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Bandanabandit1 05-05-2012 10:36 AM

The Official M1A/M14 Picture Thread
 
Figured since their is an official picture thread for the other CMP rifles my-as-well have one for this type rifle.

Can this be stickied?

Post Away!

:D

Jake 05-05-2012 12:09 PM

M1a
 
Purchased in 92, TRW barrel & all GI parts with the exception of the SA receiver. Gave it to my Grandson.
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/i...738/AM1A03.jpg

Milsurp Collector 05-06-2012 09:17 AM

Two other similar threads have already been started

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=75078
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=74955

Bandanabandit1 05-08-2012 01:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jake (Post 591923)
Purchased in 92, TRW barrel & all GI parts with the exception of the SA receiver. Gave it to my Grandson.
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/i...738/AM1A03.jpg

Veeerrry nice :D I bet your grandkid loved it!

viperpl 05-08-2012 08:31 AM

A picture of an air assault mission in the Eastern Mountains of Afghanistan. My M14 is my go to weapon, especially for "follow my tracers". 7.62mm tracers are better for that than 5.56mm tracers...

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...s/IMGP0432.jpg

Deerjager 05-08-2012 10:29 AM

viperpl, cool picture. Thank you for your service.

Bandanabandit1 05-08-2012 01:31 PM

Very cool vier, do you have any closeups of it? :D

GooseHunter 05-14-2012 11:29 PM

Here is mine.

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...M14/M14001.jpg

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...M14/M14002.jpg

BigBuckeye 05-15-2012 03:12 PM

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...fin76/mpg2.jpg

Bandanabandit1 05-17-2012 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GooseHunter (Post 597722)


Very Nice! Hammer Forged receiver correct?

sergeant major 05-18-2012 06:28 AM

My new out of the box SAI M1A

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_4642.jpg

GreatPlainsRifleman 05-18-2012 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by viperpl (Post 593670)
A picture of an air assault mission in the Eastern Mountains of Afghanistan. My M14 is my go to weapon, especially for "follow my tracers". 7.62mm tracers are better for that than 5.56mm tracers...
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viper, your photo is practically only the second out of all of the sandbox conflict photos of the M14 in service not using optics.

I had looked high and low to find out if anyone is currently using an M14 in service without optics...your photo is confirmation as well.

Very, very cool stuff. Thanks for your service. Would love to hear more about how the 14 functioned for you there. It's very intriguing.

GooseHunter 05-18-2012 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bandanabandit1 (Post 599319)
Very Nice! Hammer Forged receiver correct?

Yes sir it is.

viperpl 05-18-2012 11:08 AM

I guess that is true, you don't see many without optics over here. As a company commander, I feel that I have no business looking down a scope, as it would take my focus from what I need to be doing. I have used it to good effect to direct guys onto target with a "follow my tracers" at night.

I love the M14, and use it usually when I am dismounted. If I am on a mounted mission, I usually take my M4 mostly because of ease of getting into and out of my MAT-V.

Funny story, I had to teach my designated marksmen how to grease their rifles and bolts, none of them knew about it.

GreatPlainsRifleman 05-18-2012 02:39 PM

So very interesting, thanks again for sharing that.

And sorry for the thread hi-jack.

Bandanabandit1 05-19-2012 02:15 PM

You would think the mil would atleast slightly cover the importance of lubing your weapon. Oh wait, do they even use grease anymore?

GooseHunter 05-19-2012 05:29 PM

They will always have Grease Automotive Artillery (GAA), on rifles maybe CLP or something newer.

m1ashooter 05-20-2012 09:13 PM

Here is mine. She is 22 years young.

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

Bandanabandit1 05-20-2012 10:16 PM

That looks beautiful, as does the other items

moose 05-21-2012 08:17 AM

Nice T44E4 wood handguard

Perplexed 05-21-2012 08:49 AM

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

Originally Posted by pepsi71ocean (Post 604812)

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

pepsi71ocean 05-28-2012 02:28 PM

I would, but i feel like im pressing my luck in NJ with the fake switch.

although it would be nice to have a FH with a lug and a bayonet for when the SHTF.

Bandanabandit1 03-31-2013 10:51 PM

Wheres all the other M1A/4 porn???

garandfunk 03-31-2013 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bandanabandit1 (Post 808386)
Wheres all the other M1A/4 porn???

I'm still waiting on my M1A Scout Squad to come in. I'll throw some pics up when it arrives!

stu929 04-03-2013 11:36 PM

Just ordered a standard M1A can't wait for it to get in. It will likely be 2 months before I can pick it up due to background check backlogs but I'm so excited.

Already looking for a usgi stock to dress it in as soon as I get it home.

MF1160 04-08-2013 09:23 PM

LRB M14SA
LRB Criterion Chrome Lined Barrel
TRW Bolt
H&R op rod and trigger group
Winchester Western "Big Red" W-W 11010263 marked stock

http://img849.imageshack.us/edit_pre...&action=rotate

http://img507.imageshack.us/edit_pre...&action=rotate

http://img145.imageshack.us/edit_pre...&action=rotate

stu929 04-08-2013 09:37 PM

that stock is stunning. where did you find that beauty?

MF1160 04-08-2013 09:53 PM

Gunbroker

The stock was NOS with govt hardware when I started, it had never been touched.
Just dings from storage which I did not attempt sand out or remove.

Applied 9 coats of pure tung oil / citrus solvent.
I did'nt want a high gloss finish, was trying for a somewhat matte finish.

stu929 04-08-2013 10:30 PM

The striping is incredible

nf1e 04-09-2013 04:53 AM

Beautiful. Puts those plain old walnut things to shame.

2AD_Vet 04-10-2013 01:04 PM

Here is my Federal Ordnance M14SA. USGI parts minus receiver/bolt/barrel

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps974899e1.jpg


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