View Full Version : Questions about the M1A

January 17, 2011, 06:05 PM
Hello, I would like to ask someone with more knowledge about rifles if it is possible to purchase or modify an M1A to look like an M14 EBR. Essentially it's an M14 with an extending stock and picatinny rails and I believe a polymer or some kind of plastic body (unsure what the proper term is).

While I like traditional walnut stocks of the M1A I find them to be a little on the heavy side for me, and while Springfield armory does have options use the lighter plastic stocks, being able to adjust the length of the stock would be more desirable and comfortable, at least for me.

This is more for research than anything, since at present time the M1A is a pretty expensive piece, I am hoping to eventually put an Aimpoint optic or something similar on it and perhaps a bipod if possible (can civilians by bipod for the M1A?). This rifle is primarily going to be used for fun at a local range.

I thank anyone who took the time to read this. I am still very new to the world of guns and have much to learn on the intricacies of building and modifying them.

January 17, 2011, 06:28 PM
Yes, you can, but it becomes extremely heavy.


There is one example that google turned up in .2 seconds

There are other high quality ones out there though.

January 17, 2011, 06:29 PM
SR420 will be along shortly to answer all of your questions. ;)

January 17, 2011, 06:42 PM
RT SR420 will be along shortly to answer all of your questions. ;)


Kimio, YES.

Look here and click on everything: The History and Development of the SAGE Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) chassis stock system (http://www.athenswater.com/M1A_Scout_Squad_EBR.htm)

I recently switched to a new server, please let me know if I missed a dead link.

Your research continues when you join the largest internet forum dedicated to the modernized M14 EBR: The M14HDW Forum (http://m14hdw.proboards.com/index.cgi)

Different M14 EBRs... some are heavier than others.


January 17, 2011, 07:34 PM
Thankyou, I am curious to how much heavier the gun may become. Are we talking in excess of 10lbs? From my knowledge a normal M1A I'd around 9lbs unloaded with a 10 round magazine. That's the walnut stock variant at least. While not real heavy, it can be a little tiresome if your are holding it up for extended periods of time.

January 17, 2011, 07:37 PM
Start with an LRB receiver.

His M25 receiver is made with a Pictinny rail



January 17, 2011, 08:38 PM
10 lbs. is about as light as you can get with a SAGE EBR.

The M25 is nice for optics, but it will require modification the the top rail of a SAGE stock.