Polytech M14, should I buy?


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Miami_JBT
March 2, 2012, 12:59 AM
I have the chance to jump on a Polytech M14S for $600. Its in LNIB condition and is a pre-ban rifle. Comes with one 20rd mag. Has flsh hider and baynet lug; all original. Everything is nice and tight. Should I jump on it or pass?

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LoneStarWings
March 2, 2012, 01:33 AM
That sounds like a great deal, I'd jump on it.

henschman
March 2, 2012, 07:33 AM
If you have the money and pass up a deal like that, you are an idiot.

proven
March 2, 2012, 07:37 AM
yep, i'd be all over it.

henschman
March 2, 2012, 07:40 AM
wrong thread

nwilliams
March 2, 2012, 12:59 PM
For that price it would already be mine!

They are very good quality guns and at that price in the condition you describe you are getting a heck of a bargain!

Miami_JBT
March 2, 2012, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the info guys....

I already own a Springfield M1A Scout Squad and really happy with it. The Poly M14S only caught my interest due to the price. I'm not a real big .308 semi-auto shooter. I'm more of a 5.56 guy.... I don't want to buy the thing and then have to swap out the bolt, etc..... This rifle in question is marked "IDE USA SFLD MICH". A co-worker is selling it and he simply what he paid for it... hence the $600 price. He's had this thing since

Not looking into building a fancy rig or anything... also i don't like buying guns and then later down the road try to sell it. I buy to keep. So simply buying it to try and flip it as a gun show for a trade on something else.... pass.

I can't believe I'm going to say this... but I'm gonna walk away from the deal. If I really want to play with some heavy hitting battle rifles I have my three M1 Garands and my Egyptian FN-49.

JHenry
March 2, 2012, 03:01 PM
if their m14 are anything like theyre AKs(quality wise, not just name wise) id say thats a steal

firesky101
March 2, 2012, 03:37 PM
So since you are passing... Where would this rifle happen to be for sale?

Cmeboston
March 2, 2012, 04:07 PM
Buy it


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Dazen
March 2, 2012, 06:58 PM
Buy It.

Il Duca
March 2, 2012, 07:40 PM
Man, a few years ago I walked into a gunshop and there wasa NIB Polytech for $650. I himmed and hawwed and didn't buy it. I've been kicking myself ever since. If you pass it up you might not see another, especially at that price. It's only money.

Pat M
March 3, 2012, 01:45 AM
Buy it and sell it to someone who really wants if for slightly more.

Jeff F
March 3, 2012, 05:05 AM
I have seen a couple of those sell quick at a gun show for $1000 bucks. Thats a good deal, if you do buy it you will have no trouble getting your money back out of it then some.

kimberkid
March 3, 2012, 07:32 AM
I guess I'm the only decenter ... but I've never heard anything good about an Polytech M14.

I was "into" guns in the preban days too and for that reason I've never owned one.

Allegedly the receivers and bolt head are soft ... they are reverse engineered of the M14 parts are not mil-spec so if you ever need anything for it, it will have to be a Chinese part.

Do a quick Google search; there is a lot of info at thefiringline.com

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Also from http://www.savvysurvivor.com/polytech_m14_rifle.htm
Both Poly Technologies and the infamous Norinco of China had offered reverse engineered M14 type rifles on the US commercial market in the 1980s, and some Chinese M14 type rifles are still offered on the Canadian market through importers, most notably Marstar international. There were a number of US import M14s from China in varying levels of fit and quality, ranging from pretty decent to downright miserable. None were known to deliver match grade accuracy, but the chrome lined bores, cheap spare magazines and ready availability of spare parts had made them attractive to a lot of survivalists.

aubie515
March 3, 2012, 04:28 PM
Very good price on that rifle...buy it now or pass it along to someone who will buy it....hint hint.

Ar180shooter
March 3, 2012, 04:51 PM
I guess I'm the only decenter ... but I've never heard anything good about an Polytech M14.

I was "into" guns in the preban days too and for that reason I've never owned one.

Allegedly the receivers and bolt head are soft ... they are reverse engineered of the M14 parts are not mil-spec so if you ever need anything for it, it will have to be a Chinese part.

Do a quick Google search; there is a lot of info at thefiringline.com

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Also from http://www.savvysurvivor.com/polytech_m14_rifle.htm
Both Poly Technologies and the infamous Norinco of China had offered reverse engineered M14 type rifles on the US commercial market in the 1980s, and some Chinese M14 type rifles are still offered on the Canadian market through importers, most notably Marstar international. There were a number of US import M14s from China in varying levels of fit and quality, ranging from pretty decent to downright miserable. None were known to deliver match grade accuracy, but the chrome lined bores, cheap spare magazines and ready availability of spare parts had made them attractive to a lot of survivalists.
Some of them are soft/too hard, but that mainly has to do with QC, and in the case of soft receivers, can be relatively easily fixed. Around here, the Norinco/Polytech M14s are commonly used as a base for match M14 rifles, and for around $1500, you can get a rifle that will out-shoot a Springfield M1A super match.

gatorjames85
March 3, 2012, 04:55 PM
Hey, if you don't want it, I will buy it. I'll even give you a $50 finder's fee;)

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