Mini 14 to "M21/M14" what do i need?

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by GarandGuy42, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. GarandGuy42

    GarandGuy42 New Member

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    I have a mini 14 that is a 184 series and i want to make it look like its big brother the m14 or m21. My question to you is exactly what i do need to get to make this lookalike as close as possible? I will post before and after pics in the end. Please include websites to these items if possible. Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    there is a poster here named jismail, seems like he would be the man to talk to.

    go to the first page of the sticky "mini gallery," and look at his mini modeled after the m-14. i think he has made more adjustments since.

    you might PM him to let him know about this thread.
     

  3. GarandGuy42

    GarandGuy42 New Member

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    This is what i have to work with

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  4. GarandGuy42

    GarandGuy42 New Member

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    This one shows the flash hider better
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  5. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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  6. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    hopefully jismail won't be mad at me, but here is a pic of his mini which i think is a pretty good representation of an m-14.

    its one nice looking mini! looks like an socom accu-strut and a choate handguard that has been painted. one member made an actual m-14 handguard fit the mini, but i can't remember who it was..:confused:
     

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  7. GarandGuy42

    GarandGuy42 New Member

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    Thanks! Thats really helpful! Now ill have to get started. It may take a while but when im done, pics will be up.
     
  8. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Getting technical there aren't we. :p
     
  9. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    "redneck technical," i left east texas, but it never fully left me....;)
     
  10. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Kinda like how I say "hecka" even though I don't like Kalifornia their dang slang gets stuck with me.
     
  11. jismail

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    Thanks Hawkguy..... :)

    My Mini has been modified as follows:

    Fed-Ord hand guard painted brown
    Tech-Sites rear sights
    Accu-stut SOCOM (blued out the logo)
    Muzzle brake with sight

    I then aged the finish with steel wool, sanded and stained the wood, and added a M14 style strap. I am also using John Masen magazine because even though it is a legal 10 rd body, it seems to be a bit longer than most.

    Here is the side by side comparison of my results:

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  12. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    you're welcome. when he was asking about making a mini look like an m-14, i knew this was YOUR thread. :)

    fed-ord. handguard? is it metal? i swore that was a choate, like mine?

    both those rifles are fine!
     
  13. GarandGuy42

    GarandGuy42 New Member

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    Thanks to all of you! I am looking forward to my end results.