine support assembly add $2250. (These are my costs from Rodney Richardson, my gunsmith.) He is very good but realize this is not his day job which keeps him on the road a lot so it can be painfully slow. Pictured are the type 1 and 2 sight bases.
  19. Mr. Alpert,

     

    I saw a post on this site where you spoke to another member about converting a 1st pattern 303 Dror into a replica Johnson lmg. I am wanting to do that as well as I can most likely not afford an original Johnson at this time. I was wanting to ask if you knew of any parts kits for a Dror that were for sale or if you had any suggestions that would be a better way of getting a Johnson display lmg. I am a WWII reenactor and historian who portrays the 1st SSF and we do not have even a display Johnson so I am wanting to get one that is as historically accurate as possible. Thank you for any and all information regarding this matter and if you would prefer to communicate via email, mine is se_puls@hotmail.com Thank you.

     

    Respectfully,

    Sean E. Puls

    1. Brian Alpert

      Brian Alpert

      Trying to make a 303 1st model Dror look like a 41 Johnson LMG doesn't work very well, assuming you could find a 303 Dror parts set.  I saw one once where they butchered the magazine support assembly to accept a 30-06 magazine and removed the fiber hand guard on the bbl.  It still looked like a Dror.  Bite the bullet and plan to spend $6500 and up for a 41 LMG look a like.

    2. FSSF63Puls

      FSSF63Puls

      Mr. Alpert,

      Thank you for the advice. What are the look alike's made from? Are they their own rifle like the Ohio Ordnance BAR's or are they made out of the semi automatic Johnson rifles? I would be interested in getting one but I simply don't know anything about them. Are they typically made by a specific vendor or just random individuals? I truly appreciate any advice, this is actually welcome news because I'd love to have an actual functioning rifle. Thanks again!

      Respectfully,

      Sean E. Puls

  20. Brian

    I am interested in the semi auto conversion, do you have an estimate on costs ?  The receiver that was cut is from

    a 1941 Johnson rifle. It was cut thru the rear sight dovetail,so I will need a ejector assembly and locking cam and

    roller assembly. The firing pin was also cut, other than those items I think it is complete. I do have the rear sight.

    Thanks

    Bob Gorton 

    Barre,Vt.

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    2. Bob G.

      Bob G.

      Brian

      It is a semi auto receiver and so marked. It was converted to a JLMG . All I would like to do is make it a JLMG

      semi auto.

      Bob Gorton

    3. Brian Alpert

      Brian Alpert

      Should not be a problem to weld it.  Take some pictures and send them and I will take them to my gunsmith and see how much he wants to do the job.  He is an experienced welder, machinist and builder of LMG look-a-likes but he is painfully slow as it is a sideline.

    4. Bob G.

      Bob G.

      Brian

      I have not been able to figure out how to send you photo's on the forum. Will try to get my son to help send photo 's of the cut receiver.

       

      Bob Gorton

  21. Brian I am interested in the conversion to semi fire only. Do you have an estimate on the costs ? thanks
  22. Yes. If the demilled LMG is complete......lower buttstock and trigger group, bolt group, bbl and magazine support assembly, rear sight , it can be reassembled on a modified 41 Johnson semi-automatic receiver with the full auto components removed. It is now a legal semi-automatic. I have a gunsmith that does these builds and can supply the receiver. Contact me if interested.
  23. Can a demilled 1941 Johnson LMG be rebuilt as a semi auto only.
  24. Nice price!
  25. Somehow, I am sort of glad that I was away on vacation....wow..."would never have thunk that one"! Talk about a "frankenberry"! But, have to give the guy something for the effort...hope he did not tear down a perfectly good rifle to achieve this.
  26. As of this morning, link is working again.
  27. He got top dollar for his bayonet also.
  28. http://imgur.com/a/PQOwx
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