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Posted: 12/21/2005 7:02:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 3:55:34 PM EDT by Mdripley]
I am about to aquire a new Bushmaster Lower Receiver the fit and finish is great the Butt stock looks a little cheesy and flimsy though. I am looking to replace the butt stock with one that is better constructed heaver, tougher material. Anyone know of a suitable replacement that is Milspec if possible? I will post pictures of the weapon once I have it completed.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:10:46 PM EDT
I suppose you could sheell out the money for a new Colt buttstock assembly. But having previously owned a Bushmaster with a A2 stck , and having carried and M16A2 for a few years, I couldn't tell a difference.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:57:45 PM EDT
I carried an A2 when I was in the Army and the Butt stock was beefier and heavier than this one.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:59:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 8:07:31 PM EDT by Mdripley]
Well I guess it could be that my memory sucks it has been 15 years since I was in.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:07:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:10:07 PM EDT
Thanks but no thanks. I want to keep my rifle with a KISS profile and not Gee Wiz with corresponding prices. Just looking to find a Heavier built A2 milspec profile Stock.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:14:30 PM EDT
I will reinforce the existing stock internally.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:22:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:05:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 1:07:19 PM EDT by shamayim]

Originally Posted By Mdripley:
I recently aquired a new Bushmaster Lower Receiver the fit and finish is great the Butt stock looks a little cheesy and flimsy though. I am looking to replace the butt stock with one that is better constructed heaver, tougher material. Anyone know of a suitable replacement that is Milspec if possible? I will post pictures of the weapon once I have it completed.



I got ahold of a small batch of Colt made, GI surp butts, a couple of years back. I gues they were surplused when the Army went over to the M4. Anyway, they came in big zip locks; with a sheet inside IDing them as BUTT STOCK ASSEMBLY STOWAGE, 1005-01-135-4973. They have butt plates, trap doors and rear sling swivels, but are otherwise stripped.

I've got 2 left. One is earmarked for a project of my own. If you want the other, e mail me.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:54:43 PM EDT
I will first have to disassemble the stock to examine the materials used internally. I have used alot of epoxies and composites when I worked on aircraft. Incredibly strong and light weight. If it is feasible I will do so, if not, I will look for a tougher stock.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:23:09 PM EDT
By the way I got to briefly examine a BM lower I will be receiving mine in a day or so. Once I can take a look I will know if I will be able to strengthen the stock or not. I am not worried about increased weight. Just want to beef the stock up if possible.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:43:59 AM EDT
looks like I will not need to beef up the stock my lower is very sturdy better than the lower I looked at before.
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