February 21st, 2013, 06:34 AM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Jerome, MI
Like I said Mr. Fisher, I wanted to hear what you had seen, anecdotal or not. I have seen what you describe but I've seen it on standard Garands as well. On the 59, which requires pretty thin legs, you can literally bend the legs by hand. If I had it my way, I'd just cut them off as you don't need them but in an effort to make things look real, they are profiled and left on.
On my M14 magazine mod, I started out leaving 1/3 of the front leg on but have now gone to no front legs at all.
Always good hearing what you've seen Sir.