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  1. Burke

    Custom Gear

    if your machien can handle it you could use upholstery thread too, its heavier.
  2. Burke

    WWII Weapons Picture Thread

    I also put this in the homade thread Still need to paint it up and finish up the solution for the working bolt. But its externals are 99% done. I need to finish the little nub protruding from the front sight. I did things a little differently than 2ndBat (ww2airsoft association). I basically followed the Ontario directions. I used a synthetic stock kit for the front and rear handguards. I had gotten a great deal on the entire set a while back and was hoping the synthetic stock would work for a Garand stock conversion. Unfortunaetly it didnt. I used a Plastic Welding method I learned from Epyon on airsoftretreat. Its really simple, a soldering iron heated u will weld the plastic together. I worked the area welded over and over till I was sure I had asolid joint all the way thru. If I needed something filled, I used slivers from the front portion that was cut off the stock. This is a lot stronger than bondo or filler. Im tempted to actually try to weld the traditional Garand hump on the stock itself. The thing that I think makes my Conversion a little bit special is the usage of the front of the M14 stock. I pried off the metal band and chopped the stock flush as you would with normal conversions. Instead of mounting the handguard band on the flushness I went back to the piece of stock I had discarded. The U-shaped protusions underneath the metal band fit perfectly into the Garand sling swivle piece. So I chopped off the U-shaped joint and Plastic welded it to my already cut down Stock. This allows everythign to mount very cleanly and solidly, especially in combination with the gas cyclinders set screw.. I have no reservations suing the front sling swivle. Garand Front end with #6-32 set screw holding it all together. Tap was cheap at Home depot Butt with Garand plate. Rear of stock was plastic welded. Side dots plastic welded and filled Entire front end Closeup of grips together Plastic welded stock. Grips and stock showing how they go together
  3. Burke

    Custom Gear

    Dang, thats a lot of awesome LBV pics. KK can we get a pic of you wearing that monstrosity
  4. Burke

    Custom Gear

    Multicam LBV and butt pack
  5. Burke

    M14 Picture Thread

    Sweet! Thanx Big Al......time to PM led..
  6. Burke

    M14 Picture Thread

    Im looking for a pic of some ultra short M14 someone made does anybody have any idea where those pics went too? Any help is appreciated...

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