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Shughart Special : A work in progress

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A neat project you have there!  When I turned 18 in the summer of 1977, an M1A would be my very first 4473 purchase. That first year introduction price was $379. Spare mags in new millitary foil wrappers were $2.50 a pop at Numrich and everything to fill that hole above the trigger was about another 14 bucks. You just needed a horse shoe extension hanging down from the receiver. Ha..ha,  don't ask me how I know. I had alot of fun with that rifle back then. It was SN 006022. Problem was it would group poorly after getting warm. National matching the bedding points was not a easy job and would need a do over every so often. Back in the mid 80's I sold it to fund a Springfield SAR48.  The FAL is more heat friendly for poking close holes. Good Luck with your retro.

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3 hours ago, deerslayer said:

Here is another similar project:



Yeah, his is really well done. I’ve seen a few different Shughart Specials. It really helps to have the information available of what others did for the build.

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