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Old 07-20-2019, 03:35 PM
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I have not heard of any sales as of yet. I will keep everyone posted.
Iím from Northfield. Take me to work and let me dumpster dive. That would be the best sales event ever.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:21 AM
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In about 2003 I started accumulating USGI M14 components to do, what I think of as, an M14 Variant Build (it is not actually a clone, after all ).

In 2005 I bought a receiver from Armscorp ... which was out of spec ... sent it back (The owner called me and asked if I would like the replacement to have a specialty s/n. I thanked him for the offer and told him that I would be happy just to have one that is in-spec, please.) ... and they shipped me a replacement ... which was also out of spec ... and I had to live with it. After that experience I never wondered why Armscorp disappeared shortly thereafter.

In 2010 I bought another receiver (4th of July Sale ), this one from Fulton Armory, and I found it to be an excellent product.

Late Summer 2013 I noticed the M14 barrel standing in a corner of my South gunsafe and remembered that I had not yet built that rifle.

After the Build I added a Bassett Machine quick-remove scope mount (Standard Low Scope Mount Package Item# SM14/1A-Lo) and I have been very happy with the results.

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Old 07-21-2019, 07:09 PM
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Man, if the parts are that bad, they go for recycling. We should meet up and hit the range.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:43 PM
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I do have a gc wrench

The Garand wrench is a different dimension than the M14 wrench. I have both and they are not interchangable.

Another good book with a lot of great info, examples and pix is available from Fulton.

The M14 Complete Assembly Guide by Walt Kuleck and Clint McKee.

Rich
Got this book and it's an excellent resource for this project.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:39 PM
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Yes, great photos and illustrations. I keep it by the nightstand and flip thru it often. I need to get a life.

Clint chatted with me on the phone when I had a question and he stressed the importance of the proper function of the trigger hooks and sear. He told me to read that section and reread it and then perform the test several times. If it did not pass that test he said it was unsafe to fire. The two I assembled passed using USGI trigger groups.

However, I had trouble with an M1 that continued to double and triple. Tried the M14 TG test and it did not pass. Replaced the trigger and hammer on that one. Works fine now. So, it is a test I do on M1s now.

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Old 07-23-2019, 06:09 AM
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Yes, great photos and illustrations. I keep it by the nightstand and flip thru it often. I need to get a life.

Clint chatted with me on the phone when I had a question and he stressed the importance of the proper function of the trigger hooks and sear. He told me to read that section and reread it and then perform the test several times. If it did not pass that test he said it was unsafe to fire. The two I assembled passed using USGI trigger groups.

However, I had trouble with an M1 that continued to double and triple. Tried the M14 TG test and it did not pass. Replaced the trigger and hammer on that one. Works fine now. So, it is a test I do on M1s now.

Rich
That's great to know. I'll definitely check into that.
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:30 AM
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Most will never live to wear out a SAI. There are competition shooters that have shot so much they have went through a barrel or two and they are still doing great. Most shooters will never shoot enough to even wear a barrel out though. If you have more to spend then get what you want, but it honestly doesn't make much difference. SAI has a killer lifetime warranty and service that can't be beat though. That was the final deciding factor for me. That and as was mentioned before, they were the very first game in town for an M14 pattern rifle. That mattered to me and helped me decide.

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Old 08-30-2019, 03:11 PM
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In about 2003 I started accumulating USGI M14 components to do, what I think of as, an M14 Variant Build (it is not actually a clone, after all ).

In 2005 I bought a receiver from Armscorp ... which was out of spec ... sent it back (The owner called me and asked if I would like the replacement to have a specialty s/n. I thanked him for the offer and told him that I would be happy just to have one that is in-spec, please.) ... and they shipped me a replacement ... which was also out of spec ... and I had to live with it. After that experience I never wondered why Armscorp disappeared shortly thereafter.

In 2010 I bought another receiver (4th of July Sale ), this one from Fulton Armory, and I found it to be an excellent product.

Late Summer 2013 I noticed the M14 barrel standing in a corner of my South gunsafe and remembered that I had not yet built that rifle.

After the Build I added a Bassett Machine quick-remove scope mount (Standard Low Scope Mount Package Item# SM14/1A-Lo) and I have been very happy with the results.

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In what way was it out of spec.? I bought one that was pretty good, then two that were out of spec. (both in the same way), which I returned.
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