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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:46 PM   #16
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Actually a Beretta BM59 has a M1 Garand gas cylinder and was full M1 length.
Second model BM59 had a "tanker" length. M1 Garand gas cylinder with compound bent tanker type op rod.
The BM62 was the last and most practical, Beretta designed gas cylinder and straight op rod. With or without grenade / muzzle brake, bipod. Carbine length.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:49 PM   #17
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Most or all BM62 parts still stamped BM59

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Old February 5th, 2017, 08:26 PM   #18
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I think you are referring to the full length E and D model based on the Garand. The Bm59 mk1 was full auto and redesigned. The 62 was a civilian version of the mk1, semi auto w/o tricomp and grenade sight. My reference is "small arms of the world" by Ezell 1977 and this thread.

BM 59 vs. BM 62

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Old February 7th, 2017, 08:49 AM   #19
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Shuff's said he could "no problem" build a BM62. His BM14 is very similar. I didn't get a price yet, but judging by the comps of his BM59 to JRA's BM59, I'm not sure Shuff's is in my price point for a 3-4 MOA fun gun.

I visited Sarco, in Easton, PA. They had a couple JRA BM59E's, the full length Garand, with BM mags, pretty cool!!! And, a one off, short, BM59, without the bipod, tricomp, and grenade sight, also, very cool.

Maybe we could get JRA to do some BM62 builds............

Enjoy your BM59!!!!!

More pics!!!!!

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Old February 15th, 2017, 03:43 PM   #20
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Old February 15th, 2017, 05:43 PM   #21
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I was in SARCO several weeks ago and they had JRA cast BM59 receiver. Did you get a chance to look at it?

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I didn't get a look at the receiver at Sarco but they do have mags for sale at a pretty decent price.

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Old February 15th, 2017, 10:25 PM   #23
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Wow that is a must for anyone interested in the BM59. Thanks for the link!

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Old February 15th, 2017, 10:43 PM   #24
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New pics up!

Here are some better pictures of the stock. I think I'm happy with the grain after all. And I like that the stock is stamped "BM59 PB" with a "P" proof on the palm.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 05:00 AM   #25
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I want one :(

Stop it or I will have to find an excuse to get one.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 08:46 AM   #26
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Reciever legs BM59

Here's a picture of the reciever legs...

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Old February 16th, 2017, 08:51 AM   #27
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I like that stock too, I would keep it.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 09:29 AM   #28
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Very nice russmerle, if your rubber butt pad shows a lot of use I think you can still get a new one at stock emporium. Don't hesitate too long.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 10:07 AM   #29
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What do you guys feel about hotter ammunition for these rifles? I've only shot the hertsenberger ammo but was considering some Sierra Gold Metal Match
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Sierra GMM 168gr is ok for M1's and M1a's.
It's not that hotter than Hirtenberger as a matter of fact GMM might be less powerfull.

BUT, It's a waste of money to shoot GMM at ranges less than 300m.

M1 and M1a's are not sniper rifles so don't expect to stack bullets at any particular ranges.
If you only shoot 100-200m just use Lake City or some other decent 147gr military loads.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 11:07 AM   #30
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I'm thinking I might try to find a Beretta but plate that has the folder. Mine is just plain rubber. Do you think that's possible?

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