Lebman 1911 Select Fire
Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:56 PM
Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:02 PM
From the research that Sandy and I did, they were an evolution in form and function (perhaps revised on the feedback of the users).
Our basic conclusions:
Some were reported to be select fire, others FA only. The grip hanger is a smaller version of a 21/28 hanger affixed to the lower frame. The compensator a simple slotted piece of tubing. I strongly suspect Lebman sourced the extended magazines from Monarch Arms or perhaps a Spanish manufacturer (I'm not sure if Star or Llama had begun to offer these in '33/34). I don't think he went to the trouble to weld together factory 7 rnd. magazines. Fore grips vary in contour, all seemingly starting with a '21 Colt grip, but recontoured and relieved to accommodate the confines of the close mount to the trigger guard.
Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:27 PM
Posted 10 November 2019 - 10:17 PM
I've only ever been able to find photos of complete Lebman weapons, and not detail internal or component photos of a verified Lebman piece. Several line-drawings are floating around in magazine articles and in books, but none to my knowledge are verified. I don't know if they are based on speculation, or verified examination. The comp. is easy to scale from the photographs. . . the details of the FA conversion internals I have no verifiable reference.
Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:17 PM
I've never seen any detail of the Lebman conversion, but have seen some drawings of the Swartz conversion......
Edited by villafuego, 11 November 2019 - 01:20 PM.
Posted 11 November 2019 - 08:52 PM
Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:12 PM
So I'm guessing that the FA version merely requires removing the tip of the disconnector that engages the slot in the bottom of the slide?
The select fire version should be a lot more interesting to work up.
Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:17 AM
I wish Sandy could have lived long enough to see the video. He would have loved it.
Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:30 PM
Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:47 PM
If you just take off the tip of the disconnector then the hammer follows the bolt.. and that won't give the primer a good hit..
So the hammer sears up on every cycle then the forward motion of the slide trips a full-auto connector?
You've got a mini-Reising...with a similar rate of fire
Posted 29 November 2019 - 06:37 PM