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From cheap springer to Colt M1903 or M1908 hammerless.

 
efrimann
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I noticed someone found a chinese springer pistol, SMITE, which is a rather crude replica of the Colt M1903. However, it can yield a very nice replica. I havn't been able to find the post again, but please write me.

This is what I tried to replicate, working on the cheap SMITE springer.

This is the result,my second replica,made a few more since.

As I understand, we should be a litte conservative using up space here, I've the rest of the pictures in photobucket. Some of the processes are described, else please write me. It's quite simple, but not all abvious what to do.

The M1903 and M1908 is a great gun to shoot, almost like a .22, and it fits the hand perfectly. Also, it has a very interesting history. Did you know that a clone was produced by Japan during WWII? So it qualifies as a Japanese sidearm, much cheaper than various Nambus and Type26es.

The SMITE can be bought in Hong Kong at a very reasonable price, and being all zink alloy, it can be blued using the right cold blueing fluid. The competitors are old GMC at very high prices, but great, and a newer Japanese replica alas made from ABS, also quite expensive.

Armoury
M1911A1, M1908 Hammerless, Beretta M1935, Walther PPK, Webley MkIV, Luger P08, Luger P06 Kriegsmarine
Thompson, PPsh
Current projects
6mm Garand AEG, 6mm Lee Enfield spring, 6mm M1903A4 Springfield sniper spring, MG42 AEG

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Topic starter Posted : 08/03/2014 3:25 pm
JimmieG
(@jimmieg)
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Holy crap, that looks great. Good job!
I can't seem to find the link to the rest of the pictures on Photobucket and I'm extremely interested in the process. Mind posting the link to the album? :)

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Posted : 08/03/2014 3:49 pm
dadio
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nice job ,well done that man.

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Posted : 08/03/2014 4:06 pm
efrimann
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Sure, as soon as I have figured out how. But try seacrhing for efrimann.

While I struggle, here's a luger for your entertainment:

First real steel:

Secondly real chinese pot metal:

The way I see it: It is all about forgeries. These are more counterfeit guns that replica guns. I took the luger to at gun shop, and only the stiffness when cocked gave it away. It even smelled right, rather amusing we thought.

I am curious: You guys, playing war games and getting all muddy: How important is a 101% realism in your shooting gear, anyway?

These guns works, all my replicas must be 6mm, full metal and WWII. And working. I won't have the real guns inside my house, they're f.cking dangerous and must be kept locked up anyway. Where's the fun in that?

Armoury
M1911A1, M1908 Hammerless, Beretta M1935, Walther PPK, Webley MkIV, Luger P08, Luger P06 Kriegsmarine
Thompson, PPsh
Current projects
6mm Garand AEG, 6mm Lee Enfield spring, 6mm M1903A4 Springfield sniper spring, MG42 AEG

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Topic starter Posted : 08/03/2014 4:51 pm
efrimann
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http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/efrim ... are&page=1
Maybe this will work...

Armoury
M1911A1, M1908 Hammerless, Beretta M1935, Walther PPK, Webley MkIV, Luger P08, Luger P06 Kriegsmarine
Thompson, PPsh
Current projects
6mm Garand AEG, 6mm Lee Enfield spring, 6mm M1903A4 Springfield sniper spring, MG42 AEG

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Topic starter Posted : 08/03/2014 5:05 pm
JimmieG
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I don't mind spending X amount of hours making an airsoft gun look as close to it's real steel counterpart as possible. Fact is that's one of the main reasons I'm into
airsoft and not paintball, for example (I never could stand how goofy paintball markers look!). I'm also very interested in real firearms, both out of a design and historical point of view,
so that might have something to do with it. :)

The link works. Thanks a bunch!

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Posted : 08/03/2014 10:22 pm
efrimann
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I don't mind spending X amount of hours making an airsoft gun look as close to it's real steel counterpart as possible. Fact is that's one of the main reasons I'm into
airsoft and not paintball, for example (I never could stand how goofy paintball markers look!). I'm also very interested in real firearms, both out of a design and historical point of view,
so that might have something to do with it. :)

The link works. Thanks a bunch!

Well, I'll increase my efforts, and make sure that everything is something that can be copied or altered so suit whatever need.

I think I'll do an inexpensive Colt New Service Revolver or a Smith and Wesson 'Victory' .38 next. My dream is, of course, to make a Webley Mk.IV 39/200 that actually fires BBs. Why it is not on the market allready, I don't understand. Even the Japanese type26 is there, and the Nagant M1895 which is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7_cNxrou_g

In this video I show a Webley that came out ok, now I only need to buy original grips, make a mould and mount a copy. Then even the Denix wall hanger may look nice, carried by an officer and gentleman. And for those of us that are not exactly gentlemen, copies of the real grips distributed through unknown channels, hehe.

By the way: Not all guns are completed, not even all the BB-guns are purchased. I am on a budget (read: happily married) too. But this is more or less what they look like in my imagination, and even if I am getting into a rifle collection right now, they will materialize as 3$ ebooks, complete with how-to-guides, shopping lists and historical stuff. I know full well that you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do, only what you have done. But the video is also a cataloque for me to look at when things get slow.

Armoury
M1911A1, M1908 Hammerless, Beretta M1935, Walther PPK, Webley MkIV, Luger P08, Luger P06 Kriegsmarine
Thompson, PPsh
Current projects
6mm Garand AEG, 6mm Lee Enfield spring, 6mm M1903A4 Springfield sniper spring, MG42 AEG

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Topic starter Posted : 13/03/2014 8:27 pm
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