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Old 04-27-2012, 17:20   #1
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Adding a M16 Butt Plate to my Mini

I bought a used M16 trap door butt plate for my Mini 14 i am going to mod it to fit my factory synthetic stock. I want to be able to store a cleaning kit in the stock. It should keep me off the streets next week. Will maybe
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Old 04-27-2012, 19:34   #2
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look forward to seeing your results.
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keep use informed. been thinking about doing the same thing.
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Old 04-27-2012, 22:01   #4
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+1 to both of the prior post. keep a record of what you do so we can cheat and learn from your mistakes and accomplishments. If it works out i would love to do it too.
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Old 04-27-2012, 22:20   #5
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I found Cajungeo's old post online on how-to on putting a M16 butt plate on a Mini that used to be on Perfect Union. The mod should go smoothly. I will post pics when i am done.
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Now that's an idea I'd never thought of.
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Old 04-30-2012, 21:19   #7
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I got the butt plate fitted today worked out good. Now i have to make some anchor blocks and J-B weld them in.
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DSid you have to modify the shape of the stock or did you simply remove the original butt plate and the M16 was a perfect match, more pictures please.
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Originally Posted by AKINA View Post
DSid you have to modify the shape of the stock or did you simply remove the original butt plate and the M16 was a perfect match, more pictures please.
There was a lot of fitting took me a few hours with a dremel and belt sander. then sanded it down by hand.



bought some hardware for the mounting blocks and some nice cap head screws today.


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Here is Cajungeo's write up on putting a M16 butt plate on a Hoge Mini 14 stock. Install AR/M16 Trapdoor Butt Plate
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I see now, you modified the butt plate to fit the stock and added mounting blocks to accomidate the new mounting screw position, very nice job.
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Thank you, I am not done yet i am working on the mounting blocks right now. I will get them glued in tonight. Then i will wait a few days for the J-B Weld to cure.
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I finished putting the M16 butt plate on my Ruger synthetic stock. I whittled the small wood block with a Swiss Army Knife. The other block i made a template out of masking tape. I ended up using sheet metal screws that i painted black to hold the butt plate on.
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Nice!!!
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Good job. I think I don't do this because i would have to drill the storage hole too in a wood stock. It really looks great though and has great functionality!
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For those wanting a new A1/A2-style trap door butt plate, Midway USA has them. A bit more than the used parts from Numrich, but they look like high-quality pieces.
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51colt, is there any way you could post some "after" pics of just the buttplate? I just bought one of the DPMS plates (and an Otis AR15 kit), and I'm trying to figure out the placement and where to cut it down.

Did you taper the edge to match the stock, or sand it square?
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I mostly sanded it to contour to the stock.One area by the trap door was a little tight i beveled it a little to make the butt plate work. I used a dremel and a belt sander in a vice to fit the but plate. After i fitted it i polished like you would metal starting with coarse sand paper and finishing with fine sand paper by hand.




Hope this helps,
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Ah, I see what you did there. I was trying to make it complicated and remove all of the material that would fit "inside" the stock, then shape the outside edge to match the butt of the stock. But the way you did it makes MUCH more sense.

I am planning on removing that center rib -- at least enough of it to fit the Otis kit in there.
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Sounds like you are on the right track. Post a pic when you are done I would like to see it.
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Originally Posted by COBrien View Post
I am planning on removing that center rib -- at least enough of it to fit the Otis kit in there.
Please post some pics when this is done, seems like a great idea to me might just have to try it.
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Now that the pool's shut down for the season (meaning I'm not spending every evening taking care of the damn thing...), I'm planning on picking this project back up -- hopefully this weekend.
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