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Old 12-07-2017, 01:14 PM
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Default Recommend spare parts to have on hand

Hello all,

Brand new to the M14 world. Donít even have the rifle yet but it should be here next Tuesday. What are some parts that I should keep on hand in my range bag?
Where is a good place to acquire them all? Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-07-2017, 01:20 PM
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In spite of what you might read on the Internet, you really should not need much else besides good ammunition, good quality magazines and cleaning/lubrication gear to start with.

Go over and find the M14 forums. It is a good place for information and learning videos that will show you what you need to know.

Quite a few good folks over there with a lot of knowledge.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:30 PM
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What did you get?
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:43 PM
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In spite of what you might read on the Internet, you really should not need much else besides good ammunition, good quality magazines and cleaning/lubrication gear to start with.

Go over and find the M14 forums. It is a good place for information and learning videos that will show you what you need to know.

Quite a few good folks over there with a lot of knowledge.
Thank you. I am on that forum too. I donít really expect much to break but I like to have some spare parts on hand. Just in case.

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What did you get?
Got the new JRA/Bula rifle from Classic Firearms. I have been wanting an M14 for several years. Finally one came out at a really good affordable price.


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Old 12-07-2017, 03:17 PM
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Extractor and spring. Ejector spring. If you extractor fails you are dead in the water.

I have an SAI purchased in 2000 and a Fulton M14 build since 2013 and have fired thousands of rounds thru them. I did replace the SAI extractor with USGI long ago based on advice from this forum.

The only part ever to fail on either was the front sight screw on the Fulton which they replaced. However, it failed at the range and the sight walked off during a string of 5 shots. Now I also carry a spare front sight and a USGI screw.


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Old 12-07-2017, 03:35 PM
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Sounds like a great rifle, good luck with her and keep us posted.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:22 PM
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Spare M14 parts have a tendency to turn into complete rifles. At least around here they do. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's a tendency you should be aware of.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:24 PM
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Spare M14 parts have a tendency to turn into complete rifles. At least around here they do. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's a tendency you should be aware of.
Haha. I keep hearing that. I think the good route to go is get a good set of spare bolt guts for now. My end goal is a GI M14 to build. But thatís not gonna happen for another year or more.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:25 PM
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Thanks for all the advice and replies. Always good guys to stand up and offer help on this great forum.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:36 AM
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As a match shooter spending time an $ to participate, I like to travel with all the bolt internals, op rod spring, and front sight.
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