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Old 05-09-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
 
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Rear Lug Receiver and USGI Synthetic Stock ?

I want to bed an M1A Rear Lug Receiver to a USGI synthetic stock. Is this possible?
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:37 PM   #2
 
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Nope!
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:29 AM   #3
 
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No? What!?! Yes, it's possible. ANYTHING is possible.

But you will need to relieve the back of the stock inletting first.

Dremel tools work well for this. Go slow and test-fit frequently.
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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No? What!?! Yes, it's possible. ANYTHING is possible.
Correct! This is America, home of the brave, land of "How much were you planning to spend?"

Depending on your needs, it may be your choice to remove the lug, though.
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Old 05-10-2005, 04:06 PM   #5
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There's not going to be a lot of stock material left back there after you open it up for the lug. You've got a good chance that the stock will crack.
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:45 PM   #6
 
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I am repairing one that came with an Armscorp
rear lug NM. It started to crack on the left side
so I put it in a Beech NM GI stock. You have to
take out too much material in my opinion.

HTH.
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Old 05-10-2005, 08:53 PM   #7
 
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No? What!?! Yes, it's possible. ANYTHING is possible.

But you will need to relieve the back of the stock inletting first.

Dremel tools work well for this. Go slow and test-fit frequently.
Have you actually done this installation? Or have you had one professionally done?

If so, have you ever shot it?

If you have, how many shots did you get from it before the stock cracked?

Know of any REPUTABLE M14 'smiths who will put a rear lugged receiver in a GI synthetic stock and guarantee the work?

Just curious
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Old 05-18-2005, 03:18 PM   #8
 
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I have a rear lugged rifle in a mcmillan stock. With NM rear sights it will shoot the balls off of a fly at one hundred yards.
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Old 05-18-2005, 07:50 PM   #9
 
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I have a rear lugged rifle in a mcmillan stock. With NM rear sights it will shoot the balls off of a fly at one hundred yards.
I don't doubt what you say, not even for a NY minute. The McMillan is probably the best M14-style conventional synthetic stock available.

But I wonder what's your point? The USGI synthetic stock is whats being discussed in this thread, and that's a horse of a completely different color

Al
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:06 AM   #10
 
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Sherlock 308 you are right. There are people who mix apples with oranges i.e. USGI M14 stock versus MacMillian M14 stock. Seem odd to me that people at times identify so much with what firearm they own that they become defensive as if you were saying something bad about them. Wish everyone would just relax a little.
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:49 AM   #11
 
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I just finished fitting my rear-lugged Armscorp receiver to a GI synthetic stock.

It was pretty easy. Wear a mask when using the dremel so you don't breathe any fiberglass dust and of course wear safety glasses.

I used the dremel to remove most of the material and then used a hand file to finish up, checking the fit very frequently. The receiver fits and locks up very tight.

I also used some Bondo reinforced with a small nail to fill in the selector hole. Over the next week I'll be preping for paint and spraying the first coats of primer.

Right now I'm planning on some kind of a desert camo scheme, so the first color will be tan. However, I am also considering just painting the stock, scope, magazine and bi-pod a flat sage green color. Testor's calls it "SAC Bomber Green". Kinda splits the difference between tan and OD green. I may even paint the barrel forward of the gas plug as well.

When I'm done and get to put some rounds down range I'll let you all know how it holds up. If it cracks I'll just go back to the GI wood stock it lives in now. I don't have much $$ in this project so no big deal. Just something fun to do in my free time to keep my mind off the job.

Be safe out there,

Flyer
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Old 05-22-2005, 09:39 AM   #12
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Correct! This is America, home of the brave, land of "How much were you planning to spend?"
You got that right!
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:24 AM   #13
 
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I have two rear lugged rifles in USGI fiberglass stocks, SA M1A and Armscorp M14. When installing them, I removed as little of the stock as possible to fit the lug and then bedded the lug area with Brownells Steel Bed Epoxy. I have fired about 700 rounds through each of them and no problems yet.
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:10 PM   #14
 
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Tommo,

glad to hear of your sucess with your stocks and the rear lugged receivers.

Did you paint your stocks as well?

I was going to bed mine also but since it is such a snug fit I did'nt think it was going to matter.

Wish me luck!

Shoot safe,

Flyer
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Old 05-24-2005, 12:02 AM   #15
 
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If the original paint is in good condition, I just leave it alone. If the stock has allot of scrapes and scratches or a bad paint job, then I paint it.

I like to bed the lug to give it more strength. The reason for a lugged receiver is to increase the bedding area which makes the bedding last longer.

Also, I fill in the selector cuts, the hollows in the receiver area and line the forend with steel bed epoxy. This makes the stock stronger, stiffer and heavier helping the accuracy and decreasing felt recoil.

Best of luck with your project!
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