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Posted: 11/20/2007 6:20:28 PM EDT
I thought i would ask the experts!!

Is it possible to use a M1 Garand Receiver to build an M1A? I believe it is but i do not know what would need changed on the receiver. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Guys
Link Posted: 11/20/2007 6:21:57 PM EDT
Your talking Dogs and Cats............
Link Posted: 11/20/2007 6:26:30 PM EDT
I know lol

But we want to assemble an M1a and i can not find a receiver i can afford but i can get an M1 Garand receiver.

What can one due lol
Link Posted: 11/20/2007 6:36:26 PM EDT
NO

Link Posted: 11/20/2007 6:40:57 PM EDT
Well then explain this lol
M1A built on Garand receiver

I just do not know what is involved
Link Posted: 11/20/2007 6:41:55 PM EDT
There are guys who build M1 type rifles that take M14 Mags. Try Warbirds.

www.warbirdscustomguns.com/M1%20Garand.htm


Link Posted: 11/20/2007 6:45:23 PM EDT
Hey that is some cool stuff. Makes me want to get some more garands lol



Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
There are guys who build M1 type rifles that take M14 Mags. Try Warbirds.

www.warbirdscustomguns.com/M1%20Garand.htm


Link Posted: 11/20/2007 7:07:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jace18:
Hey that is some cool stuff. Makes me want to get some more garands lol



Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
There are guys who build M1 type rifles that take M14 Mags. Try Warbirds.

www.warbirdscustomguns.com/M1%20Garand.htm




Yeah, the "Tanker" that takes M14 Mags looks like a neat little rifle. The down side is that it probably costs more than an SA Inc. Scout rifle. I don't see the point in boogering up an M1 to do what an M14 type will do.
Link Posted: 11/20/2007 7:32:51 PM EDT
The Tanker is a nice brush gun. The one in this pic is a .06....same lenght as a 20in A1 AR....

Link Posted: 11/20/2007 7:38:35 PM EDT
Nice rifle
Link Posted: 11/21/2007 5:58:25 AM EDT
Sarco used to have Armscorp M1a receivers for $360. I wouldn't mess with a Garand receiver over that price differential-what you're paying for the Garand receiver vs. the M1a.
Link Posted: 11/21/2007 6:11:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jace18:
I thought i would ask the experts!!

Is it possible to use a M1 Garand Receiver to build an M1A? I believe it is but i do not know what would need changed on the receiver. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Guys


Your question should be 'Is it practicable to build...'

No.

You could use a Garand receiver, but the cost of modifying (cut, reweld, blah, blah) would exceed the price of a M1A receiver quickly. You could probably get one machined out of billet cheaper than modifying a Garand receiver.

Anything is possible, including building pyramids with bronze age tech, given a big enough budget and enough manpower. I suspect that you do not posses either an unlimited budget or a endless supply of expendable manpower. BSW
Link Posted: 11/23/2007 8:31:10 PM EDT
Well that is the thing.
The Garand receiver is next to free and i have most of the m1a parts to build. I always enjoy a good project so my time is does not matter.

Link Posted: 11/23/2007 9:17:54 PM EDT
There was a guy at TFL who did it and he was able to use the M-14 gas system on it too. It looked just like a M14/M1a but the reciever was a tad longer. I don't know how he got it into a M14 stock though. It looked good and he said a ran well too.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 11:41:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2007 11:41:53 AM EDT by ma96782]


Is it possible to use a M1 Garand Receiver to build an M1A?


THINK........you could just get a BM59, instead? Course, mags are different.

Aloha, Mark
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:19:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 3:00:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 3:03:03 PM EDT by mtykim]
its already been done. here is a picture of one i found on gunbroker. it is suppposedly built on a winchester M1 garand receiver. the only obvious sign is no scope mount hole on the side of the receiver.

the guy wants more for it than a used M1A. interested piece but i'm passing on it.



www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=85685737




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