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Old 01-21-2019, 09:45 AM
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Default Winter maintenance on M14 types today.

Started out this morning going over my scoped M14 type rifles.
I noticed only one of these has a side mount and it's a Basset low with a Hi Lux M40 green repro on it. Guess that mount and scope will be coming off so the standard M14 Type can go with it's brothers in another safe. That rifle is one of the Bula/James River/TRW heeled receivers.
Figured it was time to update a photo of my scoped M14 types.





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Old 01-21-2019, 08:10 PM
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Looks like a nice collection. You must really like the M14 platform. Eddie
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:14 PM
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Art, Thanks for showing some Beautiful m14 eye candy.. you are truly fortunate in wood and steel. I was startled to see your other post on cleaning a few Garands a few minutes ago. I had not an idea you collected them too. OG.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:37 PM
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When do the edged weapons get cleaned?
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:05 AM
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Whenever I get bored enough.

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Old 01-22-2019, 07:58 PM
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Whenever I get bored enough.

Awesome, not totally surprised at the condition..
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:28 AM
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Working on getting maintenance done on some of my standard type M14s I ran into another Bula M21DMR in a fiberglass USGI stock. Must have set this one aside after a build and forgot it a couple of years ago. Ser# TFL002. After cleaning and lubing, mounted a spare Hi-Lux 3-9 repro scope using Leupold QRW low rings. Hopefully will get out and shoot a bit tomorrow.
Ordered a few more Tac-Pro strap on cheek risers this morning.
Dang, I love this hobby.

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Old 01-27-2019, 09:13 AM
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Decided that new USGI fiberglass stock needed a little touch.
Krylon implement paint in Ford Blue should do the trick.
My attempt at fighting of the Winter Blues.

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Old 01-27-2019, 10:26 AM
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I donít do anything special for winter m14 maintenance. I shot my M1A yesterday in 18 degree weather using the same old lubriplate as always. No problems.
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:31 AM
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A friend on another forum suggested Farmall Red.
Sounds like a great project and good use to put a bunch of my USGI fiberglass stocks to.
Ok, decided to do it thru Amazon and save a little hunting. Ordered Cat Yellow, John Deere Green, Massey Red and Kubota Orange. That will give me 5 colored fiberglass rifle stocks. I think I will leave Hawk's kits their original park flavor , at least for now. Maybe chrome them up later.
Could be fun mix and matching the different color handguards for some contrast.
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