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M14 to M1 plastic stock conversion.

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:18 pm
by Lord Elpus
Had a dig out in the shed, came across two plastic M14 stocks, one black, one green, now not much use for anything really so I thought I would try and convert one to make a passable M1 stock as I was going to make a wood replacement....but this might work out quicker.
The stocks are from the short version CYMA copies, I’ve used the guts on other conversions. They have a stippled effect and chequered grip sections. So a bit of 80 grit paper application to get rid of that. Surprised to find the black stock is a translucent white underneath!
I’ll be using some fibreglass for shape, and finish with some filler to get the shape I want, for now trying to find a base coat to apply a “wood” finish, will be using ‘scumble’ . I’ve used this before many years ago, and got some good results....didn’t even know it could still be bought! Good old eBay!

Re: M14 to M1 plastic stock conversion.

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:47 pm
by Lord Elpus
Did a bit more to this conversion, drilled and put in plasterboard screws, then chopped off the heads, to make and underpinning effect. The made a cardboard channel to which I applied some fibreglass.

Re: M14 to M1 plastic stock conversion.

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:50 pm
by Lord Elpus
This was done for lightness as I didn’t want to make it solid and add weight, after curing, made shape with some filler. Not too far off the shape I want now, looking like a Garand stock at least.

Re: M14 to M1 plastic stock conversion.

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:44 pm
by Lord Elpus
Did a bit more today, debating wether to get rid of full auto and lock to semi, will have to decide before I do “graining effect” on stock, but plenty to do yet.

Re: M14 to M1 plastic stock conversion.

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:34 pm
by SCVNGR
I might have to give fiberglassing a go....