Brian Alpert

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    Louisville, Kentucky
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    Winchesters, Colts, Merwin Hulberts, U.S. Martial Arms through WWII

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  1. Sure looks like a Miltech restoration. One can check by calling Miltech in LA and see if that serial # is one of their restorations. I have done this before and they are happy to "own up" to theirs along with the year it was done. This is what they look like.
  2. Here is the data on JSAR #8960 as it came from the factory: Received from Cranston arms 2/28/42 Stock #2 Bbl #7294E Hammer block #8186 Hammer #8945 Bolt #0024 Locking cam #5090 Extractor #7508 Firing pin #8436 Magazine #A2887 Transferred to NPC 3/4/42 You have a type 3 rear sight. These were typically painted with a black finish (to cover braze marks which did not take the blackening (actually Dulite) finish. I have never seen a reproduction type 3. The hole on top of the radiator section of your receiver is not supposed to be there
  3. Here is the data on JSAR#400 Received (at JAMCO) from Cranston Arms - unlisted Stock # unlisted Bbl #848E Hammer block #0365 Hammer #0619 Bolt #1181 Locking cam #220 Firing pin #847 Extractor #805 Magazine #0663 Transferred to Netherlands Purchasing Commission 10/1/41 This is an early JSAR which might have possibly made it to the Dutch East Indies before they fell to the Japanese later in December.
  4. I will have a couple of tables with a variety of JSARs, JLMG and Dror LMG semi-auto look-a likes as well as other stuff. Table is usually section E-3. Stop by and talk Johnsons
  5. Some have more money than sense but, then again, if one is in the President's tax bracket, time is more important and you buy it when you see it without worrying about the cost.
  6. I have one for sale complete with pine crate, repro manual any bayonet $5800
  7. Hello Brian,

    What is the best barrel to use as a replacement for a JSAR barrel? Maybe a 1903 Springfield? What did Winfield use?

    Is there any source for locking lug collars?

    I've been trying to contact Joe Scott and having no luck. I would like to begin making new barrels and provide new wood stocks for collectors. I think Joe was buying "reproduced stocks" from someone and finishing them himself to perfection. I need those contacts if possible. Someone is going to have to pick up where Joe has left off. I can do it.

    Thanks, Michael Roper

  8. This may be redundant but I'm not sure if my other messages went through.

    I'd like to see the jig you are speaking of.

    Also I'd like a price on the "donor" upper for a 1941 JLMG build and any other parts I may need which you could furnish.

    Thanks, Mike

  9. There is a young lady trying to sell her Dad's front sight/bayonet mounting jig. She wants $350. If interested, contact me and I will direct you
  10. There is a young lady trying to sell her Dad's front sight/bayonet mounting jig. She wants $350. If interested, contact me and I will direct you
  11. The bbl has to be set back and rechambered, This also calls for repositioning the front bbl guide (a spacer is usually needed) and re installing the front sight and bayonet lug. Occasionally one sees original JSAR of JLMG bbls which apparently failed headspace and required this modification at the factory. You can tell if they have a spacer behind the guide collar and, if you remove the front sight and bayonet lug, there are additional taper pin groves from the original mounting.
  12. Pull the pin holding the magazine door out so that the open space between lug 1 and 3 is exposed, Place the grooved portion of the spring large side against the magazine door and push the pin back in place so it holds the spring in place. Now retract the spring loaded follower and depress the magazine door so that it holds the follower back. When you remount the magazine assembly, depress the magazine door (against resistance of the spring) and fit the assembly, lining up the receiver/magazine lugs on the left with the door under the clip slot
  13. Hello Brian,

    I knew of all the people on this message board that you would have the contacts necessary on this project.

    If you would be so kind as to help me get in touch with the right person, I would greatly appreciate it!

    I will hold off on any purchases until I can get in touch with your contact. THANKS....Mike

    You may always email me at: ""

    I might have to build both a DROR and a 1941 Johnson LMG?

  14. Don't buy anything Dror (unless they give it to you) until you talk to me! I will give you someone to contact that has most everything but the intact receiver and mag well.
  15. June 10th and 11th I am usually in section D-3 or E-3