Originally Posted by BrassMonkey
I doubt you will ever see the M14 gain the same level of interest as the M1 had. There can never be a surplus maket of M14's obviously. Also they didnt have a long run in service, and only one company builds civilian legal copies that go for $1,500 just for a base model. Oh the current pricing and lack of 7.62x51mm doesnt help either. I sold my AR10 recently for just that reason. Shooting at $18 a mag is no good.
Hmm...M14. Adopted in 1957. Still being issued in 2008. Not too bad.
Springfield Armory Incorporated. Still making M14 (M1A) rifles.
LRB Arms. Currently making M14's using hammer forged receivers.
Smith Enterprise. Currently manufacturing rifles using LRB receivers.
Armscorp. Stopped production 2007.
Smith Enterprise. Previously manufactured Cast Receiver rifles, and Bar Stock (forged) receiver rifles.
Federal Ordnance. Stopped production early 1990's.
There are a couple of other M14 manufacturers, including Norinco and Poly Tech, but those above will suffice.