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Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby Waldiebeast » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:46 am

Hi again, I have been thinking about the idea of an m1 aeg for the past couple of months now. I have a classic army m14 lying around and I want to know whether there is a possible conversion for it? It doesn't have to be EXACT but it needs to be somewhat accurate. Can anyone help? BTW, I don't really want to spend any more than 50 quid on the conversion
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Re: Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby ww2stu » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:51 am

I think you will be very pushed to only spend £50, depends on what route you want to go down. You can buy real wood and stock handguards and start removing wood till it fits. Mine cost me £40 from D&B Militaria and I brought another one in a better condition at War & Peace for £60. You then have to find some sort of kit for the front gas block end as its very different from the the M14 or you can buy one of Warren's kits from shoot and scoot http://www.shootnscoot.co.uk/m1-garand-kit but that will send you back £155.
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Re: Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby Waldiebeast » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:03 am

ww2stu wrote:I think you will be very pushed to only spend £50, depends on what route you want to go down. You can buy real wood and stock handguards and start removing wood till it fits. Mine cost me £40 from D&B Militaria and I brought another one in a better condition at War & Peace for £60. You then have to find some sort of kit for the front gas block end as its very different from the the M14 or you can buy one of Warren's kits from shoot and scoot http://www.shootnscoot.co.uk/m1-garand-kit but that will send you back £155.


My plan is to extend the gas tube on the M14 with some steel piping which I can get easily. Then cut down the stock and carve my own front and upper handguard. Then I'll just use some of the leftover metal rings and stuff to make the barrel bands. That should be fairly low cost. I don't really mind about the stock being plastic so I'll just stain it nicely and add modify my M14 mags (cut them down)
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Re: Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby ww2stu » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:09 am

If you have the skills and tools mate then go for it! :good: There was a slightly easier solution instead of cutting down M14 mags you could use shotgun mags as found here http://airsoft-club.com/shop/magazine/rifle-smg-magazine/agm-14rd-magazine-for-mp003-spring-action-shotgun-rifle

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Re: Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby Waldiebeast » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:47 pm

ww2stu wrote:If you have the skills and tools mate then go for it! :good: There was a slightly easier solution instead of cutting down M14 mags you could use shotgun mags as found here http://airsoft-club.com/shop/magazine/rifle-smg-magazine/agm-14rd-magazine-for-mp003-spring-action-shotgun-rifle

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Thanks! :D The shipping will be cheap too (I live close to the shipping depot). My dad who works as an aircraft engineer could probably get hold of most of the tools. I have already stripped the rifle down so I'm gonna go for it in a couple of weeks :) I hope the shotty mags feed in classic army, Otherwise, I'll just have to make my own. Thanks for the good luck, I'll need it!
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Re: Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby rammix » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:27 pm

ww2stu wrote:If you have the skills and tools mate then go for it! :good: There was a slightly easier solution instead of cutting down M14 mags you could use shotgun mags as found here http://airsoft-club.com/shop/magazine/rifle-smg-magazine/agm-14rd-magazine-for-mp003-spring-action-shotgun-rifle

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I wish you all the best in your conversion!


could these be used in the K98/vsr conversion?
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Re: Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby ww2stu » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:40 pm

possibly but why would you not want to use the VSR mags?

It should fit CA although the mags might need slightly more modification to feed. There is a topic below from another website which goes into a little bit about the mags etc.

http://ww2aa.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=m1garand&action=display&thread=2825
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Re: Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby rammix » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:49 pm

it was just a thought really, every time I have the cash to get spare vsr mags they are always out of bloody stock :P
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Re: Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby jimmiroquai » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:53 pm

Those mags won't fit the CA m14 magwell at all. Nor the G&G mag well. The gearbox of these guns protrude into the magwell, unlike the TM/Cyma/AGM M14 which is relatively flat. So there won't be any space at all for these mags in the CA. Your only choice would be to use the CA M14 mags during skirmishes and just remove it during photo ops.
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Re: Classic Army M1 conversion

Postby Waldiebeast » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:45 am

jimmiroquai wrote:Those mags won't fit the CA m14 magwell at all. Nor the G&G mag well. The gearbox of these guns protrude into the magwell, unlike the TM/Cyma/AGM M14 which is relatively flat. So there won't be any space at all for these mags in the CA. Your only choice would be to use the CA M14 mags during skirmishes and just remove it during photo ops.


I just noticed that *facepalm* :lolpanda: I'll just have to modify the CA mag or something... :whistle:
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