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Old May 13th, 2017, 03:39 PM   #1
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Super Match With Synthetic Stock Question

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I have acquired an M1a Super Match which currently is seated in a USGI synthetic stock. The original wood stock came with it, but it's been probably 12 years since being on the rifle. Do I or should I have the stock re-glass bedded? Or can I simply swap it back out?

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Does the receiver have the lug at the rear?

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The receiver does have the rear lug

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The receiver does have the rear lug
If the bedding wasn't damaged when the receiver was removed, it should be fine.

With a rear lugged receiver, my preference is to slide the gas cylinder assembly forward a bit, so that the receiver can be dropped "straight down," instead of the usual camming method.

If you choose to do it that way, put an empty chamber indicator or .30-06 case into the chamber, to remove pressure on the piston.

In any case, clean the bedding with alcohol and apply a very light coat of CLP to the receiver contact areas. Just work it in to the metal with a soft toothbrush and then wipe it off.

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The OP states that he owns a rear lugged SuperMatch that now sits in a USGI synthetic stock.

I wonder who performed this butchery?

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Ha! That's what I thought. So, now trying to make things right again

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Old May 14th, 2017, 01:47 PM   #7
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I'd stone and polish the back corner edge of the lug just a bit and not mess with the gas system (which may require pounding to get it to move).

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I'd stone and polish the back corner edge of the lug just a bit and not mess with the gas system (which may require pounding to get it to move).
I use the same method for non lug receivers as well. These stocks are bedded without a front band in place. There is less risk of damaging the receiver leg bedding if it goes straight in and out.

If the stock bedding is intact on the sides, the receiver usually needs to be hammered in and out with a brass punch.

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Can we see it? Pics.

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If the bedding is all smooth and clean looking I'd stick the rifle back in it and see how it shoots. Otherwise you will need to have it re-done which isn't super expensive just time consuming.

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Alright, I am taking my time trying to watch the videos and read on here how best to disassemble and remove the handguard, etc. to get the current synthetic stock off and the original wood back on. This is my first M1A rifle and so just wanting to make sure I do it correctly without harming anything. Once finished I'll see if I can get a pic. After I got the rifle trigger group out and the stock off, I did find the receiver does not have a rear lug as incorrectly assumed above.

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Taking it out of what it's in isn't going to hurt anything, pull the tG and pull it out. Then gently try to put it in the bedded stock, if it doesn't want to go don't force it.

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Since the rear lug isn't there it will probably go in the other stock, I would shoot it before I got to carried away with making it better. There is a reason it was in a fiberglass stock when you got it, who knows why? Most important thing is you have a rifle that can be transformed into what ever you want it to be.

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