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If you enjoy the M14..

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Buzzbox, Mar 14, 2008.

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  1. Buzzbox

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    I do too.

    Here's a pic of my Smith Enterprise M25 build, two more SEI receivers on deck, and don't mind the chowder.

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  2. H2O MAN

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    Sweet !! :D
     
  3. IronSightRot671

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    I need one of those now!! ;)
     
  4. Buzzbox

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    That's my version of this "EBR" everyone keeps talking about.
     
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    You mean CHOWDAH? ;)

    Nice.
     
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    Love them! I carried one in Vietnam, but it had a 'happy switch.':)
     
  7. Buzzbox

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    Considering I now live outside of Boston, yeah. I should change my "location."

    I prefer happy switches on other things, like Colt 9mm ARs. I think the M14 is perfect in semi-auto.
     
  8. DoubleTapDrew

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    That's beautiful!
    If you don't mind me asking, how much does it cost to build one as opposed to buying a complete rifle from the major companies? I try to stay away but keep getting drawn to the M1As.
     
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    There was a time that I Hated this weapon more than anything I could think of. Double timing around Burris Field on Ft Lewis in 1966 holding one of these at port arms was pure torture.. I still have not found a finer shooter. I have two now and will never part with them, Ive got an M1 that comes very close, but then I never had to carry one at port arms double timing around Burris Field either.:D
     
  10. Buzzbox

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    I should note that I collected the parts for all my rifles. I did not personally build any of them. The M14 is not like an AR as far as ease of assembly, especially if match accuracy is desired. I rely on retired AMTU riflesmiths for the assembly.

    For a "plinker" you can't beat the price of a Springfield Armory Inc. Loaded model. If you desire greater quality and accuracy, the price increases, and leaves SAI in the dust as far as end product.

    If you simply want an example of the M14 to throw lead with, and nothing more, buy that Springfield Armory Inc. product and enjoy. If you are interested in the M14, and wish to have a finer product.. I recommend skipping any commercial M14 shop, and collecting parts yourself. Then select a reputed smith and have them assemble your rifle.

    The cheapest I've built an M14 was with an Armscorp receiver, and used USGI parts, with no modification. That rings in at about $1800. Not long ago, I built a rifle with all new parts, a Krieger barrel, and NM modification, for $2700. Outwardly it looks just like a standard issue stick.

    If you're asking about how much it costs to build the M25 pictured, I'm not sure you want to know.
     
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    Your showing off now! Nice setup. A rifleman's rifle. I still have not pulled the trigger on adding to my Springfield, they are just such a fine rifle in their GI state. Bill
     
  12. Buzzbox

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    Just the tip of the iceberg, Boyo. Perhaps something more to the liking of those who carried them in the service of our fine Country:

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    Buzz, that's an amazing looking stock.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Mr. Buzz that is a fine peice of wood. and I like the first M-25's stock's adjustibility
     
  16. Regolith

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    So, uh, Buzz....where do you live again? And where do you keep your guns? :neener:

    J/K. Beautiful rifle (the one with the wooden stock). If only my bank account wasn't so empty...
     
  17. Buzzbox

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    I live outside of Boston, MA. My home has a security system, an energetic dog, and I live between two Statees. Additionally, my 800lb safe is throughbolted to a piece of 3/4 plate on the ceiling joists of the floor below. My neighborhood is full of aging Jews and Italians, who love to keep an eye on the neighbors.

    If you approach my home, I'll get a call from my elderly neighbor across the street, before you set off the alarm, and after the dog tastes your calf.
     
  18. TexasRifleman

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    Maybe but let's be honest here. You didn't actually USE that happy switch for anything other than goofing off did you?

    Nearly all the service M14's had the happy switch disconnected even while it was still a viable service weapon.
     
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    WANT NAO!!!1!!
     
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    You know I was kidding, right? ;)

    Also brings a quote from the South Park movie to mind...

    "I freaking hate guard dogs!"
     

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    Surely, but then you're only one person, I was merely stating the facts for anyone with unsavory intentions. So that they could assemble the right crew for the job.
     
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    Those are fantastic weapons Buzzbox. I never really appreciated the M-14 until I got my Springfield M1A Loaded. It is now on a very short lists of guns I plan to never part with.
     
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    That's beautiful. I crave a rifle like that. :(
     
  24. Buzzbox

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    One more M14, and with it a comparison:

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    God I love Flamed Birch! Pity more people don't offer that wood for custom stocks.

    Flamed Birch stocks on my .45
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