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#1 Baltimoreed11754

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:28 AM

I know its not a M14 but the T20 was an evolutionary step between the Garand and M14. In case you dont know what a T20 was, it was an SA experimental select fire, box magazine fed Garand rifle. I created my mini30/m14 last year so I decided why not build a mini 300blkout/ T20 garand. I had Accuracy Systems rebarrel my mini 14 and shape the bbl to garand bbl contours. Just got it back and have been inletting the action, filling and shaping the stock. I removed the splines from a demilled gas cylinder so that it would slide over the bbl and duck taped it to the bbl yesterday so Id have a front sight, installed a mag and fired 8 manually cycled rds through it. Magazine fed fine and locked the bolt. Even hit my cowboy steel. When I get the wood right Ill send it to Shuffs to have the splines and threads cut at the muzzle for a good gas cylinder. Last will be connecting the cut ruger op rod to the cut garand op rod. Ive got the distinctive muzzle brake almost built. Its coming together.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:33 AM

Very interesting build! Never heard of the T20 before now. Looks good

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:21 AM

There is a complete chapter on all the T20, Full-Auto Garands, and all the other T-series rifles that led to the M14, in the revised Last Steel Warrior book.

Hardcover, lots of detailed color photos.

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:29 AM

There is a complete chapter on all the T20, Full-Auto Garands, and all the other T-series rifles that led to the M14, in the revised Last Steel Warrior book.
Hardcover, lots of detailed color photos.
 
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Thanks I'll have to buy a copy!

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 08:11 PM

Ran into a snag, Shuffs won’t do my custom mini/m1 bbl work as they are set up to only work on M1 bbls period. I’ll have to find another machine shop. Possibly found one in Raleigh that might do it.
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Posted 20 December 2019 - 09:42 AM

Finally found a kinda local smith to do my bbl work. He’s done the gas cylinder machining and we talked last week and got the op rod mods planned. Next month we’ll get together with a bunch of my handloads and factory stuff and see what happens. Then I can finish the stock work. Still haven’t decided if I want to use my jbweld stock as a pattern and have another stock duplicated from it or just paint it with a WW2 pattern. After all it was an experimental rifle. 

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