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ServiceRifle
March 14, 2017, 10:19
Not mine - just found this auction on Gunbroker - a Erquiaga Ams EM62

An interesting M1 Garand/BM 59/ M14 mod that apparently dates back to the early 60s

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/625843042

It sort of looks like an oversized Ruger Mini 14

TenTea
March 14, 2017, 10:32
Neat!

I recall seeing pictures of these rifles somewhere...

AZ Deuce
March 14, 2017, 11:19
No wonder the bolt didn't lock open on the last shot...the bolt lock lever is missing, I suppose a BM59 bolt lock lever would do the trick....maybe. It might not work due to the way the rear of the magazine is supported, it's further forward than on a real BM59. Still, looks like fun, or at least a challenge.

TerryN
March 14, 2017, 18:12
No wonder the bolt didn't lock open on the last shot...the bolt lock lever is missing, I suppose a BM59 bolt lock lever would do the trick....maybe. It might not work due to the way the rear of the magazine is supported, it's further forward than on a real BM59. Still, looks like fun, or at least a challenge.

That's a slot for the clip ejector, not a bolt lock. The receiver began life as an M1 Garand.

AZ Deuce
March 14, 2017, 18:44
If it was a Garand yes, but it isn't it's now magazine fed so it should be a bolt stop lever like a BM59....but the slot doesn't look like it was milled for the BM59, or BM59 TYPE part.

SPEEDGUNNER
March 14, 2017, 20:55
That is a variation I have never seen before. Aside from the look, what gives the rifle provenance other than being a shortened M-1? Is there reference material showing this type of build and gas system?

ServiceRifle
March 14, 2017, 21:25
Found this April 1963 info about these rifles. Pages are out of order slightly


https://s2.postimg.org/vhwpecjrd/Photo_Scan4_zpsrqpsb3th.jpg

https://s15.postimg.org/b2kng8qaj/Photo_Scan_zpsrelejgoi.jpg

https://s28.postimg.org/skmfqk1vh/Photo_Scan_3_zps4g5gejlk.jpg

https://s23.postimg.org/9yj65k8nv/Photo_Scan_2_zpswuub04ot.jpg

https://s24.postimg.org/sm44vfudx/Photo_Scan_1_zpswxa14mfh.jpg

Jarhead504
March 15, 2017, 17:54
I saw one at a local gun show back in 1979. It was drawing a lot of attention as the M1A from Geneseo was not in full swing yet and Devine, TX ones were also very scarce back then.

Jarhead

SPEEDGUNNER
March 15, 2017, 18:12
The rifle sold at $955, and if it is as rare as it sounds that seems like one heck of a buy!

I think we missed the boat on this one guys...

garandguy10
March 16, 2017, 07:01
That appears to be a Golden State Arms reweld BM59 type clone.It ain't no jewel.

SPEEDGUNNER
March 16, 2017, 08:34
With that unique gas system, flashhider and the supporting magazine articles as provenance that would have been a neat project to rebuild on a non-rewelded receiver. When was the last time anyone saw one?

ServiceRifle
March 16, 2017, 08:54
I don't see any evidence in the photos that this receiver is a reweld

HD-Ghost
March 16, 2017, 16:21
Cool piece of history.

Thanks for the lesson.

garandguy10
March 17, 2017, 06:54
I don't see any evidence in the photos that this receiver is a reweld

Look closer, the welds are obvious.

FreeFaln
March 27, 2017, 16:01
I have one of these rifles. Takes M14 mags and does hold open on the last shot.