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Old February 13th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Part 1 of my scout transformation

This certainly isn't a build thread, but I wanted to show off some progress on my M1A Scout. It started as this:


And now I have done:
USGI fiberglass stock from Fred's
Filled the selector cutout with epoxy
Added USGI cleaning kit
Painted stock and handguard OD green

Here she is now:



Let me know what you think. I have big plans for her, but finances are tight at the moment.

Disclaimer: Magazine in photos is for display purposes and is a non functioning mag body only.

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Old February 13th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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I liked it in both pics!

The Scout model has really gotten my attention lately. My next M1A will definitely be a Scout.

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You poor guy. I hope it never comes down to that in Georgia.

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Old February 13th, 2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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what for FS do you have on it?

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Old February 13th, 2013, 07:22 PM   #4
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Very nice. In the early 90s I built a Scout On a NM Armscorp receiver with a SA barrel. The rest USGI parts. I took a USGI fiberglass stock and filled the selector switch cutout and also filled the butt section and reshaped it to use a Garand buttplate. Much lighter clean looking setup.
I now have an M1A Standard that I am seriously looking into having a Scout BBl installed on it.

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Old February 13th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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I like both, but the green USGI stock looks more business like.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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On mine I removed the scope mount, shimmed the gas system, installed a sadlak spring guide, and it wears a USGI handguard and fiberglass stock. It looks more "bush rifle" than scout now.

I like the green paint on yours.

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Old February 13th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #7
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what for FS do you have on it?
Were you asking about the flash suppressor or the front sight? It has the stock SAI muzzle brake on it because I am in California. Also still has the factory .062 NM front sight. I am looking into getting an SEI USCG muzzle brake in the future though.

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Old February 13th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #8
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Also just finished dying the edges of the sling black so it can go back on the rifle as well. I highly recommend Montana slings for these rifles: http://www.montanagunslings.com/
They have a great sliding feature, no metal hardware to scratch stuff up and are built with high quality leather.

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Old February 13th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #9
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On mine I removed the scope mount, shimmed the gas system, installed a sadlak spring guide, and it wears a USGI handguard and fiberglass stock. It looks more "bush rifle" than scout now.

I like the green paint on yours.
C4, what if any differences did you notice by shimming the gas system and installing the Sadlak spring guide? Just curious if you gained any accuracy from this. My shooting is terrible at this point but in the future I'm sure I will want more out of the rifle.

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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:09 AM   #10
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Looks great! I did the same with my Scout putting a USGI synthetic stock on it.

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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:00 AM   #11
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Came out pretty nice. Probably be doing the same thing.

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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #12
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I like the green/OD. But................I like it more in the Wood.

Good looking stick though.

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Old February 17th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #13
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Looks good! I've got the same thing in mind just using a matte black handguard.

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what for FS do you have on it?
CA legel muzzle break by SAI.

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Looks good. I have the same thing in mind for my 18" xm21 build. Just got a USGI composite and birch Big Red. Trying them both out.

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