A six-speed manual transmission is standard - five-speed auto is available - the short shift being sited at the base of the central console; the handbrake lever is also set out of the way and, although I have no problems with the spade grip
, it did require a bit of a lean and stretch to operate it.
I briefly covered the subject of adding the "spade grips" option to this project.
This is still way below the cost of $250-$350 for manufactured spade grips. I have made spade grips from both types and both work well.
As you push on the trigger pad of the spade grips the crosspin should press on the gun's original trigger and push it up and release the trigger.
While the overall finish of the gun is parkerized, the spade grips and cocking lever handle are of polished walnut--again, like those of the original.
The trigger "pull" (actually it is pushed down with both thumbs while one grasps the spade grips) was pretty crisp and lock time good.
Pull the charging handle and squeeze the spade grips
for one of the most awesome afternoons you can have at the range!
These assemblies will include the barrel and shroud, front and rear sights, top cover, spade grips, charging handle, top cover latch, and several small frame components.
For the buffer I chose to use a representation of the short buffer assembly, which looks better with spade grips.
While original Browning 1919A4s featured a single pistol grip, aftermarket spade grips are a popular option for 1919 shooters.