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 Post subject: XM25 Project
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:12 pm 
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Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Service Number: A01/TQ2.0.42137E1
Country: United States
Not USCM, but I thought some of you might appreciate this.

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I got this at a gun show a while ago for a decent price. I've seen them around eBay and other places and I have to say that for the quality I'm very glad I didn't pay full price for it.

Out of the box, it might pass the 20-foot test but it's very rough with a lot of sloppy details, crooked lines, and other imperfections. To be an acceptable prop (to me, anyway) it is going to need a lot of work.

I'm planning on re-doing pretty the entire front end and barrel. I'm planning to add a real picatinny rail and figuring out a working cocking handle.

I've also gotta do something about the scope. The details are sloppy and the front and rear of the scope are identical, which is incorrect. I need to at least correct these details, if I am feeling adventurous I might try to make a working optic by embedding an inexpensive scope into it.

There are some additional details to clean up on the rest of the gun; I'd like to add real screws and improve the detailing on the ejection ports and the magazine; might even try to do a detachable mag.

We'll see how much free time I've got this Winter...

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