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Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
« Reply #150 on: July 27, 2014, 04:27:23 PM »
My summer project is off to a good start, but I must now wait 3 to 4 weeks for the
new color matching LSP to arrive. 36" Nose to Tail, and a little over 8 lbs. as pictured.
BTW, the Blackfeather RS is now shipping from the US ... BATF paperwork is no longer required.




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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #151 on: July 27, 2014, 05:03:23 PM »
    Nice,  that's probably my favorite of the unusual M14's you have shown.     
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    « Reply #152 on: September 10, 2014, 12:28:11 AM »
    Nice,  that's probably my favorite of the unusual M14's you have shown.     

    Thank you, I should have it completed later this month.


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    « Reply #153 on: September 10, 2014, 10:38:25 AM »
    So...dumb question.

    Does something fill the gap between the front of the pistol grip and the back of the trigger guard? I feel like that space would bug me.
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    « Reply #154 on: September 10, 2014, 04:44:40 PM »
    So...dumb question.

    Does something fill the gap between the front of the pistol grip and the back of the trigger guard? I feel like that space would bug me.

    Installing or removing the trigger group can be an issue with some pistol gripped M14 stocks because the front of the grip is too close to the trigger guard. The functional space you see on the Blackfeather makes it much easier to R&R the trigger group.


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    « Reply #155 on: September 10, 2014, 04:53:03 PM »
    Do-oh!  You would thing a guy with two M1 Garands in his safe would have thought of that! :facepalm
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    « Reply #156 on: September 12, 2014, 11:03:33 PM »

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    « Reply #158 on: September 23, 2014, 02:54:48 PM »
    Those stocks look like they kill the ergonomics of the M1A, do they handle well in those set ups or are they as awkward as the look like they could be?

    I had a old Springfield scope mount that came with my M1A and for the life of me I could never get a good shooting position with optics on that thing.
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    « Reply #159 on: September 23, 2014, 10:28:25 PM »
    Those stocks look like they kill the ergonomics of the M1A, do they handle well in those set ups or are they as awkward as the look like they could be?

    I had a old Springfield scope mount that came with my M1A and for the life of me I could never get a good shooting position with optics on that thing.

    I have been busy improving my optic ergonomics... more better now  :)




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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #160 on: September 24, 2014, 01:52:52 AM »
    That does look a lot better.

    The grip trigger assembly still looks like it needs something.

    Anyhow that's a nice looking rig.
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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #161 on: October 04, 2014, 10:12:01 AM »
    That does look a lot better.

    The grip trigger assembly still looks like it needs something.

    Anyhow that's a nice looking rig.

    Thanks.

    I am working on a gap filler, updates to follow.


    Here is how I currently have my M14s set up.

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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #162 on: October 04, 2014, 11:51:19 AM »
    Yea I understand why that huge gap is there between the TG and pistol grip but would look a little better if that little tab that would normally fill the gap on an AR would be trimmed off since it wouldn't be needed.  It does look like a pretty long trigger reach as well especially compared to the other one you have in the photo.  I'd be interested on how it does shoot and if it does improve the accuracy any.
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    « Reply #163 on: October 05, 2014, 09:21:32 AM »
    Yea I understand why that huge gap is there between the TG and pistol grip but would look a little better if that little tab that would normally fill the gap on an AR would be trimmed off since it wouldn't be needed.  It does look like a pretty long trigger reach as well especially compared to the other one you have in the photo.  I'd be interested on how it does shoot and if it does improve the accuracy any.
    I developed a gap filler last night that works very well - I'll share later.
    The reach to the trigger (back of the grip to trigger pad) is identical.
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    « Reply #164 on: January 03, 2015, 05:55:32 PM »
    I reconfigured to a run & gun RDS set up a couple weeks ago, and I figured out how to run B.U.I.S. on the Blackfeather fitted with a Scout Hand Guard. The MBUS co-witness though the EXPS3-0 (Lower 3rd). The rifle, loaded with 20 in the mag, weighs a little less than 12 lbs. as pictured below.






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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #165 on: January 03, 2015, 07:47:20 PM »
    That's a pretty cool brass deflector!  Who makes it & does it deform/damage the brass?
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    « Reply #166 on: January 04, 2015, 08:12:03 AM »
    That's a pretty cool brass deflector!  Who makes it & does it deform/damage the brass?

    It's not a brass deflector, it's a gas deflector.

    USGI M3 Breech Cover. I use it when the rifle is suppressed.

    It does not harm ejected brass  :)

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    « Reply #167 on: January 04, 2015, 01:10:43 PM »
    I love the look of these rifles - definitely on The List for when I make it to the States.

    I assume the gap between the grip and the trigger is due to using a grip meant for an AR?

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    « Reply #168 on: January 04, 2015, 02:34:32 PM »
    I love the look of these rifles - definitely on The List for when I make it to the States.

    I assume the gap between the grip and the trigger is due to using a grip meant for an AR?

    You are correct.

    I've come up with my own gap filler, and I'll be testing it out soon.
    Feel free to contact me when you return - stay safe.


    Please note that the B.U.I.S. experiment posted above, was just that.
    I only wanted to test my theory to see if it would work or not.

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    « Reply #169 on: January 04, 2015, 05:24:19 PM »
    I love the look of these rifles - definitely on The List for when I make it to the States.

    I assume the gap between the grip and the trigger is due to using a grip meant for an AR?

    Made any progress on making the move?  I know you were trying to look for something when you finished up your degree.
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    « Reply #170 on: January 08, 2015, 08:14:49 AM »

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    « Reply #171 on: January 19, 2015, 08:35:30 AM »

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    « Reply #173 on: March 15, 2015, 11:29:25 AM »
    I'm digging the new synth-stocked M1A's Springfield is putting out.  Simple, light, and more affordable. 
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    « Reply #174 on: March 15, 2015, 11:20:15 PM »
    I'm digging the new synth-stocked M1A's Springfield is putting out.  Simple, light, and more affordable. 


    Is that what H2O Man's posts show?  All I get is little red Xs in the box and can't even get anything when I left click and click on "show picture."

    I have an M1A with that synthetic stock.  Yes, they are nice.  Sorta really like wood as it's more attractive but I bought it because I think it's less likely to get dinged up and even if it does, I would not be so upset about it as I would if it was a pretty wood stock.
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