Friday, February 03, 2017

Line Mar Match Box Construction 038 - Machine Gun

I found a Line Mar Match Box Construction Set from the 1930s, complete and with instructions. The box claimed the set made 100 different toys. I decided to test that claim -- one toy at a time. You can read all the posts for the Line Mar construction project at 100 Toys.

038. Machine Gun

It seems like every time I have a problem building one of these toys, it has to do with the dowel rods. And that's exactly what happened here.

The dowel that supports the legs prevents the dowel that represents the machine gun barrel from moving into the body of the gun as much as it needs to (per the instructions). The dowel representing the ammo clip in the back can't go any lower without sticking through the bottom of the gun. 

I think this is one where the artist fudged things a little. Not that I put the correct number of washers on the barrel -- but they're not nearly as thick as the artist thinks they are. The thickness would be correct for the wooden discs, but there are only two of those.

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