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Old November 25th, 2016, 09:34 AM   #1
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USGI SA build parts..

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..
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Old November 25th, 2016, 09:37 AM   #2
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Beautiful!!!

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Old November 25th, 2016, 10:14 AM   #3
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If you've gone this far collecting USGI SA parts why not finish it all SA with a USGI SA barrel, stock etc and build a "stock" M14.
Just my 2 cents.

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Old November 25th, 2016, 10:23 AM   #4
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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...

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Old November 26th, 2016, 11:37 AM   #5
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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.

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Old November 26th, 2016, 01:50 PM   #6
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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...

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Old November 26th, 2016, 02:13 PM   #7
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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!

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Old November 26th, 2016, 03:25 PM   #8
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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!

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Old November 26th, 2016, 03:52 PM   #9
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Thanks Jeff... I was tempted to get one of those Rear lugged receivers from you then get this rifle built....
I can't wait to get this thing together... And take it to the field!

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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.

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I have been sitting on an all Winchester parts stash and am REALLY thinking hard on the reweld thing.. Sigh.. Not an easy decision at all.. Sigh..

Enjoy OP!!

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I think they are doing a much better job, the bolt channel is clean and no unsightly weld lines!

I may have a couple made in Winchester and TRW flavors since I have several kits ready to go.

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Roger that Ren.. Thanks!

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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.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 11:02 AM   #15
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Looks like I may have a Brookfield M14 scope mount to go with my build....
Thanks Ren for the info!!
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