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Posted: 4/28/2009 12:53:26 PM EDT
I know I hadn't. Until today.








The story I was told was that these were ordered by the US gov for south american countries fighting the war on drugs in the mid 80's. Only 2500 were built, and all were to have shipped out threw a dealer in FL, but he kept two. This is one.

Anyone know anything about this? Is the story true? I know I've never seen another one like it, but who knows if its true or not.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 3:21:55 PM EDT
Pretty cool, never heard of it. I have a couple of those stocks though.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 3:26:26 PM EDT
According to the SEI website, they will be building new ones in the near future.

http://www.crazyhorserifles.com/m14k article.htm
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 3:36:54 PM EDT
Check with Ron Smith or Different, but I think all of the M14Ks built for export to Columbia were select fire weapons.

Ron has put the K on hold until further notice... it may pop up once again after SEIs new receivers hit the market.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 6:22:55 PM EDT
I think he's feeding you a line trying to jack the price.
There were more than two available for sale in the USA. I remember seeing them wrote up in a couple magazines back in the 80's
I also believe that back then, Smith would build you one on your supplied Springfield m1a reseiver. I have no idea if any ever got built on springfield reseivers.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 6:27:01 PM EDT
He won't sell it. I have no idea if the story is true or not, but I've never seen one for sale. The owner said he talked to the guy who worked on them when the .gov ordered them, but he thought all of them were shipped out. That's why I figured I'd see here if anyone knew anything about it. Coolest M1A/M14 I've ever seen.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:44:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:48:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Law483:
He may have gotten two from a particular contract, but there were more than those sold stateside.   Also you'll find some of the conversions were marked LaFrance.  They are deifinately great weapons.


Really? Do you have any ideas on numbers that were made? Did they sell them state side for a long while? The owner of the shop has been working there sense 93, and he has never seen one before. Not that its saying alot, but he has been around a while and never seen them. He is big in the NFA world, gone to Knob Creek for years, etc, I would have thought he would have seen them before.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 12:22:34 PM EDT
AFAIK, civilian sales of the M14K was from 1988 to 1990.  I know Smith Enterprise serial number 002115 is a M14K.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 5:13:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Different:
AFAIK, civilian sales of the M14K was from 1988 to 1990.  I know Smith Enterprise serial number 002115 is a M14K.


Good to know. Have you seen the rifle yourself? Does it have the same stock? I've seen the folding stocks, but not the one with the support arm on it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 5:54:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2009 6:00:34 AM EDT by Law483]
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 6:05:39 AM EDT
From SEI's web site:

Sonja Sommers, vice president of Smith Enterprise, test fires
one of our M14K guns that she barreled and head spaced.

Link Posted: 4/30/2009 6:33:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2009 6:36:58 AM EDT by Different]
Originally Posted By damcv62:
Originally Posted By Different:
AFAIK, civilian sales of the M14K was from 1988 to 1990.  I know Smith Enterprise serial number 002115 is a M14K.


Good to know. Have you seen the rifle yourself? Does it have the same stock? I've seen the folding stocks, but not the one with the support arm on it.


I have photographs of it and have corresponded with the owner.  He's the original buyer.  He purchased it in 1990.  It has the standard M14K stock.  Boyds' did make the standard M14K stocks for SEI.

Link Posted: 4/30/2009 4:51:42 PM EDT
Cool. Thanks for the replies. Always nice to learn about the guns you see pass by.
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