How expensive is an M1a/ M14?


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sprice
July 28, 2009, 08:45 PM
So if I can get a reciever for let's go with $800 dollars then how much would a krieger stainless steel barrel, mcmillan stock, usgi parts, and someone to put it all together cost? Also- you might as well tell me about anything about your m1a/ m14 series rifles.


I'm looking at the $2,000-$2,500 range without optics.

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Winston_Smith
July 28, 2009, 08:49 PM
Fulton Armory is a good place to price parts out.

http://www.fulton-armory.com/

lipadj46
July 28, 2009, 08:59 PM
USGI Parts are hella pricey these days. You are better off buying a used rifle with USGI parts on it or buy a new LRB as they still have a stash. Last I checked a bolt alone will cost you $250 and a trigger assembly will be $250. USGI Op rods are way up there too, though SEI is making new ones. I would think you are looking at at least $3000.

WesY
July 28, 2009, 10:08 PM
LRB ARMS
MANUFACTURER OF THE ONLY AMERICAN MADE,
GENUINE HAMMER FORGED SEMI AUTO M14 RECEIVER

http://www.lrbarms.com/home.html

LRB also sells barreled actions and complete rifles.

http://www.kriegerbarrels.com/

Or My Springfield Supermatch..... is for sale...:)

H2O MAN
July 29, 2009, 01:44 PM
Smith Enterprise, Inc. (http://www.smithenterprise.com/index.html) builds the "Holy Grail" of M14s and their new bar stock receiver will be available soon.

Ron Smith and crew can build your dream M14 on the receiver that you supply, be it LRB, Springfield Armory, Inc., Poly Tech or Norinco.

SEI modernizes M14s for the US ARMY and others... civilians can have their M14 rifles built to the same specifications including
Crazy Horse barrels, M14/M21A5 C-IED 4.5 lb MAX-PAK Trigger Upgrades, DC Vortex flash eliminators and SEI/Fisher sound suppressors.


Total cost depends on the parts, stock and optics you want to use... you can spend $3K to $6K or more.

http://www.smithenterprise.com/images02/young01.jpg




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Jason_G
July 31, 2009, 10:09 AM
For your price range, you might want to just buy a SAI. You could gradually replace parts with USGI if you wanted to, although there really is no need. The bolts are forged, the op rods are as good as USGI, and the barrels (although not chrome lined) are also good. The only thing is that the receiver is cast, which some folks think is a big deal, but a cast receiver will outlast you if it's cast correctly and properly heat treated, which these are. The only other thing about the SAI receiver is that there is some slight deviation on some of them where the optics mounting groove is located on the left side of the receiver. This might cause minor complications with some mounts, but most folks find a way to overcome.

Jason

H2O MAN
July 31, 2009, 10:16 AM
:what: SAI op rods are as good as USGI... when did this happen??

lipadj46
July 31, 2009, 12:10 PM
Maybe not as good but they do make a decent oprod no matter what all the critics say. Though I hear they were using SEI op rods for a while there.

Jason_G
July 31, 2009, 07:10 PM
SAI op rods are as good as USGI... when did this happen??

It does the job perfectly fine, I don't know what else one could ask of it. The tab fits perfectly, there's no play, and it's good steel.

Jason

H2O MAN
July 31, 2009, 07:28 PM
The reproduction op rod on my Scout bent, SAI replaced it with a USGI TRW under warranty.

I will only use USGI, SEI and Chinese op rods from now on.

H2O MAN
August 1, 2009, 07:25 AM
:evil: MK14 Mod O (Enhanced Battle Rifle) (http://www.smithenterprise.com/products16.html)

http://www.smithenterprise.com/images/DSC05395.01.jpg

http://www.smithenterprise.com/images/DSC05382.01.jpg

308LOADER
August 1, 2009, 07:31 AM
The sky is the limit

Jason_G
August 1, 2009, 08:08 PM
The reproduction op rod on my Scout bent, SAI replaced it with a USGI TRW under warranty.

What kind of ammo were you using? :confused:

Jason

H2O MAN
August 2, 2009, 07:19 PM
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The reproduction op rod on my Scout bent, SAI replaced it with a USGI TRW under warranty.

Jason_G

What kind of ammo were you using?

Jason

Portuguese NATO surplus... the ammo wasn't the problem - it was the reproduction part.

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