m1a M14 dummy selector from Sparrowhawk.....check this upgrade!


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skipbo32
November 2, 2010, 08:42 PM
im a sucker for wanting my springfield M1A to look as much like an original M14 as possible. and i knew (as well as everyone else who is familiar with M14s) that the only way to really do that is to put that darn selector lock (or switch) and connector arm on there.

well i ordered two dummy kits from Hawk (took 8 months but hey, they got here), and they did not take me long to mount them. just a few cuts with the dremmel tool and wa-la! they were on there. if you are into the classic M14 look, then i would recommend trying this. no heavy lifting here.


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JDMorris
November 2, 2010, 09:54 PM
cool, I like your M1A/s
Haha, had to say it. very nice looking... M1A/s
which somewhat resemble M14/s
Very nice looking.

788Ham
November 3, 2010, 12:54 AM
Nice piece Buddie, very nice looking piece!! I'd like one just like it! :cool:

skipbo32
November 3, 2010, 01:54 AM
thx

madcratebuilder
November 3, 2010, 09:04 AM
The vast majority of M14's in military service had the selector switch removed. I didn't see a M14 with a happy switch until the end of AIT.

Hawk's dummy kits are great for filling the hole in the GI stocks.

skipbo32
November 3, 2010, 09:13 AM
yeah, that's why i went with the selector lock instead of switch. who needs a full auto m14 anyway.....hahahaha.

a big thumbs up to Hawks dummy kit. i thought it was going to be a pain to modify it to get it mounted but it wasnt...........if anyone is interested i can take you through the process.

the first dummy kit i bought was from fulton armory, but it only filled the selector hole and not the connector arm hole. i just think M1As look naked when they are in a GI stock because it looks like a part is missing. the dummy kit is also a good way to keep dirt and crud out of the action. ........and i cant stand it when people try and fill the selector hole with a fake wood or resin.............if you are thinking of doing that, then just leave the stock as is (IMHO).

skipbo32
November 3, 2010, 04:03 PM
bump-ity-bump?

skipbo32
November 3, 2010, 08:02 PM
bump...anyone? come on. where are all the M1A lovers? i thought this would be a hot thread dang it.

just a few more side notes if nobody wants to talk aesthetics: the scope is a mk 4 leupold 8 power (which i think is the perfect site for a M1A) with a basset machine mount (great mount for returing to zero if you should choose to take it off.)

i dont want no teenage queen.....i just want my own Charleen!

JNewell
November 3, 2010, 08:53 PM
There's a recent thread over at the M14FL from a guy who got thrown off a range because a (very, very poorly informed) RO thought he had a full auto M14 rather than an M1A in a USGI stock with a plugged selector cutout. Every time you think something is fool-proof, they invent...

skipbo32
November 3, 2010, 09:09 PM
yeah, i dont care about that stuff. did the guy even break down his gun to show it was a fake? here in TX people dont really look for that stuff.....at least not on a civilian M14 with a fake selector lock. most people dont even know what it is.

Orlando
November 3, 2010, 09:58 PM
Had to wait 8 months for that? Sorry but not a fan

skipbo32
November 3, 2010, 10:53 PM
........yeah

you know its not you cant still shoot your gun while waiting for it. Hawk said turnaround is usually 6 weeks, but he fell ill and time was a problem. i didnt mind considering he is the only one that makes these kits. i ordered three more kits and i am praying they get here before christmas.

Prosser
November 4, 2010, 08:13 AM
Your rifle is beautiful. Wish I had it.
Just reminds me that the M14 ate me for lunch full auto.

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