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Old 09-19-2013, 4:35 PM
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Default Just another M1 Carbine Tribute. There are many like it, but this one is mine...

Well that wraps up another sucessful project. This Ruger build has been the most fun to date, that's for sure.

Yes the butt pad is redunkulous. But it’s the only way to make this puppy shootable for me. Its a Jones Thru The Pad Adjuster, a KickEez pad and spacer. Final LOP is right 15.5", and the drop really allows for comfortable heads up shooting. At 6'9" tall, its this or don't shoot it. I'll take this

As for the rest? This is a 36 year old Ruger sporting an M1 Carbine tribute stock, a repro oiler, sling, and ammo pouch, Tech Sights, M1 Carbine modded magazine affixed to a Ruger 10/22 mag, Kidd two stage trigger, bolt, buffer, recoil spring and guide rod, and I did the auto bolt release mod.

And that barrel band and bayonet lug... that was maybe the best part. It was a rusted out dented up WWII M1 Carbine take off that was going to be thrown in the trash. I rescued it, and set to work making it fit the Ruger. I had to drill out the original 3 rivets, only to discover 4 spot welds were holding that puppy together too! Once those were popped, I had to figure out how to spread the metal to clear the fatter Ruger barrel, then modify the wood of the stock so it fit, and put it all back together. I chose to use screws and nuts instead of reriveting it, to help make it easier if/when I need to pull everything apart again (eek!) Quite the job that was!

All in all I think it turned out really well. And how does it shoot? Not bad. Not bad at all.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 09-19-2013, 5:00 PM
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Nice. It ain't real, but it looks so pretty.
I want one. And of course I want the old time perfect condition untouched parts one.
From a certain specified factory.
Which is probably impossible or way too expensive.
So this may be what I need to take a close look at.
It sure does look nice.
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Old 09-19-2013, 5:08 PM
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clever, one man's "redonkulous"
is another man's
"you gotta do,what you gotta do" to make it work .
as a tall person I understand
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Old 09-19-2013, 9:06 PM
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I have a 10/22 in jail, and I just ordered most of the same parts to make my M1 Carbine replica. Looks good!
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:38 PM
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Nice. But the bayonet lug makes a fine sporting rifle into a weapon of war and we can't have that now. Hell, what are you gonna put on it next. Grenade launcher or something.
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Old 09-20-2013, 1:28 PM
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It looks great. Enjoy your new toy.
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Old 09-20-2013, 1:56 PM
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Nice I like it
sans the buttpad ;-)
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Old 09-22-2013, 7:50 PM
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nice job, i have a 1943 IBM M1 carbine coming home as soon as i come up with all the money. it was given to the owner in the 70s for being in the Fullerton PD. i guess the GOV gave them away to LEOs.
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