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    If youíre like me you have a box of stuff you just canít seem to get rid of. Old beat up rear sights with bent drums, $1 aluminum surplus mags that have seen better days and donít feed right or possibly you intentionally buy a cracked wood G3 stock because you have an idea.

    Weíll start with the cracked stock. I bought this off another board kind of hoping that it was cracked beyond my liking for a repair because I wanted to do a cutaway. After receiving the stock it was definitely as bad as I hoped for, sounds odd I know. It was actually cracked on both sides and had a fair amount of chips and dings.
    The left side was cracked from front to back, the right side had a crack from the back plate to the front pushpin storage hole and the original butt plate had been sanded entirely flat.

    The only thing I saved off of it was the back plate/recoil rod because, as mentioned earlier, (cough; HORDER!) I had another junk back plate that someone ground quite a bit of metal from the inside area that the stock fits into.

    I figured as in rough shape as this is I wonít lose any sleep cutting it up.
    This is going to be picture heavy, theyíll be posted in progression with some notations along the way ...thanks for looking!

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    Crack is above the crease


    Started with the buffer


    Replacement back plate/recoil rod.


    First cuts on the back plate.




    ...this picture makes me cringe too, scroll back up and have a look at that crack.


    Most of the whittling is done, replaced the butt plate with a resin cast one that I made and checking overall fitment.


    A little rough around the edges but that will get cleaned up. The threaded inserts will also be cut open to expose the mounting screws.




    Fast forward to the vision I had when I bought this. Everythingís been cleaned and highlighted.

















    Almost there!
    The recoil spring was initially cut the same length as the recoil rod so there would not be any pressure on the spring when assembled. Individual coils were cut and epoxied to the rod where the cut away would be.





    The pushpins springs were heated and bent to the compressed shape, thatís why they donít pop out.


    The front push pin is permanent


    The rear pushpin and sectioned spring is loose.




    OK weíve reached the end, literally.
    Was a pretty cool project to work on, fairly time-consuming and a little nerve racking at times but I think it turned out about what I hoped for.

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    ...that stuff I mentioned above about having a hard time throwing away, I cut it up as well.



    Same sight just cleaned up a bit...


    ...and cut in half.


    This was a flash hider that I totally destroyed removing it from a barrel but didnít have the heart to throw it away.




    Worn out feed lips, cut it!


    Those are dummy rounds ... just had another idea, I need to do a cut away of one of them.
    Note to self: remove powder, pop the primer before cutting.
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    I wasnít sure where I was going with this one when I started except for the fact that it was going to be a case of some sort.
    Itís not very practical in any sense but I guess it doesnít need to be. The veneer is Curly Maple and the trim is Teak.
    The follower and dummy rounds are epoxied in place.









    I found pull through chain from a cleaning kit and made a bracelet that I doubt Iíll ever wear.




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    Beautiful. Nice job! What is it?

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    Cool idea, That looks great.
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    Awesome work!!!
    Unusual for the 10/66 aluminum magazine to not to be stamped "G3".
    You are not the only hoarder.

    Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGG View Post
    Awesome work!!!
    Unusual for the 10/66 aluminum magazine to not to be stamped "G3".
    You are not the only hoarder.

    Tony
    Wow you’re right, I didn’t even notice that.
    Thanks!

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    you are one talented dude...awesome work!

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    That is awesome too. Nice Work

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    If you put a couple of those front sight inserts as bangles on tht bracelet the hippies might think they were peace signs at first glance

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