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Old 04-06-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
 
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T26 project

Here is my T26 in a Boyds Nutmeg Laminate stock...Pretty much a drop in fit...(very minor fitting needed)..Around the buttplate it is a little overhang but since the stock came finished, I will live with it.
To my dismay, I found this tanker to be a reweld after I bought it but nontheless, I will go on with the project...Soon it will be rebarreled to a .308.
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Old 04-06-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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Nice looking stock, can you get some more pics in the daylight?

When was the weld job done? From information gleened off the web not all welded receivers are bad, in fact some are so good that you cannot tell they were done without checking heat lot numbers against the serial number/manufacture date. If it functions properly and the heat treatment of the receiver ring and bolt lugs has not been damaged then it should be fine, I have heard of welded receivers going strong after many thousands of rounds without issue.

Keep us posted, seems like T26 clones are making a resurgence of late

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Old 04-11-2006, 06:37 AM   #3
 
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I do not know when the job was done but I do know that it was done by Alpine, who alon with National Ordinance made some 20,000 T26 models...The barrel was a cut down HRA from 3-54 and from what I understand, they did most of thier work in the 60's... I bought a kit from Numrich in .308... inoticed that the kit barrel is a bit longer than this one but it comes with the new op rod, spring and follower so it should go together ok...I did the slide test on the receiver and that was OK...It is really hard to detect any weld as all the rails are very straight and the only real give away is the drawing number on the recever is a 27 code...The correct code on the 42 SA should be a 17...The transition between 17 and 27 is around early 43 and there are no numbers in between...Maybe this one is correct??
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:25 AM   #4
 
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get a stripped Garand receiver from CMP and replace it when you do the 308 barrel change. i got a really nice one for $125.
just a thought
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:21 AM   #5
 
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get a stripped Garand receiver from CMP and replace it when you do the 308 barrel change. i got a really nice one for $125.
just a thought
I considered that but I believe this one is OK...Thanks.
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