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    My latest .30 caliber builds.

    I built a Mini30 into a M1a with the help of Accuracy Systems] Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	228992and remilitarized a 1930 vintage 1903 Springfield sporter with a 21 inch bbl by making the stock fit the short barrel. The Mini was a real challenge to get the mini action to fit in a M14 stock. Lots of jbweld and a couple of walnut blocks. My first rattle can paint job too. The 03 was just a stock refinishing and shortening of the stock and handguard which is actually 2 handguards. The high hump end is shortened and cut while the slender part is from another guard and was shortened at the rear. The lower band hides the seam. My current build is going to be a Mini .300 blkout/Garand T20.

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    Interesting projects; that mini turned out sharp!

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    Very....Very neat work.

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    What an interesting idea! If the M1A had been converted to 5.56,,,,. Well done!
    More "This is what happened when I,,,,," and less "What would happen if I,,,,"

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    Love your springfield and at first glance one would think it was an original one with the 24" barrel.Very nice work. Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltimoreed View Post
    I built a Mini30 into a M1a with the help of Accuracy Systems] Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	228992and remilitarized a 1930 vintage 1903 Springfield sporter with a 21 inch bbl by making the stock fit the short barrel. The Mini was a real challenge to get the mini action to fit in a M14 stock. Lots of jbweld and a couple of walnut blocks. My first rattle can paint job too. The ‘03 was just a stock refinishing and shortening of the stock and handguard which is actually 2 handguards. The high hump end is shortened and cut while the slender part is from another guard and was shortened at the rear. The lower band hides the seam. My current build is going to be a Mini .300 blkout/Garand T20.
    Sharp work. You have a sweet talent I'm sure many of us wish we had. Nice job.

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ID:	229699Here’s another. It’s not a .30 caliber build but it goes on my .30-40 Krag Constabulary rifle. I decided that I had to have a Krag Bowie bayonet and had a buggered up 1917 bolo with no grips or guard so I reshaped the bolo blade, cut up a krag bayonet with a bad blade, fitted the krag guard and had the bolo blade’s tang tig welded to the krag bayonet’s tang under the grip scales. And then fitted the krag bayonet’s scales. The real ones are very scarce and go for $4000-5000.00 a pop. I left all the Bolo stampings on the blade not wanting to build a fake just a reasonable facsimile. Blued the grip but not the blade.
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