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Old September 16th, 2015, 02:28 PM   #1
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The Building of an XM25 and it Parts

To build an XM25 you need to have the right parts, not just a receiver marked XM25. This thread will be picture heavy!

The right parts:

McMillan fiberglass stock USGI Marine Corps (80's issue) This stock was used by the Marine Corps and came from someone still in the Corps!

I got it in semi rough condition, filled in gouges and did a light sanding to remove some scratches. I then gave it a good waxing with a good finishing wax. I think it looks pretty good for a stock as old as it is.









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Old September 16th, 2015, 02:32 PM   #2
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Next on the XM25 parts list, Brookfield Precision Tool co. parts.

BPT Stock liner
BPT Scope mount
BPT NM Spring guide
BPT Gas Piston















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Old September 16th, 2015, 02:36 PM   #3
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XM25 Barrel a Gene Barnett Medium weight 10-1 twist 4 groove short chamber

This is a new tube dated 12-96 The bore is shall I say PRISTINE








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Old September 16th, 2015, 03:03 PM   #4
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Guess what... That's not necessarily the correct stock. 1980's McMillan stocks used by the Marine Corps were slightly different. They had a short grip, a simulated inlet where the stock liner screws would normally be, and a simulated wood grain texture in the gel coat finish. Many of the users didn't like the short pistol grip so the design was changed and these three items left out. What you have there is essentially the same stock they have made every since.

Great project and not one so easy to do.

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Old September 16th, 2015, 03:46 PM   #5
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Ted, this came damn near straight from the Corps(I won't say where I get my stuff that way I keep getting stuff). It has the wood grain but the wax I used on it and the pictures don't show it. The liner hole you speak of was in the very earliest stocks with the smear camo finish, the second of the three that were done which this one is did not have the liner hole. The third one is very different from this one and is easily recognized by the sharp contrast in its camo color and colors used, it is the one currently being made today.

I have been talking and listening to the right people on this project, including McMillan and they should know. I can assure you there is no guess work here.

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Old September 16th, 2015, 03:49 PM   #6
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My original idea was to make this (aside from the Brookfield parts) an all H&R marked parts rifle but finding an acceptable bolt was impossible. I decided to go with Winchester parts instead since I already had them. The rear sight and front sight are USGI NM sights, the aperture is non-hooded. I believe that the correct rear sight would be the newer version which I got from Jason. It has the markings stamped in white ink.












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What the story on the gas cylinder? Unitized? Was it NOS?

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Old September 16th, 2015, 03:53 PM   #8
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Looks like a neat project. I'll be interested to see how this turns out.

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Old September 16th, 2015, 04:10 PM   #9
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What the story on the gas cylinder? Unitized? Was it NOS?
The gas cylinder if you look closely you will see that it is unitized(welded which is the way the XM25s were done, you can also see that the gas port has been drilled at the piston end.

The gas cylinder while not new gauged near new and will be Nitrided along with the barrel by Jon Wolf, he will be doing this build since he is doing another one just like it and will have the experience.

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Old September 16th, 2015, 07:31 PM   #10
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Wow, Renisin, how long have you been holding onto these parts, specifically the BPT parts? Looking forward to seeing the build in progress and the rifle when she is done!

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what scope are you going to use on that beauty? and what iron sight type and maker?

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Old September 16th, 2015, 07:50 PM   #12
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Cant wait to see more pictures. Looks like a great project!

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Old September 16th, 2015, 08:08 PM   #13
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usgi xm25 from sniper central (not sure date)



blow up of renisins photo




a random hobbist photo from google



the top and bottom photos look like a different grip profile , rens stock however is at an off angle so i cant tell. i also cant garuntee the authenticity of either photo, just want to see more discussion on this stock issue.

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Old September 17th, 2015, 06:10 AM   #14
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Gentlemen, the McMillan stock came from a Marine Corps instructor. The Marine Corps Shooting team decal on the stock was so worn that he sent me a new one(which I am not sure if I will use). It had gouges and scratches when I received it, I filled them and sanded the surface to bring back the beauty of the stock, it still has imperfections.
The question of whether this is a real authentic USMC stock is not disputable, and is very much like ones that would have been used on XM25 project!Ren

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Sounds like it will be a great project to finish and a great rifle. Forget the distractions and get it built. Please give a range report with lots of pics

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