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Looking for Norinco M-14 Smith

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Texasred, Sep 22, 2009.

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  1. Texasred

    Texasred Member

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    Anyone know of a good smith to make my Norinco into a basic USGI clone?
    I'm looking for a package deal like Springfield offers for their 1911s. Maybe a starting price to start saving up? thanks
     
  2. H2O MAN

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  3. Texasred

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    Hey H20 man, are the Norincos as good as the Polytechs?
    What about a good price point to aim at?
     
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    Agree with H2O - and I think Warbird is close to you.
     
  5. H2O MAN

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    The Norinco M14s may not be as pretty as the Poly Tech, but they are both structurally sound and great receivers to build on.

    Both Warbird and SEI can perform a USGI bolt conversion without replacing the excellent chrome lined Chinese barrel.
    The Chinese trigger group, op rod, receiver, barrel and gas system are all good.

    Add a USGI lugged flash hider, a USGI wood or synthetic stock, USGI or SEI sights and you are well on your way to completing your basic USGI M14 clone. You may also want to install a USGI or SEI op rod spring, the ChiCom spring is a little short - but it works.
     
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    Warbird.
     
  7. Winston_Smith

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    What part of TX is Warbirds located? I didnt see it on their website.
     
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    Thanks Acera
     
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    What would the cost be?
     
  11. H2O MAN

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    I believe this is what Warbird charges:

    Labor to convert to USGI bolt $125.
    Refinish barreled receiver $75.

    You supply the ChiCom rifle and the USGI bolt with small bolt parts.
     
  12. Coronach

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    Note in the above price list, you must provide the USGI parts. His prices are very reasonable for shop service, but the prices of USGI parts (in general, not just from him) are getting higher and higher.

    Mike
     
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