Who out there owns a M14 type rifle?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Hawk, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Hawk

    Hawk New Member

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    I tried to do a search on M14 and M1A, but the search engine doesn't do 3 letter words I guess.

    At any rate, I'm wondering who and how many of you own M14 Type Rifles.

    I currently own two.

    My best is a SAI preban
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    It sports a dummy button kit for that authentic look.:)

    The second is Norinco which still hasn't been returned to me from the smith in OK who did the USGI bolt conversion to ther receiver. (sorry no pic)
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i sold mine last week. it was a springfield loaded
     

  3. Hawk

    Hawk New Member

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    Been there done that and also regretted it.

    At one time I had 5 M14 type rifles.

    I also had one that I purchased as a barreled receiver that I ended up selling before I ever had it in my posession.

    I've had 4 Springfields, 3 Armscorp, 1 Smith Ltd, 1 Norinco and one TRW that was a reweld. Out of 10, at least I still have 2.
     
  4. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    The one I have now is a Loaded M1A version that I bought in the mid 90's.
     
  5. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    Closest I have is a M-1 no A. Would love a M1A..
     
  6. goretro77

    goretro77 New Member

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  7. wjkuleck

    wjkuleck Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a few; I've written a book on them. Here's one:

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    Regards,

    Walt
     
  8. Hawk

    Hawk New Member

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    Thanks for jumping in here Mre Kuleck. Your book is well regarded.

    Thanks, Hawk
     
  9. Hawk

    Hawk New Member

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    Man that scope is humungous! Do you find it to be bulky?

    Nice rifle!
     
  10. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    one pre ban polytech M14s IDE import here :)
     
  11. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    Hawk7173,why a bolt conversion...did the rifle have headspace issuses?
     
  12. Hawk

    Hawk New Member

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    Chinese bolts have had softness problems. Rather than taking any chances I had a brand new TRW bolt put in. This requires some modification to the receiver.
     
  13. m72law

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    i've read that about the chinese bolts being soft...i guess i'm one of the lucky ones,that havent had any issuse with my bolt:)

    would like to live in canada for a bit.being the norinco m14's are still being imported & selling for 399.00 = 250.00USD:mad:
     
  14. Hawk

    Hawk New Member

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    I hear ya.

    Not all Chinese bolts are soft. However, just to be on the safe side, it is reccomended that you keep an eye on the headspace in order to ensure that it doesn't wear excessively.
     
  15. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    What? Sir, the Canadian dollar is in fact on par with the USD. I am thoroughly confused.
     
  16. Hawk

    Hawk New Member

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    Even though it's on par, it would still be an extremely great price at $399.
     
  17. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    my bad,i was reading prices from an old site:eek:
     
  18. Dr. Marneaus

    Dr. Marneaus New Member

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    My M1A, Springfield Standard.

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    Pulled the scope because that 1st gen springfield mount wont hold zero woth a crap.
     
  19. Hawk

    Hawk New Member

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    Good lookin stick!

    You might want to check out Entry to Sadlak.com for a mount. Theirs are high quality and for a fair price. They make them in house unlike some of the others out there.
     
  20. Dr. Marneaus

    Dr. Marneaus New Member

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    Oh I know about sadlak....unfortunately I dont have 2 bills to drop on a scope mount.
     
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