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I had a real marine shooting team member send me one of those original Shooting Team stickers and adds a bit of realism to the clone build.

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There are many of the few, the proud that earned the EGA and don't think anyone who did not has any right to display it no matter how one identifies. Just saying.
Thing is the Marine who sold me the USMC TEAM RIFLE STOCK also sent a new USMC team decal to replace the worn out one on the stock. If he had had a issue with it being proudly displayed on a USMC TEAM RIFLE CLONE he wouldn’t have sent it!

In fact I dare say if he had a concern, he would have removed the worn decal from the stock before shipping it to me.

A person presenting themselves as a marine who is not, thats one thing. A person displaying the Marine Corps emblem to me shows respect, and if asked about it. I would simply say the rifle is a clone of a USMC TEAM RIFLE down to the original decal on the stock. No one, including USMC veterans will see anything but a tribute to their sacrifices.

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My M14 collection seems to be slowly growing, but it takes a while to build absolutely perfect clones! I've been working on a USMC shooting team M14 with a smear stock and Barnett barrel for about 4 or 5 years, that's about when I acquired my first parts for the build. The rifle was put on the back burner until recently, when I made a trade with @forceman and got an original USMC smear stock from him. He then found me a 5 line Springfield receiver and I gave him the green light to start the build!

I've always wanted one of these rifles, and I've always read the threads posted here when you guys but these USMC target guns. Well, I can finally join the club! This rifle was built by Terry (@forceman) with a 5 line Springfield receiver, original USMC M14 smear stock, original USMC M14 Barnett barrel from 1991, and various GI parts. Terry built this amazing rifle to exact USMC specs and even used a 2112 armorer made tool for unitizing the gas system or something like that. The rifle is also double lugged, like most of the USMC rifles were. The rifle turned out great and I can't thank him enough for his help with the build!

Now the most important part, the photos! Also, if any of you have a similar USMC shooting team M14 (smear or woodland stock), please post some photos here in this thread for us to enjoy!

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Your USMC rifle is a master piece of hard work and dedication…she is a beauty.

I would like to point out that your stock was patterned from an S.E. Overton stock or better known as a TRW slab side stock. If your interested take a look at the picture I posted of the USMC TEAM RIFLES. You will notice the flats on the stocks with the same smear pattern as yours here in this thread. The other three rifles do not exhibit this feature.

Just thought it might be of interest.

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