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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:18 PM   #46
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Very, very impressive - such pretty work!

I think you need to change your "handle" - you're not just an IRON WORKER; you're an IRON ARTISTE!

You really wouldn't have to have an F.F.L. to offer conversions like this, you know - it's not like you're building a whole new firearm; all you're really doing is "customizing" an existing one. I know the Fed likes to take the point of view that even a low-volume part-time gunsmith should have a Fed license - but legally, it's not necessarily so.

If you don't change the serial number/maker's marks/basic functioning of the receiver (which is, after all, legally the "firearm" involved), all you're doing is - custom work. In this case, you haven't even changed the caliber, just the cartridge overall length, neck-length and body-taper. The rest is just parts alterations/replacements/additions...

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 03:08 PM   #47
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A truly excellent job, thank you very much for the pictures!

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 04:56 PM   #48
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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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That may be possible ,never tried it though. easiest is add weld to M14 hold lock seat and use M14 rod.I had some demils so the re-weld was no problem .

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 07:28 PM   #49
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Nice job.

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 07:40 PM   #50
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Very nice work

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Old January 23rd, 2014, 08:58 AM   #51
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Outstanding concept, design and workmanship! Can't wait till the next generation.

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Old January 23rd, 2014, 09:09 AM   #52
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That thing could be Maryland legal! Nice job!

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Old August 21st, 2014, 02:57 PM   #53
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Your M114 adaptation is very impressive craftsmanship. After a decade + of reading from the sidelines I prodded myself in join this great forum. I own a 308 caliber, 24 inch barrel, M 1 Garand. I'd like to adapt this rifle to accept the M 14 magazine while retaining the majority of Garand parts. I will be keeping the Garand barrel, gas cylinder, op rod & spring, bolt, receiver(modified), etcetra. The trigger group will be M14, I have 3, with a M1 guard. I need to purchase, find a source, or obtain, the dimensional drawings you used to make the modifications needed to "open up the receiver" to accept a M 14 mag. I also have a BM 59 bolt stop that I will be installing. Is the magazine to chamber spacer block you designed available to purchase? If not available for purchase are dimensional drawings available to buy. I will also need the front magazine latch blade dimensions to fabricate a op rod spring guide for this conversion. If you have done this conversion previously with a full length Garand op rod and have dimensional drawings, I'd purchase the plans if available. I plan to install the finished rifle into a G.I. fiberglass M 14 stock. If you have any insight into this conversion I hope you'll enlighten me with a response. I will send funds for postage and print production costs. Thank you. SASS 5547


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Old August 22nd, 2014, 06:04 AM   #54
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If you want to keep the M1 barrel and gas assembly you will have to use the M1 stock and leave the front legs on the receiver. I've got a complete tutorial with dimensions on the Weapons Guild ,free to join .
If you just want a M1 mag fed you can contact Tim Shufflin as he does those.
I do not at this time make any parts for sale for this conversion.

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Old September 3rd, 2015, 04:16 PM   #55
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Latest improvement made to this build , I milled M14 type legs so I can use any M14 stock with intact liner and complete M14 trigger group guard.
This M1 receiver tested at 60HRC its harder than woodpecker lips.
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 04:17 PM   #56
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Old September 7th, 2015, 03:03 PM   #58
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Remilled filler to match new receiver cuts,getting ready to make a custom clip guide and mill receiver for it.
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Has anyone tried making a T20?

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Old September 7th, 2015, 04:12 PM   #60
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Has anyone tried making a T20?
Yes , As soon as I finish my updates on this M114 I'm going to add some updates to my T20 coversion to include fax selectfire parts ,new walnut stock,complete reparking, and a new made T20 magazine when I get to it.
BAR mags are junk once cut to work in these and are a waste of time to use.They just dont last and are flimsey.

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