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LakeshoreShooter 04-06-2013 06:41 PM

what about the mini's big brother???
 
I am sitting at the airport waiting to board, and just started looking around on all the forums, and found this "mini-14" forum....but no M-14 forum. I am in my cell phone, and don't ha e the advantage of a large screen, so maybe I missed it. If not, then I am surprised. I know it can't be because there are too many "M-14" forum sites already. You have an AR-15 forum, and god knows there's enough of them.
Just curious. I just bought one a while back and wanted to talk about it. And that's when I noticed the absence of this rifle having it's own spot. I suppose I can post in semi-auto....just seems a shame that this iconic rifle doesn't have a place of it's own on here.
Well, gotta catch a plane. Later, all....

hawkguy 04-06-2013 08:04 PM

the M forum?
 
i think one forum that covered the m-14, the M1 carbine, and the garand is the way to go myself.

that's three bad a$$ rifles, whose history (and awesomeness) certainly merits its own forum.

make a suggestion to the mods, i think there is a forum for it. good luck!

c3shooter 04-06-2013 11:30 PM

Well, the thing is......

There is a Chinese version of the Springfield M1A that is CALLED the M14. And there is the Springfield M1A.

And then there is the M14. Which, by the way, is a machine gun. And there are very few of them in the hands of private citizens. I would estimate fewer than 50. And yes, I know the one you shot in basic training may have been equipped with a semi-auto block- but it takes 30 seconds to remove that.

There WERE about a dozen M14s that were modified to be semi-auto ONLY (The M14M) and the BATFE decided they were still machine guns. So we have not really been overrun with M14 owners here. Or did I miss something?

LakeshoreShooter 04-07-2013 04:28 PM

I understand that there are some "clones", "copies", and "wanna be's." But there are also the same with the mini. You've got the actual, mini. And the then there's the ranch, tactical, mini-30, mini-6.8 (I know.... but it sounded cute). It can be called, the "M-14 family".....or "M-14/M1A" And if that doesn't sound good, then may the idea fade into the abyss of bad ideas. It has enjoyed a healthy come back with it's use over in the sandbox, that I though it worth a shot.

hawkguy 04-07-2013 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LakeshoreShooter (Post 1206264)
I understand that there are some "clones", "copies", and "wanna be's." But there are also the same with the mini. You've got the actual, mini. And the then there's the ranch, tactical, mini-30, mini-6.8 (I know.... but it sounded cute). It can be called, the "M-14 family".....or "M-14/M1A" And if that doesn't sound good, then may the idea fade into the abyss of bad ideas. It has enjoyed a healthy come back with it's use over in the sandbox, that I though it worth a shot.

many other forums have a combined m-14, m1a forum. its not a crazy idea, its a good idea!

hawkguy 04-07-2013 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 1205571)
Well, the thing is......

There is a Chinese version of the Springfield M1A that is CALLED the M14. And there is the Springfield M1A.

And then there is the M14. Which, by the way, is a machine gun. And there are very few of them in the hands of private citizens. I would estimate fewer than 50. And yes, I know the one you shot in basic training may have been equipped with a semi-auto block- but it takes 30 seconds to remove that.

There WERE about a dozen M14s that were modified to be semi-auto ONLY (The M14M) and the BATFE decided they were still machine guns. So we have not really been overrun with M14 owners here. Or did I miss something?

ok, ok....but don't many firearm companies make what what they call an m-14? otherwise, an M1A forum is perfectly fine, if we are splitting hairs here. there are PLENTY of M1A owners!

and here is fulton armory's...M14!

http://www.fulton-armory.com/M14-M1A.aspx

maybe a "guns of WWII forum" would be cool as well (and before you start on me, i know the M-14 is not a gun of WWII...:rolleyes:)

LakeshoreShooter 04-08-2013 07:46 PM

Yep, that works....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hawkguy (Post 1205418)
i think one forum that covered the m-14, the M1 carbine, and the garand is the way to go myself. I am also in the market for an M1 carbine for my son. So, yes! Let's get the ball rolling!

that's three bad a$$ rifles, whose history (and awesomeness) certainly merits its own forum.

make a suggestion to the mods, i think there is a forum for it. good luck!

Since the M-14 is based on the Garand, with a few twists...I think that may even be a better idea!

jismail 04-09-2013 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 1205571)
Well, the thing is......

There is a Chinese version of the Springfield M1A that is CALLED the M14. And there is the Springfield M1A.

And then there is the M14. Which, by the way, is a machine gun. And there are very few of them in the hands of private citizens. I would estimate fewer than 50. And yes, I know the one you shot in basic training may have been equipped with a semi-auto block- but it takes 30 seconds to remove that.

There WERE about a dozen M14s that were modified to be semi-auto ONLY (The M14M) and the BATFE decided they were still machine guns. So we have not really been overrun with M14 owners here. Or did I miss something?

I think we all realize that a REAL USGI M-14 with selector capability is as rare as hen's teeth, but there are many admirers of the M-14 'style' rifles which include all of the currently produced M1As and M-14SA rifles (norinco, polytech, fed-ord, etc) made domestic and abroad.

I don't think it is any different then the AR's - none of them are "Real" M-16s and most are not real AR-15s and many are also built up clones - some parts made overseas - so where is the distinction between having an AR type forum vs an M14 type forum?

A forum to discuss them is a good idea.

hawkguy 04-09-2013 10:52 PM

!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jismail (Post 1208571)
I don't think it is any different then the AR's - none of them are "Real" M-16s and most are not real AR-15s and many are also built up clones - some parts made overseas - so where is the distinction between having an AR type forum vs an M14 type

dang you jismail, this quote is so good....it should have been MINE! :D

i think the discussion is now over, make a m14/m1a forum!

LakeshoreShooter 04-12-2013 06:41 AM

ok....i second that!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hawkguy (Post 1208822)
dang you jismail, this quote is so good....it should have been MINE! :D

i think the discussion is now over, make a m14/m1a forum!

Let's got er done! Even though I posted this thread, I am new here and don't have much pull on this forum. But hopefully these posts will help us in our cause....because it is a fair, and just cause!!! Ya.....


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