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Old June 25, 2018, 13:48   #1
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M14 Conversion to Truppe Alpine/Paracaddutisti

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Picked up a Springfield Armory, Inc. folding stock with cut outs for selector parts. See this thread post #10 for pictures: https://m14forum.com/modern-m14/8445...ock-again.html . Got it with the idea to turn my H&R M14 into a Truppe Alpine/Paracaddutisti configuration with possibly a Bula 19.25 inch barrel. For this conversion to succeed a major design flaw in the stock must be addressed. That flaw is the location of the forward sling swivel. It is mounted on the bottom of the stock and needs to be relocated to the left side of the stock. I have already removed the sling swivel and have new rivets on order. Now I need to "repair" the stock to "cover up" where the sling swivel was mounted. I have an idea of how I would like to do that but since whenever I touch a piece of wood it turns out looking like a cross-eyed, near sighted anger beaver got hold of it I am looking for some help from a master woodwork, hopefully in the Colorado Springs area. PM me if you can help a cross-eyed, near sighted anger beaver.
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Old June 26, 2018, 10:13   #2
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Stock work

Wood filler and wood stain in an easy fix.

Consider mounting a Sadlak or Vera-Pod rail with sling swivel. The sling will swivel more freely to better accommodate the side mount, and also give you the option of mounting a flashlight/laser.
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Old June 27, 2018, 07:40   #3
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Wood filler and stain is easy yes, but it is NOT a fix.
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Old June 29, 2018, 13:55   #4
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You could get some wood dowels and plug the holes with those or get a plug cutter and you can make your own and align the grain of the plugs with the stock grain. Buy a piece of scrap wood that is the same as your stock to make the plugs from. You can get a cheap set at Harbor Freight.
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As you stated that you don't have woodworking experience, if you try to fix it yourself, get a piece of wood and do at least 20 practice patches. You won't regret it!

By the way, if you have a cabinet shop in your area ,contact them. They can patch it so well that you will have to search to find it!

Also, be aware that the entire stock will need to be refinished.
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My Springfield inc para folder M1A has the swivel on the left side.

There is a raised area of wood that is sits on.

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My Springfield inc para folder M1A has the swivel on the left side.

There is a raised area of wood that is sits on.

Unfortunately, all the M1A para folder stocks with the sling swivel mounted on the side I have seen were not inlet for the "go fast" parts on my M14. I would think it would be much harder to inlet the stock for those than repairing the sling swivel attachment point.
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What "go fast" parts?
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What "go fast" parts?
Oh, you know. Selector switch, sear release, connector assembly, those parts!

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Mine pictured above is clearly inletted for "go fast" parts.
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Mine pictured above is clearly inletted for "go fast" parts.
As I said "all the M1A para folder stocks with the sling swivel mounted on the side I have seen were not inlet for the "go fast" parts on my M14". Yours is the first I have seen with both side mounted sling swivel AND inletted for "go fast" parts. I would have much more preferred to have a stock like yours but NEVER came across one.
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Unfortunately, all the M1A para folder stocks with the sling swivel mounted on the side I have seen were not inlet for the "go fast" parts on my M14. I would think it would be much harder to inlet the stock for those than repairing the sling swivel attachment point.
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