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Posted: 10/19/2010 10:54:22 AM EDT
I have a weird question.

Do you refer to your M1A as an M14? I recognize it isn't, but it certainly rolls off the tongue more easily than "M1A".

Besides, for me an M1 is a GARAND, uncless it is followed by "Carbine".

Then there's the catch that one of my rifles is an M1A, and the other is an M14S.

How do you deal with this, if at all?
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 12:09:53 PM EDT
"M14 type"
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 12:13:07 PM EDT
Since it is a Norinco, I call it my "Mao-14"
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 12:19:17 PM EDT
Dirty Susan
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 12:20:37 PM EDT
I call it my whompin stick.

Link Posted: 10/19/2010 1:18:12 PM EDT
I call it my "M1A" cause it is. But depending on who I'm talking to, sometimes I have to say "the civilian version of the M14" ... even then some people don't know what I'm talking about
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 1:23:42 PM EDT
I call it either "my supermatch or my scout"
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 1:56:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bcrich:
I call it either "my supermatch or my scout"


My Springfield I call my Scout.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 1:57:10 PM EDT
Vera
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 2:21:15 PM EDT
In my medicine cabinet, you will find "acetaminophen," "facial tissue," and "adhesive bandages."

But my Polytech is an M-14  
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 2:23:01 PM EDT
M14

99% of people who I have to tell what it is, have no clue that a true M14 has a happy switch.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 2:52:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AKvsAR:
M14

99% of people who I have to tell what it is, have no clue that a true M14 has a happy switch.


I guess I'm worried about looking stupid to the 1% who do know.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:37:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2010 4:55:53 PM EDT by HarrishMasher]
I have an LRB. On the receiver it is stamped M14SA. The "SA" is for Semi-Auto.

At any given time, or depending on who I'm talking to, you will find me referring to my rifle in one of the following ways:

M14
M14 type
M14 style rifle
Civilian version of the M14
Semi-Auto M14
M14 Semi-Auto
M14SA
LRB M14

But I never refer to my rifle as an M1A, cause it's not.


Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:59:29 PM EDT
I'ver got an XM15E2S that I call an AR15. I have an LAR15 that I call an AR15. I have an M14S that I call an M14.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 5:04:17 PM EDT
This isn't just an issue with M14s.



Most folks , even gun folks, call any AK style rifle and AK47 (Even thought most of them are AKM clones)




I call all my rifles "ARs" but don't own a single Colt product.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 5:18:03 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Currahee:


This isn't just an issue with M14s.



Most folks , even gun folks, call any AK style rifle and AK47 (Even thought most of them are AKM clones)




I call all my rifles "ARs" but don't own a single Colt product.


Thats nice, make alot more sense if you didn't have any armalite products

 
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 5:25:58 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Choncer:





Originally Posted By Currahee:

This isn't just an issue with M14s.



Most folks , even gun folks, call any AK style rifle and AK47 (Even thought most of them are AKM clones)




I call all my rifles "ARs" but don't own a single Colt product.


Thats nice, make alot more sense if you didn't have any armalite products  


Uhm, Colt owns the name "AR15"

 
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 5:42:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Currahee:

Originally Posted By Choncer:

Originally Posted By Currahee:
This isn't just an issue with M14s.

Most folks , even gun folks, call any AK style rifle and AK47 (Even thought most of them are AKM clones)

I call all my rifles "ARs" but don't own a single Colt product.

Thats nice, make alot more sense if you didn't have any armalite products  

Uhm, Colt owns the name "AR15"  


Yeah, Armalite's AR's are M15's, not AR15's.

I just refer to them all as M14's. Sounds better than M1A, M14SA, etc...
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 6:18:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Originally Posted By AKvsAR:
M14

99% of people who I have to tell what it is, have no clue that a true M14 has a happy switch.


I guess I'm worried about looking stupid to the 1% who do know.


From what I head/read TRW did make a few Semi M-14 rifles... But there are experts out there who can tell you for sure or not. I am no expert/.// YMMV


I call my Poly M14s a M14

The SAI is the M1A
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 6:34:45 PM EDT
Thumper
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 6:38:14 PM EDT
Moneysuckingammowhore
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 7:11:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hokie:
Moneysuckingammowhore


Link Posted: 10/20/2010 4:15:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hokie:
Moneysuckingammowhore




MSAW

EM-SAW! I like it!
Link Posted: 10/20/2010 4:31:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hokie:
Moneysuckingammowhore


Link Posted: 10/20/2010 4:37:51 AM EDT
M1A, I have a Springfield (tm)
Link Posted: 10/20/2010 4:53:44 AM EDT
Since "M1A" is Springfields TM, I call my LRB M25.... um... well she is new so I don't have a name for her yet... but I am liking Davy Crockets name for his musket... "Tick Licker"
Link Posted: 10/20/2010 1:34:27 PM EDT
I call my Garands "M1" or "Garand" or "M1 Garand" depending on who I am talking to and how much they know.

I call my Polytech M14 clone "M14S", as that is what is stamped on it.

I call the SAI M14 clone "M1A", as that is what is stamped on it.

Not knowing much about the other M14 clones and their model names/numbers, so I say "ABC company's M14 clone", etc.

I do not generalize on the names of rifles.
Link Posted: 10/20/2010 1:35:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PercentMan:
In my medicine cabinet, you will find "acetaminophen," "facial tissue," and "adhesive bandages."

But my Polytech is an M-14S  




Link Posted: 10/20/2010 1:37:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Originally Posted By AKvsAR:
M14

99% of people who I have to tell what it is, have no clue that a true M14 has a happy switch.


I guess I'm worried about looking stupid to the 1% who do know.


Very valid concern.  Just because some people are lazy and won't call rifles/pistols/revolvers by their brand name/model doesn't mean you have to be.
Link Posted: 10/20/2010 8:08:05 PM EDT
Scout and Matilda for the SEI worked over Polytech
Link Posted: 10/21/2010 1:23:34 AM EDT
I would say I'm about 50/50 calling it M1A and M-14. I think SAI called it the M1A because the A looks like a 4?
Link Posted: 10/21/2010 2:33:42 AM EDT
I don't talk to people.
Link Posted: 10/21/2010 3:20:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JPD158:
I would say I'm about 50/50 calling it M1A and M-14. I think SAI called it the M1A because the A looks like a 4?


There's an "A" in "Cast" as opposed to "4" sounding more like "Forged"?
Link Posted: 10/21/2010 3:59:37 AM EDT
I always used to hear people refer to it completely incorrectly as an "M1A1"
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 10:38:49 AM EDT
Babe

Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:19:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By digitalebola:
I don't talk to people.


This^
But if I did I would say M21.
FB


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Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:02:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By spankybear:
From what I head/read TRW did make a few Semi M-14 rifles... But there are experts out there who can tell you for sure or not. I am no expert/.// YMMV


TRW did not manufacture semi-automatic M14 rifles.  The U. S. government Springfield Armory did make three though, serial numbers X500, X501 and X502.  These three rifles were manufactured in the winter of 1962.

Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:03:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
I'ver got an XM15E2S that I call an AR15. I have an LAR15 that I call an AR15. I have an M14S that I call an M14.


This.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:12:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ANGST:
I always used to hear people refer to it completely incorrectly as an "M1A1"


+1000

I hate hearing it.

Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:29:30 PM EDT
"That damn gun over there"
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:34:59 PM EDT
SOCOM


Link Posted: 10/24/2010 8:06:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Different:
Originally Posted By spankybear:
From what I head/read TRW did make a few Semi M-14 rifles... But there are experts out there who can tell you for sure or not. I am no expert/.// YMMV


TRW did not manufacture semi-automatic M14 rifles.  The U. S. government Springfield Armory did make three though, serial numbers X500, X501 and X502.  These three rifles were manufactured in the winter of 1962.



there you go... I am no expert!
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 9:02:41 PM EDT
I refer to it currently as " in transit" or " broken" its on its way back to springfield . but when healthy its "M14" M1A or Maggie .
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 9:04:21 PM EDT
M1A
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 9:09:49 PM EDT
Poly tech here.

I call it an m-14 copy.

Link Posted: 10/26/2010 1:02:25 PM EDT
I call mine an M1A to people. If I get a deer in the headlights look.  M14 type, if I get the deer in the headlights look again. .308 semi-auto USGI.  At that point the conversatin is over.  Not going away mad just going away. If they think it's cool and want to learn then I take them out to shoot and get another convert to the M14 type rifle.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:11:15 PM EDT
I understand why you're asking.  When I tell people I have an M-1A, they kinda look at me confused and sometimes thing I'm talking about a Garand.  More people seem to get it when I say "M-14, like what Private Pyle shot Sgt. Hartman with".
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 6:23:11 AM EDT
I call my poly an M21 since thats the spec its (almost) built to.
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