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m1 grand m14

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by mk69, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. mk69

    mk69 mid vally Member

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    i was wondering how someone would go about turning there m1 grand into a m14? anyone know what to do what hasto be done?:confused:
     
  2. andy*

    andy* Everson Wa Member

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    Taking your M1 to a gun show and trading/ selling it to get the M14/M1A.
    I would think that the cost of converting the M1 to .7.62 NATO and making it use a detachable box magazine not worth the cost.
    If you like the looks of the M1 with a 20 round magazine, in the late 60's-mid 70's the Beretta M59 series rifle were imported, you might try to find one of those. Andy
     
  3. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    you could do up a BM59, but by the time you're done you could have just gone and bought an m1a. Frankly a garand is a garand. You can make a 308 garand, but it will never be and M1A. My advice: either get both or sell the garand and get an M1A. I prefer the former over the latter option. Besides everyone should own and shoot an M1 garand. They are one of those guns that are timeless and are full of a special kind of awesome.
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing Garand conversions at the guns shows a looooong time ago.


    Here is one company doing it. Conversion Tanker/Sniper
     
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Just sell the Garand and buy a SA M1A.
     
  6. weezil_boi

    weezil_boi Sacramento-soon = Graham New Member

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    years ago, I asked this very question on another forum. I remember how dissapointed I was to have everyone tell to leave the poor Garand alone and just buy an M1a. Now, I can honestly say... I wish I had a couple of Garands ;) so, I think they gave me some good advice.
     
  7. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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  8. usmc

    usmc oregon Active Member

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    personally i think it would be a waste of time. but you would have to have a barrel machined to fit the garand profile.then you'd have adjusting the gas system. ive seen it done but its alot of work.
     
  9. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    you do realize there is not a nickels worth of difference between 30-06 and 308 don't you they are near identical ballistics
    40 fps diff in velocity and 43 ft lb energy so what would you accomplish?
     
  10. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    There is sooo much more to this debate than just ballistics. M14 you get detachable mags that hold 20rds, the M1G mags a sweet ping noise after 8. With the M1G you get a kick @ss gun that comes with a man card. With the M14 you have to mail in your proof of purchase plus $4.95 s/h to receive one.
     
  11. usmc

    usmc oregon Active Member

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    yeah that "sweet ping noise" got alot of american troops killed in ww 2.
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe, but not as many as got killed by that gun before the "ping" noise!:thumbup:
     
  13. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    older guy told me they would toss a clip out and wait for them to pop up, if in close contact.