This is a discussion on Where to find a folding BM59 stock for the M1A within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I would love to build an M1A like the one pictured in this auction.
I am having a hard time locating a BM 59 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.