Replica Lebman 1907

    A member of the Vintage Semi-Automatic Sporting Rifles Forum posted photos of his replica Lebman 1907.

    Well it’s been darn-near 8 months since I thought of it and decided that I wanted one but it’s done. My replica of the Winchester 1907s prepared by Hyman Lebman of San Antonio for the Dillinger Gang (except not full auto), including Homer Van Meter and Baby Face Nelson. This is as close as I can come to the guns captured with Johnny D. and gang in Tucson – I sent every photo that I could find and a stock 1907 to Tom Wilkinson in Idaho (208-660-5135) and told him what I wanted – he came through beautifully cutting the barrel down to 16 inches and making a perfect replica of the comp and producing an unbreakable aluminum forearm for the vertical TSMG grip. I received the aluminum forearm raw and have been trying to paint it correctly – I’m still working on it but I can’t wait any longer to share. I can’t get to the range this weekend but I will be going next Friday to try her out – I’ve accumulated 6 of the 10-round mags and 350 rounds of 351 ammo.

    [Hat Tip: Max Popenker]

    Steve Johnson

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