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Posted: 12/24/2003 1:29:00 PM EDT
Painted the plastic handguard on top of my M1a flat black? The stock looks so good and then you see this cheap POS plastic piece that is a gross brown color.

i was thinking of painting it black just so it matches the barrel.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 1:32:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 1:32:39 PM EDT by Scht0nk]
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Painted the plastic handguard on top of my M1a flat black? The stock looks so good and then you see this cheap POS plastic piece that is a gross brown color.

i was thinking of painting it black just so it matches the barrel.
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Blasphemy!  ;)

What color is the stock?  Might as well paint the stock Black too, huh?  It looks EEEEVIL in black!
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 1:44:37 PM EDT
Im not seeing a problem with it.

But what do I know, I camo'ing my preban soon [:D]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 1:47:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Scht0nk:

Blasphemy!  ;)

What color is the stock?  Might as well paint the stock Black too, huh?  It looks EEEEVIL in black!
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the stock looks good its that darker wood with tiger stripes. its just that ugly orange/brown plastic handguard.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 1:48:32 PM EDT
I have a MULTITUDE of different stocks/handgaurds for my M1A that are in different colors.do what YOU want.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:07:06 PM EDT
 Hell, mine's made of wood....go for it!
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:10:08 PM EDT
You could go with [pink]PINK[/pink]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:15:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 2whiskeyP:
You could go with [pink]PINK[/pink]
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Santa bringing you a rock for that...
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:19:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 2:22:05 PM EDT by Scht0nk]
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Originally Posted By Scht0nk:

Blasphemy!  ;)

What color is the stock?  Might as well paint the stock Black too, huh?  It looks EEEEVIL in black!
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the stock looks good its that darker wood with tiger stripes. its just that ugly orange/brown plastic handguard.
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Get you a cheap GI Fiberglass stock and PAINT IT BLACK!  They're only about $20 bucks these days.  It's lighter and doesn't swell with moisture/humidity.....and it shoots better than a wood stock.  Keep your wood brown stock/handguard for presentation and just get a new set of GI Fiberglass.

[img]http://i19.ebayimg.com/03/i/00/bb/8b/df_3.JPG[/img]

I'm currently collecting parts to build a NM M14, I already acquired a new stock......WOODLAND MARPAT!

[img]http://i1.ebayimg.com/01/i/01/15/1d/00_3.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:24:31 PM EDT
That M***** camo is COOL.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:33:40 PM EDT
Unthinkable for me!!

The M-14 that I carried in the service in the 60’s had that same chocolate brown fiberglass handguard.  That’s what it’s [b]supposed[/b] to look like!!

Still, it’s your rifle. Paint it if you like.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:35:23 PM EDT
.....and I am now REALLY hyped to get an M1A.

Bastards.....

[:-D]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 4:33:55 PM EDT
My SA M1A Bush Rifle came from the factory with a black fiberglass stock and a black handguard.  It also had a black rubber shoulder pad at the end of the buttstock.  I went to a gun show and found a steel buttplate and swapped it.  It shoots great and has a very high LCF (Looks Cool Factor).

Bottom line:  do it.


Steve
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:04:37 PM EDT
It's yours to do with what you want.

We had a guy on the team that had a all black rifle, he burned his cheek on it at a match when the temp got 110 in the shade.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:42:44 PM EDT
Sounds like a good idea, but why not look for a wood replacement first?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:50:13 PM EDT
Wood bad.  Wood get hot..make fire.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 1:05:22 AM EDT
I have a M1A1 factory folder - black plastic, cheap looking to me but seriously evil.  I like the camo stocks though, dropped a Garand into one the other day...
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 2:26:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:19:26 AM EDT
Get a spare and do what you like.
Hi temp paint of course.
I like the original fiberglass ugly brown vented one myself...if it's good enough for Gomer...
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 7:47:54 AM EDT
M14 handguards are cheap and plentyfull.
go for it.
I have a flat black one and it looks great.
[img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/025975.jpg[/img]

cammo looks cool too..
[img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/049393.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:00:33 AM EDT
Here is my "tactical" black American Civilian Defense Force snipper riffle:
[img]http://thesnipersnest.com/m1a_1.JPG[/img]

Did yours come with a brown handguard?

Turners, right?

Mine came all black.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:04:47 AM EDT
yeah I opted for the wood stock, black looks pretty good too!

Umm do you realize your M1A doesn't have a 20rd mag!!!!! Just don't look right.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:08:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
yeah I opted for the wood stock, black looks pretty good too!

Umm do you realize your M1A doesn't have a 20rd mag!!!!! Just don't look right.
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[}:D]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:51:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Scht0nk:

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Get you a cheap GI Fiberglass stock and PAINT IT BLACK!  They're only about $20 bucks these days.  It's lighter and doesn't swell with moisture/humidity.....and it shoots better than a wood stock.  Keep your wood brown stock/handguard for presentation and just get a new set of GI Fiberglass.


I'm currently collecting parts to build a NM M14, I already acquired a new stock......WOODLAND MARPAT!

[url]http://i1.ebayimg.com/01/i/01/15/1d/00_3.JPG[/url]
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Nice Marpat camo job, one of the nicest i have seen.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:32:00 AM EDT
Or you could get one of those neat chocolately brown ones from Fulton Armory thats NOT made out of easily cracked Fiberglass.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 2:47:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
yeah I opted for the wood stock, black looks pretty good too!

Umm do you realize your M1A doesn't have a 20rd mag!!!!! Just don't look right.
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[}:D]
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It goes with the lack of a bayonet lug...
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