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Old 12-07-2016, 02:32 PM
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Anyone get their parts yet? Curious to see the condition.
not yet... them folks are slow...
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:22 PM
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Maybe a Fred's/Treeline stock.
I just bought a Treeline/Freds birch stock for $59.00. I had it within a week and it was so nice I could have put a receiver in it as is. I stripped it 3 times, steamed out a couple of small dents, lightly sanded and steel wooled, 2 coats of stain and 2 coats of tung.

Anyone would be proud to have their piece cradled in this stock now.

Nice DAS and P also.

Oh yeah it's an SA issue stock from Sacks Inc. circa mid 1960s which is great as the M14 I have is ALL SA USGI parts except the receiver which is SA INC.

I'd go for a Treeline. I'm fixin to order another one but a walnut this time.


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Old 12-07-2016, 07:55 PM
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Looks like my Parts have left the Building down at Century,As my bank acct has been hit,They do not charge you till your parts ship out,So in the next couple days I should have my parts,Century is very slow to ship,I'd say about the slowest,I think maybe I could have walked down there and got them and back by now,lol Hopefully we will get good parts !
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:57 PM
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Looks like my Parts have left the Building down at Century,As my bank acct has been hit,They do not charge you till your parts ship out,So in the next couple days I should have my parts,Century is very slow to ship,I'd say about the slowest,I think maybe I could have walked down there and got them and back by now,lol Hopefully we will get good parts !
The parts come out of a warehouse in Vermont so you know.

I see they charged my card so it looks like next week for me. I'll post pics when I get them.
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:08 PM
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You all may want to go to the Century Site now,They have good clear pictures of each of the M-14 parts also a better description of the parts ,Parts look pretty good,Trigger groups look a little worn and a couple of the bolts but other than that id say we did ok.
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Old 12-10-2016, 02:42 PM
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Most of the parts in those pictures look all used up, I think I will put my money else where.

REN
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Old 12-11-2016, 02:42 AM
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Sure they are just got my parts today,My New never put on a rifle Winchester Barrel gauges a 0 on MW I don't have anything currently handy to check my TE,The blueing is perfect on the Barrel or phosphate im not sure what it is ,also the crown is perfect not a nick or a scratch on it,I am fixing to open up my other parts if there anything close to this im fine with my parts in hand ill take some pics after i sort thru what i have,I sure hope everyone else that ordered any gets a barrel like this no rust or corrosion inside mirror bright bore. Ill be investing in another HRA Barrel and bolt at least.

Looks like,I'll keep the barrel of course and the op-Rod and Bolt,It's all dirty and grimy as heck and not a lot of finish left on most of the parts other than the Barrel and op-rod ,Ill know more after they get a bath,For the prices there charging id say only the Barrels are worth buying,everything else seems to be needing refinishing lots of early old school parts in what I got.I hope the rest of you do better than I did.I'm contemplating sending some of this right back where it came from.

Im gonna give it all a bath in the parts washer and see how it all looks after that ill take some before and after pics and see if the parts are any better what I got from the CMP A kit was much better but these are obviously early parts and Winchester which has always been not the best on finishing and machining parts anyways,But if your looking for pretty nice parts that do not need refinishing like my CMP A-Kit was stay away from the Winchester parts on here,Maybe the H&R or other will be nicer,You could not ask for a better G.I. Winchester barrel I got unless you got one from the factory,Ill take some pics of them dirty as they are now,No filthy not Dirty,And give them all a good cleaning in the parts washer then take some more pics and see what i got,Renisin may be right on a lot of these parts im seeing.

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Old 12-11-2016, 08:47 AM
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Smal, I think you may have gotten lucky with that barrel, good quality used Winchester barrels are almost impossible to find. If yours is indeed a new Winny barrel you truly are a lucky man!

Please post those pictures, you may save someone from wasting a lot of money and time.

Thanks for going to the trouble.
REN
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:32 AM
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Renisin ,It's brand spanking new old stock for sure,its original finish there are no scratches marks etc in the finish on the barrel receiver threads also where the pins and barrel bands go on not a scratch also where the Gas cylinder and the Flash hider are put on no marks at all or scratches.

The inside of that barrel is as clean of a barrel i ever saw,I got extremely lucky then as after a night of part cleaning and scrubbing most of my other parts cleaned up too other than that darn Gas cylinder,could it be stainless steel and that would be the reason its as shiny as a new dime.Also anyone know what the spec measurements are for a serviceable Op Rod handle tab .

I was not sure how rare a Winchester barrel unused was to tell ya the truth but figured Winchester was most likely a good one to go ahead and build since New American Winchesters are a thing of the past .I have some pics ill post I just need to oil these parts up and take a few more then ill post some up,But a good cleaning on these parts has made them much better.Winchesters finish alwaays was rough anyways so someone getting one of the other makers may get a batch of pretty parts but id bet they will be filthy like mine were .,And I was thinking oh boy I got Scr#@$%, But after working my butt off all night cleaning them up with some very good polishing cloths and polishing some parts by hand to get the crap stains out of the metal,There pretty good except for that darn Gas cylinder that looks like so bright and shiny,The finish on my parts is more of a light grey ,My other M-14s a H&R with an original finish and its more of a dark black look to the metal,That's another reason I thought my parts were crap,I was looking for that dark finish on the metal. Got some pics coming later today.
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:45 AM
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The gas cylinder is in fact stainless steel. If you will post pictures of your barrel, particularly the shoulder I believe I can tell if it is a new barrel. To be honest with you it is not likely a new barrel but a nice take off.

If it were indeed new it would be in the tube. I have seen some really nice barrels presented as new, and from pictures on the net they did look new, upon close inspection it was a very nicely refinished reworked take off TRW barrel.

Ren

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