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Originally posted by devrep devrep wrote:

btw, this is a thick, heavy rifle if you haven't handled one.  the Lee Enfield's I have are MUCH lighter and feel a lot more handy.  to be expected I guess.

I really don’t notice the extra 1/2 to 1 lb of the M1 over the No. 4.  As much as I love the No. 4, to me the M1 feels more handy and ergonomic to shoot (because of the stock and no protruding magazine).  

I think the downside to these rifles is the weight of the ammunition as compared to the 5.56. 
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well I guess I'm mistaken and should have said "perceived".  just holding ea rifle on target the M1 feels a lot heavier.  it is definitely chunkier.  haven't fired one for decades and then it was only 5 rounds or so.  I'm pretty excited about this one.  love the sights (pretty much the same as my M1A).  nice small peep sight.  not a fan of huge rear apertures although I get their use for CQB.
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speaking of oil finishes, there is a guy on the M14 forum who is the stock re-finishing guru.  he is known for bringing out the best in tiger striped stocks.  he degreases with a citrus paste until they are virtually grey in color and then oils with teak oil.  the pics of his tiger striped work is stunning.  I guess the teak oil doesn't darken with age which favors keeping the tiger striping visible.  when I got this M1 you almost couldn't tell it was tiger striped.  I saw a trace of it in a couple of the seller's pics and thought it might turn out.
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oh, here are the money shots on this M1 stock.  pics were taken before I cleaned and oiled the wood.

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more on finishes.  

this is my M1A carbine.  I've had it for about 10 years.  as you probably know these come with a plastic stock.  after a year or so I started looking for a USGI stock.  there are many out there as all the M14's were de-milled by the government except for a quantity kept by the military for special purposes.  I found this one on ebay and no one else wanted it apparently as it was very inexpensive.  it was quite dark and oil saturated but I could see some color buried in there.  I soaked this one in a tub of acetone for 24 hours and then hit it with multiple coats of tung oil.  I call this grain pattern "splotchy"  lol.

also put a USGI vented fiberglass hand guard on it.  love this rifle.
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i did as you when i picked up my M1A a few years back , i bought an original military stock too , that was back when you could get them cheaper - they were still being used for fence posts around folks gardens , 

small aside DPMS [AR mfgr here back then] had a planter full out in front of their building rotting away in the weather , 
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really like the red color.

Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

Four coats of Stand Oil, so far...
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Originally posted by devrep devrep wrote:

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Flame or quilted grain pattern, highly prized by cabinet makers and me. Big smile common on many species, including beech, mahogany, maple, birch, walnut, awesome for book-matching drawer fronts.
Also works great as cammo on rifle stocks. Wink
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only photos i have left of my Winchester M1garand & National Postal Meter M1carbine 




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