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Ian’s Customs: Tanker M1 Scout

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Today we are looking at the Tanker M1 rig I put together about 15 years ago. This is an original WW2 production receiver rebuilt with an 18″ 7.62mm NATO barrel in the 1980s by Arlington Ordnance. In pursuit of a universal do-it-all practical rifle, I then added a forward scope mount with a Burris 2-7x pistol scope, and a muzzle brake from Smith Enterprises. To go along with the rifle, I have a really nice single-clip index holder from Comp-Tac (which I really wish someone would put back into production…) and a much less practical flashlight fitted to a cut-off M1 bayonet.

I really had forgotten just how enjoyable of a rifle this turned out to be, despite its weight…

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