This is a discussion on USGI SA build parts.. within the Pictures forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I figured I would share a few pics....I have been collecting some parts for an USGI SA parts build, I will be sending off my ...
I figured I would share a few pics....I have been collecting some parts for an USGI SA parts build, I will be sending off my SA heel to James River Armory and may have them install a 19.25 barrel and headspace the SA bolt I will be providing... then bedding it in this McMillan stock..
I may go with an SA barrel; I have been looking for a good one... really would like a chrome lined Med weight barrel for this rifle though. I really like the feel of this USMC issued McMillan stock and when my action is built it will be its home...
I really would like a chrome lined Med weight barrel for this rifle though.
Don't call me a killjoy but, there is not such animal as a Med weight chromed lined barrel from SA. For that DMR stock, a nice 5R tube from Jon Wolfe would work sweet. There right in the middle of the med and heavy more akin too a 3/4 heavy. I will say they have a nice balance.
Thanks for the info on the barrel Phil, I assumed SA did not make a medium weight chrome lined barrel...this was the reason I figured I would get a 19.25 medium weight barrel... Now that I have looked into that 5R.. Thanks for the info...
That heel looks very crisp. It'll make a very nice reweld. SA was the hardest barrel for me to find by far. Found it here on the forum from one heck of a guy. Good luck with the build. It's going to be a great rifle!
I think you are well on your way to a one of a kind rifle, certainly one of a few. If you are going to use a McMillan stock then I think I would look for a med to heavy barrel with everything else being S.A. if you can find those other pieces.
I think with a little good luck you could turn it into a real nice S.A. M25!
I just acquired a USGI SA barrel two weeks ago, with the original tube dated 1963, photo attached. if you decide to go that route I might sell it. Though had no intentions to initially. I have no gauges but with the bullet TE test it appears to be a TE of 0. Tube was opened when I bought it, but took the chance it was unused original and it appears so.
I agree with Ren, I was debating on just building a Rockola receiver and calling it good.. But the re-weld process has been much improved and I have to go for it.. I still would like a m21 Rockola to build for a later date.