M1A/M14 picture thread

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by matt g, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    All of the other guys are doing it, let's see some M1As. I've got a Springfield Scout Squad on order that may get here before they're banned. I plan on adding a Harris bipod, a scout scope and some goodies from Smith Enterprise. I'll add my pics once the rifle gets here and I get it put together.
     

  2. tipsovr

    tipsovr New Member

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    Wow... that is sweet. That is exactly what I would like to have if I had the money... Nice rifle, hope you put it to use!
     
  3. djl4570

    djl4570 New Member

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    A pair of Super National Match rifles that I bought new. I sanded the stocks smooth and refinished them, the stock in the foreground with Minwax Tung Oil Finish (Has varnish and drying agents), the stock in the background with Watco Danish Oil.
     

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  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Beautiful wood on the near one. I had no idea that Springfield used such high quality wood. It saddens me even more that I canceled the order on my Scout Squad.
     
  5. djl4570

    djl4570 New Member

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    Both stocks are very attractive but the one in the foreground has more figure. Springfield does not spend much time on the stocks. Both were poorly finished having a lot of coarse sanding marks and that ugly dark brown stain. I sanded the both stocks with a progression of carbide paper from 220 to 1500 and then used a Scotchbrite green pad after lightly steaming the wood. After that I tacked them with a masking tape lint remover to lift out any sawdust and hand rubbed coats of finish into them twice a day for several days.
     
  6. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    How much does a stock M1A weigh?
     
  7. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Depends on the model and stock material, but average is about 9 pounds empty.
     
  8. djl4570

    djl4570 New Member

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    The Super National Match has a heavier barrel and a heavier stock. IIRC they weigh close to eleven pounds empty.
     
  9. Defender

    Defender New Member

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    Good choice.

    Some people like to diss the M1A, but I've fired thousands of rounds through several of them over the years, without any problems.

    They're not cheaply priced, but still worth every cent, IMHO.

    Anybody who appreciates a good weapon and can afford it, won't be disappointed.
     
  10. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    There is a certain understated elegance to the M14, much like the 1911 or M60. I'm a huge believer that form should follow function and it's hard to find that anymore.
     
  11. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'm getting ready to buy a Smith Enterprise M14. It should be a little better built than the SAI, but not priced too much higher.
     
  12. Northwoods

    Northwoods New Member

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    What are members' opinions on the various M1A / M14 maufacturers?

    Specifically the pros and cons (compare and contrast) of Smith Ent., LRB and Springfield.

    Any help would be appreciated. I'm planning to purchase in the near future.

    Thanks in advance for sharing the benefit of you time and knowledge.
     
  13. KellyTTE

    KellyTTE New Member

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    [​IMG]

    My Fulton Armory built M14s in a Troy Industries MCS.
     
  14. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    too bad someone doesn't know how to spell. It SHOULD be "somebody's" and not "somebodies"...