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Posted: 9/15/2004 8:52:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 8:53:48 PM EST by Katana16j]
Thought I might show off my baby now that I finally got some pictures of her.

Here she is, LRB ARMS forged reciever with all GI parts, unitized and treated gas cylinder, tactical bolt stop, hooded gasblock front sight, trigger job (4.5 lbs), Whamo-camo hand painted stock...

Put together masterfully into a scout configuration by Smith Enterprise over in Tempe Arizona.

I actually got it a little whiles back but havent had the time to borrow a digital camera and throw it on my friends webspace till now.



Basic Profile shot...



From the front (I'd just like to point out that all the mags are blocked to Jersey Legal specifications and the mag in the gun is triple checked empty.)



slight rear view.



Internal view...

I know it seems like a bit much, especially for my first gun but really I didnt mind spending the cash for two important reasons.

First of all, I intend on keeping this gun for the rest of my life... I may own other rifles but none will ever be my first rifle. I wanted something as noteworthy functionally as it would be sentimentally.

Secondly (and heres the kicker) , despite posting on AR15 for close to 2 years I have not magically picked up the zen understanding of the rifle arts which allows most posters here to shoot sub moa groups offhand...

Being just a normal kid from a liberal state (Jersey) I didn't grow up around firearms despite my lifelong interest, I really don't know anything about the practical aspects and really could use some real basic instruction on shooting posture, form, zeroing and basic cleaning and maintenance...

Any one from northern New Jersey who wants to give me a hand learning the basics gets to play with the gun for free, ammo is on me.

I already am very keen on gun safety and I know the 4 big rules by heart, I'm no Rambo wannabe... I just wanna learn how to shoot.

*Prepares for the mocking and derision that this post is sure to illicit*
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:59:03 PM EST
That is quite purdy...

Love the Toys R Us shirt as well... how appropriate!

- BG
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:01:25 PM EST
Foster Bitter?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:03:26 PM EST
You did very well.

Now, all you NEED is a FAL...
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:03:34 PM EST
Sweet.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:03:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 9:05:26 PM EST by Katana16j]
The Toys R Us bag holds a birthday present for my niece... when I said kid I meant relatively speaking... I just graduated college.

BTW, yeah Fosters bitter is a special ale you can only get in oilcan size... very tasty
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:04:00 PM EST
i'd say you did just fine sir
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:05:38 PM EST


That's pretty sweet!

You should send a picture to Waxman and Fineswine there in CA. Waxman would crap his pants and begin to cry. Fineswine might have a stroke! (we can hope can't we?)

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:10:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 9:49:44 PM EST by Noname]
Anyone who makes fun of you for asking for help and direction is a fucktard. It takes a man to acknowledge that they're unskilled in a particular interest and could use some instruction.
That said...


Your M14 is SWEEEEEEEEEEEET...!

And it shows real savvy getting a 7.62 MBR as your "first gun".
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:11:12 PM EST
Nice!!! Better than getting a POS Ar-15 for your first gun...
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:13:39 PM EST
That's a heck of a rifle.

You need to make another one, put it in the dark with the first one and see if they have any kids.

If they don't.... well, you still have another gun.

All that aside, all I see is a beautiful rifle.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:13:53 PM EST
very very nice
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:16:24 PM EST
Suwweet! Damn fine job sir. You did wonderful and popped that cherry to the hilt.
Have fun lernin' to hit whatcha' aimin' at.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:20:51 PM EST

Ya done good!!!



Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:45:30 PM EST
Please tell me you didn't have a perfectly good USGI M14 barrel cut down to Scout length. I understand that it's personal preference. I just happen to prefer the full size in a battle rifle. Otherwise, congrats on a fine rifle. Cheers
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:47:04 PM EST
[popcorn] Sweet! BTW, Thanks for the gun porn!! [/popcorn]
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:47:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:33:02 AM EST

Very nice rifle...

Now go out and run 1000 rounds downrange...


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:34:59 AM EST
-5 missing tape measure, napkin, etc.. oh wait..
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:35:01 AM EST
WOO WOO!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:38:45 AM EST
Very nice - that's probably all the rifle you really need for 90% of the situations you will face. Please tell me how that muzzle brake handles the recoil.

Now you just need to get a real beer. Australians do not drink that Fosters crap.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:41:03 AM EST
Bring it over the river and shoot it in PA...and you wont need those silly blocked mags!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:42:49 AM EST
Verry Nice Rifle

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:50:03 AM EST
Nice stick!

Find some good reading on shooting fundementals and start "snappin' in".

Semper Fi!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:04:09 AM EST
I'm starting to feel a wee bit validated in my decision.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:10:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 10:16:29 AM EST by Matthew_Q]
STICK IT IN HER POOPER AND POST PICS!!!

Wait...


Nice looking rifle. But you need to.... GET BOTH!!!

(whatever the other choice is/was.... GET IT! )


I'm just jealous. My first rifle was a Marlin model 60 that I got from a buddy for $80, but it was new. I still have it... but never shoot it... Wish I could have gotten an M1A.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:11:24 AM EST
I love those rifles and that one is a nice one but the tag on them is a bit high for me. I'll just have to live with sproing of my M1.
I love that sproing.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:16:06 AM EST
excellent choice. looks great.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:19:36 AM EST
I think you did great!! I am jealous
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:20:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I love those rifles and that one is a nice one but the tag on them is a bit high for me. I'll just have to live with sproing of my M1.
I love that sproing.



+1

It's the sound of freedom.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:25:14 AM EST
Nice Rifle for a guy from fooken juzy!..



Don't ever feel stupid for asking for help, If more people did it, we would not have as many retards running around!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:32:47 AM EST
A little more "pretty" than "evil" but a keeper nonetheless.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:59:12 AM EST
Great looking rifle. How do you like the HK style front sight? I am thinking of getting one for a future M1a build.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:02:55 AM EST
Nice rifle, I bet it is LOUD with that brake ...
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:06:21 AM EST
I'm jealous
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:14:15 AM EST
My first rifle was a serbu BFG 50, but aside from that I almost bought an M1.



Good work.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:16:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 11:17:04 AM EST by I-M-A-WMD]

Originally Posted By Katana16j:
I'm starting to feel a wee bit validated in my decision.



Here's you certificate of validation! Nice iron!


I know it seems like a bit much, especially for my first gun but really I didnt mind spending the cash for two important reasons.

First of all, I intend on keeping this gun for the rest of my life... I may own other rifles but none will ever be my first rifle. I wanted something as noteworthy functionally as it would be sentimentally.



Wish I had been as squared away 10 years ago on my approach into firearms as you are. Sure I'd probably have just as many as I do now- they would all just mean something to me and be EXACTLY what I want.

Take care.

Sly
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:55:27 AM EST
You did god awful.

Send it to me. I'll...er...dispose of it for you.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:23:47 PM EST
Nice rifle, I really like it.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:34:59 PM EST
Sweet, you did good!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:44:40 PM EST
Very nice! There is something about your rifle, perhaps the camo pattern, or maybe the aimpoint, but it kicks ass IMHO. I'm jealous.

Hoppy8420
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:47:11 PM EST
very cool
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:02:39 PM EST
Nice rifle, what part of jersey are you from?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:47:39 PM EST
North Jersey, Hanover area.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:51:52 PM EST
Brings a tear to my eye... nice.
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