M24 clone build question

Bobkittjc

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Hey guys, I'm a new member here but I've loitered off and on in the past, so first off thanks to all who contribute their knowledge around here.

I have begun a m24 build and have a question about the serial number range that would be correct for the build. My understanding is that "B" serials were possibly used on test rifles in the beginning and "C" serials are most common on the contract rifles. I have a "B" receiver and a "E" receiver which can be used. Which one, in yall's opinion, would be most plausible for a clone build? Did any of the contract rifles have the "E" receiver? Thanks in advance guys!
 

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Thanks guys. Yeah I had actually seen both of those and took a slew of screenshots of them, but apparently overlooked the reference to the "E" receivers. I will post pics when she's done so y'all can critique. 😀 Thanks again!
 

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Hi guys, just wanted to post a couple m24 trigger mod pics in case anyone wanted to see them.

Also, I understand that the swap to OK weber sights happened in the late 80s. However I don't like the OK weber bases, so would the Redfield bases have found their way on to any mid 90s m24's, or would it be completely inaccurate for me to use those? Thanks.
 

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Thanks Marty. The receiver I'm using is an "E" prefix which the best I can tell would have been from the late 90s to 2000 time frame. It was my understanding that the rifles built at that time would have been equipped with the OK weber bases. Is that incorrect? I just don't want to spend all the effort to get it just right, only to discover that it's just wrong.
 

m1marty

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From my own research (and there are plenty more knowledgeable people than I), I don't think you'd be wrong running Redfields. As best I know, there wasn't any sort of mandated swap to OK Weber after a certain date. The group photo above was 2002. The other photo is obviously after that as shown by the uniform.
 

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Just wanted to add some pics for those who might be interested. I decided on the Redfield base for now. I will post the prints I used for the base and the trigger mod when I have a chance to redraw them for better clarity. The measurements I used are not exact, they were extrapolated from pictures and the known dimensions. If anybody would be willing to share some measurements of the OK weber rear base I would be most appreciative.
 

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I don't remember why I ended up with the incorrect stock since it was purchased years ago, but the stock I have had the correct barrel channel but was inlet for standard Remington bottom metal. Following are pics of the setup I used for inletting. A piece of rod was turned to the diameter of the receiver and half inch notches were milled on both ends to allow the rod to sit on half inch bars so that it could be adjusted similar to a sine bar to get the required angles for inletting.
 

Bobkittjc

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Thanks Marty, some measurements of the OK weber/rpa base would be great if it's not too much trouble. An end view pic of the rpa would potentially be helpful too, I haven't been able to find an end view.
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I'm calling the Redfield close enough. I borrowed a sight to test, and it fits correctly. I think it's close enough that no one can tell it's not a real Redfield.
 

m1marty

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Here's a few. My calipers are at work so I apologize for the rough measurements. Looks like 1.75 in length and right at 1.125 tall
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Bobkittjc

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Here are some pics of the making of the scope bases. Tedious and time consuming, but saved the 60 bucks Leupold wanted for them. Not entirely sure it was worth the effort, but got some good practice in anyway...
 

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