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The M1A is a beautiful rifle...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Timradcliffe345, Aug 10, 2008.

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  1. Timradcliffe345

    Timradcliffe345 member

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    All m1A owners, please post pictures of your beauties - especially if they've got wood stocks.

    Thanks!

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  2. TexasRifleman

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    Here's a shorty in wood.....

    You are right, they sure are nice looking.
    And yes I know the sling is on wrong, I've learned how to use that crazy contraption since the picture was taken :)

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  3. Timradcliffe345

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    TexasRM - is that a scout squad Springfield?
     
  4. TexasRifleman

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    It's from Fulton Armory.
     
  5. Timradcliffe345

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    What exactly are the benefits of going with FA instead of SA for a M1A of the same configuration?
     
  6. For Freedom

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    "preban" Standard and NM with military parts.

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    I Like.............
     
  9. alemonkey

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    The M1A/M14 is one of the most beautiful military rifles around. As long as people don't stick it in a Lego stock :D
     
  10. Candiru

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    For Freedom, what kind of stock is that on your 10/22? It looks like it approximates the LOP and sight placement of the M14 pretty well.
     
  11. For Freedom

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    Candiru, it's actually the stock that came with it when I bought the gun at Wal Mart. I drilled it for the sling swivel studs. It also has Tech-Sights TSR-100 sights. This rifle is such an awesome trainer for my other rifles that I'm considering getting another one just like it.
     
  12. Ash

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    Actually, the wood-stocked M14, whether walnut or birch, as well as the BM-59, are among the most handsome battle rifles ever made, along with the French MAS 49/56 and SVT-40 and Hakim/Ljungman (though I don't care for the FN-49). I think the M14 is actually more aesthetically pleasing than its dear old dad, the M1 Garand.

    Ash
     
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    How much would one of these run for?
     
  14. Slamfire

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    In 2007, at Camp Perry, I got a great deal on a M1a receiver at the Springfield Armory Building.

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    I wanted a GI look. So I used a SA stock (note no selector switch cut) with a GI stock liner, put all HRA parts, except for the Barnett Douglas heavy match barrel and original GI NM base; elevation and windage knobs. I have never seen a manufacturer (HRA, TRW, SA, or Win) marked set of NM sights. The rifle is totally tricked by Match Service Works of Madison TN: bedded, gas cylinder unitized, large upper ferrule, flash suppressor reamed, trigger job.

    If you already have the GI parts, you can save a lot of money when building a match M1a.

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  15. H2O MAN

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    My Springfield Armory, Inc. Scout Squad in National Match trim right before I put it into my very first SAGE EBR stock.

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    It ended up at Smith Enterprise, Inc. for this early MK14 SEI conversion.

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    That conversion became this full blown CRAZY HORSE® US NAVY MK14 SEI MOD 0 just last year.
    Built on a forged heel stamped Norinco M14 receiver with all USGI TRW parts and SEI MK14 parts

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    I have one USGI walnut stock that I keep preserved in the safe :)










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  16. nbkky71

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    Sorry... no wood here. Had my gun-plumber upgrade me to a double lug supermatch with a McMillan stock.

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    In regards to Camp Perry... Springfield Armory was again selling 'cosmetic seconds' M1A receivers. The standard receivers that I saw were around $375 with rear-lugged going for $475. Some of them you really had to look hard for the blemishes.
     
  17. MTMilitiaman

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    Just a stainless Loaded M1A...

    There are many like it, but this one is mine:

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  18. For Freedom

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    Is that an AWS or a leather sling?
     
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    Mine is Tanner, leather, 54" IIRC.
     
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  22. Ash

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    Nah, just opinion. I like the FAL and consider it a superior combat arm than the M14, but I would take an M14 over an FN-49 any day. As far as elegance goes, the M14 is a more elegant weapon than the FAL.

    Ash
     
  23. Vityaz

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    Springfield Armory "Loaded" model with a Les Tam sling.
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  24. TexasRifleman

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    Well SA is going to sell you a gun in a few basic configurations where with a Fulton, Smith, LRB, Warbird etc you can pretty much have the gun built as you desire, with the parts you want.

    The SA's are more "off the shelf".

    Not that there's anything wrong with that certainly but if you want something that's not in the standard catalog from SA you will need to have it built yourself.
     
  25. 3pairs12

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    H20MAN about how much if you had to guess and of course if you wanted to devulge would you say you had into that CRAZYHORSE? I think it may be the next big purchase for me it is beautiful.
     
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