Mk 13 Mod 0 stock

gbernardski

Sergeant
Belligerents
Feb 11, 2012
279
8
22
47
Colorado
"fiberglassy", lol!

I heard they used powder coat on the barrel. From the one I was able to get it looks like on the bolt it has the original bluing from Remington.

 

spooledup

Sergeant
Belligerents
Jul 28, 2007
221
14
22
Marion NC
I'd say Crane did the KG gunkote job about as rough as some of the bedding jobs I have seen on the return stocks. Whoever builds, beds, and sprays your finish will be way above "spec".
 

LibertyArms

Gunny Sergeant
Commercial Supporter
Belligerents
Jan 6, 2010
1,494
25
154
35
Southwest PA
USMCSGT0331 hooked me up on a return stock and works well with the build. Thanks Again. I was able to score a couple of what appears to be original used MK13 cases as well. Here is some pics. 1998' receiver, correct lug ( believe to be take off), Lilja 2000' bbl, take off stock ,SAKo extractor bottom metal from USMCSGT, Stamped bolt handle to be correct, A191 chamber, in the correct case ( believed to be Team 2) original rifle serial number/scope number and name in tact. Just waiting on the correct badger rings and then i can set the over seas used NF correct 5-22 mil dot optic. ?? I have the accessories to complete the deployment kit and once i powder coat the barrel ill get another pic of the Rod,bore snake, bipod,cleaner, brushes, turner sling etc etc. Ill be building another one soon possibly for sale unless i tempt my self to do another one and machine the donut and put the mk11 suppressor on it.

Thanks again to USMC on this one.


[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i971.photobucket.com\/albums\/ae196\/goettel818\/20170531_193532_zpsdkvpxhz6.jpg"}[/IMG2]
[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i971.photobucket.com\/albums\/ae196\/goettel818\/20170531_194301_zps3hbztnol.jpg"}[/IMG2]
 

sandwarrior

Sergeant
Belligerents
Apr 21, 2007
5,147
756
219
in yooperland
USMCSGT0331 hooked me up on a return stock and works well with the build. Thanks Again. I was able to score a couple of what appears to be original used MK13 cases as well. Here is some pics. 1998' receiver, correct lug ( believe to be take off), Lilja 2000' bbl, take off stock ,SAKo extractor bottom metal from USMCSGT, Stamped bolt handle to be correct, A191 chamber, in the correct case ( believed to be Team 2) original rifle serial number/scope number and name in tact. Just waiting on the correct badger rings and then i can set the over seas used NF correct 5-22 mil dot optic. ?? I have the accessories to complete the deployment kit and once i powder coat the barrel ill get another pic of the Rod,bore snake, bipod,cleaner, brushes, turner sling etc etc. Ill be building another one soon possibly for sale unless i tempt my self to do another one and machine the donut and put the mk11 suppressor on it.

Thanks again to USMC on this one.

[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i971.photobucket.com\/albums\/ae196\/goettel818\/20170531_194213_zpsltathzi7.jpg"}[/IMG2]
[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i971.photobucket.com\/albums\/ae196\/goettel818\/20170531_193532_zpsdkvpxhz6.jpg"}[/IMG2]
[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i971.photobucket.com\/albums\/ae196\/goettel818\/20170531_194301_zps3hbztnol.jpg"}[/IMG2]
How does it shoot?
 

LibertyArms

Gunny Sergeant
Commercial Supporter
Belligerents
Jan 6, 2010
1,494
25
154
35
Southwest PA
No rounds throuh it yet. Needing correct rings and bbl needs powder coated. Going re bed for this action. Lug is a hair off even though it fits. Hopefully a couple weeks and will be finished up.
 

grunt0311

Sergeant
Belligerents
May 25, 2008
482
0
18
41
OH
That's a nice case too and I'm thinking that it was an issued case. That's awesome.
 
Last edited:

njohn890

Private
Belligerents
Mar 4, 2011
99
18
12
53
Vancouver, CAN
Awesome build Liberty Arms!



My attempt. less the correct lug which I have now and will use when I rebarrel....

[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i1255.photobucket.com\/albums\/hh624\/njohn890\/IMG_2311.jpg"}[/IMG2]

And a copy of the A191 reamer print
[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i1255.photobucket.com\/albums\/hh624\/njohn890\/A191.jpg"}[/IMG2]
 

USMCSGT0331

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Mar 23, 2013
307
67
34
LibertyArms helped me track down some Navy SEAL used Mk13 Mod 0 rifle cases that came from a recent DRMO sale (thanks again, Bob!). I went a little overboard and ended up buying the entire pallet! Now I have to figure out where to put the damn things!


 

pmclaine

Gunny Sergeant
Belligerents
Nov 6, 2011
11,618
11,761
219
51
MA
Too funny. What a problem to have.

Congrats on the good fortune that follows your hard work.

Whats next?

"Actual EAS SEAL Team member, pretty beat and worn but still serviceable. Will require food and water but comes with in theater adapted BDUs. A few of these are commando but issue boxers or briefs can be easily sourced on EBAY. Clean shaven and hipster bearded dudes available. Sorry there were no authors in this batch."
 

sirhrmechanic

Command Sgt. Major
Belligerents
Feb 23, 2010
13,653
30,945
219
54
The Snobbiest Town in The Snobbiest State in the N
^^^ nice... I'm stealing that.

You need one of those, too, of course.

I am sure Marine0331 will make us both great deals for being his 'Hide buddies. That way we can write great reviews and help him get more for the rest of the pallet because of all the great publicity.

That's how it works, right?

Oh and that looks like a G5 cockpit. Just 'sayin.

Cheers,

Sirhr
 

buffalowinter

Rick Jones MAJ, SF (Ret)
Belligerents
Mar 17, 2014
996
1,872
99
101
Llano, TX
I PM'ed him about an hour ago. Got my Lilja barreled action back from LRI today...took em 2 1/2 weeks, and most of that was shipping. I'll post some pics later. Cerakoted it patriot brown as a base coat. I'm going to try to match the Seal stock paint scheme with rattle can spray, already did the Nightforce NXS...which I bought used so it was no heartbreak to spray paint it. I'm also building an M40a1 with McMillan smear stock and an M40A3. Going to put the MST-100 on the A3 and again, doing a worn rattle can finish to match the scope. I'm using a Remington 700 police...already tested it and that thing shoots...1/2 moa with surplus M118LR...out of the new barrel.
​​​​​​
 
Last edited:

sirhrmechanic

Command Sgt. Major
Belligerents
Feb 23, 2010
13,653
30,945
219
54
The Snobbiest Town in The Snobbiest State in the N
^^^ Awesome... you are not wasting any time at all on that build. I drop mine off next week. Will take about a month after the barrel arrives. And it's scheduled to be done within 2 weeks.

First major project for new reloading room... some fantastic .300WM cartridges to test.

Cheers,

Sirhr
 

buffalowinter

Rick Jones MAJ, SF (Ret)
Belligerents
Mar 17, 2014
996
1,872
99
101
Llano, TX
Finished. This is the "Rat Rod" of the firearms world. I tried to match the paint on the NF NXS and Lilja barreled Rem 700 to the paint on the original stock. There is Patriot Brown Cerakote under the rattle can to protect the metal. Used a Timney trigger even though I have an original M24 trigger and a 40x trigger. Going to use the M24 on my M40a3
build.







 

grunt0311

Sergeant
Belligerents
May 25, 2008
482
0
18
41
OH
Finished. This is the "Rat Rod" of the firearms world. I tried to match the paint on the NF NXS and Lilja barreled Rem 700 to the paint on the original stock. There is Patriot Brown Cerakote under the rattle can to protect the metal. Used a Timney trigger even though I have an original M24 trigger and a 40x trigger. Going to use the M24 on my M40a3
build.









Nice gun. Looks great. One thing that I will point out is that the bipod is on backwards.
 

grunt0311

Sergeant
Belligerents
May 25, 2008
482
0
18
41
OH
LibertyArms helped me track down some Navy SEAL used Mk13 Mod 0 rifle cases that came from a recent DRMO sale (thanks again, Bob!). I went a little overboard and ended up buying the entire pallet! Now I have to figure out where to put the damn things!


Damn man, need a few of these!!! Great find as always.
 

buffalowinter

Rick Jones MAJ, SF (Ret)
Belligerents
Mar 17, 2014
996
1,872
99
101
Llano, TX
[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i.imgur.com\/Msq1Rltt.jpg"}[/IMG2]
Grunt0311...I've thought long and hard on a witty retort to your comment that the bipod is on backwards...but, yeah, it's on backwards.
 
Last edited:

sirhrmechanic

Command Sgt. Major
Belligerents
Feb 23, 2010
13,653
30,945
219
54
The Snobbiest Town in The Snobbiest State in the N
[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i.imgur.com\/Msq1Rltt.jpg"}[/IMG2]
Grunt0311...I've thought long and hard on a witty retort to your comment that the bipod is on backwards...but, yeah, it's on backwards.
It was a test to see if we are all paying attention.... only Grunt passed. He wins The Vintage Section for today for 'Attention to Detail above and beyond the call of duty'

Cheers,

Sirhr
 

Triggered

Cervical Bruiser
Belligerents
Feb 26, 2017
125
5
22
Colorado
Your guys' builds are definitely not helping my will power to stay away from one of these...

Buff, what's the street price for you to do a rattle can 'especial'? Looks like a great match up and awesome build! You sure whipped that thing together
 

buffalowinter

Rick Jones MAJ, SF (Ret)
Belligerents
Mar 17, 2014
996
1,872
99
101
Llano, TX
Triggered, unfortunately I have neither an 01 nor 07 FFL which means I can't legally receive firearms through the mail, UPS, etc. In fact, with this whole ITAR thing, some gun shops would make an argument that I couldn't even do the gun if you brought it to me. Sorry. FYI, it's really not that hard to match a "battle worn" paint scheme as long as you remember that you basically can't do a bad job...although that is sort of my specialty, especially matching new replacement gun stocks to the appropriate amount of wear found on the rest of the gun. Below is an 1894 Winchester made like John Wayne's large loop carbine. I cut the barrel, made the band and sight, made a replacemt carbine stock and matched the wear to the rest of the gun, made the large loop lever, and added a saddle ring. This gun is 30-30, unlike Wayne's which were 44-40 and .45...he actually had three.

[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i.imgur.com\/nnBvXezl.jpg"}[/IMG2]
[IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"http:\/\/i.imgur.com\/MOpCvVql.jpg"}[/IMG2]
 
Last edited:

sandwarrior

Sergeant
Belligerents
Apr 21, 2007
5,147
756
219
in yooperland
You know they say in the military world, "He who puts his bipod on backwards, might also put his tighty whities on backwards too";) Just kiddin' you Buffalo...I think the thought of that got 'ol Grunt0311 all excited:eek::rolleyes::cool:

And, FWIW, I love the carbines.:DSave
Save
Save
Added: Sorry, somewhere along the line I thought I had commented on your Mk 13 mod 0 rifle. I think it's outstanding!
 
Last edited:

sandwarrior

Sergeant
Belligerents
Apr 21, 2007
5,147
756
219
in yooperland
Grunt0311,

The A191 has been done with for almost 20 years...at least new production of it. The problem being the chamber was relevant to the SMK 190. Which unfortunately, does not transcend the transonic very well. The official move to the 220 SMK was in 2009, when Federal got the contract to produce 33 mil rounds at a cost of 49 mil.

The big problem, as you may have heard was the 190 SMK's were hitting sideways @ 1k. How sideways I wasn't told and have no photographic evidence. But, in my experience, the 190 SMK's have a steep boat-tail like the 168's. The 220's have a shallower boat-tail more like the 175's. Not the fastest bird in the sky, but able to weather the transonic transition without becoming unstable.

Added: I know you were thinkin' about Buffalo's tighty whities, that's why you really responded...cause you're a Marine;)...lol
 
Last edited:

USMCSGT0331

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Mar 23, 2013
307
67
34
"Actual EAS SEAL Team member, pretty beat and worn but still serviceable. Will require food and water but comes with in theater adapted BDUs. A few of these are commando but issue boxers or briefs can be easily sourced on EBAY. Clean shaven and hipster bearded dudes available. Sorry there were no authors in this batch."
This is some funny shit!!!^^^

buffalowinter, holy crap that rifle looks amazing! Excellent work with matching up the paint!
 

FatBoy

Chris Hayes, Nashville TN
Belligerents
Jul 29, 2001
1,147
644
219
45
Nashville, Tennessee
Ive read this several times now and I'm a little confused in some things. Is this the round that they are using now? I remember when they were testing the Mod 1 they were having problems with pressure issues and blown primers. Have they fixed this or are they still using the A191.

adding to the confusion, the m248 was a 190 load. Not sure why they changed the designation from A191 to m248? Different powder? Different chamber? I have no idea.

190s fly just fine to 1k at 400' AMSL, at least all the ones I have seen.. [EDIT Running a simple JBM they are still going 1435- 1450fps at 1K pushing them at 2950 or 3000fps, using the reduced .525 BC.

They won't make it to 1500y though, and I think that is the parameter that changed. From what I've seen 1200 is about it.

my rant:

That said, if a target is .7 of a mile away we should be able to just shell the fuck of of them or send in a could JDAMs. If it absolutely has to die, trusting a wind call and a CBS at those distances is silly. Instead of thinking of only ways to be surgical, maybe we need to get back to war fighting, understanding that war is ugly and people are going to die. IMO, better them than us.

 
Last edited:

sandwarrior

Sergeant
Belligerents
Apr 21, 2007
5,147
756
219
in yooperland
Fatboy,
​​​​​​
Maybe there was a change in the 190 SMK? I got some on sale many moons ago that didn't stay stable at 1k. I wonder too if the testing referred to "cold weather only"? But, what got out out there was all temps.
 

j-dubya

Sergeant
Belligerents
May 10, 2011
232
5
22
33
Atlanta area
There is no change in designation, just the A191 is the DODIC. The mk248 mod 1 variant DODIC is AB43.

Just like Mk316 has the AB39 DODIC, M118LR has the AA11, Mk262 has AA53, etc.
 

sandwarrior

Sergeant
Belligerents
Apr 21, 2007
5,147
756
219
in yooperland
There is no change in designation, just the A191 is the DODIC. The mk248 mod 1 variant DODIC is AB43.

Just like Mk316 has the AB39 DODIC, M118LR has the AA11, Mk262 has AA53, etc.
I always found it next to impossible to follow military nomenclature. Why/what was the reason behind the test number? Why/what/when was it adopted and does this affect the random number they give everything?:p:(:cool: It seems to me some REMF's have nothing better to do than make numbers...like the ghost of McNamera hanging around.

In case you hadn't noticed, your numbers go backwards and forwards, and forwards and backwards. No wonder it's so difficult to get a new round. People making these numbers aren't even able to keep the ones we have straight. A new product in the supply system would bust the antique computer that generates this shit!:eek::cool:

How in the hell can anyone get anything ordered.
 

sandwarrior

Sergeant
Belligerents
Apr 21, 2007
5,147
756
219
in yooperland
Damnation... we better keep the AB39 and the M118LR on the QT from the USSR because if G2 finds out that we leaked S4 TSSCI about DODIC to the KGB, the FBI will make us MIA from SH and we'll be in a federal SHU doing KP every PM..

Cheers,

Sirhr
Roger, over/under...copy, in/out
 
Last edited:

j-dubya

Sergeant
Belligerents
May 10, 2011
232
5
22
33
Atlanta area
Damnation... we better keep the AB39 and the M118LR on the QT from the USSR because if G2 finds out that we leaked S4 TSSCI about DODIC to the KGB, the FBI will make us MIA from SH and we'll be in a federal SHU doing KP every PM..

Cheers,

Sirhr

All that info is G14 Classified.
 

USMCSGT0331

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Mar 23, 2013
307
67
34
Was flipping through the book SEALs: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force checking out the pictures of Mod 0's and I came across this photo:



Looked to see if I had that stock, but I only found the cheekpiece:

 

sirhrmechanic

Command Sgt. Major
Belligerents
Feb 23, 2010
13,653
30,945
219
54
The Snobbiest Town in The Snobbiest State in the N
Well, the price on that cheekpiece just went through the roof ;-)

That is pretty awesome. The tiger stripe stock does look a bit familiar, though. Not mine....

Still wondering what Buffalo and I are going to have to do to get a couple of aluminum cases. Reverting to public grovelling is my next strategy ;-)

Cheers and awesome picture!

Sirhr

P.S. Visiting with AJ Brown next week. I'll post pix!
 

Triggered

Cervical Bruiser
Belligerents
Feb 26, 2017
125
5
22
Colorado
Lol....should had claimed the cheekpiece immediately...

I spent a few minutes comparing the two stocks (pictured above and then the tan/ red tiger stripe from earlier) since it looked rather close to the one that was available, but I do not believe they are the same. That tan / red stripe combo looks damn good though...

Is anyone planning on threading their barrel? My understanding is that some of the Mod 0's were threaded and capped, but very rarely used with cans. What's the opinion on doing the tapered barrel / silencer combo like on the updated models? Incorrect? Acceptable? Complete disgrace? Just means you're committed to a KAC can and having the two specifically mated for one another.

 

spooledup

Sergeant
Belligerents
Jul 28, 2007
221
14
22
Marion NC
Mine as well but it's totally a complete disgrace to the "clone" police.. A Nicley blended cap is not even noticeable unless you look a the business end/crown.

<a href="http://s238.photobucket.com/user/joshuadowdle/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170603_144327_zpss8irbizq.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff164/joshuadowdle/Mobile%20Uploads/20170603_144327_zpss8irbizq.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 20170603_144327_zpss8irbizq.jpg"></a>
 

Triggered

Cervical Bruiser
Belligerents
Feb 26, 2017
125
5
22
Colorado
Spooled,

I think you've got a great build. I know an individual voiced some disapproval, but they can go pound sand. It's your rifle at the end of the day and you are the one shooting it. It's not like you damaged any original parts in the process and it can be easily reverted for 'purist'

Buffalowinter, thanks for chiming in as well in regards to the barrel threading.

I've verbally committed to a stock that will get finalized in the next few days, and my barrel will be threaded one way or another since I have a magnum rated can. Will wait on a report from Sirhr as to what Alan's thoughts are on the larger Mod 5 barrel / taper / aardvark dick / KAC MK11 combo in a Mod 0 stock. (Cringe away, I like it) Otherwise a normal end cap thread will be fine.

Congratulations, you bastards click baited me into one of these things and I'm rather excited ;) just need to sell a kidney...
 

sandwarrior

Sergeant
Belligerents
Apr 21, 2007
5,147
756
219
in yooperland
That is funny and true sirhr!

RE: the threaded barrel and purism. While in the special ops community, of which this particular weapon started in, there were a lot of modifications made to a number of platforms. For instance, in our company arms room there were two .45's (1911A1's), two Browning Hi-Powers, and two High Standard HD Military's that were modified to take suppressors. In the case of the 1911A1 and HP they used an extended barrel that was threaded on the end. The High Standards were counter-bored and the suppressor screwed into that. While they may have been the same frame as the OSS issue pistol, the barrel/suppressor were quite different. The OSS version had an integral suppressor that came back over a pencil barrel.
At the time there was little guidance by Big Green as to how much a Special Ops unit could modify these arms. Generally, it was not acceptable to do so. We got away with it because we were part of Special Ops. What I saw with SF, Delta, and the SEALs were all kinds of mods/unauthorized shit. Including a SEAL packin' a .44 mag in a buscadero type rig. Custom leather no less. And, that went into combat in Grenada.
So, to say a muzzle on a Mk. 13 wouldn't have been threaded is saying you weren't there back when. Because most all the Special Operations had the lattitude to modify weapons. In short, they could just about do whatever the fuck they wanted with a lot of stuff. And, they had people who knew how to make or modify stuff so it would work. The whole Crane thing is about doing this. A lot this shit is thought up and built, then field tested, before it ever even gets submitted for approval.
 
Last edited:

FatBoy

Chris Hayes, Nashville TN
Belligerents
Jul 29, 2001
1,147
644
219
45
Nashville, Tennessee
That's about it. And to add just a little to that, some units got purchase cards after Gulf 2 kicked off. My buddies teams SPRs tossed the ARMS rings and KAC triggers. They had 20 MOA Badger risers and rings and either milspec triggers or Geissle. Some units had huge latitude until the stuff started to tighten up around 2006-2007.
 

buffalowinter

Rick Jones MAJ, SF (Ret)
Belligerents
Mar 17, 2014
996
1,872
99
101
Llano, TX
While a Team Leader in 10SFG(A), Back before optics were common, I mounted a Bushnell 3x9 scope in see thru mount on my M16A2. I also wore a custom combat vest( fore-runner of the current vests) with built in STABO harness and LL Bean rubber duck boots. I carried a Wagaman fighting knife, only wore Polypropene underwear beneath my Gore-tex, no uniform. Carried 1 quart wide mouth nalgene bottles for canteens and carried my magazines in 2qt canteen covers (fore-runner of the dump pouch). We had a huge variety of custom and foreign weapons in our arms room.