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Posted: 2/12/2006 5:06:15 PM EDT
I am having a M14 clone built by a buddy of mine and I want to build up something special. I need to know what would be a better way to go to max out my future value of the gun. It will be all USGI parts S/N's will not match , Fulton receiver. Here are my options

1. Normal looking MATCH M14 with above mentioned items but with a birch blond stock to match my M1 Garand.
2. Socom Tricked out as much as possible.

I want some thing that will hold its value or go up over time. I am not sure if the Socom is a fad for now or not. The regular M14 will run me about $1000. Socom maybe up to $1400 depending on how trick we go. Note, I have been stocking up on some parts for a while now, so It will actually be more than this.
Thanks
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:22:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 5:25:47 PM EDT by H2O_MAN]
Option #3: MK 14 Mod O clone.
Something like THIS
More information on the MK 14 Mod O.

Option #4: 2nd ID CH M-14SE (SASS) clone.

HTH ~
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:50:47 PM EDT
The M14 is a timeless classic. I have a strong hunch the SOCOM look is a passing fad.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:59:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFE738:
I am having a M14 clone built by a buddy of mine and I want to build up something special. I need to know what would be a better way to go to max out my future value of the gun. It will be all USGI parts S/N's will not match , Fulton receiver. Here are my options

1. Normal looking MATCH M14 with above mentioned items but with a birch blond stock to match my M1 Garand.2. Socom Tricked out as much as possible.

I want some thing that will hold its value or go up over time. I am not sure if the Socom is a fad for now or not. The regular M14 will run me about $1000. Socom maybe up to $1400 depending on how trick we go. Note, I have been stocking up on some parts for a while now, so It will actually be more than this.
Thanks



I'd say go with #1 and get a good fiberglass USGI stock for it. Keep the wood stock for looks etc, and use the FG stock for shooting and storage.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:06:20 PM EDT
I would go with a standard M-14 with USGI parts - -w- birch stock to match Garand --- IM SO DAMNED JEALOUS --- NEW M-14 --- AND U LIVE IN AZ !!!! ---- LOTTSA places to shoot there - here in Chicago --- NONE!!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 10:02:36 PM EDT
#1

Or my personal fav and what I own- Springfield made with GI parts, synthetic GI stock, and OD web sling.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:35:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Snake45:
The M14 is a timeless classic. I have a strong hunch the SOCOM look is a passing fad.



+1 on what Snake said,especially the SOCOM part.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:23:44 PM EDT
I Have leaned closer to the all original look. More likely it will be a birch blond stock like my garand. I think the Socom is a fad. It is hard to go wrong with a classic original. It will be a match tack driving SOB when its done. To bad I am not a tack driving SOB. Thanks for the input
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:46:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFE738:
I Have leaned closer to the all original look. More likely it will be a birch blond stock like my garand.



Post some pictures and a range report when you are able.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:21:47 PM EDT
Will post pictures when done. About 3-4 weeks, best guess.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:23:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:
Option #3: MK 14 Mod O clone.
Something like THIS
More information on the MK 14 Mod O.

Option #4: 2nd ID CH M-14SE (SASS) clone.

HTH ~


==

Have done both #3 & #4. Love 'em.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:38:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mach6:

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:
Option #3: MK 14 Mod O clone.
Something like THIS
More information on the MK 14 Mod O.

Option #4: 2nd ID CH M-14SE (SASS) clone.

HTH ~


==

Have done both #3 & #4. Love 'em.



Sweet!
When do we get a range report with pictures?
I'll settle for just the pictures...
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