I couldn't hold out any longer........M1A

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    I couldn't hold out any longer........M1A

    I have wanted a M1A for a long time, everytime I went into my toystore they would call my name......
    Today I fixed that little problem
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    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

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    Sweet rifle! Got my Garand last year and know exactly how you feel . Congrats on the new addition.
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    Very nice rifle. I want one of those so bad.
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    I'm with you, deadeye72. I want the wooden furniture though.
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    Someday my day will come, I too prefer wood.

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    Good for you! A very nice rifle. Will you give us a report when you get a chance to wring it out? I love .30 caliber rifles best.



    M1A in its "field" stock. The highly figured, D0D stamped walnut stock is for "after 5:00" wear.

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    That will be my next christmas present from my wife,all i have to do is point and say please.I got about 1500 rounds of mlsurp ammo i been chooting in my AR10

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    I looked at the one with the wood furniture, I prefer wood, but the handgard really turned me off. It looked like a cheap afterthought.
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    I looked at the one with the wood furniture, I prefer wood, but the handgard really turned me off. It looked like a cheap afterthought.
    Actually, thinking back on it, the pictures of the one with the wooden stock had the kind of handguard I remember.

    I'd like to pick one of these up someday also. It brings back memories, it was my "Basic" qualification weapon when I went into the Army in '64.
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    The plastic hand guard is a correct M14 part. That's the way they were issued. It does look cheap and flimsy. Originally the M14 had a wooden hand guard designed for it but I've never even seen one. Then they came out with the plastic. It had cooling slots but those kept breaking so the molds were modified to leave out the slots.

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    ooooohhh baby! that is nice. Congrats, you will enjoy that rifle for sure.

    just like the advertisement says: Any mission, any foe, any range, any conditions, any time.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    The plastic hand guard is a correct M14 part. That's the way they were issued. It does look cheap and flimsy. Originally the M14 had a wooden hand guard designed for it but I've never even seen one. Then they came out with the plastic. It had cooling slots but those kept breaking so the molds were modified to leave out the slots.
    I agree that it is a correct part, but it was such a gawdawful color of baby poop brown, it didn't match the craftmanship of the rifle at all. If they had molded it in black, I wouldn't have even noticed it. I could have painted it black, but we all know how that would wear.
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

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    Thumbs up OooDwaggys

    Nice Rifle!! But watch out!! They have been known to cause a rash that doesn't stop itching until you get another one!!
    When you ever get the chance.....
    thank a VET!!!!

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    Congrats...on your adoption of this 'orphan'...you should be commended...
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