If you listen to this week's Gun for Hire Radio episode you will hear me talking about how planing has begun for the next NJ SAFE Conference. I have received a lot of great feedback from the first conference, but am very interested in hearing what member's of the community here would like to see at the next one.
So far, I can tell you that the projected date of the conference is going to be this summer and the location will be somewhere north of Edison.
If you have any suggestions or feedback, let me know. I look forward to chatting with you and making this event better than the first!
I tried to contact the author for clarification on where the part about getting a gun in PA came from, but I didn't see any contact information. Am I being unreasonable expecting reporters to research their facts before printing an article? At least someone called out that fictional scenario in the comments section.
That mower, with a working engine, is worth about $2,000.00. A problem/non working fixable machine can probably sell for about $750.00. More if it's a hydro. Harbor freight has 22HP vertical shaft engines for $800.00. Relegating a commercial mower to a parts machine takes more than a blown engine.
EDIT: I just looked up Scag walk behinds and they only offer the 61" in a hydro. So in it's current condition you can get close to $1,000.00 for it on CL or FB, If you slap a HF 22HP engine on it, you could sell for 3K.
The G2 trigger did cause some minor peening on the NPAP and C39V2 that I previously owned; however, the mushrooming settled down at around 500 round mark and it never impeded the functioning of either gun.
You should be able to replace the TAPCO hammer with a surplus hammer without any issues; however, I think that you'd be fine with just taking a hobby file and knocking down the burrs on the carrier tail