|Quote History I can vouch for the quality of TRW M-14 rifles:
Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
TRW was one of the four manufacturers of M14s. Looks like he got a surplused one.
ETA: TRW is reputed to have the best quality of all the M14s, because they got their contract after Winchester, H&R, and Springfield had learned from their mistakes, plus TRW had aerospace industry QC experience. I have a Springfield Armory M1A built with all TRW parts (minus receiver, of course). It is a thing of beauty and a tack-driver.
I worked for them for ~ 35 years, and participated in a Quality Assurance review of the M-14 manufacturing process at the Tapco plant in Cleveland, Ohio during that era. Their quality products were reflective of the type of quality people employed there .......
eg., Fred Crawford of Thompson Air Race fame, Jimmy Doolittle, Leader of the WW2 B-25 bombing raid on Tokyo in 1942, Stan Pace, WW2 B-24 bomber pilot in the famous 1944 high-casualty raid on the Ploesti oil fields in Europe. Things are different around here now.