Mystery Vickers part

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Mystery Vickers part

Post by MauserSp66 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:10 am

So I'm missing :shock: the part shown. I'm not sure what it is or does. Anyone know? [diz] Thanks
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Re: Mystery Vickers part

Post by Abominog » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:16 am

I don't recognize it. If you don't know what it is, how do you know you need it?
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Re: Mystery Vickers part

Post by MauserSp66 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:50 pm

Hopefully I can find that out. My best guess now is it has something to do with retention of the top cover.

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Re: Mystery Vickers part

Post by Abominog » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:28 pm

I looked at my Vickers, and I looked through the exploded parts diagrams, and I couldn't find it.

That slot at the top, along with the hole it leads to, makes me think the end of a wire spring goes in there.


I'd guess it's part of a sprung top cover latch, like a Browning 1919 C5 or something.
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Re: Mystery Vickers part

Post by MauserSp66 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:46 am

Well thanks so much for taking the time to look. I found something on IMA's website. They call it a Vickers MMG Receiver Stop Front Cover Catch. I'm stumped what it does or how it fits on a kit. My kit is not near running. But I hope it will someday.

Thanks again for your assistance.
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Re: Mystery Vickers part

Post by Abominog » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:37 pm

AH!

That is part #21. It goes on the outside top of the left side plate, right below/front of the front cover latch lever. I found it in Skennerton's little book on the Vickers.

When checking to see where it goes (not obvious in Skennerton) I discovered, much to my horror, that one of mine was missing it as well!

This of course let to a complete re-organization of my Vickers parts. Fortunately, I found the missing stop, and even better a bunch of parts I'd forgotten I had. Unfortunately, I don't have another that I can give you.

Knob Creek sorting through little parts is probably the best place to find one; or send an email to Dave at Sarco, they have lots of little parts floating around that aren't worth listing on the website.
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Re: Mystery Vickers part

Post by MauserSp66 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:13 am

Wow. Thanks for the great info. Now I know alot more. With a large box of parts it really is hard to figure out where everything goes. I wasn't able to find it in Goldsmit's book. But now I can see it everywhere.

How is Ian Skennerton's book, worth getting?

Thanks for the advice. I'll have to reach out to Dave. Who know when the next one they will put on a Knob Creek shoot again.

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