Mk 13 Mod 0 Information Thread

#1
After researching for hours on this site and others about the Mk13 I came up with a disappointing lack of information. I'd like to start a website page soon with comprehensive guides on how to build replicas like the Mk13, and since it's my favorite I've decided to start with it. When doing my research I came up with a rough draft on the guide, but I need a lot of help filling in the blanks. The goal is to have a place to go with all the information and more to make a 100% accurate replica without having to visit 5 different forums with varying degrees of accuracy.

Here's how it will work, I'm just going to go over the currently known build guide I compiled over hours of research. Below the build I will ask questions and seek clarification on many things, if you know the answer just leave a reply and I'll update the original build guide. This method should crowdfund a very accurate build guide which will hopefully get picked up by Googles search results so people have a much easier time building their replica. Please say if you see something wrong, much of it probably is, all of this info is copy pasted from various sources including some questionable ones such as ar15.com. If you want to just chime in and talk about the Mk 13 in general or add any interesting facts feel free! Thanks.


Mk 13 Mod 0 Build Guide

Action/Bolt:
•Remington 700 LA, standard blued finish, "E, B, C" prefix's
•Sako style extractor from David Tubb
•"L" shaped recoil lug with 3rd action screw
•Receiver holes changed to #8-40
•Factory trigger, older style Walker tuned to 3.5 lbs

Barrel/Suppressor
•Lilja Mk13 Mod 0 “Tactical Taper” contour, 416R stainless steel, .30 caliber, 1:10” RH twist, 4 groove, finished at 26.5”, bead blasted stainless finish
•Chamber: Match 300WM reamer designed for A191/MK248 Mod 0 cartridge using 190gr SMKs, counter bored if using the Sako style extractor
•Knights Armament SR-25 MK11 suppressor, Crane machined barrel collar with notches for the KAC MK11 gate latch

Scope Base
•McCann MIRS (0 MOA) First generation most common, “Rev B” also used

Stock
•McMillan A2, gray finish early versions and tan mid/later versions, saddle check piece with single adjustment screw, butt pad spacer system, Anschutz/Freeland rail
•Remington 700 LA BDL bottom metal with hinged floor plate and internal magazine box/follower/spring
•Harris 9-13” bipod, non-swivel, notched legs "HBLM"
•Turner Saddlery National Match leather sling

Optics
•Leupold Mk4 M1 10x
•Nightforce 5.5x22x56mm NXS “NAV-SPEC” or “MIL-SPEC”, 0.25 MOA-MOA adjustments, second focal plane illuminated MIL-DOT Reticle, Low Speed Turrets with 10 MOA per revolution, sun-shade, and a Flat Top/Non-ZeroStop elevation turret. A ZeroStop version with a beveled elevation turret was introduced post 2005ish and used on later Mod 0s and rebuilds
•Nightforce 30mm High 1.125” X-Treme Duty Steel Rings
•Butler Creek covers, NF bikini covers

Accessories

•ICC raw aluminum 52" x 14" x 4.5" case "no wheels"


Questions

•Bipod?
•Sling?
•Case?
•Scope rings?
•Barrel dimensions and profile?
•Recoil lug specs and dimensions? "pictures would be excellent"
•Bottom metal?
•Scope caps?
•What other options for the Stock? e.g. spacer kit, sling studs
•Scope measurements? e.g. MIL/MIL, MIL/MOA
•Prefix clarification
•Serial number range clarification
•Scope base MOA clarification




Other Info/Questions


Production dates? e.g. 1990-2000
Service time? e.g. 1990-2000
Number built?
Reception by users/ effectiveness?
 
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#2
Great idea one build thread would be nice.

I will add that I've been told that the first 10x scopes were duplex reticles and some/most were sent to Premier for a "football mil-dot" install. The rings were made in-house at the Crane.

I was told that the nightforce swap came when a Seal went to work for NF. Looks like that is when the NF rings were used. Mil-Spec series of scopes, mil-dot with moa knobs.

MRT dated slings , I guess any year from production would work. I've read that maybe in the late years Turner slings may have been used.

I wonder how many return stocks there will be out in the wild.
 

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#4
The Mod 0 had the unique recoil lug which caught my attention, otherwise it was a routine hand-built. Later variants had a thicker lug which could have been a variant on the Badger or Tubb. The stamped Remington lug was shit and would NOT have been on a SOCOM weapon.
 
#5
The information thaty Jmar has posted above is "more correct" and has additional details.

Jmar, Ryan that originally sold the stocks had a few issued cases They are discussed ( pictured) in a thread here on the hide. They were ICC cases.

Lilja also told me that the barrels were 4-groove... so that is what I ordered.
 
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Yes if there's already a thread about it online I've already read it, m40rilfe is where I got the baseline for the build then I went through the Mk 13 stock thread on here to fill in and change some things. There's still many questions unanswered though and a big part of the problem is that Photobucket hid all the pictures. Lets hope some of the original posters re-post the pictures here, I recommend using Imgur as an alternative to Photobucket it works really well for me. And thanks for the info so far guys I'll update the build later today!
 
#7
Mr Marty from Badger Ord is a member here, if you can get ahold of him I'd wager that he has all the info on the Mk 13's out there(along with every other US sniper rifle ever used I'll wager).
 
#8
•Bipod? Harris HBLM or MBBRMS
•Sling? 54” NM or NSN 1005-00-714-1245 (Alternate)
•Case? ICC Aluminum Mod 0/1 or Pelican Mod 2
•Scope rings? Nightforce 30mm High- used medium on my clone and the objective of my NF is almost touching the MIRS rail.
•Barrel dimensions and profile? Lilja Tactical Taper approx .780” at 27”
•Recoil lug specs and dimensions? "pictures would be excellent"
•Bottom metal? Looks like stock Remington in the Technical repair manual
•Scope caps?
•What other options for the Stock? e.g. spacer kit, sling studs The stock uses a fore end accessory rail with studs that slide into the rail Uncle Mikes I believe. I picked up a set for a Freeland rail fromBrownells.
•Scope measurements? e.g. MIL/MIL, MIL/MOA Just noticed the manual notes Mod 2 as using a 4.5-14 Leupold Mk4.
And I’’m going to say that as the dope charts taped to the return stocks are in MOA that the scopes were MOA adjustment with Mil reticles.
•Prefix clarification
•Serial number range clarification
•Scope base MOA clarification

I tried posting some pictures from the repair manual and a lug I have but the file size of photos of the manual exceeds what I can direct upload and like others my Photobucket account has suffered the same fate. I took the above information from the Mk13 Mod 0/1 Technical Repair Standard both by way of photos in the manual and the NSN charts in the appendixes.
 

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This has been done before. Step up your google-fu!
Maybe so but the thread/forum must have been deleted because I've searched for hours, I've gone through every thread on this forum and m40rilfe that contained the words "Mk 13". If you have a specific one in mind you can find it and link it.
 
#11
•Bipod? Harris HBLM or MBBRMS
•Sling? 54” NM or NSN 1005-00-714-1245 (Alternate)
•Case? ICC Aluminum Mod 0/1 or Pelican Mod 2
•Scope rings? Nightforce 30mm High- used medium on my clone and the objective of my NF is almost touching the MIRS rail.
•Barrel dimensions and profile? Lilja Tactical Taper approx .780” at 27”
•Recoil lug specs and dimensions? "pictures would be excellent"
•Bottom metal? Looks like stock Remington in the Technical repair manual
•Scope caps?
•What other options for the Stock? e.g. spacer kit, sling studs The stock uses a fore end accessory rail with studs that slide into the rail Uncle Mikes I believe. I picked up a set for a Freeland rail fromBrownells.
•Scope measurements? e.g. MIL/MIL, MIL/MOA Just noticed the manual notes Mod 2 as using a 4.5-14 Leupold Mk4.
And I’’m going to say that as the dope charts taped to the return stocks are in MOA that the scopes were MOA adjustment with Mil reticles.
•Prefix clarification
•Serial number range clarification
•Scope base MOA clarification

I tried posting some pictures from the repair manual and a lug I have but the file size of photos of the manual exceeds what I can direct upload and like others my Photobucket account has suffered the same fate. I took the above information from the Mk13 Mod 0/1 Technical Repair Standard both by way of photos in the manual and the NSN charts in the appendixes.
Thanks for the info I'll update my post soon, is that an actual lug or just a reproduction built to specs? And where did you pick up that manual? I'll have to get one. If photos are causing a fuss just use this site you don't even need to sign up, just upload then copy paste the link. https://imgur.com/
 
#12
It’s a repro lug from a batch Marty at Badger Ordnance did up a few years ago. Here is a photo from the internet I found a few years before the BO ones were made compared to the repro so it looks as close as can be to me. I think if you had Alan build one through HCS in the past they had some made for their builds as well. I emailed him years back about getting one but they didn’t sell them outside of complete builds.

I think I found the manual on Scribd, again years ago ditto for a copy of the M40A5 technical manual that appeared briefly then disappeared just as quickly.
 

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Thanks for all the info and pictures njohn890! I downloaded a google chrome extension that allows you to view Photobucket photos without paying them and am doing a re-read throughout the military rife thread on ar15.com and the Mod 0 stock thread here. A user on ar15 by the name of M40A5 posted very detailed info on the Mk 13 so thanks to him and njohn I fleshed out the guide much more. Still many things need addressed and scrutinized, what I absolutely don't want is to put out false info and waste peoples time and money on their builds. It would be great if some of you who are in the process of builds ask Alan Brown some of these questions the next time you speak with him, and it would be great if the Mk13 godfather USMCSGT0331 could chime in, he probably has the answers to all questions and more.
 
#16
Rings were Nightforce "Intermediate" size. They made them specifically for the mk13 project to be used with the 56mm objective and MIRS. Kyle talks about using the 32x NXS in his book, so that's what I went with. Tho I sacrificed overall moa adjustment by doing so. From what I understand, the RevB is the 20moa version. That's the one with the window cutout for the serial numbers, which I have seen on a few mod0s in the wild including that infamous pic posted above. (Mod0 in the back) I ended up trading my 0moa MIRS for a RevB to make up for some of the adjustment capabilities I lost by choosing the 32x. Hope this helps, thank you!
 
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Rings were Nightforce "Intermediate" size. They made them specifically for the mk13 project to be used with the 56mm objective and MIRS. Kyle . Tho I sacrificed overall moa adjustment by doing so. From what I understand, the RevB is the 20moa version. That's the one with the window cutout for the serial numbers, which I have seen on a few mod0s in the wild including that infamous pic posted above. (Mod0 in the back) I ended up trading my 0moa MIRS for a RevB to make up for some of the adjustment capabilities I lost by choosing the 32x.
Davey_sickboy

I have two MIRS one with a window and one without. Neither have RevB in them.
I wonder if the window was just an update or if it is 20moa without RevB written on the inside.
 

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