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Which M1A has ONLY a Rear Lug ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Sven, Apr 4, 2003.

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  1. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

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    I'm looking to find an M1A with a receiver having ONLY the rear lug... versus the front AND rear lug.

    Does anyone out there in THR-ville know which - if any - of the current production Springfield M1As have ONLY the rear lug?

    Thanks,

    -sven
     
  2. Frohickey

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    IIRC, Springfield Armory makes 2 kinds of M1A receivers. One without a rear lug, and one with a rear lug.

    For a double lugged receiver, you would have to go to some other M14-pattern manufacturer.
    Entreprise Arms makes rear lugged M14-style receivers, and also double lugged (front and rear) M14-style receivers.
     
  3. Sven

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    So which 'variation' do I order from Springfield to get the rear-only-lugged receiver?

    Standard / Loaded / ...

    Found great pictures on Enterprise's site showing the variations.

    Thanks!

    -s
     
  4. Engineer

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    Sven, models over the National Match should have the rear lugged receiver - you'd have to order either a Super Match or M21.
     
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    Gulp... uh... I better start saving money... like, big time.
     
  6. telewinz

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    Armscorp of Baltimore MD offers all three versions of the M14 receiver. But be prepared for a long wait, IF you are lucky. Their is such a demand for their receivers that lately they have not been willing to sell their receivers separately at any price. You have to buy the whole rifle:what:
     
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    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    I think the SM and the M21 are both rear lugged. I agree with Frohickey, perhaps a receiver purchase is in order.

    Try to go through a friendly dealer...you could save hundreds.
     
  9. Sven

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    Frohickey,

    Thanks for that link - very helpful. I am now sourcing the remaining parts - trying to go USGI all the way, except for the Barrel... for that, I'm thinking Krieger.

    A gentleman on BattleRifles suggests that I look for TRW M14 parts... hrm. More research to do.
     
  10. fixer

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    AFAIK, you can't NOT have the front lugs, since that's how the trigger assembly is held into the reciever. and i've heard form somee on the M1A e-list that the double lugged recivers are prone to crack... eventually, because that rear lug is welded on.

    i'd stick with the standard Springfield reciever... the othrers have a bad rep for being out of spec.
     
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