M14 Poly-Tec

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by Kaptin, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Kaptin

    Kaptin New Member

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    I decided to buy a M14 style rifle and have two choices right now. I can get a used PolyTec that looks like its in pretty good shape for $950, or I can buy a new Springfield Armory for $1650.

    I would like to save the money, but I dont want to buy a POS. I had a Norinco SKS back in the 90's that was a pretty good gun, but ...

    What do I do? Is the new SA that much better?
    The SA model is the standard with black stock
    Springfield Armory
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If I remember correctly, the Polytech's had inconsistanty/improperly heat treated receivers. Some had bolt issues. Replacement with a GI bolt corrected that part. There were (and perhaps still are) some shops that would strip down your receiver and properly heat treat it. I do not know if there was a serial number series that had more or less problems.
    I'm sure there are a few folk more learned than I on these guns.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    *paging matt g*

    This thread is RIGHT up his alley. He hasn't shut up about that damn rifle in 6 months. :D

    OP - Hang on for a bit, we got a guy here who has done all the leg work for you....

    JD
     
  4. Kaptin

    Kaptin New Member

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    cool...thanks for the quick replies ... I should get my check tomorrow and hopefully both guns will still be available...i will be waiting for more input
     
  5. fragout

    fragout New Member

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    PM enroute.............