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recently found a place selling norinco m14 bipods for 39.95. have read several posts on various boards about the bipod damaging the stock and the norincos being little better than junk. picked one up and went to work. cut the welds on the lock plates wth a die grinder and mig welded the plates as they should be, in line with each other and the same angle. the latch cutout when the legs are folded up was uneven so a dremel tool reground the cutouts in the same place on the lockplates 1/16 inch further out than the original cutouts. i did not grind the cutouts as big as the originals and this tightened up the bipod immensely. a spring washer on the sling loop took out that rattle. with the legs folded up, i now have one inch clearance on either side of the stock giving adequate clearance for the pivot even when folded up. this also gave me enough clearance to grab the forend for off hand shooting should i decide not to use the bipod. time spent was about one hour and the result is amazing. a snug fitting bipod that is practically rattle free yet very functional. have plans to purchase another one and see what i must do to attach it to a 1 inch bull barreled 308.
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have ordered a couple of more of the nornco bipods. when they get here i will do one and take some pics as i do it. maybe it will help somebody out. have also found some metal plate the same thickness as on the bipod and may make some plates so repositioning wont be required, just cut off the old plates and install the new. will keep you informed.
 

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no problem here, if anyone is interested the place to get those bipods is cdnninvestments.com. i have purchased two more, one for my bull barrel 308 and one for my other poly. will attach one to the stock on my bull gun but have to make some sort of mounting rod for it to clamp to. my other poly bipod is even tighter now than the first one. absolutely no rattles in any postion, infact it may be too stiff. have take a lot of photos but they keep coming up too big. have to figure out what i am doing wrong before i can show you how simple it is. if anyone is interested in making a rifle stock and you are in texas, try the canton flea market for wood. some of the most beautiful grained wood i have seen can be bought there for pennies on the dollar.
 

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i have seen that thread and didnt like the idea because the legs still would contact the wood. after my modification, the legs are one inch away from the stock evenly on both sides. if he is happy with the rubber coated lgs then that is his preference and if a man is happy, then more power to him. this is just my preference and in no way is meant to rain on his or anybody elses parade. just my idea and if anyone is interested i will help them modify theirs.
 

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i have purchased over the years approximately 30 m14 stocks. three of those mentioned were e2 stocks. yes, there was bipod dings on some of the stocks and i dont care for the damage to the stock after i refinish it. all i did was take a cheap chinese bipod and modify it so that if someone has a beautifully grained or striped stock they can mount a bipod without fear of damaging their hard work. none of the bipods i have purchased have an allen nut, they all have an allen bolt, have never seen an allen nut in 35 years of mechanical and machinist experience. did not post this modification for sarcastic replys from someone who doesnt even know the difference between a nut and a bolt.
 

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i do not want to start an arguement on this forum or get in some kind of intelligence match with anyone. i do not think that i am a know it all, my theory is if a person doesnt learn something everyday then that day is lost. i have accumulated a lot of knowledge and good advise from this forum and want to keep it that way. as far as pointing out typo errors, i was merely reading your post as posted, allen nuts do not exist and was merely pointing out that fact so someone would not get confused as to what is exactly on the bipods.
 
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