lets start by chatting about what we are working with here.
Parts from the kit:
m1a1 front stub and barrel
m1a1 bolt, spring,buffer,recoil rod
m1 lower (had trigger, selector, safety and cross bar part)
m1 rear site
Phila Ord M1 partial rear section
parts added for the conversion:
this was a VERY VERY early version of Phila Ord's rear section i used. it has no writing, engraving or marks of any type on it and the finish work is not near as nice as what Bob sells now.
with that said, it was still dead on the money as far as length and shape and very easy to work with. :-*
another note: the original parts of this build were in VERY rough shape. was fortunate to get a real good deal on this kit, but the trade off on good deals is that you get stuff that is not in as good of shape. it has pitting on the barrel, stub and even the lower.
thats a small thing since this is the first of this set up and you wouldnt want to risk a super primo high dollar kit and find out later that this didnt work too well.... what? people doubt that i can make this work? dont they know better by now? :P
the last note is that this will be a pistol build as im just not gonna fork over the money for the stamp right now with xmas coming up & my kids being spoiled rotten by me and the wife.
also some certain individuals are wanting me to submit this one for a review to our lovely BATF... so it will be as a pistol this first go around.
here is where you need to cut off the lug and then weld up both sets of holes for the rear stock to be "blocked".
this eliminates any rear stock attachment with out breaking the "intent" part of the rules.
enough "pre build talk" lets get started......