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Old 08-25-2010, 12:29 AM
CadillacMike CadillacMike is offline
 
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The reason I asked about the sights, etc, is that the front sight, FS and bayo lug are on the barrel, and the rear sight is on the receiver.

I wonder if Fulton or Springfield will sell a barreled receiver (and a bolt). But then again I don't need these, I already have a pre-ban M1A.

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Old 08-25-2010, 12:40 AM
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The reason I asked about the sights, etc, is that the front sight, FS and bayo lug are on the barrel, and the rear sight is on the receiver.

I wonder if Fulton or Springfield will sell a barreled receiver (and a bolt). But then again I don't need these, I already have a pre-ban M1A.
Ive got a pre-ban M1A 018500 serial# range and I can say for sure that a lot of these boys are in for a pleasant surprise.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:30 AM
CadillacMike CadillacMike is offline
 
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Your M1A is older than mine (75,000 range).
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:32 AM
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not mine - 95xx with USGI NM barrel
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:43 AM
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I wonder if Fulton or Springfield will sell a barreled receiver (and a bolt). But then again I don't need these, I already have a pre-ban M1A.
Fulton does. The advantage of getting those three at the same time is FA will headspace it for you.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:32 AM
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Not Orest but . . . AFIK, the kits include "every semi-auto part EXCEPT: barrel, bolt assy, receiver". (I was a little dismayed to read Orest's statment that that they do not include a magazine . . . I wasn't aware that the M14 was designed to function as a single shot.
They wouldn't have been given magazines with drill rifle parts and, frankly, magazines ARE available. Including new manufacture.

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I have one on order. It sounds to me as though you just add a correctly headspaced receiver/bolt ******'y/barrel (and a magazine) and you'll have a complete, standard issue, 1950s-1960s US Army M14.
It would be just as much a "standard issue M14" as an M1A.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:53 PM
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not mine - 95xx with USGI NM barrel
Terry, My M1A has the USGI NM barrel also. It seems a lot of the early ones came that way.
Mike, my rifle isn't the only thing that's getting old. I'am too.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:44 PM
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Little expensive for a kit without a bolt & Barrel, but of course the CMP will sell everyone of them.

$600 for kit
$500 for a recvr
$100 for a bolt
$300 for a barrel
$25 magazine

So you are into over $1500 for a jumble of parts, if you can't put it together yourself and park it add another $200-300. If you have the balance of parts already ( stripped recvr, bolt & barrel ) it isn't too bad, but if not a little leg work could get you a complete SA Inc M1A with GI parts cheaper.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:25 PM
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lite-box sums it up quite well. I was wondering how much would it cost all together.
Thanks
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:23 PM
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The benefit is that you can spread the financial impact out over time instead of one lump sum. This is especially nice for poor college students such as I.
 

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