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Posted: 2/23/2006 2:24:15 PM EDT
I am just finishing putting together my M14 from a kit, and I need to get it headspaced. Does anyone know of somewhere I can get this done locally?

Thanks in advace
John
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:47:02 PM EDT
I don't know if you would call it local, but the Gun Doctor in Roselle is supposed to be really good. Andy
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:46:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By handyandy:
I don't know if you would call it local, but the Gun Doctor in Roselle is supposed to be really good. Andy



Isn't he gone, or just moved to another address in Roselle?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:32:59 AM EDT
The Gun Doctor moved. They are near the corner of Rodenburg Rd and Lake St I believe.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:10:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 9:10:25 AM EDT by James23]

Originally Posted By Nate7out:
The Gun Doctor moved. They are near the corner of Rodenburg Rd and Lake St I believe.



Here's what I got when I did a search:

After 32 years at our main street location we have moved. Our new 1050 West Lake street, Roselle location is much larger and less than 4 miles from where used to be located . We are very excited about this expansion. We will still offer our great gunsmithing services we are known for, and will be adding more services.

We will continue to have a full and expanded inventory of used and pre-owned firearms. We will also be stocking new firearms, taking care of your special orders and processing FFL transfers. We look forward to seeing you in our new location.


A new web site is in the works.
Please continue to our old site.



Dr. Dr.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:17:30 AM EDT
Talk to Patriot. I think he can do them................
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:16:34 PM EDT
Cool,

thanks guys
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:17:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By snojet99:
Talk to Patriot. I think he can do them................



x2. Patriot73 is the man.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:39:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 3:41:01 AM EDT by patriot73]
I can technically do it for PCGuns, I headspaced his FAL for him last Fall. PCGuns is also my FFL sugardaddy, I highly recommend him for FFL transfers, that being said....I suggested having the rifle sent to John Tanks at Tanks Rifle Shop in Nebraska. Headspacing an M14 rifle is a tricky process and not saying the Gun Doctor can't do it, I'm sure he could but I wouldn't bring my M14 there. I used to live at Rodenburg and Lake years ago, we used to drive down Lake Street late at night and yell "Hey Dad....what are you doing." at the old dudes going into Zebulon, the porno shop on lake Street.

Anyway, the M14 has a short chromelined chamber, making the chamber un-reamable for headspacing. To headspace the rifle, the lugs of the bolt must be lapped to get the bolt to slide in to battery and to acheive the correct chamber dimension, in this case, you'd be looking for 1.63215 for NATO 7.62 x 51 headspace.

DSA headspaces their rifles at 1.630" which is GO for Winchester .308 specs, I prefer the NATO headspace on a .30 rifle although the Winchester specs supposedly makes for a more accurate rifle, I think this point is only relevant with bolt guns. My M1A is extremely accurate and it's a standard with all GI parts.

The standard M1A is a solidly accurate rifle as demonstrated by Tim84K10 and myself, shooting our M1A's in tandem at a Tide bottle in the pit during Icefest '06 at the pit last weekend, both M1A standards with NATO headspace specs creaming the hell out of that soap jug, I wonder if that is what the VC felt like when our boys were frosting them with M14 fire? LOL

M14 companines like Smith and Fulton are also TOP NOTCH but the hands on service is not there like at Tanks, John will talk to you for an hour on the phone about just your op rod, he is a good guy and an M14 guru.

tanksrifleshop.com
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:43:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By snojet99:
Talk to Patriot. I think he can do them................



I miss ya man, how's life been treating you? I haven't had the time to get a table at lakemoor this year (or the willingness to sit there for 6 hours making barely enough to pay for my tables) I hope to see you at the range soon Snojet.

PS......you and PCGuns live in the same town if you ever need a transfer done
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:19:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 5:20:54 AM EDT by PCGuns]
Snojet and I saw each other at The Site last year for a Tactical Pistol Course!

We should get together for a few beers one night!

Well at least I am a Sugar Daddy to someone!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:19:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By patriot73:

I miss ya man, how's life been treating you? I haven't had the time to get a table at lakemoor this year (or the willingness to sit there for 6 hours making barely enough to pay for my tables) I hope to see you at the range soon Snojet.

PS......you and PCGuns live in the same town if you ever need a transfer done



Life is OK. Going thru the big D and I don't mean Dallas......... I was at Lakemoor last weekend. John said he hadn't seen you in a while and says Hi. And he gave me a sweet deal on a knife too ! ! PCGuns has done transfers for me also and is a great guy to deal with. See you all soon......... snojet
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:16:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By patriot73:
The standard M1A is a solidly accurate rifle as demonstrated by Tim84K10 and myself, shooting our M1A's in tandem at a Tide bottle in the pit during Icefest '06 at the pit last weekend, both M1A standards with NATO headspace specs creaming the hell out of that soap jug, I wonder if that is what the VC felt like when our boys were frosting them with M14 fire? LOL



That was some funny shit.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:23:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By patriot73:
Icefest '06



Ain't that the truth! Aptly named.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:32:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By snojet99:

Originally Posted By patriot73:

I miss ya man, how's life been treating you? I haven't had the time to get a table at lakemoor this year (or the willingness to sit there for 6 hours making barely enough to pay for my tables) I hope to see you at the range soon Snojet.

PS......you and PCGuns live in the same town if you ever need a transfer done



Life is OK. Going thru the big D and I don't mean Dallas......... I was at Lakemoor last weekend. John said he hadn't seen you in a while and says Hi. And he gave me a sweet deal on a knife too ! ! PCGuns has done transfers for me also and is a great guy to deal with. See you all soon......... snojet



I'm sorry it actually came to that bro
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