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Old 05-05-2015, 10:20 AM
M14 M14 is offline
 
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I bought the standard JRA M-14f and it is made way better than my old M1a Divine NM and Loaded which I got rid of when I got the JRA M-14F. The JRA is as close as you can get to a real M14.
Not so. Not now anyway. The company I was working with has finished theirs,... well I finished them for them.

They are exact copies of g.i without the three characteristics of the select fire originals.

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Thanks for the photos. One could not find better windage and elevation serations anywhere. Beautiful receiver.
See above Art. The new ones I did are exactly like the G.I. ones in the elevation serrations. The first company to ever get it right commercially.

I also invented and gave the company my design for half minute windage ears that allows anyone to use standard sights with a hooded aperture and have NM sight capable rifle, without spending $250-350 for NM sights. It consist of simply cutting two sets of four notches on the ear.

While I do not wish to help this new company with sales, because they lied to me and kicked me to the curb when they had everything they needed from me to finish the receivers, the fact remains that people will have to quit saying that all these other manufactures are as close as you can get to g.i.

It is simply not true any longer. The same as I pointed out about LRB and their statements on their website use to read, it has been removed finally, thanks Lou ! Look at JRA receiver elevation serrations, not even close to g.i. or the original blueprints. Mine are exact to the prints.

I know because the first six receivers produced were select fire and modeled from an H&R original receiver. All the rest were commercial and the only thing changed is the select fire features. Now it can be truly said that they are the closest to u.s.g.i.,.... as can be bought today.

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Old 05-05-2015, 01:17 PM
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I built my TRW up into a near original XM25, with a XM25/brookfield kit I bought a year or two back. I had to send back my first receiver due to the heel being canted.
2nd receiver I got was near perfect, and I built it up into my rifle. Barnett barrel headspaced perfectly, brookfield mount installed as expected. My only issues were a bit of an oversized dismount notch and some burrs (that were sharp enough to draw blood) on the receiver mount hole (I chased it clean) and the spring guide slot. Legs were a bit of a tight fit in the Brookfield stock liner, but relieving some of the bedding cured that. Rifle functions perfectly, just not getting acceptable groups right now.
I've actually located another authentic XM25 Barnett barrel, so I may do the ol' swaparoo on it. I'm happy with the quality of the receiver, it was much better than my first one. FYI, I was actually the FIRST person to receive a receiver on that 1st run, so, bugs are not uncommon. It was Replaced, no questions asked.....
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:30 PM
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JRA have good people working for them. Customer service is exemplary.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:06 PM
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They are not true rewelds, because they were joined in the back half. They had atf permission to do so, but if you look closely you will see the "modern" makers marking are also on it.


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well, i know the reweld receivers were much discussed in another thread, but i wanted to put a fresh perspective on the subject after my gunshow experience yesterday. One of james rivers distributors was there, and he had two complete m14 rifles with the reweld receivers, one trw, one h&r. And i have to be honest, i was fairly impressed. The receiver was, in my opinion, nicely done. You really had to look to see where the weld was finished. The machining for the op rod groove was very nice, and the action was as smooth as you could possibly expect. They were tested in a press after the welding ( he told me how much pressure, but i honestly can't remember what it was, just that it was a lot), and the welding held up, it finally bent in between the bolt rails. They are made entirely from gi parts, with the exception of the new receiver half and a brand new, hardened bolt. The stock looked like one of james rivers new stocks with the correct stampings, but the vendor said they were cleaned up gi stocks, so who am i to argue. The metal finish was overall a dark parkerizing, which wasnt bad, but i wish it was more grey. It comes with one checkmate mag, a sling, and m14 manual. Gun show price was $2600, regularly $2750. At first it seems a little high, but after you think about what your getting, and how few they are going to put out, it's really worth it in the long run. If they function and shoot as nice as they're rockola m14f models, then they should be great rifles with a little bit of history in them. Again, this is just my experience from the weekend, i'm not trying to start any wars, just letting everyone know what i came across yesterday.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:09 PM
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Wow... I'm really impressed with the looks of the receivers and I'm glad to hear JRA is getting the bugs worked out. Out of curiosity, how much is JRA charging to do a receiver with a customer supplied rear half?
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:07 PM
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What do you get for a barrel?
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:47 AM
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I don't know if they are doing receivers with custom supplied heels. The barrels are all USGI.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:35 AM
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Depends on where and how they where welded... and please don't call these "rewelds". They are only welded once. No redo or rework here...

And for some pictures




I am calling them rewelds because the OP calls them rewelds, look at the tittle.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Mike308 Mike308 is offline
 
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I have a SA Inc M1A and have mostly stayed away from the M14 family of rifles as the limited amount of GI NOS parts. With that said I like the M14 family of rifles. So is there any mfg making to spec the other parts to the rilfe such as: bolt, gas tube, op-rod, etc?

Hard to invest in something that may have a parts shortage. My M1A is all TRW except receiver. Could that be done today with NOS parts?
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:52 AM
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Anyway you slice it they have been re welded from one piece of a receiver to another piece of a receiver. It's a nice idea if you want a heel with original M14 markings. It's still a clone M14/M1A unless you have the bucks for the real deal. JRA makes fine products and I have one of their barreled receivers that made for a fine build.

As for the barrels they are using the Bula they use on their receivers...
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