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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by M.Link, Oct 31, 2010.
Is there some sort of detatchable mag you can put on a M1, in .30-06?
I don't think so.
You might try to find a Beretta M59, 62 etc. They did some conversions to 7.62x51 when NATO went that way, but AFAIK there aren't any M2 ('06) removable mag conversions.
Short answer : no.
Long answer : no.
Springfield Armory in their quest for making the M14 rifle, did along the way covert a M1 so it could use BAR magazines. This was done in the late 40's- early 50's. How it was done I have no idea. I would think such a conversion now would not be worth it.
The original M 14 with a detachable magazine was created by Berreta from an M 1 Garand. However the amount of modification costs would be prohibitive. A different trigger housing that I believe is longer to accept a removable magazine is the first to overcome, along with several other modifications to get it to work correctly. Take a look at Springfield's M1A1s.
In fact buying one of those would be the way to go if you abolsolutely needed a magazine fed instead of an enblock 8 round clip!
I saw these for sale the other day.
The magazines are expensive. But if it makes you happy, then why not?
BM 59 Rifle James River Armory
Some of the short cartridge, 7.62x51mm, conversions are rather shady, they chopped and rewelded the op rod, et al. The mods I've seen over the years for box magazines of the long cartridge, 7.62x63mm, to be 'BAR-ish', were all one-offs.
Yes, it’s called an M14.
Now, there have been no production M1s with detachable or otherwise box magazines; the original en-bloc clip mechanisms just don’t lend to this sort of feed type.
I do recall of FN49 rifles being outfitted with fixed BAR magazines, but they also were fed from stripper clips.
Winchester experimented with this as well, most mag fed 30-06 are custom made unfortunately. However as others have said the bm59 (specifically the bm59-E) is the best you will get. I own a JRA bm59 and it is truly a fantastic rifle to fire, very comfortable easy recoil it is worth every penny. I have a jra m14 coming in as well i assume its also going to be nice JRA does a good job. You can get a bm59-e built off of a parts kit and reciever (the e varient looks the most like an m1 garand) the magazines are expensive but well built.
If you want a mag fed 30-06 pinch pennies and buy a bar
Please learn me. I'm a bit slow. But the OP ''M.link'' has no post count.
How is that?
Cant even pull up a profile, maybe a new member?
I feel it's best to know when I'm talking to myself.
I think it's because he was banned a few years ago. He no call no showed on me when I was a new member, and I think he was banned shortly thereafter
I think it's so fitting that I should reply to a zombie thread.
After giving so many others crap for the same.
I will now move to the corner and put on my dunce cap.
Buy a Rem 740 or 742 in 30-06 semi auto mag fed
Oh lord no!
Good men now caught up in my folly.
But no folly, no fun...
I was hoping you would post this...That BM59 is mighty sweet....keeping my eye out for one
I earned it.