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M-14 thumbhole stocks, any interest?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by brigadier, May 7, 2012.

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  1. brigadier

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    First off, this thread IS NOT a sales offering. This thread is for the soul purpose of risk assessment.

    I got my hands on some old Vietnam surplus M-14 stocks and am looking in to making some thumbhole stocks out of them.

    Thing is, money is extremely tight right now and it's going to cost a pretty penny to make them. So I'd like to know if there's any market for them before I take any risks.

    If I build them, they'll basically be the same thing as in this video tutorial (4 parts) but with a slightly more modern grip and forend and more durable rubber gripping.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPDxcpkceEQ

    Pictures of finished product:
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    http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2308/m1astock.jpg

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    http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3624/pcdv0005.jpg
    http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/5181/m14f3.jpg
    http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3075/m14f4.jpg
    http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1691/m14f7.jpg
    http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/6240/m14f5.jpg
    http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/423/m14f6.jpg
    http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/517/m14f8.jpg

    I don't have the upper hand-guards, butt-plates, butt-plate screws or rear sling attachments but any standard M-1A should already come with this. All the metal innards except for the butt components are there.

    If I make them, I will sell them for $150 each. I'm open to trading one of them, but I have to make at last $150 to at least get back what I put in and be at all worth the full week of work it's going to take to make em.

    If there's any interest in these, let me know.
     
  2. ApacheCoTodd

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    Having had an E-2 stock on one of mine for several years and a Sage stock currently on one till I can sell it (the stock) I have to chime in with a resounding no as far as me being a potential buyer. I just can't warm up to the radically altered interface with the trigger.

    I've never shot an M-14 derivative, Garand or Italian BM series with a pistol grip that didn't rotate my hand too far down thus presenting an awkward trigger pull given the geometry of the original platform.

    The presentation of what you've done is nice but continued firing off the tip of that trigger gets painful.
     
  3. 1KPerDay

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    No for me. But you might ask over at the M14Forums. Is it an optical illusion or is the buttplate/rear portion angled downward more than normal?
     
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