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Well I just finished my second 1919a4 and put a spade grip on it. Now I'm starting a harder progect. Looking for JRW semi rails and trigger assembly for an M60
 

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I'll try and save you a lot of time and hassle and anguish. ( Note I didn't say money)

Just try and find a U.S. Ordnance designed and built S/A M60 or even better the super rare Springfield Armory S/A M60 (not many made then they were sort of banned as they fired from an open bolt)
Or you can order one from Desert Ordnance all are super expensive however they will work reliably.
JRW design isn't very reliable. Ask me how I know.

You can try Carlos at Beltfed Precision Products. https://www.beltfedinc.com/products/m60
Also Aaron from Beltfeds.com http://beltfeds.com/m60_parts/

Of the two I'd go with Aaron first.

Best of luck with your quest of the workin JRW unicorn.
 

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S/a m60

I'll try and save you a lot of time and hassle and anguish. ( Note I didn't say money)

Just try and find a U.S. Ordnance designed and built S/A M60 or even better the super rare Springfield Armory S/A M60 (not many made then they were sort of banned as they fired from an open bolt)
Or you can order one from Desert Ordnance all are super expensive however they will work reliably.
JRW design isn't very reliable. Ask me how I know.

You can try Carlos at Beltfed Precision Products. https://www.beltfedinc.com/products/m60
Also Aaron from Beltfeds.com http://beltfeds.com/m60_parts/

Of the two I'd go with Aaron first.

Best of luck with your quest of the workin JRW unicorn.


Hello

Sold mine M60D loved it but JRW is very hard to work with.
 

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I'll try and save you a lot of time and hassle and anguish. ( Note I didn't say money)

Just try and find a U.S. Ordnance designed and built S/A M60 or even better the super rare Springfield Armory S/A M60 (not many made then they were sort of banned as they fired from an open bolt)
Or you can order one from Desert Ordnance all are super expensive however they will work reliably.
JRW design isn't very reliable. Ask me how I know.

You can try Carlos at Beltfed Precision Products. https://www.beltfedinc.com/products/m60
Also Aaron from Beltfeds.com http://beltfeds.com/m60_parts/

Of the two I'd go with Aaron first.

Best of luck with your quest of the workin JRW unicorn.


Thank you for the information. I know their. Design wasn't the best (JRW) but it can work with some tinkering. The others don't have the correct profile for a 60 so I'll try the JRW conversion. I've built 2 1919s, 2 ak-47s, and 1 cetme C. Think this will be a much more involved and expensive build though. My kit is nice, only needs a trunnion , and rear sight. But need to sell or trade the FA rails
 

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Well JRW has been dead for many years.
His design does require a bunch of tinkering.
I don't think he made two exactly alike.

If you got one that runs or ran strait from him it was a unicorn. And you should never have sold it.

The bottom rail you have could work but you will have to fill in the big opening in the bottom.
The right side rail will work as well.
It is the left side rail that has been modified. You could modify yours but you would need to have a machine shop and some welding skills.

I know of a few other people with them still trying to get them to run reliably.
Maybe you will have better luck.

I'm not aware that the U.S ordnance profile differs any from JRW unless your talking about D E3, E4 variants.
Have fun.
GW
 

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You will have fun riveting in the side rails and the trunnion rivets.
Need to make some custom tools. (Bucking bars)
You can find the drawings in the back of the armorers manual.
 

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Well JRW has been dead for many years.
His design does require a bunch of tinkering.
I don't think he made two exactly alike.

If you got one that runs or ran strait from him it was a unicorn. And you should never have sold it.

The bottom rail you have could work but you will have to fill in the big opening in the bottom.
The right side rail will work as well.
It is the left side rail that has been modified. You could modify yours but you would need to have a machine shop and some welding skills.

I know of a few other people with them still trying to get them to run reliably.
Maybe you will have better luck.


I'm not aware that the U.S ordnance profile differs any from JRW unless your talking about D E3, E4 variants.
Have fun.
GW
I know you are experienced George but my experience has been very different my JRW runs . I’ve a mate that has the us ord design and he says it’s not great design , the Springfield armory design has a bar on the outside of left hand side of the receiver looks odd and I don’t know how well they work.

Cheers Will

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/61/781/JRW-Sports-SAR-60-Semi-Automatic-Belt-Fed-Rifle
https://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=3843
 

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Anyone know what happened to SCbeltfeds.com? I contacted them awhile ago and they said they were going to be making new M60 semi parts. Now their site is down
 

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I do have this kit up on the 1919a4 semi for sale section. I'll trade it for a 1917a1 tripod plus cash or plus a 1919a4 parts kit
 

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Cleaning out some parts bins I came across some JRW M60 Semi parts. Sear block, trigger housing and misc parts, $550 plus shipping or possible trade. Sear block alone sells for $450 when in stock.


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If the OP passes on these, I will take them.
Thanks,
Ed
PM sent. I'd imagine being a 4 year old post, the OP has probably found what he was looking for by now but I thought this would be a good thread to post on.
 
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