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Hey y’all,
I bought this guy one GB and it should be coming this week. It comes with a Leupold 3-9 on an older G.G.&G. mount. SN shows about ‘85 production and I’m pretty excited to check her out. The ad stated NM barrel so I’m curious to see it.

Did the Vietnam sniper rifles or more recent DMRs use fiberglass stocks like what’s on this?

Thanks for looking,

Russ
 

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The term DMR is a post-Vietnam creation.

The closest thing in Vietnam would be some improvised sniper rifles using M14A1 stocks, low power scopes and the spring loaded bipods from the M16.
 

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You’re right, I corrected the post thank you.
Did any of the Vietnam sniper rifles or more recent DMRs use the fiberglass stocks?

Russ


The term DMR is a post-Vietnam creation.

The closest thing in Vietnam would be some improvised sniper rifles using M14A1 stocks, low power scopes and the spring loaded bipods from the M16.
 

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The GG&G mount sells for a pretty penny for those looking too do a correct USMC DMR in the Mac E2 stock.
 
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XM21s in Vietnam reportedly used glass-bedded wooden stocks, but certainly some ad hoc rifles were seen, so possible some M14s with fiberglass were used as ad hoc snipers, but they would not be true XM21s.

However, thousands of the M14s used during the 200Xs in Iraq and Afghanistan were often seen with fiberglass stocks, and with a variety of official and un-official optics, sometimes purchased by the units. Here's a few examples:

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f5/e6/98/f5e6984eff066ab8c542c27f1782d314.jpg

https://olive-drab.com/images/id_rifle_m21_700_01.jpg

https://olive-drab.com/images/id_rifle_m21_700_02.jpg

https://olive-drab.com/images/id_rifle_m21_700_04.jpg

I think this is a USGI fiberglass stock, but not sure:
https://olive-drab.com/images/id_rifle_m21_700_05.jpg

Perhaps the most well-known M14 Squad Designated Marksman rifle used in the 200Xs with a USGI stock was the Smith Enterprises 'Crazy Horse' rifle, aka the M21A5.
http://www.smithenterprise.com/images02/CH-2.02.jpg

The USMC had a dedicated "M14 DMR" that used a bedded McMillan M2A stock (green), but that was a standardized item with a specific configuration.

Anyhow, I hope you like your new M1A rifle.
 

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I saw the mount and did some research before buying, found some similar information. I’ll probably use it on this one as a DMR clone or on the SM.

The GG&G mount sells for a pretty penny for those looking too do a correct USMC DMR in the Mac E2 stock.
 

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You’re right, I corrected the post thank you.
Did any of the Vietnam sniper rifles or more recent DMRs use the fiberglass stocks?

Russ
A lot of M14's went to Iraq and Afghanistan with the standard issue wood and fiberglass stocks, with scopes and mounts of every sort. The eventual EBR program was an attempt to standardize things.

1st picture below is wood, 2nd is fiberglass.
 

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