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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. 90457 ID: 23ad48
so a SOCOM 16 M1A?
>> No. 90460 ID: 7d8bca
>>90457
Nope. This will still fundamentally be a M1 Garand.
>> No. 90461 ID: adbbc9
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90461
well i know they used an m14 as a base but if were going to build a battle rifle for the future you know what has my vote
>> No. 90463 ID: adbbc9
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>>90460 also im confused it sounds like you want a SOCOM 16 M1A........
>> No. 90464 ID: adbbc9
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also...... holy shit i just miss clicked and realized that if you click the picture link it makes it bigger............... i have been here like 4 years now..... i feel like a moron...
>> No. 90465 ID: 360825
Still gonna use an en bloc clip?

I presume similar changes like the M14 -> M14-EBR, right?

Need to deal with the clip insertion and extraction problem if you want glass on it and have the en bloc. Suggestions?

Le pistol grip for accurate firing from the hip? :^)

A proper safety?

Do you want to keep the M1 thumb issue feature?

Big question: Same caliber? If not, then what?

>>90463
This. You might as well grab an M1A, M39-EMR, or something similar.

Just Saiyan. Still, I'll throw around a few ideas and questions.
>> No. 90466 ID: 92bd8b
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>>90461
>well i know they used an m14 as a base but if were going to build a battle rifle for the future you know what has my vote

The Morita Smart Rifles are based on Mini-14s, not M14s.
(Although I believe they show 7.62x51mm rounds in the movie, I'm not sure. The actual props were 5.56x45mm.)
>> No. 90467 ID: 92bd8b
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>>90466
>Mini-14s

Or well, also AC556ks.

The shotties were Ithaca M37, but none of the live fire props had both. The shotties were fake on the live fire Mini-14s, and the Mini-14s were fake on the live fire Ithaca M37s.
>> No. 90468 ID: adbbc9
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90468
could probably look into some of the improvements that http://www.ohioordnanceworks.com/rifles/semi-auto/oow-line/hcar
did.
>> No. 90469 ID: 963c4b
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90469
Here's some modern M1 Garands.
>> No. 90470 ID: 963c4b
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US M1 Garand from Springfield Armory, commercial brown laminate stock.
>> No. 90471 ID: 963c4b
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US M1 T20 Garand variant, select-fire conversion by John Garand, with a BAR magazine.
>> No. 90472 ID: 963c4b
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90472
US Winchester M1 Garand converted to a BM59 style 7.62x51mm semi-auto rifle with a shortened 18-inch barrel.
>> No. 90473 ID: 963c4b
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US M1 Garand T31 bullpup .30 (aka the T65E1), John Garand's last design.
>> No. 90474 ID: 963c4b
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90474
US M1 Garand T31 bullpup .30 (T65E1) Springfield Armory, select-fire from 1949.

Sorry that these are a bunch of re-posts.
>> No. 90475 ID: 52ed6e
The M1 Garand is an inherently flawed design and is too weak to dirt, mud and debris to be on the table in any form in the 21st century.
>> No. 90476 ID: 6dc7ad
>>90475

I'd generally agree, but we know copper tape and bandsaws are going to be in play.

He did say mission capable... I'd say redefine the mission as shooting large angry mammals at close ranges under relatively controlled conditions. Like rebarrel it in a 416 magnum with a short barrel and give it a stock made out of laminate turtle shells.

otherwise yeah the best way to improve a Garand is to trade it for something good
>> No. 90483 ID: 1c2784
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Every great journey starts with a single step...

I removed the clip release by simply pressing out the pin from aft to front.
>> No. 90484 ID: 1c2784
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>>90483
>> No. 90485 ID: 1c2784
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>>90484
>> No. 90486 ID: 1c2784
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>>90485
Note the machining of the spring recess and slot for the clip release bar. Nice!
>> No. 90487 ID: 1c2784
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>>90486
>> No. 90488 ID: 6372b6
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Eventually I'll be putting more parts to my currently spooky skeleton Garand, pic related, and it'll be a normal looking M1 except that it'll probably be in 9.3x62. I figure since it's a Beretta action from one of America's iconic rifles, the caliber should follow in suit to be from another country; you know, just to be extra heretic.

I don't think I'll need to change anything in the action, bolt, and even en-bloc with the nine-three, since the dimensions are pretty much identical. Not sure if I'll get a plastic or wood stock yet, or to go with the good old sights versus a little optic, magnified or otherwise.

Stoplossed, I think I'm in here to learn for this, I can't say I know much about the M1. As for your improvement programs, right now I'm cooking my noodle to find a simple way of floating the whole front end with an AR15-like tube handguard. Looks alone at that point would rate a good 0.8 on the Stoplossed sanity scale, by my account.
>> No. 90489 ID: 3254ec
>>90460
Sounds like you want a BM59

Step 1: Obtain .308 navy garand reciever from CMP
Step 2: Obtain BM59 parts kit
Step 3: PROFIT!!!
>> No. 90490 ID: 40ed44
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>>90488
>you know, just to be extra heretic
You're putting together the rifle how you want it by jacking part, cartridge, and concept from other countries? Nah dude, that's American as fuck, pic related.
>> No. 90491 ID: 6372b6
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>>90490
But altering the design is heresy!

It was a little tongue in cheek in the first place, seeing as Garand was born frogspeek canuckian along with all the usual "rifle has features and stuff taken from other guns" hodge-podge you've also mentioned
>> No. 90493 ID: d2e752
Stoplossed improves the M1?

I'm going to need some popcorn for this.
>> No. 90499 ID: 943d55
>>90456
It's a semiauto rifle that utilizes a fullpower rifle cartridge of the type popular in the early 20th Century.

Given that the infantry rifle is, and has been since WWII, a secondary weapon (most casualties are inflicted by belt-fed MGs and mortar fire at platoon, company, and battalion level, and by air power and heavy artillery at levels above that), an argument could be made that the M1 is good enough as-is. You might want to rebarrel them in 7.62x51mm NATO, and you might want to make M61 black-tip AP or M993 dense alloy core AP the general issue ammunition for riflemen, to play to the strengths of the fullpower cartridge.

You might consider a shortened carbine version, similar to the T26 "Tanker." Such a rifle would weigh about eight and a half pounds, with an overall length of about 38" This is one pound heavier than an M16A2 with a fixed stock and 2" shorter, and a pound lighter and 3" shorter than an H&K G3 with a fixed stock. The 18" barrel of a "Tanker" loses very little velocity compared to 20" to 24" barrels. With a skilled rifleman, 600m+ shots are possible, a significant advantage over the M4 on the Afghan front, given that the Taliban like to initiate contact by deliberate rifle fire from 600-1000m ranges, and for political reasons the rules of engagement usually do not allow for a response with artillery or air power.

Use of disposable eight-round clips for the ammunition loading system saves lots of weight. M14 mags are very heavy.

The iron sights on the Garand are the best ever designed for an infantry rifle. They are also more environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable than optical sights that run on radioactive tritium, which exposes civilians in the area to unknown hazards.

...this is all very silly, but how am I doing?
>> No. 90500 ID: 6372b6
>>90499
>They are also more environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable than optical sights that run on radioactive tritium, which exposes civilians in the area to unknown hazards.

Didn't have much to object until that line. I had a good little giggle.

Yeah if you crack open the vial and drink the tritium, you might not have a great time, but the shit isn't a fucking salted bomb.
>> No. 90501 ID: 5917ef
>>90500
>Yeah if you crack open the vial and drinkbreath the tritium...

Tritium is a gas at STP, but that only further validates your point.

Hurry up and make this >>90488 thing man. You don't even know how hyped I got just reading that post. I started thinking about how one would cast an aluminium garand stock. While technically possible, I don't imagine it would do anything beneficial weight wise. It will PING eternal, shiny and chrome!
>> No. 90502 ID: 6372b6
>>90501
>Hurry up
Don't hold your breath, might be a few years before time/money allows it ;_;

In the meantime, talking to a guy with his own CNC lathe about 14.5 projos. Might make a batch, shoot some, sell some, see what happens. Whatever the outcome, it'll be in /st/ soon enough.

You make me want to make a skeleton M1 Garand, spooky stripped down with a floated handguard tube type of deal in front. Even more alien-looking than what Stoplossed could come up with; we're talking spehssgern level. It'll be on the drawing board for quite a while though.
>> No. 90505 ID: 1c2784
>>90501
>>I started thinking about how one would cast an aluminium garand stock

Lost-foam technique would be the easiest way to make that happen. Could be done in the garage even.
>> No. 90511 ID: 5917ef
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>>90505
Lost foam would require you to make a stock out of foam. You should be able to skip that step if you made a two part bonded-sand mold, carefully using an existing stock as the pattern.

>>90502
>In the meantime, talking to a guy with his own CNC lathe about 14.5 projos. Might make a batch, shoot some, sell some, see what happens. Whatever the outcome, it'll be in /st/ soon enough.
Hnnnnng


>You make me want to make a skeleton M1 Garand, spooky stripped down with a floated handguard tube type of deal in front. Even more alien-looking than what Stoplossed could come up with; we're talking spehssgern level. It'll be on the drawing board for quite a while though.
HNNNNNNNNNNNNNG
>> No. 90513 ID: 65c27c
Selling it and buy another gun would be the best way.
>> No. 90514 ID: 6dc7ad
>>90499

>With a skilled rifleman, 600m+ shots are possible, a significant advantage over the M4 on the Afghan front

The key word here though is skilled. A skilled rifleman isn't going to have any harder time making hits at 600m with the M4 than a Garand or basically any current service rifle. Hell, that's a large part of the why behind the Mk262 and similar rounds; to increase the lethality of the round past 600m.

>the Taliban like to initiate contact by deliberate rifle fire from 600-1000m ranges

No, they don't. Their typical preferred engagement ranges were typically under 200m; as in within that narrow range band you don't need to know ballistics to make hits with 7.62x39. Then they learned our guys can usually make consistent hits at twice that. They would use longer-range harassing fire, but that's far from deliberate aimed fire which is generally a glaring weakness of forces in the region.

Still, that and the tritium thing aside you do make some interesting points. I can't really argue with the rifle being a secondary arm as a generality, though certainly a still relevant and necessary arm.

>>90490

dat Mauser doe...

I just wanted the XM8 to get adopted so we could continue the fine tradition of rebranding German rifles as US and pretending nobody notices
>> No. 90516 ID: 42779b
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90516
>>90513

It's a stoplossed thread, we're being trolled.
>> No. 90517 ID: 8ae717
>>90516

Does it count as trolling if you know you're being trolled?

I look forward to the bubba'd monstrosity he ends up producing.
>> No. 90521 ID: dda126
>>90456

M1 Garand Improvement Program:

>replace it with an AR-10
>chamber it in 6.5 Creedmoor
>congrats, you now have a superior battle rifle suitable for mid range precision
>> No. 90522 ID: 775c47
>>90517
Seconded, however I cant quite call it a monstrosity when he generally takes the time to put a really nice finish on everything I've seen so far.

BTW mad jelly of the cerakote jobs he does in general.
>> No. 90523 ID: 7d8bca
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90523
In the interest of meeting the requirements of 4)

Step 2: Throw the original walnut stock in the trash. Along with the sling.
>> No. 90524 ID: adbbc9
>>90523

you motherfucker ship that to me right now, ill put it on my CMP
>> No. 90527 ID: b89631
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>>90524
Second in line on this, also will just take the sling if ImproExplo doesnt need it.
>> No. 90530 ID: 92bd8b
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90530
>>90524
>implying he'd throw it away with a sling etc on it.

I mean, it's stoplossed, but still.
>> No. 90538 ID: 943d55
>>90514
ah. I haven't been to A'stan, of course.

I just read some blogs. I'd heard that of late, whatever that means (post 2012?) the Taliban in some regions where long lines of sight and long lines of fire are permitted by the terrain, have been using a new tactic.

Find a trail likely to be used by the foreigners. Conveniently off one side of the trail we have some uneven ground, boulders, whatever, that say "Hey! Look at me! I'm really great cover! If shit happens you should come over here!" And in that really great cover, they bury a big fucking IED, the biggest one they can manage with the resources they've got. We will call this terrain feature the Really Great Cover, or RGC.

Then they station a small element with Nagants or Lee-Enfields a klick away and wait for Americans, or ANA troops, or guys from the neighboring tribe--whoever they've got a hard-on for this week, really--to come down the trail and pass the Really Great Cover. And they start taking potshots at them with the Lee-Enfields.

And they wait for enough of their opposition to take up positions in the Really Great Cover for it to be worthwhile to expend the IED made out of half a ton of TNT harvested from thirty-year-old Russian dud iron bombs. Then, BOOM.

I'd read that in at least some instances American troops had despite the long range been lucky enough to have a couple of DRM or GPMG teams along who were able to spot the Taliban and kill them or at least suppress them long enough to call in an air strike, the IED being discovered afterwards.
>> No. 90539 ID: 943d55
>>90514
We could have just copied the G36 here without paying royalties. That's another old American tradition.
>> No. 90550 ID: adbbc9
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90550
so i take it your not just trashing it?>>90523


also thanks for new name>>90527
>> No. 90553 ID: e1463b
>>90550
Don't you mean IED-sexual? Nokia-kin naturally?

I 100% don't know which tarded way this is going to go.

I'm torn between it becoming a DI gun with a pig tail style gas tube.

Or is stop lossed going to go full retard and go back to a gas trap or even a gas lever flappy thing like a potato digger? I honestly dunno.
>> No. 90569 ID: 6dc7ad
>>90553

>I'm torn between it becoming a DI gun with a pig tail style gas tube.

I'm not even kidding, the next time I build an AK I'm making one with a DI system.
>> No. 90571 ID: 943d55
>>90569
I've heard of a guy who supposedly converted an SKS to direct impingement operation, so that is very much not the craziest thing I've ever heard.

Post pics and a range report when it's built, please.
>> No. 90574 ID: 6372b6
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90574
fuck now I want to Ljungman AG-42B all the guns

I hate you people
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>>90571

An SKS is already close to being one, that'd be real easy.

>>90574

Haha, the other half of my crazy world idea was building it in 6.5x55. In my brain it'd be like if a Dragunov and a Ljungmann had crazy sex in a hot tub sauna.
>> No. 90599 ID: 044fd0
>>90574

I had a Hakim for a while. It was nice shooter, but it blasted gas right into your eyes with each shot. full goggles were a necessity.
>> No. 90603 ID: c561cd
>>90599
> but it blasted gas right into your eyes with each shot. full goggles were a necessity.

Designer: My creation is perfect! What do you need to see for?!?
>> No. 90622 ID: 3c5609
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>>90524
>>90527
What do you think this is, a fucking charity?

>>90530
and yes I did in fact trash it, sling included.

I then removed the rear sight assembly with a screwgy
>> No. 90623 ID: 3c5609
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>>90599
>>I had a Hakim for a while. It was nice shooter, but it blasted gas right into your eyes with each shot. full goggles were a necessity.

Just imagine what it would have been like with a suppressor on it.


Sight guts on display. Soon they will be sand blasted.
>> No. 90624 ID: 3c5609
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>>90623
Receiver carcass that will soon be liberated of all of its disgusting parkerizing.
>> No. 90625 ID: 6372b6
>>90622
>and yes I did in fact trash it, sling included.
You know that people would have given you a few bucks for it right

This is a charity on your part, just for a landfill and also the great troll bank of the internet.
>> No. 90638 ID: c3e6b2
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90638
You could be 1/4 into the Garand Table
>> No. 90933 ID: 3c5609
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>>90624
Almost forgot. I have a thread going.

So took out my trusty brass mallet and punch and continued the work of the lord.
>> No. 90934 ID: 3c5609
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>>90638

Ah darn. Too bad I didn't see that sooner, I wouldn't have thrown my stock away and all I would've needed was 3 legs. I reckon I could get 4 M1 Garand stocks and cut them up to make it. Anybody wanna donate some M1 Garand stocks?(preferably serviceable to mint condition)
>> No. 90937 ID: fcf9f8
It will also need a new name for the 21st century. "Garand" is sooo 1935; I propose we call it the M1S "Gavin".
>> No. 90939 ID: adbbc9
>>90934
i know your joking, but i feel sick
>> No. 90940 ID: e6c121
>Using a brass hammer
>To hit a steel punch

Don't want to scratch up that punch!
>> No. 91019 ID: e1463b
>>90940
No smith owns a special hammer for punches. You might have a nice small metal hammer that's nice and heavy for metal moving and shit.
>> No. 91036 ID: de0cbd
  Update M1 Garand to modern time... this NEEDS to be on the new build. Maybe some custom wing guard mount for the RMR?
>> No. 91037 ID: de0cbd
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>>91036
> wing guard mount
>> No. 91042 ID: dda126
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>>91036
>Update M1 Garand to modern time


...by replacing it with a PSL (chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor if possible - the only actual modernization being the superior round. You can't improve and modernize the actual AK action). Garand with RMR is just "old guy with toupée" level of sad.
>> No. 91045 ID: cfe73e
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I thought the M14 was an evolutionary improvement on the M1 Garand.
>> No. 91046 ID: cfe73e
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>> No. 91047 ID: cfe73e
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A further modernization on the 1959 modernization.
>> No. 91048 ID: cfe73e
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Battle of Hamo Village during the Tet Offensive. US Marines and ARVN troops defend a position against enemy attack with their M14 rifles. Photo taken circa January 1968.
>> No. 91049 ID: cfe73e
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Pfc. William Drikell, scans the valley walls for suspicious activity during a combat patrol near the village of Walo Tangi, in Konar province, Afghanistan, April 6, 2009. Driskell is a member of 2nd Platoon, C. Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
>> No. 91050 ID: dda126
>>91049
>>91047
Should have traded all that rail weight for a better scope. Fucking tacticool gearniggers.
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>>91050
Such as this M14 with a Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 10 x 40 mm M3 scope without illuminated reticle?
A sniper peers through his sight at potential enemy targets moving along the rooftop of a nearby building during a search mission in Al Fallujah, Iraq, 2004. The paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
>> No. 91057 ID: 7d8bca
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91057
That was easy.
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>>91057
>> No. 91059 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91058

I picked up this (probably Chinese made) M1 Garand bayonet for about 20 something bucks. It will make a perfect addition to this project.

Also worth mentioning; I researched the serial numbers on this baby and found out it was manufactured by Springfield in 1943. To think, this baby probably stormed some beaches and fired at Imperial Japs during WWII.

And now its with me... I feel honored to be able to give this fine rifle the treatment it deserves.
>> No. 91064 ID: 52ed6e
>>91059
It it was manufactured in 1943 there's a pretty good chance it didn't see service, actually. My Underwood M1 carbine was manufactured in that same year and it didn't see any service until it was surplussed to Israel after the war was over.
>> No. 91072 ID: 85304d
>>91059
Got the same bayonet. Fit is poor on my garand. Not sure how to unfuck it either.
>> No. 91074 ID: c6cdc3
Is it possible to modify and shoot 308?
>> No. 91080 ID: 963c4b
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91080
>>91074
Yes.
Any Garand modified to load M14 magazines have most probably been modified to chamber .308 (7.62x51mm) instead of .30-06 (7.62x63mm).

- US Springfield M1 Garand .308 semi-auto Tanker or Bobbed type rifle with an 18-inch barrel.
>> No. 91081 ID: 943d55
>>91074
Also the Garand can be rebarreled with a 7.62x51mm NATO barrel. The US Navy rifle team used Garands converted to 7.62x51mm at Camp Perry for years and years.

As .30/06 M2 Ball and 7.62x51mm M80 Ball use different charges of different propellants with rather different burning rates, a Garand in the latter caliber will need its gas port opened up slightly to give positive function.
>> No. 91173 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91059
Behold a coffee can full of parts. I took my bayonet, trigger and magazine area apart then sandblasted all of the inferior parkerize finish off.
>> No. 91174 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91173
After sandblasting, I then doused and scrubbed the parts in acetone for good measure to make sure the surface of the parts clean of debris and oil. Clean parts and work area are VITAL for the Cerakoting process.
>> No. 91176 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91174
The color I'm going with is called Tungsten Grey. It has a gritty metallic look about it and will go really well with the theme of the rifle.
>> No. 91207 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91176
The bayonet color experiment turned out well enough to continue it on the rifle. I used Patriot Brown on the grip and Tungsten Gray on the metal parts.
>> No. 91208 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91207
Turned out pretty well, I would say.
>> No. 91209 ID: 7feea4
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>>91207
>>91208

That's... pretty damn good looking.
>> No. 91265 ID: 45cc6c
>>90456
pretty simple, aluminum instead of steel, reinforced polymer over wood, rails and somehow improve the reliability of the action.

pretty much how every new gun has improved over its design.
>> No. 91267 ID: 6dc7ad
>>91265

>somehow improve the reliability of the action

Well that's the easy part! Just keep it away from Arctic climates and places that have sand.
>> No. 91269 ID: dda126
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>>91267
>somehow improve the reliability of the action

>Well that's the easy part! Just keep it away from Arctic climates and places that have sand.

Doesn't really help as a generic method to make a gun more reliable. Even if you keep your AR in it's natural habitat where it belongs, the western middle class living room, the dust bunnies that are found there will still make the AR jam.

AR fags are the real FUDDS.
>> No. 91270 ID: 6dc7ad
>>91269

It was a joke about the Garand having an exposed action that runs for crap in cold places, but by all means carry on...
>> No. 91272 ID: dda126
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>>91270
I got the reference, thank you very much. Have you never seen an AR freeze shut? Believe me, it has been known to happen too. And that's just from condensation from the air. Shit really hits the AC when you run, shoot, go prone in snow, pick up some snow everywhere, it melts, creeps in everywhere, then you stop shooting for half and hour, then you need to shoot again because hurp durp "CONTACT!" but oh noes, there is icicles in the action!

Pic unrelated, Soviet HIND pilots carrying AKS-74U in holsters as a PDW. I have a webm of modern day pilots doing the same in Syria but the file is too big...
>> No. 91276 ID: 6dc7ad
>>91272

>Have you never seen an AR freeze shut?

I've seen almost every common and uncommon action freeze shut. Around here -20F before windchill is just getting started. ARs are no more or less inherently prone to it than other contemporary actions. They're a little harder to break clear than a FAL or AK. Still beats a Garand in adverse condition reliability any day, which is flawed in that regard by inherent design.
>> No. 91647 ID: c3ae32
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91647
Ha Im back faggits!

Here's the scabbard for the bayonet prior to being sandblasted accordingly.
>> No. 91648 ID: c3ae32
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>>91647
After sandblasting and masking.
>> No. 91781 ID: 14f1bb
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>>91648
The after pic. The scabbard is done and looks much better now after being cerakoted.
>> No. 91782 ID: 14f1bb
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>>91781
>> No. 91799 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91782
After much deliberation, I decided the 30-06 was an inferior bullet compared to the 7.62x51/.308. I did some outsourcing and consulted the expertise of one Tim Shufflin of Shuff's parkerizing.
>> No. 91800 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91799
>> No. 91801 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91800
After removal, the old barrel is chucked in the trash as it deserves. Maybe it will it and its long lost furniture will find each other in the landfill. Nah probably not.
>> No. 91804 ID: 4c6646
>>91799
> I decided the 30-06 was an inferior bullet compared to the 7.62x51/.308

Wrong.
>> No. 91808 ID: 7d8bca
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91808
>>91801
Another barrel is selected, .308 this time >>91804

Brand spanking new barrel is threaded in by hand at first.
>> No. 91884 ID: 7188a3
>>91808
Is there a particular reason you didn't just set the barrel back and rechamber? I imagine the cartridges are similar enough that it wouldn't require that much machining.
>> No. 91886 ID: c4277d
>4) A lie..

Barrel and stock are fine, I'm guessing.
>> No. 91888 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91886
>>Barrel and stock are fine, I'm guessing.

Nope. Both long gone. The lie is referring to something else coming soon.

Here in this picture the barrel is tightened in a block in preparation to being tightened into the receiver.
>> No. 91908 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91888
More clamping
>> No. 91910 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91908
Receiver is clamped in preparation for a torque bar to be applied.
>> No. 91911 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91910
>> No. 91912 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91911
Receiver is tightened down onto the barrel. Righty tighty lefty loosy
>> No. 91913 ID: e9cf5f
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91913
Homeboy needs a goddamn oil trap
>> No. 91914 ID: c3e6b2
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>>91913
Solvent trap?

>>91888
>>91908
>>91911
>>91912
Shitty camera or you put some artisy fartisy filter to make them look retro
>> No. 91917 ID: c561cd
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>>91914

Stoplossed's photographer.
>> No. 91921 ID: e7f332
Were these photos taken in the 1970s?
>> No. 91928 ID: bfdb82
>>91921
How ass backward Stoplossed's builds are he probably took the photo with film camera, send it in to develop then turned digitally using a photo scanner.

That's probably why it's taking so fucking long to do a build thread.
>> No. 91978 ID: 14f1bb
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91978
>>91928
>>How ass backward Stoplossed's builds are he probably took the photo with film camera, send it in to develop then turned digitally using a photo scanner.

>>That's probably why it's taking so fucking long to do a build thread.


Ummm actually yes. It was a disposable camera that I shipped with the rifle and had the gunsmith take the pictures. Pic related. f

You're welcome faggits
>> No. 91985 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91978
Tim Shufflin himself. Note the eye of the tiger and the readied stance. Such form...
>> No. 91986 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91985
>> No. 91987 ID: bcf9c6
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>>91978

>actually yes
>> No. 91989 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91986
Time to light up a stogie and get down to business
>> No. 91990 ID: 20f42b
>>91987
You know what happened to the last turtle that laughed at Stoplossed.
>> No. 91995 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91989
Getting ready to ream the chamber and headspace.

>>91990
>> Baby Jesus + 2015 years
>> Implying turtles have a sense of humor to even laugh.
>> Implying turtles have feelings.
>> No. 91996 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91995
>> No. 91997 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91996
Worked to perfection.

Im not sure why there is a finger in the way on so many pictures...
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>>91997
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>>91998
>> No. 92000 ID: 7d8bca
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>>91999
Seriously!?!? How many fucking fingers does this camera guy have?
>> No. 92001 ID: 79b400
>>91995
They know the feeling of a bandsaw.

>>92000
I'm laughing my ass off. I haven't seen someone consistently do that in a long time.
>> No. 92002 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92001
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>>92002
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>>92003
Never before has a thread been so fingerfucked...
>> No. 92005 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92004
>> No. 92007 ID: 7d8bca
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92007
>>92005
Now for the item we have all been waiting for. The stock.

I kept in mind certain variables such as weight, durability, and current norms in the industry. Plastic is the best option for a 21st century weapon. Its water resistant. Structurally sound and less likely to splinter or crack. Also plastic stocks are culturally accepted more so now than wood.

So I chose a brown plastic stock that I picked up for like 30 bucks. A vast improvement over the original walnut that has seen better days.
>> No. 92012 ID: adbbc9
>>92007

you bastard
>> No. 92013 ID: 52ed6e
>>92007
So what color is it going to end up being?
>> No. 92014 ID: 7d8bca
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92014
>>92007
Its an old stock nonetheless, its not honeycombed like most recent plastic stock designs being churned out. Its solid plastic all the way through, no expense spared in the making of it. I like the idea of the brown color all the way through also. Not black like those cheap ramline stocks, which have a lot of empty spaces in it.
>> No. 92015 ID: 7d8bca
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92015
>>92013
>>So what color is it going to end up being?

Im going with something that is fashion these days. Definitely not black.

I noticed some funny looking mold lines on the sides of the stock. I then took an aggressive file to it in order to smooth things to a more uniform shape.
>> No. 92019 ID: a19011
>>92015
Red and blue urban camo. It is the only way.
>> No. 92020 ID: 381ee6
say it with me now

RIFLE

IS

FINE!!
>> No. 92022 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92015
I started drilling a bunch of holes with a #30 bit in the grip area of the stock. NICE!
>> No. 92023 ID: 4aed07
>>92014
>>92015
>>92022

>compliment the stock for being of good quality and somewhat heavyduty.
>promptly take a rasp to it and drill dozens of holes in it.

>neat.jpg
>> No. 92024 ID: 394c72
>>92019
With gold tiger stripe Deagles painted on the side.
>> No. 92034 ID: a19011
>>92024
that sounds exquisite.
>> No. 92038 ID: b47376
>>92022
>I started drilling a bunch of holes with a #30 bit in the grip area of the stock. NICE!

I was dreading the moment when you'd inevitably would start stipling shit.
But you just had to throw me for a loop...
>> No. 92045 ID: f2c4ed
>>92022
Debur that shit, it looks hideous.

Also, I really hope this turns into a pistol grip mod somehow.
>> No. 92132 ID: 7d8bca
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92132
Forgot to mention I will be using acra-glass gel on this. This shit is expensive!
>> No. 92133 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92132
Simple to mix and cure fast and hard as a rock. Doesn't swell or shrink. I added a brown dye to the mix also.
>> No. 92134 ID: 7d8bca
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92134
As you may have noticed here >>92007 the stock is lacking a bit of meat where the last two fingers rest for the shooting hand. Its rounded and shitty there. Needs that area to be beefed up for comfort reasons.

So I added some fiberglass to the mix and shelved off the area with tape and applied the acra-glass
>> No. 92139 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92134
Giving it a little sun. Looking good so far.
>> No. 92141 ID: 8ae717
>>92139
>original furniture and stock not protruding conspicuously from garbage can

2/10 apply yourself
>> No. 92142 ID: 8ae717
>>92141

*barrel and stock

clearly need to apply myself as well.
>> No. 92153 ID: 524f9f
you should make a folding stock by sawing it in two and hinging the pieces with cabinet hinges.
>> No. 92154 ID: 524f9f
>>92153
and make it lock either way with hook&ring
>> No. 92156 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92139
After a few more layers, I took the tape off to admire the handy work.
>> No. 92157 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92156
A little more filing and sanding.
>> No. 92158 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92157
>> No. 92159 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92158
Did some filing and sanding on the stock that is above and around the trigger guard area. The plastic stock is beefier in this area than the walnut/wood stock. Its a subtle difference but noticeable to the most keen of Garand snob.
>> No. 92160 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92159
I cerakoted the shit out of it with ''patriot brown'' just so I can get a more uniform view and feel for the stock. Then I can better see the inconsistencies and address them now and not later.
>> No. 92161 ID: 7d8bca
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>>92160
>> No. 92162 ID: 9187ba
>>92134

I wondered if that wasn't where >>92022
was headed.

>>92160

well played.

I'm still not letting you anywhere near my turtles
>> No. 92172 ID: f1b87a
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>>92162
>>I wondered if that wasn't where >>92022
was headed.


There's always a method to my madness. I didn't like the shape and felt it needed more material added. So I added more fiberglass and acra-glass gel after sand blasting the cerakote a little bit to create a porous surface so it wont delaminate later.
>> No. 92173 ID: f1b87a
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>>92172
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>>92173
>> No. 92177 ID: a804a5
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92177
>stoplossed wants to build a mini-g
>makes overly complicated build thread about it
>has shuffs do all the metal work
>still didn't choose .35 whelen, magfed, shortened garand
>> No. 92198 ID: f1b87a
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92198
>>92174
Oh cool a snake came to visit while I was working.
>> No. 92199 ID: f1b87a
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>>92198
I took the trigger group apart and sand-blasted the parkerizing off.
>> No. 92201 ID: f1b87a
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>>92199
After a good blasting of the smaller parts to liberate them of the parkerizing that was holding them back from meeting their true potential, I then hung them up for cerkoting.
>> No. 92202 ID: 79b400
>>92198
Daaww.

Half expected you to Cerakote the snake.
>> No. 92204 ID: f1b87a
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>>92201
I coated the parts with satin aluminum where they are contained inside the rifle. I used tungsten gray where the parts are exposed to the outside world. Notice the two tone trigger and safety.
>> No. 92206 ID: f07b82
>>92198
black rat snake :3
>> No. 92952 ID: 7de6ef
Hey, your post in the guns thread rekindled interest.

Could you post the specs of your AR45 in /dmz/ for me? I want to write them down for future reference and don't want to derail your thread.
>> No. 92954 ID: 6372b6
>>92952
/st/ would be a better board, both for the AR-45 and even for this thread.
>> No. 92955 ID: 79b400
Shit, I totally forgot about it. We need to get more traffic there.
>> No. 92978 ID: 7d8bca
>>92952
>>Hey, your post in the guns thread rekindled interest.

>>Could you post the specs of your AR45 in /dmz/ for me? I want to write them down for future reference and don't want to derail your thread.

Its my thread I will derail it however I please. I will post specs at the end of this one.

>>92955
>>Shit, I totally forgot about it. We need to get more traffic there.

Exactly. Nobody would ever know a build thread even existed if I posted it there.
>> No. 92979 ID: 79b400
>>92978
Sweet, thanks. I can't tell you how much I want the AR45. It'd be a fine companion.
>> No. 92982 ID: 6372b6
>>92978
>Exactly. Nobody would ever know a build thread even existed if I posted it there.
Stop reinforcing this vicious circle.

I would know
>> No. 93003 ID: f1b87a
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>>92204
The receiver and other exposed parts are done in Tungsten. Then internal areas of the receiver was done in satin aluminum.
>> No. 93004 ID: f1b87a
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>>93003
>> No. 93006 ID: f1b87a
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>>93004
I actually changed my mind. The satin aluminum looked gay. I sand blasted it and cerakoted it in titanium. Looks much classier.
>> No. 93008 ID: f1b87a
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>>93006
>> No. 93009 ID: f1b87a
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>>93008
I removed the satin aluminum finish off the trigger parts and gave it a coat of titanium cerakote.
>> No. 93010 ID: f1b87a
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>>93009
Had a little thick spot on the hammer but oh well. Still looks awesome.
>> No. 93036 ID: f1b87a
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>>93010
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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>>93036
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
>>93037
So what color are you changing it to?
>> No. 93039 ID: dda126
>>93037
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
>>93036
>>93037
>>93038
>>93039

Surprised he's not repurposing a reflective belt.
>> No. 93298 ID: c61100
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93298
>>93038
>>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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>>93298
I reattached the butt plate and other metal hardware.
>> No. 93300 ID: c61100
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>>93299
Note the larger grip area.
>> No. 93303 ID: c61100
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>>93300
>> No. 93304 ID: c61100
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>>93303
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
>>93300
You mean it's... girth
>> No. 93307 ID: c61100
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>>93304
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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>>93654
The titanium and tungsten are an excellent color combo and improvement over the standard old parkerizing.
>> No. 93660 ID: 7514f5
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>>93659
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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>>93660
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
>>94768
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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>>94797
>>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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>>95018
>> No. 95020 ID: 7d8bca
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>>95019

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.
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>>95020
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
>>95018
>>95019


Oh great more nazi bullshit... Oh wait he's actually trampling the flag underfoot, carry on.
>> No. 95029 ID: a19011
>>95024
wut
>> No. 95031 ID: bbadd8
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His foot is on the flag, thus trampling it (disrespecting it).
>> No. 95041 ID: a19011
>>95031
I was referencing "Oh great more nazi bullshit."
>> No. 95469 ID: bd2e16
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>>95022
This picture is for those of you that prefer a more Asian/Pacific theater theme.
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>>95469
>> No. 95471 ID: bd2e16
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>>95470
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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>>95471
So classy...
>> No. 95473 ID: bd2e16
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>>95472
Much artsy...
>> No. 95474 ID: bd2e16
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Wow inspirational
>> No. 95475 ID: bd2e16
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>>95474
Very WWII...
>> No. 95477 ID: 360765
>>95471
Is the stock breaking away?
>> No. 95478 ID: bd2e16
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>>95477
Its still holding up without any issue.
>> No. 95657 ID: c7b226
>>90599
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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>>101927
I took a rotary file to the stock and chewed out a liberal amount of material
>> No. 101930 ID: f0d5d2
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>>101928
No turning back. Going forward is the only way now...
>> No. 101931 ID: 19518e
>>101930
Shoulder thing that goes up HYP
>> No. 101932 ID: 8c968b
We have the same (crappy) lathe.
>> No. 102314 ID: 3ce261
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>>101930
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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>>102314
>> No. 102316 ID: 3ce261
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The much needed ''shoulder thing that goes up''
>> No. 102327 ID: 19518e
>>102316
Range trip writeup please.
>> No. 105692 ID: 3d77fc
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Much like the design's reputation, this thread wont die.

>>102327
>>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
>>105693
Was that the one aimed at the racoon?
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