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90456 No. 90456 ID: 7d8bca
It served us well. It was one of the most relevant fighting rifles built in the 20th century, but what about the 21st? My goals are...

1) Rebuild a M1 and make it mission capable for another century without anyone realizing what just happened.
2) It must adapt to an ever changing world that it was not meant for.
3) Accurate? Yes
4) A change in weight and balance
4) A lie...
5) Must use modern materials as much as possible
6) Of course reliable
7) Make old people happy- or maybe not.

All questions, comments and advice welcome. So it begins.
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>> No. 93010 ID: f1b87a
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Had a little thick spot on the hammer but oh well. Still looks awesome.
>> No. 93036 ID: f1b87a
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Turner Saddlery bitches!!!
I'm going with this 1903 style sling but NOT leather because leather is SOOOO0000oooo pre-21st century. This is what they call a ''AWS'' all weather sling. Its made of rubber or some sort of synthetic OD green shit.
>> No. 93037 ID: f1b87a
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Its a pretty stout sling. Has a good consistent color about it. This thing is built to last. Not bad for 60 bucks.
>> No. 93038 ID: 52ed6e
So what color are you changing it to?
>> No. 93039 ID: dda126
Best sling material for straps and slings is seat belt webbing. you'll never get sling burn on your neck, no matter how violently you toss your rifle around.
>> No. 93044 ID: df12a0

Surprised he's not repurposing a reflective belt.
>> No. 93298 ID: c61100
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>>So what color are you changing it to?

Keeping it the same I think. It matches the scabbard.

I cerakoted the inside of the stock with titanium cerakote.
>> No. 93299 ID: c61100
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I reattached the butt plate and other metal hardware.
>> No. 93300 ID: c61100
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Note the larger grip area.
>> No. 93303 ID: c61100
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>> No. 93304 ID: c61100
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I like to think the superior patriot brown cerakote finish added a classy yet tactical charm.

Note the new contours this M1 will carry with it into the 21st century.
>> No. 93305 ID: bfdb82
You mean it's... girth
>> No. 93307 ID: c61100
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Very modern and sturdy contours
>> No. 93654 ID: 7514f5
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After some lubing and assembling this is the result.
>> No. 93659 ID: 7514f5
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The titanium and tungsten are an excellent color combo and improvement over the standard old parkerizing.
>> No. 93660 ID: 7514f5
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Oh I may have failed to mention that I installed an adjustable gas plug. It looks like the old style but only to the untrained eye ;)
>> No. 94768 ID: bd2e16
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Well guys the rifle is finished. Its been a good thread thanks for all of the suggestions and support. It shoots like a dream and is both classy and ready for the 21st century.
>> No. 94797 ID: 9dcda2
Throw away the brown stock? >>93307
>> No. 94830 ID: cfe73e
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Dutch M1 with AR-10 Magazines
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Dutch government was looking to adopt a new rifle for its Army, and considered both the AR-10 (which was being produced domestically by Artillerie Inrichtingen) and the FAL. The FAL won out, but it was not immediately clear if that rifle would replace everything in Dutch service, or just the front-line Army rifles. The NATRES (basically the Dutch national guard) was equipped with a great many M1 Garand rifles supplied by the US, and these was some thought as to whether it would be more cost-effective to modernize those guns rather than replace them all with new FALs.

With this in mind, two AI engineers headed to Italy to visit the Beretta company and investigate the possibility of a BM-59-type upgrade to use detachable magazines in the Garands. Being from AI, the magazine they had in mind was the aluminum AR-10 “waffle” magazine, and a couple prototypes were made using this magazine in a converted M1 Garand:

- Garand converted to use AR10 magazines by Artillerie Inrichtingen.
>> No. 94831 ID: cfe73e
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Note that the typical paddle magazine release of the M14 and BM59 was replaced by a push-button release inset into the stock, to accommodate the magazine catch on the AR-10 magazine. The guns, of course, were also rechambered to the 7.62mm NATO cartridge instead of the original .30-06.

Ultimately, this rifle never went beyond prototype stage, as it was determined that it would be simpler and more efficient to equip both the Army and NATRES with FAL rifles, rather than run two separate guns concurrently. https://www.forgottenweapons.com/dutch-m1-with-ar-10-magazines/
>> No. 95018 ID: 7d8bca
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>>Throw away the brown stock?

Just kidding.

Pic related.

The brown plastic stock is finished after much sanding shaping and cerakoting. Also the metal parts cerakoted as well, in tungsten and titanium. Ditched the aluminum cerakoted internals of course ( because gay )
>> No. 95019 ID: 7d8bca
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>> No. 95020 ID: 7d8bca
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Despite it not being walnut the stock still retains a very solid feel and smooth to the touch surface. The subtle changes in the dimensions above the trigger guard and the area where the shooting hands grasps the stock were marked improvements, more felt than seen.
Also note the synthetic/rubber sling >>93036 Very functional and heavy duty. Easier to adjust than the leather type being that its more flexible.
>> No. 95022 ID: 7d8bca
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Once the trigger guard is pressed in place, the lockup between the stock and receiver is VERY tight. Dis-assembly is a little harder during the part where you have to pull the stock off the receiver. It takes a steady hard pull. Its not ridiculous but it was a tighter fit than a wood stock.
>> No. 95024 ID: 8dfa9e

Oh great more nazi bullshit... Oh wait he's actually trampling the flag underfoot, carry on.
>> No. 95029 ID: a19011
>> No. 95031 ID: bbadd8
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His foot is on the flag, thus trampling it (disrespecting it).
>> No. 95041 ID: a19011
I was referencing "Oh great more nazi bullshit."
>> No. 95469 ID: bd2e16
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This picture is for those of you that prefer a more Asian/Pacific theater theme.
>> No. 95470 ID: bd2e16
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>> No. 95471 ID: bd2e16
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Plastic stock, rubber sling, .308 barrel, adjustable gas plug, and shit ton of Cerakote. What's not to like?
>> No. 95472 ID: bd2e16
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So classy...
>> No. 95473 ID: bd2e16
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Much artsy...
>> No. 95474 ID: bd2e16
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Wow inspirational
>> No. 95475 ID: bd2e16
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Very WWII...
>> No. 95477 ID: 360765
Is the stock breaking away?
>> No. 95478 ID: bd2e16
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Its still holding up without any issue.
>> No. 95657 ID: c7b226
I second this, I tried to do a full mag dump with mine so many times without goggles, but it is impossible.
>> No. 101927 ID: f0d5d2
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Syke faggits.

Just when you thought it was dead, the bastardized M1 Garand thread returns.
>> No. 101928 ID: f0d5d2
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I took a rotary file to the stock and chewed out a liberal amount of material
>> No. 101930 ID: f0d5d2
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No turning back. Going forward is the only way now...
>> No. 101931 ID: 19518e
Shoulder thing that goes up HYP
>> No. 101932 ID: 8c968b
We have the same (crappy) lathe.
>> No. 102314 ID: 3ce261
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So after some intense cutting and removal of cheap 1960/70s plastic I fitted the M14/M1A buttplate.
>> No. 102315 ID: 3ce261
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>> No. 102316 ID: 3ce261
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The much needed ''shoulder thing that goes up''
>> No. 102327 ID: 19518e
Range trip writeup please.
>> No. 105692 ID: 3d77fc
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Much like the design's reputation, this thread wont die.

>>Range trip writeup please.

In my hands in the prone it shoots under 2'' at 100 meters with iron sights.

At 200 meters it still seems to hold under 2'' width groups. In picture related I was probing a bit on the elevation by changing the point of aim (thought I was missing). As you can see all 8 rounds hit the target and stayed in a narrow strip up the target.

Took it out a week ago at a semi-optchan-ish shoot. Blew up 30lbs of tannerite at 200+ meters on the first shot. Mammoth witnessed an oak tree historically.

Overall a solid shooting M1. Very accurate for what it is.
>> No. 105693 ID: 3d77fc
NB4 mentioning my one flyer on the target.
>> No. 105694 ID: 6ca38e
Was that the one aimed at the racoon?
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