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My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by Desolo » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:22 am

Ive been lurking and looking at various threads and had a realization that my 3 "go-to" guns are horribly mis-matched! :crazy:
I figured Id see if anyone else has had the same experience, aswell as post a picture for fun, as hell, guns are fun to look at!



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My well worn and hideous Saiga 12, with its horrible Tapco T-6 stock set that ended up on it because i couldnt find anything else local when I converted it, and somehow have some how grown to like :? Im thinking of one day nabbing a Vltor stock tube and fitting a mercury recoil reducer into it...

My Tanfoglio Witness in .45ACP, which for some freakish reason seems to be just about the best fitting pistol for myself Ive ever handled... even prefering it over any 1911 Ive ever held... :lol:

And My Mutt-tastic mutant AR-15 that I never intended to build, that ended up with wooden furniture because I simply prefer wooden furniture...and a wooden foregrip made from a Thompson foregrip and a rail mount because I liked the idea of a foregrip but didnt want a synth one on it. Then spent 2 weeks trying to match the oiled finish on the stock to the foregrip.... :crazy: Even though I should have a wood set on my Saiga because its a freaking AK :clownshoes:

So, anyone else have any horribly mismatched sets?
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Re: My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by skelco » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:24 am

that foregrip is the bomb!
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Re: My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by Desolo » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:52 am

Thanks!
It took a bit of time to get right, but its pretty much just a repro 1928 forend that I fit to a rail riser and then threaded the bolt from the grip into a drilled hole in the riser. The oil finishing is what took forever though.
Trying to match it to something pre existing is an excercise in futility if you want it perfect... and I never did get it perfectly matched. But its comfortable!

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Post by skelco » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:16 pm

I'm totally stealing that idea, it's the first vertical foregrip that I'e ever liked on an AR
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Re: My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by maldon007 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:17 pm

I like it all, except the fore-grip seems hanky (use wise)... but looks cool!
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Post by Desolo » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:40 pm

It IS a bit silly... But Its more solid then it looks, and I find it comfortable. :lol: Ive toyed with making a light lace-up leather forend wrap sort of like the old sten gun suppresors had on them aswell. Probably about as long as a carbine forend?

And If you do make one Skelco Id like to see that, it would be sweet to see someone elses take on it! :D

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My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by Texas19Delta » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:56 pm

The Saiga is jealous of the wood that the AR is sporting!

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Post by ultra magnus » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:16 pm

That AR is giving me a confusing boner.

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Re: My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by Jeriah » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:18 pm

ultra magnus wrote:That AR is giving me a confusing boner.
Right? It's fucking weird, but strangely hot. It's the Helena Bonham Carter of AR-15s.
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Post by Texas19Delta » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:28 pm

I think it is the handguard (looks like an old school shroud) that makes the wood work AR.

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Post by Jeriah » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:32 pm

Texas19Delta wrote:I think it is the handguard (looks like an old school shroud) that makes the wood work AR.
Agreed. Might be even better w/o the top rail.
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Post by skelco » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:36 pm

Jeriah wrote:
ultra magnus wrote:That AR is giving me a confusing boner.
Right? It's fucking weird, but strangely hot. It's the Helena Bonham Carter of AR-15s.
haha, seriously
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Post by skelco » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:48 pm

Desolo wrote:It IS a bit silly... But Its more solid then it looks, and I find it comfortable. :lol: Ive toyed with making a light lace-up leather forend wrap sort of like the old sten gun suppresors had on them aswell. Probably about as long as a carbine forend?

And If you do make one Skelco Id like to see that, it would be sweet to see someone elses take on it! :D
I just ordered a Thompson repro foregrip... we'll see what happens
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Re: My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by Desolo » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:23 pm

Jeriah wrote:
ultra magnus wrote:That AR is giving me a confusing boner.
Right? It's fucking weird, but strangely hot. It's the Helena Bonham Carter of AR-15s.
That is certainly an odd string of thoughts :lol: the forend is one of those SS-15gen2's free floats and the top rail is integral, it grew on me and I like the weight.

Here is another picture at a different angle:

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Im planning on rigging up a M1907 sling setup in the near future.... likely the kind with brass fittings.

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Post by Mild Thang » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:38 pm

Jeriah wrote:
Texas19Delta wrote:I think it is the handguard (looks like an old school shroud) that makes the wood work AR.
Agreed. Might be even better w/o the top rail.
It would definitely look better without the top rail along the handguard, like a Browning M1919 getting raped by an AR15 that is getting raped by a Tommy gun.
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Post by MasterMaker » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:04 pm

Desolo wrote:It IS a bit silly... But Its more solid then it looks, and I find it comfortable. :lol: Ive toyed with making a light lace-up leather forend wrap sort of like the old sten gun suppresors had on them aswell. Probably about as long as a carbine forend?

And If you do make one Skelco Id like to see that, it would be sweet to see someone elses take on it! :D
Optics with a leather laced brown leather wrap would be perfect for that gun, perhaps a compact 1x4.
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Post by doc66 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:22 pm

What an interesting rifle. It looks like it should be in some Steampunk movie or comic.

I think I like it, but I'm not sure...
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Re: My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by Desolo » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:21 am

MasterMaker wrote:
Desolo wrote:It IS a bit silly... But Its more solid then it looks, and I find it comfortable. :lol: Ive toyed with making a light lace-up leather forend wrap sort of like the old sten gun suppresors had on them aswell. Probably about as long as a carbine forend?

And If you do make one Skelco Id like to see that, it would be sweet to see someone elses take on it! :D
Optics with a leather laced brown leather wrap would be perfect for that gun, perhaps a compact 1x4.
I do in intend to scope it some day, but I do enjoy my irons... Although I cant help but want a "retro" styled compact scope, if I can find one thats good :lol:
doc66 wrote:What an interesting rifle. It looks like it should be in some Steampunk movie or comic.

I think I like it, but I'm not sure...
Ive heard others say that before (the steam punk thing) I think my love of Fallout kinda got in there aswell... LOL Its my anachronistic Ar-15! :lol:

Believe it or not it handles pretty well, although a tad heavier then some rifles of equivalent length but I think it balances quite well.... I need to weigh it some time now that I think of it.

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Post by Angrypirate » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:04 am

Thats awesome! So much want. I really like timber-stocked ARs.

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Post by jeremy1391 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:40 am

That AR is very Fallout-ish I WANT!!!
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Re: My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by trenchcoat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:52 am

That really is an uniquely awesome AR. Is that a 20" barrel? I think a shorter barrel would be a lot more Thompsony, but it's pretty rad the way it is.

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Post by Desolo » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:29 am

trenchcoat wrote:That really is an uniquely awesome AR. Is that a 20" barrel? I think a shorter barrel would be a lot more Thompsony, but it's pretty rad the way it is.
16in actually, just with a 15in free float tube looks a hell of a lot longer then it is LOL

I just ordered a sling for it, ended up settling on a m1907 sling but couldnt find one I liked that had brass fittings so parkerized it is :( its hard to find stuff like that made in the U.S. anymore.

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Post by Dexion1619 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:43 pm

Holy crap, as a fellow Wood-Stocked AR owner, I freaken LOVE that thing. I have the same wood stock and grip, but that foregrip makes it sexy! :clap:
Dude, is that a turkey or a dinosaur?!?!

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Re: My Misfit Defensive Battery

Post by AKFTW » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:46 am

Alright, that is a damn cool AR. Should have straight 20rd mags in there though for the look- and it definitely needs a brown leather sling! :clap:
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