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Old 05-02-2012, 04:45 PM
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hey guys, when buying a used USGI M14 bolt, is it just like buying an M1 bolt in that you get what you see? anything in particular i need to look for or watch out for?
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:50 PM
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Trust Me When I say This Be Very Very Very Careful when Buying M14 Bolts I bought one about 2 years ago It Looked Perfect, Parkerizing was Perfect. When I sent it to My Armorer for a Build I got a Call asking Permission to Bead Blast the Front. It turns out it was a Drill Rifle Bolt and Someone went to Great Effort to Hide and remove all signs of the welds.
The Firing pin was sticking out 1/8" past Spec on it
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:55 PM
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thanks for the heads up. i'll contact the guy i'm dealing with and ask that question.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:03 PM
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Buy a new one, from the same manufacturer as the Receiver, you will be happy you did.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:07 PM
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Buy a new one, from the same manufacturer as the Receiver, you will be happy you did.
You lose some "USGI cred" though
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:08 PM
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hey Paladin, could you elaborate? i was going for all USGI but the receiver of course.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:22 PM
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I don't feel that the bolts are all the same. I have heard people whose use the gi bolt in a Civilian Receiver having trouble headspacing the bolt. I used FA barrel, bolt and reciever, and just had to lapp the bolt in, took a hr to accomplish this.

If the USGI barrel has been installed you may have to roll the shoulder back so that it will index properly.

Are all bolts and Receiver(aftermarket) to USGI specs. I have heard on this forum they are not. Some are a little long and some are short.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....=m14+receivers

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....=m14+receivers

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:28 PM
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"took a hr to accomplish this." ????
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:30 PM
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"took a hr to accomplish this." ????
Hour.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:51 PM
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, boy did i miss that one.
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