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Old 12-18-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
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what is a Tanker M14, and where do i get one?

What is the story behind the tanker M14? does a manufacturer make one these days? is the scout/squad just a renamed Tanker? i am planning on buying an M1A, but it won't be till after christmas. I kinda dig the scout/squad, but i am leaning towards the standard size for the "authenticity" and the classic style. I am a tanker in the 1/104th Cavalry, and if i could get ahold of a Tanker M14/M1A i would be super-happy!

what do you guys know?

tanks alot!
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Old 12-18-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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No one produces a "Tanker" M14 type rifle.
Short barreled M14's are "Bush" rifles or "Scout" rifles, and now "SOCOM's".
I understand what you are after. You may want to consider a Scout model and installing folding stock from Reese Surplus or one of the expensive ones that so many are hot for now.
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:39 PM   #3
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There is an M1 garand "tanker" variant out there. Maybe that's what you're thinking about.

[img]http://www.smithenterprise.com/0600_tSEI_M1_Tanker_Picture.jpg[/img]

There have also been a few M1 garand rifles converted to use M14 mags too.
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:44 PM   #4
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... or one of the expensive ones that so many are hot for now.
I will have one of those expensive ones for sale "Pre-Owned" soon...
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Old 12-18-2004, 05:17 PM   #5
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I will have one of those expensive ones for sale "Pre-Owned" soon...
is that a pic of one of those Fulton Armory M14 variations? Did you send your receiver in to have it made - or just buy one from them? What's your impression of it?
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Old 12-18-2004, 05:29 PM   #6
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I will have one of those expensive ones for sale "Pre-Owned" soon...
is that a pic of one of those Fulton Armory M14 variations? Did you send your receiver in to have it made - or just buy one from them? What's your impression of it?
It's a SAGE tactical drop-in stock. FA sells them but I got mine from another individual. You can buy the stock (about $750.00) and install your rifle in it or have a smith install it for you.

My impression of it -- WOW! A very solid, flexible platform for all sorts of gadgets. It gives you an instant bedding job and floats the barrel and gas system for enhanced accuracy.
More pictures of my rifle and additional information available HERE

TROY is the one that has the option of sending in your receiver and having it modified to fit their stock - about $3K!. TROY does not have a drop-in stock yet.
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Old 12-18-2004, 05:35 PM   #7
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it sure looks sweet, I like the push-in stock too. I'm just on the fence... I got a sweet desert camo job from Franks Stocks a couple years back and just don't know....

perhaps this is a reason to buy up a second one, eh? lol

I wonder if a M1 receiver would fit in there, being such a similarity to them.... hmmmmmmm (scratches a pretend beard)
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Succumb to the Rule of Twos. Trust me, you'll be happier.
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Old 12-18-2004, 09:19 PM   #9
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"...There is an M1 garand "tanker" variant..." That's a usually an unreliable marketing piece of junk. However, there is an equally useless 'scout' version of the M1A out there. Gives you much less velocity with a significant increase in muzzle blast and noise.
Buy a proper M1A. No short barrels, folding stocks or any of the other silly marketing nonsense.
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"...youre(sic) silly..." Pourquois. That'd be French. I think. 'Tanker Garands' are notoriously unreliable and a short barreled .308 is significantly louder and gives less velocity than a proper barrel. The only thing that's more useless than a folding stock on a rifle is a pistol grip only on a shotgun. What's silly about that? Oh, and mine is a real semi'd M-14. Not an M1A. The synthetic stocks increase the muzzle jump too.
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Silly marketing nonsense

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" However, there is an equally useless 'scout' version of the M1A out there. Gives you much less velocity with a significant increase in muzzle blast and noise.
Buy a proper M1A. No short barrels, folding stocks or any of the other silly marketing nonsense."
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"The only thing that's more useless than a folding stock on a rifle is a pistol grip only on a shotgun."
Sunray, U soO crazzZi
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