rodom wrote:Great find. The Maxim's have always interested me, given their history. Please post some pictures of the completed project. I didn't know Maxim's could be modified to semi only. Are there other Maxim owners out there with semi versions? Where are the pictures? Come on guys, tease us a little!
www.Prussia.us wrote:That is a fantastic 08 "CaptMax"
Be sure to talk with Dennis about the process, he has not worked out all the bugs with the semiauto 08's/Type 24's YET, but he is very close. Last I knew he was still trying to get the best design for the trigger bar replacement since the 1910 bottom-protruding semi-trigger box would does interfere with the Sokolov mount but will not work in an 08 and properly sit in a sled mount, he is a first rate guy, the projects take time but it is quality well-thought-out work.
This will be a true historic masterpiece
jbaum wrote:There's nothing like the putt-putt-putt of a Maxim gun, and the WWI sleds beat the crap out of the later 1919A4 tripod. Are you going to polish this beast and reblue? A nice deep shine would really make your steamer gun grab some attention.
A little time with some oak and a lathe would sure make a nice set of grips, too. I'll bring you a couple pieces of air dried red oak to Knob Creek with me if you want. I get some nice red oak scraps to burn in my wood stove and could save a couple flawless (no knots) pieces for you.
And I spotted an interesting manual in the next to the last picture.
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