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Posted: 2/24/2014 1:05:30 AM
Been working on chopping an M60 to resemble the ones used by the Navy Seals back in Nam and all I need to complete the build is the shorty butt stock/cap. So, if anyone here has one or knows someone who might have it, please contact me.

Thanks

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/M60Chopped.jpg
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Posted: 3/4/2014 4:14:35 PM
[Last Edit: 3/4/2014 4:15:54 PM by FrankSPPD]
Really difficult to find.

There was someone in Michigan who was going to tool up to produce some, but I think it never got off the ground due to low interest and high cost.

A friend of mine has a rewelded Rock Island M60 that he chopped down to the SEAL/Door gunner model. He said it took him about 2 years to find that stock in a box of gun parts at the old Houston gun show.

If you route around, the stock is not the same as on the Huey Gun pod M60, which was in stock at Armament Services International.

In a pinch, you can use a butt stock from the M60E3 or E4 which is light and easier to shoot from the shoulder. The E4 stock has a shoulder rest made of bent tubing while the E3 does not. They are both much lighter than that stock you want.

Here is a rare pic from my archive of the gun mounted on the back of a Navy PBR Boat.



Good luck on your project. The chopped M60 is a nice gun with or without sights.


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Posted: 3/4/2014 4:28:14 PM
Neat project. Can't say I'd ever seen that butt stock before.
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Posted: 3/4/2014 7:48:31 PM
A stock-less, sight-less M60; now that would be a true "bullet hose". Not my cup of tea, but interesting...
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Posted: 3/5/2014 2:46:20 PM
Fired from the instinctive firing position, it was supposed to be pretty good at close to moderate ranges in the jungle lanes of Vietnam. The Buffer was modified as per door gunner rules to increase rate of fire by a couple hundred rounds per minute - so you're right - a real bullet hose.



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Posted: 3/9/2014 7:47:55 AM
Good luck on finding one - they are truly the proverbial 'hens teeth' and nearly as hard to locate as the M60B slip-on rubber boot.

You may be able to modify a 'C' backplate it to resemble the one shown.


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Posted: 3/9/2014 6:31:48 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By FrankSPPD:
Really difficult to find.

There was someone in Michigan who was going to tool up to produce some, but I think it never got off the ground due to low interest and high cost.

A friend of mine has a rewelded Rock Island M60 that he chopped down to the SEAL/Door gunner model. He said it took him about 2 years to find that stock in a box of gun parts at the old Houston gun show.

If you route around, the stock is not the same as on the Huey Gun pod M60, which was in stock at Armament Services International.

In a pinch, you can use a butt stock from the M60E3 or E4 which is light and easier to shoot from the shoulder. The E4 stock has a shoulder rest made of bent tubing while the E3 does not. They are both much lighter than that stock you want.

Here is a rare pic from my archive of the gun mounted on the back of a Navy PBR Boat.

<a href="http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/LogSu2/media/PBRM60amdMortar_zps2a5ee4ae.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l481/LogSu2/PBRM60amdMortar_zps2a5ee4ae.jpg</a>

Good luck on your project. The chopped M60 is a nice gun with or without sights.




What's that mounted in front of the M60
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Posted: 3/9/2014 8:03:43 PM
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Posted: 3/10/2014 8:50:06 PM
Thanks!
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Posted: 3/10/2014 9:22:41 PM
i seen one, couldnt tell ya where, its been a while... very cool.
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Posted: 3/23/2014 8:02:14 PM
I have been going to every gun show around me that I can get to and I haven't had any luck finding it or even getting some leads. This is defiantly going to be a little harder than what I thought. But hey, isn't the search the fun part

Thanks for all the amazing close-up pics of the shorty. I just love seeing them in their natural environment!
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Posted: 5/11/2014 11:19:41 PM
Check gunbroker. I just bought one for a friend. The ad makes it sound like the seller has more.

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Posted: 5/11/2014 11:45:38 PM
Weren't those the back ends of the M60 MGs mounted on the M27 Armament system for the UH-1C Gunship?

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