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Old 10-07-2011, 10:54 PM   #41
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I have a ? That iv been workin' on most of today and it is does any of you guys know where I might be able to get my hands on either a dragonuv or folding stock for my mini?

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I have a ? That iv been workin' on most of today and it is does any of you guys know where I might be able to get my hands on either a dragonuv or folding stock for my mini?
I would start a thread in the mini-14 specific forum.
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Let's not confuse the M14 / M1A with the mini 14. While the mini has some resemblance to the M14, it is closer to a M1 Carbine IMHO.

I realize that I may have opened the door with my asking for some info on what turned out to be a mini - 14, but my intentions were not to change this into a mini-14 thread
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I didnt mean to either, was just saying thats as close as I can get at the moment and then it turned into me asking you guys ?s bout it

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I own a Springfield Armory M1a I purchased at a gun show. Before that I owned a Chinese PolyTech M14. And I wish I had kept the Polly also. I saw no problems with it at all. People say the bolts are soft and you better check them out by a gunsmith and a lot of nonsense like that. I personally believe unless your shooting thousands of rounds out of it you probably would never have to worry about that soft bolt problem. Mine shot fine and it had good head space and it showed no sign of any problems. My advise would simply be to monitor the head space with a no go gauge and wait till you have a problem before you go out and spends hundreds of dollars changing out your bolts. Most will never have a problem.

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I own a Springfield Armory M1a I purchased at a gun show. Before that I owned a Chinese PolyTech M14. And I wish I had kept the Polly also. I saw no problems with it at all. People say the bolts are soft and you better check them out by a gunsmith and a lot of nonsense like that. I personally believe unless your shooting thousands of rounds out of it you probably would never have to worry about that soft bolt problem. Mine shot fine and it had good head space and it showed no sign of any problems. My advise would simply be to monitor the head space with a no go gauge and wait till you have a problem before you go out and spends hundreds of dollars changing out your bolts. Most will never have a problem.
You are partially correct. Many of the Chinese bolts are fine. I have one in an Armscorp rifle from 1992 (?) and it is fine.

But as to the round count, I routinely run 500 to 1,000 rds through a rifle in a day when running one hard.

So it is better to err on the side of caution and have any rifle with a ChiCom bolt checked out.
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Yours might be one of the exceptions to the rule so to speak.

I agree that one should monitor wear by using a no go guage if they have one and to purchase one if they don't. It makes for good insurance.

Better to be safe than sorry.

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That would be an NFA item, and would suggest you run, not walk, away from it.
On another forum I saw where all I had to do was go through the transfer tax proceedure and pay the $200, send in my fingerprints, etc etc and I cld get the m21. Which pretty much goes along with the way my buddy was talking. Im ok w doing all that. So why shld I run away from the deal??
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