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Old February 22nd, 2010, 04:52 PM   #16
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Please excuse my ignorance.

Would you please tell what each scope is from top to bottom.

I have no idea what is what and would like to learn.

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Old February 22nd, 2010, 06:17 PM   #17
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Awesome info and pictures. Thanks so much for taking the time to post these pics and educate us about Vietnam War Era history. Way cool!!!!!

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 05:01 AM   #18
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Please excuse my ignorance.

Would you please tell what each scope is from top to bottom.

I have no idea what is what and would like to learn.
The bottom scope uses a bracket developed by the Army Weapons Command to mount a WWII era Griffin & Howe M1C mount and the Korean War era M84 scope.

The middle scope is the Redfield 3x9 AR TEL (auto ranging telescope) scope and mount system used on the XM21 and M21 sniper rifles in the late 1960's.

The top is the ARTII scope and mount that was introduced in the 1980's.

Different (Lee Emerson) has a great section in his book M14 Rifle History and Development that describes the development of the M14 sniping systems. Peter Senich's books also cover the subject well.

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:26 AM   #19
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Very nice thanks for sharing

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 04:47 PM   #20
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Thanks, very informative. I'll have to get Lee's book.

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Old April 30th, 2010, 07:18 AM   #21
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Perfect, the stock's color(s) are incredible.

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Old April 30th, 2010, 07:37 AM   #22
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Yep, just when we thought we had it all in life, everything complete and satisfied with our accomplishments........BUT, NOOOO!....Along comes Cass, trying to get us all divorced.

Is that a medium weight barrel on the top rifle?

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Old April 30th, 2010, 07:59 AM   #23
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Question Stock Color

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Perfect, the stock's color(s) are incredible.
Not to steal Cass's thunder, but just as an FYI -


I built a VN-era M14 replica based on an LRB receiver several years ago. I used a new unfinished GI profile stock that I got from Fulton Armory. I'm fortunate to have a friend (a Class III dealer) who is the proud owner of one of the pre-'86 H&R auction M14's so I employed his rifle as an example of what I wanted mine to look like. After a lot of searching I found the stain that most approximated his original M14 was "1776" Antique Walnut made by the R.Gale Lock Co. sold by Brownells. Looks just like the photos that Cass posted of his M21's, which, BTW are knockouts.

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Old April 30th, 2010, 08:13 AM   #24
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well done

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Old May 1st, 2010, 07:44 AM   #25
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Great looking job and I really like the research you have done.

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Old May 1st, 2010, 02:18 PM   #26
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Wow, those are awesome. Thanks for posting. That the first time I have seen that M84 set up for the M14 in detail.

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Old November 30th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #27
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What mount do you use for the M1C bracket?

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Old December 21st, 2011, 10:15 AM   #28
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Excellent work!! Thanks for sharing!

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Old December 21st, 2011, 10:24 AM   #29
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Old December 21st, 2011, 10:27 AM   #30
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How do those ART and ARTII teloscopic sights hold up? and how do the mounts hold up? im curious.

anyone use this configuration in vietnam or others? curious to hear how they performed.

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