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    BM59 Anyone?

    Saw this on gunbroker, kind of different.
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/834361354
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    Well that's interesting, never new such a thing existed. Forgotten Weapons has a video on it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo

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    James River receiver, BM-59 parts kits = a great shooting BM-59!

    Beretta/Italian Government was given the Winchester M-1 Garand tooling at the end of WWII to boost their economy. They were given the right to manufacture and sell the Garand in Europe and Africa. I had a Beretta made/marked Danish M1 Garand; an awesome rifle. I have a BM59 built on a late WWII Springfield receiver with a parts kit from Sarco and a James River built BM-59:




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    The "missing link" between the M1 and M14. Classic Arms had a shorty BM59 James River unit in stock, but I ended up going with the James River shorty M14 because I wanted the easier scope mount option.

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    I have seen that version before built on parts kits. I also have the James River BM59 and a very nice Italian M1 Garand made by Breda for the Danish Army. Both Berreta/Breda manufactured them
    in Italy.
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    beretta has been in business since 1497. They started making musket barrels in 1526 and complete muskets in 1650.
    Wikipedia has many details of Beretta wrong. They don't mention that the senior brother in each generation is the sole
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    Great information! Didn't know they existed

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    I had Shuffs build this one about 7 years ago before they were popular and before parts were cheap and easy to find. He is the go to guy on BM59 builds and would recommend him over any other builder


    Last edited by Orlando; 11-28-2019 at 03:02 PM.

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    Nice build. I have seen some of his work in the the past. I wish I had bought one back 7 years ago or so. It would have come at a better time than now.
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    "American Shooter" featured the BM-59 a few issues back. If it wasn't gaining popularity BEFORE that, it is NOW!

    I saw one in my favorite local shop, about the time that article came out - VERY nice condition, and priced accordingly. It was GONE, later that week.
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