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This is a discussion on Us Rifle Cal. 7.62 Mm M114 within the Steel and Wood forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; I was wondering about that op rod and I couldn't really figure it out, never seen one like it. makes sense though now seeing how ...


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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:01 PM   #31
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I was wondering about that op rod and I couldn't really figure it out, never seen one like it. makes sense though now seeing how you made it yourself. your one skilled dude

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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:05 PM   #32
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you do some awesome work!... very impressed!

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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:14 PM   #33
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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:16 PM   #34
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You can use an M14 op rod but you have to weld up the hold lock seat and re-machine to M1 configuration so the M1 bolt will camm into lock position.

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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:17 PM   #35
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I think you're slacking...

You should be INVENTING a New M1A14, uh, A1...



Seriously...Good Job!

You have Real Talent!

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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:29 PM   #36
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I'm not an engineer & don't play one on TV. But I find no reason to shorten a receiver when converting to 7.62. Using the same ammo, I find a M1 tanker to have less recoil then a M1A bush rifle. Am I missing something?

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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:35 PM   #37
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I appreciate the kind words from everone. Here are some other photos.








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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:38 PM   #38
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I'm not an engineer & don't play one on TV. But I find no reason to shorten a receiver when converting to 7.62. Using the same ammo, I find a M1 tanker to have less recoil then a M1A bush rifle. Am I missing something?
Elmer did this because cut M1 receivers were all that was available and by shortening to M14 Bridge length you can use a M14 bolt and M14 standard op rod plus standard M14 stock. Full length M1 receiver requires all of the above to be modified.

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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:40 PM   #39
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Totally impressed.

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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:51 PM   #40
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It was the late 80s I fitted a $75 M14E2 stock to the box fed tanker M1. Shortening & fitting the front of the stock was the hardest part that I recall.

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Sir, The quality of your work is extraordinary, my hats off to you.

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Old January 21st, 2014, 08:11 PM   #42
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Outstanding...just outstanding!

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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:15 PM   #43
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You can use an M14 op rod but you have to weld up the hold lock seat and re-machine to M1 configuration so the M1 bolt will camm into lock position.
Very interesting, thank you for posting. Wish I could have the same machinist skills you do. Question on op-rod...could a person use a M1 op-rod with a straight tube (BM59) and instead of grafting the handle to a M14 tube, could a sleeve be fit over the Garand tube to provide diameter for op guide?

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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:35 PM   #44
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Looks fantastic Iron Worker. Very impressive work.

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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:57 PM   #45
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I love it!!!
This is an awesome thread......and I especially love the one where you milled an M1 receiver out of a casting. That thread is also amazing.
Always looking forward to your next projects and all of your posts!!

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