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Posted: 9/15/2009 2:31:59 AM EST
Other than Boyds Stocks, does any other vendor offer walnut M14/M1A handguards?
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 2:50:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 2:59:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Fred's


Thanks for the link. I did not see wood handguards on their list unless by "solid" they mean wood.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:18:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Fred's


Thanks for the link. I did not see wood handguards on their list unless by "solid" they mean wood.

Yeah, you're right.... guess I had better clean my glasses..
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:25:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 3:28:53 AM EST by GunnyG]

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Fred's


Thanks for the link. I did not see wood handguards on their list unless by "solid" they mean wood.

You do mean the piece that goes above the barrel, rather than the stock, right?
http://www.fulton-armory.com/MAParts.htm has a "Handguard, New Walnut, Unfinished" listed for $39.95, about half way down the page




BTW, the originals were like these, fiberglass, and came either slotted or solid.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 4:18:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By GunnyG:

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Fred's


Thanks for the link. I did not see wood handguards on their list unless by "solid" they mean wood.

You do mean the piece that goes above the barrel, rather than the stock, right?
http://www.fulton-armory.com/MAParts.htm has a "Handguard, New Walnut, Unfinished" listed for $39.95, about half way down the page


http://www.fulton-armory.com/Handguard1.jpg

BTW, the originals were like these, fiberglass, and came either slotted or solid.


Thanks for the link, Gunny.

I believe M14s were originally equipped with walnut handguards but they burnt up under full auto fire.

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 4:41:49 AM EST
I believe their are some for sale on gunbroker right now, not cheap though. The seller shows a pic of the original box and them coming out of the wrap at almost 200.00 each...,
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 5:29:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By bthp223:
I believe their are some for sale on gunbroker right now, not cheap though. The seller shows a pic of the original box and them coming out of the wrap at almost 200.00 each...,


Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:00:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Originally Posted By GunnyG:

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Fred's


Thanks for the link. I did not see wood handguards on their list unless by "solid" they mean wood.

You do mean the piece that goes above the barrel, rather than the stock, right?
http://www.fulton-armory.com/MAParts.htm has a "Handguard, New Walnut, Unfinished" listed for $39.95, about half way down the page


http://www.fulton-armory.com/Handguard1.jpg

BTW, the originals were like these, fiberglass, and came either slotted or solid.


Thanks for the link, Gunny.

I believe M14s were originally equipped with walnut handguards but they burnt up under full auto fire.


+They were prone to cracking and splitting. thin walnut not very durable.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:17:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Fred's


Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:02:26 AM EST
brownells
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:00:24 AM EST
It is my understanding that the experimental T44 had wood handguards, but the early M14 rifles had slotted fiberglass handguards.


Correct?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:03:37 AM EST
I bought one from Fulton Armory and its pretty thick so you shouldn't have any cracking issues.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:56:40 AM EST
Can you post a pic? I'd like to see one installed.
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