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 Carbine buffer tube in A style fixed stock?
NorthPolar  [Member]
1/20/2011 1:45:37 PM
Anyone make a setup like that? Also do you think there's a market for it? Had a easy to manufacture idea come to me this am...
Quarterbore  [Life Member]
1/20/2011 1:57:29 PM
I don't see any advantage. If you make the buffer tube shorter you will need to add another tube to the back of it so the rear of the stock has something to attach to. Using the rifle buffer tube, buffer, and spring just works so I fail to see any advantage.

Now, an A2 style stock that slid over CAR buffer and perhaps clamped to the buffer tube could be a slick option allowing quick conversion fo stock format. The issue there is we now have so many great CAR stocks it isn't worth doing either.

JMHOs

Strongbow  [Team Member]
1/20/2011 2:09:44 PM

Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
I don't see any advantage. If you make the bugger tube shorter you will need to add another tube to the back of it so the rear of the stock has something to attach to. Using the rifle buffer tube, buffer, and spring just works so I fail to see any advantage.

Now, an A2 style stock that slid over CAR buffer and perhaps clamped to the buffer tube could be a slick option allowing quick conversion fo stock format. The issue there is we now have so many great CAR stocks it isn't worth doing either.

JMHOs


Ahem... don't ask... ummmm never mind.

But agree entirely with your assessment. No advantage UNLESS you make a stock that "latches" on for quick install/removal. Some folks might like that.
NorthPolar  [Member]
1/20/2011 2:30:01 PM
I had one idea that is a complete unit that uses the castle nut, and the other clamps on. Not sure if I should prototype em tho. (first ones to check design would probably be made of blueboard anyhow)

Originally Posted By Strongbow:

Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
I don't see any advantage. If you make the bugger tube shorter you will need to add another tube to the back of it so the rear of the stock has something to attach to. Using the rifle buffer tube, buffer, and spring just works so I fail to see any advantage.

Now, an A2 style stock that slid over CAR buffer and perhaps clamped to the buffer tube could be a slick option allowing quick conversion fo stock format. The issue there is we now have so many great CAR stocks it isn't worth doing either.

JMHOs


Ahem... don't ask... ummmm never mind.

But agree entirely with your assessment. No advantage UNLESS you make a stock that "latches" on for quick install/removal. Some folks might like that.


Lancelot  [Moderator]
1/20/2011 8:31:57 PM
The Vltor fixed stocks, they make them in A1 and A2 length mount on a collapsible stock extension. And they can move, although not a lot. They do move, so they aren't allowed in ban states.
DanishM1Garand  [Member]
1/20/2011 8:37:25 PM
Cav arms lowers use carbine buffers and springs in a fixed stock. Someone makes a fixed shorty stock that uses a proprietary buffer tube.