View Full Version : BM59 Garand kits?

November 18, 2009, 02:09 PM
I saw an ad in Shotgun news while in the throneroom for Italian BM59 kits. They're complete minus receiver and supposedly one from a stock M1 will fit with modification. Anybody have experience with these things? Looks like it could be a fun project gun.

November 18, 2009, 04:57 PM
I thought they were the Italian M14.

November 18, 2009, 06:24 PM
well they do make a m1 but its chamberd for the .308 round

November 18, 2009, 07:47 PM
They are not an M14. They use a modified M1 action. Not sure how much "modification" must be done.

November 18, 2009, 09:01 PM
I think the receiver is cut.
I was told it ruins any collector value.
What does the kit cost?

November 18, 2009, 09:23 PM
Sarco's selling the BM59 kit or a .308 M1 parts kit for around $400 each. Problem is that the only receivers I can find run about $200. That'll get you a service grade from the CMP and save one heck of a lot of hassle.