Brought the Lahti home

Discussion in 'Class 3 / NFA' started by sharky47, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. sharky47 Active Member

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    All original, just missing the muzzle brake cover, I'll have to fab a repro - but other than that it is in fine condition.

    Currently it is a title1 device as the barrel is disabled, I'll file a F1 and then repair the barrel once it's approved. I can get a chamber reamer from PTG, but you don't want to know the price.....so if anyone knows someone who will rent one - or perform the repair, I'd like to talk to them!

    Also looking for brass, reloading dies (can get them from CH4D), mags, spares, tools, etc....... IMG_4422.JPG IMG_4423.JPG IMG_4424.JPG IMG_4425.JPG IMG_4426.JPG

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  2. wood chucker Moderator

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    You sir win at aquistion of awesomeness filled stuff.
    :D
  3. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Oh, that is Bad ASS! Christmas came early at your house. Did they just weld up the breach?
  4. sharky47 Active Member

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    Took me a couple years to convince him to sell it to me, and another 6 months of overtime to pay for it - but mission accomplished!

    chamber is welded over, but not bad. May not even require a reamer if I can get the lathe setup to cut the correct taper. Buddy had a huge lathe they use to fix/build tank barrels for restorations.
  5. wood chucker Moderator

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    If push comes to shove you could grind your own half reamer. They cut sower than a fluted reamer but did the job quie nicely for guys like Pope, Zischang, Newton, Donaldson and Whelen.
  6. bombadillo Moderator

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    VERY cool man. How effective is the brake on it? Also, do you have any rounds for it? Whats the price per shell on that bad boy? Any chance of optics or optics mount, or is it an iron sight only gun?
  7. Joenavy85 Member

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    old post i know, but i really hope he posts more of this beast, the only episode of Sons of Guns i've seen had one, and man was it cool.
  8. sharky47 Active Member

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    Well I found a .50 BMG conversion bbl and bolt, going to feed it with a Hotchkiss 13.2 mag, it will be semi auto. Probably keep it title 1 if it works well, so much more practical.
  9. Tony Rumore TROMIX Industry Partner

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    I had a Lahti for several years but sold it a couple years ago. I had about 100 rounds of factory ammo with it and a monsterous 20rd anti-aircraft magazine.

    Tony Rumore
    Tromix

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