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Perplexed 05-21-2012 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by moose (Post 601117)
Nice T44E4 wood handguard

First pic I've seen of one of those! Thanks for posting, m1ashooter.

moose 05-21-2012 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by GooseHunter (Post 600321)
They will always have Grease Automotive Artillery (GAA), on rifles maybe CLP or something newer.

I would imagine the motor pool has 55 galon drums full of GAA. LOL.

moose 05-21-2012 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Perplexed (Post 601136)
First pic I've seen of one of those! Thanks for posting, m1ashooter.

Story I heard about those is, they pulled them off 99.5% of the first SA production run after a few caught on fire in full auto fire.

They tossed them in the trash and a worker took them home to burn. Some collector got wind and managed to get the last handfull the guy had not burnt up.

The Springfield Armory museum still has a few T44E4 and early M14s with wood handguards.

MTC29 05-21-2012 11:30 AM

I ordered this NM M1A directly from Springfield Armory back in around 1988 and asked for the nicest possible wood along with the best USGI parts that they had in stock. My FFL and a credit card took care of the rest. An ARMS mount and Kahles 10X scope make it a wonderful shooting rifle.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../M1Arifle2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../M1Arifle4.jpg

Perplexed 05-21-2012 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by MTC29 (Post 601245)
I ordered this NM M1A directly from Springfield Armory back in around 1988 and asked for the nicest possible wood along with the best USGI parts that they had in stock. My FFL and a credit card took care of the rest. An ARMS mount and Kahles 10X scope make it a wonderful shooting rifle.


Looks good! But that scope seems to sit pretty high - do you use a cheek pad, or do you shoot from the hip? ;)

MTC29 05-21-2012 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Perplexed (Post 601297)
Looks good! But that scope seems to sit pretty high - do you use a cheek pad, or do you shoot from the hip? ;)


:) I use a cheek pad but I don't leave it attached to the stock. Those are actually medium height ARMS rings. I also use a Leupold 3.5X10 tactical scope on the same rifle and since it has a bigger objective lens it needs the extra clearance. The only real disadvantage I have found with the ARMS system is that with the hooded NM rear sight it is impossible to see through the "tunnel" ARMS provided to use the iron sights with the scope installed. Here are a couple of mroe photos:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0Guns/M1A4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0Guns/M1A5.jpg

Bandanabandit1 05-23-2012 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by m1ashooter (Post 600963)
Here is mine. She is 22 years young.

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r...acation018.jpg

I think the M14's have a much more classic look with the wooden handguards. Wish they would have kept them standard! But, what can I say this was the transition from guns made of wood and steel to guns made with plastic and polymers!

pepsi71ocean 05-27-2012 10:38 PM

I figured i would post up my M-14.

She is the Mysterious One indeed.

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/585...0527153028.jpg


http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/3...0527153225.jpg


http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/155...0527153452.jpg

I figured i would do both posts

Perplexed 05-28-2012 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by pepsi71ocean (Post 604812)
I figured i would post up my M-14.

She is the Mysterious One indeed.

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/585...0527153028.jpg


"Honey, I found that missing deck screw!" :D


Nice rifle :)

Bandanabandit1 05-28-2012 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by pepsi71ocean (Post 604812)

I really like that dummy kit! All you need now is a FH with a bayo lug ;)


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