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M1A question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mr_blove, Dec 14, 2007.

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  1. mr_blove

    mr_blove Member

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    I have seen pictures of the M14 with a flip up plate to rest on the shoulder of the shooter to stabilize the firearm, my question is are they out on the market available for sale?
     
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    Thats the standard M14 buttplate. Should be one on every M14 repro with a standard wood or fiberglass buttstock that you see... i.e. SA Inc. M1A, Nori-Poly M14's, ets.....

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    Garands forever
     
  5. cuervo

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    You're not missing much by not having one.

    They are a part of the M14 in the gov's attempt to also have the M14 be a light machine gun. For normal shooting, a sling is going to give you much better stability.

    The only exception might be something like the picture above where you are using a bipod which would preclude the use of a sling.

    But, take a look at the picture and notice how high the hinged plate comes up. This means that by using it, the rifle will be sitting lower on your shoulder than you would probably like, which negates any benefit you'll have by using it.
     
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    The plate keeps the trapdoor clean and the checkering nice and sharp..

    I have done quite a bit of business with this guy.
    He is straight up and his parts are as advertised.
    He has some buttplate assemblies and the screws and the swivel too.
    http://www.billricca.com
     
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    When shooting from a bench or prone it is extremely nice to have, standing I don't use it.
     
  8. GunTech

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    I prefer the steel GI buttplate as well. The rubber pad that Springfield puts on some of their rifles adds about 1.5 inches to length of pull. 308 in a heavy rifle like the M1A just doesn't have that much recoil.
     
  9. Slinky

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    can you add those plates straight to the SA synthetic stocks? or is there some actual smithing involved?
     
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    The steel butt plate bolts right onto the synthetic stock. Just be warned that most kits don't supply the two screws you need. I had to hunt around for the upper screw, the lower is easy to find. Save the screws that came with your rubber pad!

    If you want a buttplate assembly, let me know. I can get you a pretty good price, or you can order direct from brownells.

    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/st...x?p=21393&title=BUTT PLATE ASSEMBLY, COMPLETE
     
  11. Andrewsky

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    I think Fred's M14 Stocks has them as well.
     
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    Agreed. Mr. Ricca is one stand-up guy. He knows his M14 rifles and M1 Garands.

    I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him. I wouldn't hesitate one second.
     
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    Keep in mind that Fred's is reliable, but sloooooowwww.
     
  14. Andrewsky

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    I ordered a stock from Fred's on November 10th. It'll be here any year now.:uhoh:
     
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    I stumbled upon this thread, and thought it would be better to bring it back than start a new thread.

    Can the m1a use any m14 gear, such as stocks?
     
  16. General Geoff

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    Stocks, yes.

    Mechanical parts, that sorta depends on the manufacturer. Springfield Armory Inc. manufacturers their receivers to slightly different dimensions than mil-spec, so G.I. parts such as bolt assemblies and such may or may not fit.
     
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    the m1a is the civilian version of the m14, so most parts should be interchangeable , i.e. the stock , sights , and trigger group
     
  18. lipadj46

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    Pretty much every M14 part except for the full auto parts from the M14 can be used on the SAI M1A. That includes bolt, bolt guts, sites, entire trigger assembly, entire gas cylinder assembly, Operating Rod, barrel, stock, handguard etc...
     
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