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Posted: 3/14/2006 5:46:24 PM EDT
Does anybody know where I can pick up a M14 for relatively cheap, I don't want to dish out $1500 from Springfield, is there any way to get surplus M14's from the govt?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:47:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Does anybody know where I can pick up a M14 for relatively cheap, I don't want to dish out $1500 from Springfield, is there any way to get surplus M14's from the govt?






Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:47:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:53:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
is there any way to get surplus M14's from the govt?


Only if you are a government agency.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:54:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Does anybody know where I can pick up a M14 for relatively cheap, I don't want to dish out $1500 from Springfield, is there any way to get surplus M14's from the govt?



I don't think that's going to happen any time soon. Maybe years from now, but definitely not now.

Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:55:50 PM EDT
Get yourself a used Springfield M1A.

That's about as close to an M14 as you're 'gonna get without bu-ku bux and a stamp.

Learn to shoot accurately.

HS1
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:57:58 PM EDT
I've heard good things about the Polytechs. They run cheaper than the Springfields.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:00:50 PM EDT
For $1800 you can get one from Fulton Armory. I would go that way instead of Springfield.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:01:52 PM EDT
Look for an older, mostly all USGI parts safe Queen Springfield Armory. $1200-$1250 for a nice lightly used one is about right.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:06:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Does anybody know where I can pick up a M14 for relatively cheap, I don't want to dish out $1500 from Springfield, is there any way to get surplus M14's from the govt?



For a M14 $1500 I would spend.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:08:06 PM EDT
I bought a Polytech M14 at the gunshow for $820 out the door, thought it was a good deal.

Saw another Polytech Sunday for $750. They are out there, just look.

No, I won't sell you mine.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:08:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By junebug68:

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Does anybody know where I can pick up a M14 for relatively cheap, I don't want to dish out $1500 from Springfield, is there any way to get surplus M14's from the govt?



I don't think that's going to happen any time soon. Maybe years from now, but definitely not now.


Its definitely not going to happen because Bill Blowjob Clinton had most of them destroyed.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:09:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DnPRK:

Originally Posted By junebug68:

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Does anybody know where I can pick up a M14 for relatively cheap, I don't want to dish out $1500 from Springfield, is there any way to get surplus M14's from the govt?



I don't think that's going to happen any time soon. Maybe years from now, but definitely not now.


Its definitely not going to happen because Bill Blowjob Clinton had most of them destroyed.



or given away to those foreign countries in need of US arms
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:15:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
Look on the Bowers board. An M14, the real deal M14 will set you back about $8000 for a transferable.



You can get an M1A conversion for that, but a true M14 will be in the $20K range.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:19:25 PM EDT
Oh, how I wish.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:23:27 PM EDT
BATFE says M14s are NFA since all you need is an auto sear to convert them.
I had a full auto one that I sold about 15 years ago.

Buy an M1A and be happy.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 7:37:21 AM EDT
Those that Clinton didn't destroy were sent to the Baltics. I can see a really good 2008 campaign TV commercial where an Iraq or Afgan War vet talks about how much they needed those M-14s that Clinton destroyed.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 7:46:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
Those that Clinton didn't destroy were sent to the Baltics. I can see a really good 2008 campaign TV commercial where an Iraq or Afgan War vet talks about how much they needed those M-14s that Clinton destroyed.



Many did, not all of them.

I went to a CMP type class in MI that had loaner National Match M14s, which is where my love affair with M14/M1As began.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 7:47:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
For $1800 you can get one from Fulton Armory LRB or Smith Enterprizes. I would go that way instead of Springfield.



Link Posted: 3/15/2006 7:48:14 AM EDT
The neighborhood icecream truck might.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 8:14:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 8:15:46 AM EDT by TRW]
I think I saw an M-14 for sale in the recent SAR.

Price was $12,000 IIRC.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 8:23:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Does anybody know where I can pick up a M14 for relatively cheap, I don't want to dish out $1500 from Springfield, is there any way to get surplus M14's from the govt?



The Gov't has not released the M1a or M14 to the civilian market like they have the Garands. A true military M1a/M14 just is NOT available.

Those that are on the market have commercially produced receivers, and possibly military parts.

The Chinese actions are said to be good, but their bolts are crap (the locking lug geometry isn't right). This means that within several hundred rounds the headspace has grown to the point of danger. You can buy a Chinese version and have it worked on, to include having the bolt replaced with a US military bolt.

There are web sites out there with this information - you just have to look for it.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 9:00:00 AM EDT
It's a pity we can't get lots of cheap parts sets from the M14's overseas,minus the NFA .mil receivers. Toss on a new Armscorp/Polytech/Enterprise receiver and you might be able to save vs the price of a new Springfield.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 9:03:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
For $1800 you can get one from Fulton Armory. I would go that way instead of Springfield.



Having owned both, +1.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 9:10:39 AM EDT
Mikhail_86: So what is your budget for a M14-type rifle? Anyway you cut it if you're going for a NIB one, it going to cost you at $1,000+, after taxes and whatever transfer fees.
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