GUN Assembling an M14/M1A from parts.

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Aequitas, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    More out of curiosity than anything else, how difficult would this be? I've seen a few receievers for sale while browsing websites and wondered how daunting the task would be. Is this something that regular gun owners do, or is it more for gunsmiths fixing someone else's rifle?
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    Going from memory I don't see why it would be a problem, Don't see parts kits to often though and when you do they're not cheap.

    awhile back i looked up the cost of parts vs buying a complete rifle and you dont save to much. When I get one I'm just going to buy a complete one from FA.
     
  3. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Around
    where would you find a parts kit
     
  4. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Not sure. I haven't really looked into too much. Was wondering first if it's too difficult a job to even attempt. I'm assuming there'd be places that sell replacement parts or something similar. Instead of getting a kit you'd have to go to different stores and sites to get each part. Seems like it might be some work to get all the parts.
     
  5. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    if you want to get a rough idea on what that'll cost you, Fultons website sells all the parts needed, I'm sure theres some other places that are a bit cheaper but it'll put you on the right track.
     
  6. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Around
    Thats going to cost you more than a complete rifle, its just a fact, they have to mark the individual parts up to make money on them. I've never seen ANY m1a parts kits complete.
     
  7. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    Probably never will thanks to Bill Clinton :mad:
    on occasion I've seen rifles for parts use for sale, there was a manafactuer who madem back in the late 80's or early 90's that went under, there recievers were fucked and unsafe to shoot. Cheapest bet if you want a plinker is to pick up a Polytech. You can upgrade slowly if you like with USGI parts and or comp barrel.
     
  8. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    I just looked at some sites and added the prices up, it got real high, real fast. I guess that's why people don't do it.
     
  9. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Around
    build a different gun:)
     
  10. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Do FAL builds require welding? Those are some of the receivers I've seen for sale as well.
     
  11. PanzerAce

    PanzerAce Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Messages:
    14,502
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    N37°18'37" W120°29'50"
    I know a guy that found a HR parts kit, and the guy gave it away :hs: total cost came out to about 400 bucks.
     

Share This Page