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I wanted to build a Shughart M-14 because if you’re gonna have one, it might as well be one modeled off the one used by one of the baddest men to wield it. 
 

I started with this M-14 clone from Bula Defense. Mounted an ARMS-18 optics rail and an Aimpoint CompM. 
 

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I then acquired a surplus M-14 fiberglass stock. The army boys sure do love their duct tape. 
 

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Once I got it stripped down, it was time to paint! 
 

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As it sits now, it’s in what I refer to as the “movie configuration” ad it’s similar to what was used in the Black Hawk Down film. The CompM will end up coming off and being used on a retro AR build using the original hi-rise optic mount (carry handle gang gang).

As of now there are a couple of bits that are either on the way, or requiring a little detailed work to mount. (Waiting on rings for my Aimpoint 5000 and the AIM-1/D needs a tape switch fabricated for it.)

 

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Updates to follow as the build is adjusted/completed. 

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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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41 minutes ago, MacGyver said:

You can't make fun of a man's purse when he's carrying a rig like that either.

Sure I can, that is the great thing about the inter web.🤩

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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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