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Old 02-03-2018, 11:15 AM
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A couple of LRBs that again were put together using CMP parts kits , Jon Wolfe MMWM barrels and TRW bolts.





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Old 02-03-2018, 02:39 PM
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Rockcola M14 semi any Good?
I have never owned or handled Rockcola, but I have read both good & bad reviews.
I owned one SAI rifle, and the best parts were the receiver & barrel - parted it out.

My favorite and most reliable M14s are the ones Smith Enterprise assembled for me
on Norinco & Poly Tech receivers that I supplied, these rifles run like sewing machines.

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Old 02-03-2018, 03:40 PM
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Art,
Which of the receivers are the best available in your opinion in the following configurations, irrespective of price?

1) Standard configuration M14 Clone:
2) Standard configuration M14 Clone with rear lug:

This Summer at the CMP "shoots" at Camp Perry, I bought a Fulton Armory Rear Lug "Blem", and I am not the one to buy blemished receivers, either. The blemishes were a couple of weld "droplets" for repair that were nearly invisible.

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Springfield Armory 5,940,259, 5,840,184, 4,238,435 and 2,023,912.

Harrington &Richardson 5,549,399.

I would drive right past the CMP "shoots" at Camp Perry to attend the National Matches.
"REPO" M1 Parts: The parts that you buy that they come to take back later on.

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Old 02-03-2018, 03:47 PM
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Norinco & Poly Tech receivers that I supplied, these rifles run like sewing machines.
Yep... sold my last Poly on GI parts a while ago..ran like a rolex and hit where aimed.
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:40 PM
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Art,
Which of the receivers are the best available in your opinion in the following configurations, irrespective of price?

1) Standard configuration M14 Clone:
2) Standard configuration M14 Clone with rear lug:

This Summer at the CMP "shoots" at Camp Perry, I bought a Fulton Armory Rear Lug "Blem", and I am not the one to buy blemished receivers, either. The blemishes were a couple of weld "droplets" for repair that were nearly invisible.

Danny
Best in my opinion would be either LRB or Bula Defense. Pretty much a toss up for quality. I don't use any lugged receivers so I can't give you a read out on that. I like JAE stocks for my accuracy rifles and a lug would be of no benefit.

Fulton's are fine but for about the same price I can get a forged Bula.

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Old 02-04-2018, 10:27 AM
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Norinco & Poly Tech receivers that I supplied, these rifles run like sewing machines.
Yep... sold my last Poly on GI parts a while ago..ran like a rolex and hit where aimed.
They remain the best bargain available in the M14 world.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:48 PM
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They remain the best bargain available in the M14 world.
"Best bargain" ?
I think they stopped importing them around 1984.........

Also the company you shill for (Smith Ent. ) charges a cool $500 to fix that bargain receiver so they are either charging to "fix" something that does not need fixed or the Chinese receivers are not really a bargain.

"Polytech/Norinco USGI Bolt Conversion With a customer-provided USGI bolt, machine the customer's receiver to accept the USGI bolt, drill the receiver to accept a USGI connector lock, and post-machining, heat treat the receiver / $500 "
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:01 PM
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Still the best bargain available.
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:55 PM
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Still the best bargain available.

So which is it?
Bargain before or after rework?
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:18 PM
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As far as the Chinese rifles go I bought 2 20+ years ago for 350.00 each. NIB.. 1 was sold as issued, the other I had GI parts installed throughout and the bolt conversion...parts kit was like 300.00 and shop work was under 300.00 ... 15+ years ago. You can find totally converted rifles today for under 1500.00. At the time no one made Forged receivers...not that its the end all, cast is fine also. If given the choice I would buy the rockola despite production issues listed here and other sites...again 15+ years ago not many forged rifles were on the market. BTW the bolt HS issue on the Chinese rifles was over exaggerated by folks akin to the great argument of early Springfield 1903 rifles...the number of actual failures was quite low.
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