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Old November 13th, 2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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Where to find a folding BM59 stock for the M1A

I would love to build an M1A like the one pictured in this auction.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=199536444
I am having a hard time locating a BM 59 stock for an M1A. Does anyone know where you can find one? If I find a factory folding BM 59 stock can I modify it to fit the M1A platform.
Thanks for the help.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Smile Folding stocks

These stocks were originally made by Reese Surplus for Springfield Armory's Bush rifle and commercial sales. Some were used by the Navy Seals.

They are no longer in production because the BM59 parts used have dried up. RSI did produce a few with a butt portion of their own design that worked well, but I don't think they are available either.

These stocks do come up at gun shows and auctions from time to time. They usually sell in the $700 range.

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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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I picked up a BM59 folder on Ebay about a year ago for less than $250, then I had to switch out the wood so it would fit a M14. Reese Surplus still had the wood portion cut for the M14, they sell it for $100, I think they still have the pistol grips too.

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Old November 13th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #4
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This is the RSI butt. It doesn't have the linkage but works perfect.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 06:51 AM   #5
 
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Email me for details, I know the whereabouts of a couple.

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Old November 15th, 2010, 05:44 AM   #6
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Post Folding stocks.

I have four of that type folding stock in the collection, so far.
2 of the early ones with the Bm59 stocks, and two with the later Reese surplus stocks. As for everything that I collect they are not for sale.
Next summer (July 23,24,25) I will be displaying M-14 stuff at the MVACA Gun show in Kansas City. Maybe even two tables. The M21 will be featured.
Also AN/PAS4, AN/PVS1, AN/PVS2, AN/PVS3, and Several "ART" scopes. I will have a folding stock there as a example as well.
http://www.mvacagunshow.com/mvasum01.html

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Old November 15th, 2010, 07:28 AM   #7
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I had two of the Reese ones, one for the Garand and one for the M1A. Got rid of the one for the M1A because I can't use it here in the People's Demokratic Republik of Kalifornia. Putting one on an M1A turns it into an evil assault weapon.
Both stocks did/do have an small issue. Without the extra linkage of the Italian design, the folding butt plate will sometimes collapse/fold on it its own.
Reese supplied an extra strength spring to stop this, but while it reduced the occurances, they still happened from time to time.
IIRC, the BM59 stock works on an M1 Garand. It is inletted for the BM59 though. Meaning it has the gap in front of the trigger housing for the longer detachable box magazine of the BM59.

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Old November 15th, 2010, 08:55 AM   #8
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The center stock is a Reese single wire folder
The third one down is a Springfield BM stock for the M1A (Note the correct raised area in the forearm section for the sling, plastic grip, and double wire)

The Beretta made ones are MUCH tighter in the folding mechanism lock up.


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Old November 15th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #9
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Thanks for everyone's help. It definitely adds something a little different to the M1A.

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Old November 16th, 2010, 07:42 AM   #10
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While not on an M1A, for the above stated reasons, here is a BM59 folder on a Tanker Garand.




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Old November 16th, 2010, 09:45 AM   #11
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Hmmmm, do I really WANT to shoot that?

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While not on an M1A, for the above stated reasons, here is a BM59 folder on a Tanker Garand.



Just cuz it fits doesn't mean you should shoot it. I shot a 30-30 out of a TC Contender with a 10" barrel . . . once. I thought my elbow was going to blow out of the end of my arm. The adreneline would really have to be pumping to shoot a 30-06 out of that little thing. You could practice by holding a railroad spike up to your shoulder and having your buddy pound on it I guess.

Interesting looking piece.

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My folder I found at a gun show 5 years ago for $300.


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Old November 17th, 2010, 09:50 AM   #13
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Lucky dog!

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My folder I found at a gun show 5 years ago for $300.

Kinda restores your faith in gun shows don't it?

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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:10 PM   #14
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I just picked one up off a member here. I had planned on putting it on a scout but I am thinking I might save it for an M14K.
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I just picked this up on GB.


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