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December 03, 2001, 17:59
I ordered an R1 buttstock and a used metric cocking handle from Tapco last Thursday. They came today. I opted for the stock with the swivel.
The stock is filthy and partially covered in thick layers of camo paint. There is 1 gouge in the plastic and a few very minor scratches. The swivel is a bit beat up but perfecly functional.
The cocking handle was equally dirty. The aluminum knob is dented, gouged and scratched. It shows signs of heavy use. It is, however, perfectly servicable and works just fine. All of the damage is cosmetic.
For the price, I am quite happy. The stock will clean up very nicely. The knob will be just fine after a little work with the dremel tool. One thing I didn't think of is the added length of the R1 stock makes it necessary to get a longer buttpad screw. I'll have to scare one of those up somewhere.
Tapco's delivery and service were prompt and excellant as usual.
December 03, 2001, 21:43
One of the things I was wondering about was did the R1 buttstock fit a metric. I need the extra length as I am a fairly tall person.
Is the buttstock wood or nylon? I would perffer nylon as I will paint it with truckbed liner anyway.
What type of buttpad does it take? Will the one from a G1 kit fit it?
December 04, 2001, 08:12
the R1 is a metric pattern gun. I built mine on an Entreprise type 3. Mine came with a rubber buttpad. I couldn't say whether the G1 buttplate would fit the R1 stock or not. I have gotten my hands on the stockset CaptainCandy reviewed and while it's not bad, it pales in comparison to a good solid piece of R1 synthetic stock.
December 04, 2001, 12:25
The R1 stock mates up perfectly with my metric Imbel rifle. The buttpad from my original Imbel stock fits fine. As I said though, I need an extra long buttpad screw.
The stock is synthetic.
i have an inquiry in at Gunthings about the screw. They don't have them listed. If they don't have one I guess I'll just have to improvise.
December 04, 2001, 20:51
Cool. I have a Imbel buttstock too so I can use the buttpad from it. (Got both when I ordered the kit from DSA.)
Hmmm ... I guess I'll start looking around for a longer buttstock screw also.
Sesh .... I thought that the R1 was like the L1 and therefore would be an Inch Pattern. I got to stop thinking, huh? Oh wait, my wife says I did that a long time ago. Never mind.
December 05, 2001, 08:36
I was confused by the R1 nomenclature also when I first got into FALs but the cruffler.com article that hooked me straightened things out.
December 05, 2001, 11:57
Yes Sir the R1 “long” stocks extended makes it necessary to get a longer buttpad screw then the normal Humpback.
Good LUCK in to scarring one up somewhere, a while back I got one from Tapco for the same reason (extended reach) and discovered that the board “merchants” wanted more for the screw then what I paid for the stock with swivel. :(
Now you know why they are so “reasonable”… :cool:
Be careful that when you improvise that you do not cross thread the nut. :mad:
When it comes to the cammo paint :mad: the only way to get it off is to blast or wheel brush it off, if you will be refinishing it make sure that you get all of the paint off and the use MEC or similar to clean before applying the new finish as the epoxy paint (grunge cammo) will force the new finish to flake.
December 05, 2001, 12:02
I've got 2 or 3 of the long buttstock screws. I'll measure them tonite, and post the measurements tomorrow. That way you can pick some up at Ace hardwear for 50 cents, instead of a couple of bucks.
December 05, 2001, 16:31
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