I have been a fan of the M-14 for a long time and when I picked up my Mini-14 581 series a couple years back, I was hoping to have a fairly close look to the original. Being that I live in California and am limited to some items that can be added to the rifle to complete the look, I was forced to compromise on some parts but all in all, thought it looks pretty close at the end. I would like to see some other folks' efforts to create a true M-14 clone based off of the Mini-14. -- How close did you get? Here is mine, sitting next to it's big brother, my FedOrd M14SA for comparisons..... Let us see some of your results!