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tigerM1A
May 13, 2008, 16:11
Has anyone ever built a pistol grip stock for an M1A? I know you can find them on the net if you want to spend $400-500 bucks (Not Me). I've got a surplus fiberglass one I'm going to modify. I figure with a little epoxy and fiberglass resin it should come out pretty good. Any suggestions...

Bukaluka
May 14, 2008, 07:07
Go to the M14 Firing Line Public Forum. They had a thread on a conversion to add a pistol grip to a synthetic stock with photos and a narrative. Pretty well done. i will try to post a link later.

Richard in PV

tigerM1A
May 18, 2008, 15:13
Well it's done my first homemade pistol grip m1a stock. Works great, looks ok but still needs some more sanding and resin to fill in some ugly holes. I'll post some pics as soon as I can.

Slugger
May 18, 2008, 15:46
I'm interested to see how she turned out. I may give this a whirl.
Slugger

tigerM1A
May 18, 2008, 18:21
OK will someone tell me how to post pictures? At the bottom of my screen it says that I can not post attachments. How does one go about posting pictures?

Andrewsky
May 26, 2008, 01:21
Just type "" then your link then "" but don't use quotes and don't put any spaces in. If it's from photobucket make sure it ends in .jpg

Azrial
May 26, 2008, 04:38
Originally posted by Bukaluka
Go to the M14 Firing Line Public Forum. They had a thread on a conversion to add a pistol grip to a synthetic stock with photos and a narrative. Pretty well done. i will try to post a link later.

Richard in PV

Link? I could not find it over there. Too many threads about pistol gripped stocks!

tigerM1A
June 10, 2008, 11:28
Well never could post any pictures, but the stock came out great. I used a lot of fiberglass and expoy but it was still cheaper than buying one built by some else. All though I will make a couple changes to the next one I build like putting an intregrated cheek riser on the stock instead of one of those tie on types. For my next trick I'm thinking something like a folding stock. I'll check back in when I've got something working...

Slugger
June 11, 2008, 14:30
Here are tigerM1A's before and after shots. Pretty nice work tiger!
Before:
http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/42054/2458761440028352761S425x425Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb42.webshots.com/42089/2528071280028352761S425x425Q85.jpg

After:
http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/43556/2336267580028352761S425x425Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/41827/2003230220028352761S425x425Q85.jpg

Thanks for the pics tigerM1A!
Slugger

Azrial
June 11, 2008, 14:43
Nice Job! I most likely worry needlessly, but I am concerned about the thinness of the stock just behind the pistol grip. Any springiness there?

tigerM1A
June 11, 2008, 14:45
Thanks for posting the pics and I'll say it shoots as good as it looks. Or at least shoots as good as I can shoot.

tigerM1A
June 11, 2008, 14:53
When I cut the stock out, I could see how thin the walls were and that was an issue for me as well. Doing things the way I do I over engineered the rework. In the cleaning kit holes in the stock I cut hardwood dowels and used epoxy to hold them in place they run all the way forward. I shaped them to the contour in front and covered them in three layers of fiberglass and resin. After that was died I shaped the whole thing again. If there were any voids I went back and filled and shaped again. The whole process took a weekend, but I think well worth it. The grip is held on by a ľ-20 insert that is also held in by epoxy. Itís all pretty stout.

tigerM1A
June 25, 2008, 15:40
I've three more stocks in the works and I'll have them listed on the market files in a few weeks for sale.

Azrial
June 28, 2008, 03:52
Got any idea what you are going to price them at?

splogan
July 27, 2008, 12:45
I was looking into PG stock options myself. I see the folder for 225 but no cheek weld with that. These may be an optiion. Keep us posted. Affordable PG M14 stocks just don't seem to be available. I have a M1A Scout screaming for one.