Custom stock using Kydex and aluminum tubing: Marlin 60

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by defcon, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. defcon

    defcon New Member

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    I got some inspiration from the Viper skins you see on the AICS stocks.

    Bought some Kydex sheets, aluminum tubing, recycled parts,

    Will be hollowing out the aluminum tube to drop in the .22 action/barrel and then bolt it up and secure it.

    I still havent finalized the design i want to do with the Kydex sheet. That's why you see yellow outlining on the Kydex.

    I plan to do 3 different Kydex skins.
    2 of them will be designed without the CASV quad rail.

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  2. trip286

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    I think you must have the most "well traveled" model 60.

    Out of curiosity, exactly how many stocks has that rifle been in?
     

  3. defcon

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    3 stocks so far. I have 4 other Marlin 60's that i also work with
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Ah, that's a classic side step! Let me rephrase then... How many stocks do you currently, and in the past, total, have/have had, available, for any Marlin model 60? ;)
     
  5. defcon

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    About 10 so far using gutted airsoft stocks. Now im getting into raw materials for the marlin 60s

    I think ill hit 20 by the end of next year
     
  6. defcon

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    started cutting up the aluminum tubing and it was hard to slide the Marlin 60 inside because there wasnt enough room.

    im not satisfied with how the body looks right now and will be doing a different method by using two halves: upper and lower like the AR15.

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  7. trip286

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    That's really cool. Is this the first one your building from scratch and parts?
     
  8. defcon

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    its my 3rd.

    i attempted to do a 10/22 KRISS and a 10/22 CZ Scorpion EVO 3 bending sheet metal on a brake press.

    takes longer cutting sheet metal so ive replaced that material using Kydex sheets.

    buying a band saw to help me cut these Kydex sheets faster.

    learning from a couple of mistakes so im looking to improve on some things
     
  9. orangello

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    That is a very interesting effort!
     
  10. robertb6112

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    So the shiny grey part is aluminum? Did you cut the whole on the side with regular tin snips?
     
  11. John_Deer

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    Not a bad effort! Before it's over with you will be able to go to the scrap yard and build a custom anything. No one else even thinks of modifying a Model 60 in this fashion.
     
  12. defcon

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    the shiny part is aluminum sheet metal. i used an angle grinder to cut out a hole to slide the Marlin 60 action inside and the barrel. then used the aluminum sheet metal to help bed it. after doing this, i realized i didnt like how it looks so im going to try another method by using two halves like the AR15.

    i have a dremel and an angle grinder.
     
  13. defcon

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    i had a Marlin 795 i was using to do conversion and then realized i dont like that skinny magazine. its hard for me to access the mag/bolt release as well as pulling out the magazine through the magwell.

    i went with the Marlin 60's because i didnt have to deal with magazines. also theyre cheaper used on gunbroker.

    im buying 7 more marlin's next year.
     
  14. orangello

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    I would think it would be popular in california; it isn't subject to the 10 round capacity limit on Cali/low capacity mags.
     
  15. defcon

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    yep. thats why i got 5 tubed rifles so far. i stopped buying Marlin 795 and Ruger 10/22's due to the 10 round magazine limit.
     
  16. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    I would love to have a bullpup lol.
     
  17. orangello

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  18. defcon

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    ya i have one. i used it on saturday. its awesome.

    15 rounds per slot

    so 15 x 8 slots = 120 rounds
     
  19. orangello

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    If you use it in Cali, you should probably tape a button marked "bullet" somewhere on there.
    ;)