So I took my stock set...
And the new barreled receiver...
The receiver is a nice one.
The barrel is a SA 1965, and the muzzle could be better, but I got what I got.
I added some pieces and parts from my "M1 Spares" box.
I then assembled a bolt that I happened to have handy.
An H&R bolt, too. Nice coincidence, that.
I added an operating rod and spring. No manufacturer stamped on this, which is a bit odd.
Then a trigger assembly. Mixed parts.
The front end got a gas tube that spec'd out just fine on my gauge. And the lock is the proper "high hump" design for HRA and other late-production rifles.
The gas plug. Another neat find. HRA again.
Put it all together and:
A nice representative late-production M1 rifle with mostly HRA parts.
Oh wait...there's still something missing. Can you spot what it is?
NOW it's ready for a range trip this week-end, circumstances permitting. Everything gauged good and it passes the function test. It's rock-solid tight, too. We'll see what it can do.