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Old May 12th, 2017, 08:06 PM   #1
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Navy XM25 questions!!

For those that might know,i have read different info on a couple things so im going to throw this out there,on a NAVY built XM25 what was the method the Navy guys used t unitize the gas cyl.Welded at 6 and 12 oclock or glued & screwed?
2. On the Navy version what rings were used with the Bauch & Laumb scope.
3. Were all the gas cylinders drilled with the 1/8" hole I believe on the tail of the cylinder? Navy vs Army.
Curious as im going for a NAVY XM25 version and want to get it right,Thanks

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Marine Corps/Navy weld and Army Screw and Glue. Navy and Army both used Bausch&Lomb scopes.

Yes both Army and Navy would have had the added tripang groove drilled according to BPTco.

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Thanks Ren,what about the rings fkr the B&L setup,also what do yku think would be the correct Harris Bipod

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Thanks Ren,what about the rings fkr the B&L setup,also what do yku think would be the correct Harris Bipod

One could use Badger rings or Leupold Ultra rings(not rounded but the flat top).

I forget which bi-pod but it is still built so finding the correct one will be easy.

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Old May 12th, 2017, 08:52 PM   #5
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And were might a person find such a set of rings?

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And were might a person find such a set of rings?
I bought a nearly new Bausch & Lomb Tactical 10X, Badgers rings, and a Brookfield scope mount all for $1200.00 sold the mount for 400.00 so for the princely sum of $800.00 I got me a like new B&L Tactical scope and rings!

There is one on Ebay and the owner is asking $2299.00 for the scope only and it's no where near the condition of mine.

I really don't know where you find the rings, just keep an eye out. Hell you managed to find that sweet G. Barnett barrel, you'll come up with something.

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I suppose,if one only knew the hrs spent looking for this stuff,it gets addicting.LOL

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The XM25 uses the Harris LS bi-pod.

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I suppose,if one only knew the hrs spent looking for this stuff,it gets addicting.LOL
It's funny you mention that as I had that very conversation with a friend of mine. He collects Coleman Lanterns, I asked him if he thought he had a problem, he said only with his wife. He has nearly a hundred coleman lanterns!

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I bought one B&L scope for $800, the other for $600, still in the original box.
I bought a heavy weight barrel from someone for $25, and after I took the paint off, it turned out to be a Barnett Douglas. One of my best shooting 14s.
I also scored a G&H M1C mount and painted M84 on eBay for $1300 from some antique place in PA, obviously didn't know what it was, complained that the scope was missing the protective window, and the guy gave me $200 back. Turned out the mount was one that was stamped with 4 digits after removing the Garand serial #, which means it was used on an early XM21! I restored the scope and sold it for $900, which netted me an M1C mount for $400!
So.... what I'm trying to say is, be patient. One will pop up that isn't listed for some astronomical price. You have to search every day. These guys know that there is a bit of an xm25 building craze, they lurk these boards to see what people are looking for.

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I suppose,if one only knew the hrs spent looking for this stuff,it gets addicting.LOL
We're with you, buddy. We all need the 12 step....
"Hello. My name is Tokiwartooth and I am an addict. It's been two weeks since my last build, and I need help"

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Ren & Toki,what you say is very true,ive got a friend who collects Beer Tavern tokens from days gone by,he has hundreds and he only collects ones from the county he lives in
Do you guys know what height those rings would of been,im assuming Low but correct me if im wrong.

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Yes, I am an addict too...
RE Navy builds - if refering to the rifles BPT / 10th SF built for Crane and the ones built directly thereafter then the build would be basically the same, using the B&L scope with L&S rings. Badger rings did not exist yet at that time. And these could be called XM25, however that is an army designation and once Crane started building rifles based on these I don't think the designation XM25 / M25 is correct. IMO and according to my info...

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I have a set of both but really couldn't tell ya. I imagine low, they were using 10X40 scopes.

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One could use Badger rings or Leupold Ultra rings(not rounded but the flat top).

I forget which bi-pod but it is still built so finding the correct one will be easy.

Ren
Sorry but Badger rings weren't available before 1993 or later.

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