Mk 13 Mod 0 stock

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A Mk13 case sold a few months back and my buddy just sent me pics. 2 names on it, Lacz and Chris. Both Chris Kyle and Kevin Lacz were snipers and teammates in SEAL Team 3, so this case was issued to one or both of them!




Their rifle's serial number is G63944xx, unfortunately the last 2 digits are obscured, so I have no idea if I had the stock from this Mk13.

However, the other case that was for sale does have a full serial number visible, it's G6394330. I don't know if there's any names on this case, but I sold stock number 4330 back in 2016. Can't find any pics of it, but it was painted up and looked awesome!!



Amazing pieces of history!
 
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That’s quite a rare combo if that providence is correct(!). Thanks for sharing those pics. My guess is they might be Mk 13 Mod 3 (suppressed) serial numbers as well. My DRMO Mk 13 case has no names but serial number is quite similar (G6394378).

Thanks for the other pic, first time I have seen a Mk 13 Mod 1 (left handed version). (On edit: I found the 2-piece scope bases interesting too).
 

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That’s quite a rare combo if that providence is correct. thanks for sharing those pics. My guess is they might be Mk 13 Mod 3 (suppressed) serial numbers as well. My DRMO Mk 13 case has no names but serial number is quite similar (G6394378).

Thanks for the other pic, first time I have seen a Mk 13 Mod 1 (left handed version).

Wonder why the lefty is the only one of two that got the OAF eye masking.

Thinking the Nuns that train the shooters were upset that they failed in turning him in to a righty.
 

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Wonder why the lefty is the only one of two that got the OAF eye masking.

Thinking the Nuns that train the shooters were upset that they failed in turning him in to a righty.
I think that's just pixelation to hide his identity.

Looks to me like he's squinting or closing his right eye though. I see it on the range all the time. Instead of using a opaque blinder on the non-dom eye or learning to shoot both open shooter close the non-dom. Over time, the muscle fatigue and you see the lip quiver and eventually that same crooked smile.

You guys keep coming up with cool shit. Curious what else we'll see hit the market over the next couple of years.
 

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Tony Eafrati's Mk13 stock and matching case. He was Kyle and Lacz's platoon chief at Team 3.
 

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Wow, matching transport case with the take-off stock(!). That's going to be a nice build with incredible providence.
What is your take on all of these G63xxxx serial block cases? Were some Mod 0s possibly converted to Mod 3s?
(I ask that based on Chris Kyle's documented us of a Mod 3 in combat, but these G-prefix cases could predate that tour).
 

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I know for sure that G6394309 and G6553921 existed as Mk13 Mod 3s at an NSW armory on the east coast in 2009. At that same armory there were some Mk13 Mod 5s (G6553886 and G6553901) with serials lower than the highest Mod 3. One could deduce that they were from the same order of actions from Remington. The G6394XXX and G6553XXX serials represent the very last block of builds of McMillan stocked Mk13s before the Mod 5's took over.
 

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Just a little tidbit for those curious about what prefix action their stock may have had:
G prefix actions (late builds) have a small REM stamp on the bottom forward of the action screw. C and E do not. That stamp will be visible in the bedding. Having a Mod 0 stock with a G prefix points to being a Mod 3. Seen a couple like this so far to include an earlier grey that was a rebuild.
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Tony Eafrati's Mk13 stock and matching case. He was Kyle and Lacz's platoon chief at Team 3.

That is some serious cool factor right there. Excellent Jocko podcast with Tony out there - dude is a character.

I wonder what the Twittersphere gods could reveal about other names on rifles - I'm still empty handed on my search.
 

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Tony Eafrati's Mk13 stock and matching case. He was Kyle and Lacz's platoon chief at Team 3.
Speaking of Eafrati and Mk 13 rifles, I googled that interview: https://radiopublic.com/jocko-podcast-6Nl1Kl/s1!0444a

Around 1.30 Eafrati is asked what is the best piece of kit these days, that has evolved over time. He mentioned the improvement in boots, navigation systems (newer GPS), communications (esp Satellite technology), and "anything you can get in and drive" instead of walking. His final comment on kit improvements is at 1:32:05:

Eafrati: "The 300 WinMag sniper rifle, suppressed with a 22 power NightForce scope on it. Its a wicked good piece of kit. Let me tell you what, I mean, I can read your T-shirt at a click. That's pretty good."

Jocko "Legit. Legit."

Just an fyi after listening to that podcast. You can tell that retiring from the Navy was/is really hard for a guy like Eafrati.
 

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That is some serious cool factor right there. Excellent Jocko podcast with Tony out there - dude is a character.

I wonder what the Twittersphere gods could reveal about other names on rifles - I'm still empty handed on my search.
My stock isn't named but my case is.
Pat Pocalyko. Front of case is tagged "Big Gay Pat" lol.
There's a 2nd last name of McDaniels crossed out and Task Unit 2 as well
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Had these two out today for a little trigger time. First one is chambered in 300WM and the second is chambered in 6.5x55. LRI did the machine work on both and they both hammer. Raven Rifles did the bedding work.
Rifle 1:
Original- Stock, Btm metal, Rail, Early bolt without extractor mod, Bipod and Sling. The rest of the parts were sourced new/used. NF 5.5x22 and 40x trigger.

Rifle 2:
Original- Stock, Btm metal and Bipod. Issued SIMRAD cap and Ultra rings for who knows what system. The rest was sourced new/used. Mk4 16x and 40x trigger.

Thanks for the help along the way!
 

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