GUN Wanting to buy an M14....

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  1. PlutoBHG

    PlutoBHG New Member

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    But NOT wanting to spend 1000-1200$

    if i bought it in pieces and assembled, how much would i save? where could i find all the parts? this is the only thing i can find....

    http://www.m1garandrifle.com/M14parts.htm
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Welcome to the club of want.
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Get a Polytech, you can sometimes find someone selling one for $800ish. Rolling your own wont save you anything like an AR.
     
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    . picked a NIB polytech about a month ago for 850
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    a local gun store here was trying to sell a m14/m1a or whayever the fuck they call it for $1800
     
  6. david_4x4

    david_4x4 New Member

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    I have a friend wanting to sell his H&R M14. He wants $20k for it.
     
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    There are some versions that run that much. (Socom, drooooool)


    Once you shoot one, it's hard to not want one. :big grin:
     
  8. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    this was a regular wood one nothing really special
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    No way I'd buy a springfield SOCOM, hear to much bad shit about their M1A's get the 18" fulton or a LRB, but either of those is going to cost you over $2k. I'm happy with my full size though.
     
  10. bigman7903

    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    i'm gonna . squid again, i plan on picking up another poly or a reciever and send mine to SEI this summer and get it tweaked, but that's gonna be $$$ too
     
  11. san408

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    I haven't had any trouble with my springfield, but you know how that story goes from gun to gun. Mine has alot of GI parts too, which makes a difference.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :cool: I plan to get a 2nd one sometime in the future probably a poly to tactical out, new stock, barrel, bolt. The Fulton just looks to nice in its USGI configuration to screw with.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    If you have an older one it should be good, the newer ones springfield stopped using usgi stuff and switched over to alot of cheap cast stuff, even still some are trouble free while others have to send them back numerous times, its like buying an xbox.
     
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    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    i plan on leaving both pretty much stock, i have no real want to do anything crazy to them. Only thing that looks like a possibility is a different stock and go w/ a McMillan or JAE but that's an awful lot of $ to be throwing at a stock, i'd rather get it into my hands. I have AR's for tacticool.

    this of course is based on my assumption that i'll make $3k to blow this summer :run:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    The JAE is what I'm thinking I want, yeah its alot of cash for just a stock. I been holding off on buying another rifle cause I know when all is said and done I'll end with a couple grand into it :hs:
     
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    I, too, would love to have a precision M1A someday. After seeing those JAE stocks, I fell in love. Money, money, money. Never enough.
     
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    i like the JAE, but at the same point it doesnt help accuracy, if anything its bad for it since it's not free float. i know they're supposed to come out w/ a second generation but i dont think free float is an option, iirc barrel tensioning is an option though which to me means no free float

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    $599 + $79 (Adjustable cheek rest) + $59 (handguard) + $49 (buttpad) = $786, more if you want the barrel tensioner, adjustable palm swells, butt spacer

    but then again, looking at what they want from McMillan its not much better, it's worse, so forget it

    $462 + $109 (cheekpiece) + $109 (spacers) + $274 bedding + fitting = $$954
     
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    fuck me in the ass, why does this have to be so fucking expensive
     
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    If you guys wouldn't mind posting pictures of your m14/m1a's, please feel free. :x:
     
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    dont have any currently, looks like a generic polytech
     
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    are those better than the new springers? there was a guy at the last show selling a brand new armscorp. I wasn't sure of the quality so we kept walking.
     
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    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    Polytech or Norinco, Rear Stamped poly's being the most sought after, armscorp i've heard bad things (i think, unless i'm confusing brandnames)
     
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    The poly's are good rifles, they are forged where the springers are cast now, not sure about the armscorp's, someone awhile back was selling rifles with real bad quality receivers, rifles are only good for parts kits may of been them. Polytech is the direction I'd go if you want a budget M14 thats still good quality, other wise Fulton and LRB are top notch but your looking at 2 grand for their base model rifles.
     
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    if youre looking a lil higher quality than just the poly tech you could send it to this guy along w/ a USGI bolt, get the conversion done, get a good inspection plus the required upgrades and you'll end up w/ a pretty slick m14 for the price of a standard springer. He's very highly recommended on ARFcom for his USGI bolt conversions and building work
     
  25. kellyclan

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    Not gonna happen for less than $1000. Building up GI parts on a Poly receiver will save you some money over a LRB or Smith build but M1A's don't come cheap in any quality flavor.

    If you're on a budget, get the receiver and barrel now and start stocking up on mags. Then add parts to the pile as budget allows.
     

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