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Old March 29th, 2016, 06:12 PM   #1
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Quick noob question. What is a Devine?

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Old March 29th, 2016, 06:44 PM   #2
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one from the Texas "Springfield Armory"

Devine, Texas

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The original semi auto M14?

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Old March 29th, 2016, 07:21 PM   #4
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Search is your friend. It works really well on this site.

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Old March 29th, 2016, 07:28 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses..... Army pilot--Search? Would you like to have a spelling contest? Why is it someone has to be a jerk. Simple question, No need to be involved to be critical..Find something else to do..

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Quick noob question. What is a Devine?
After Springfield Armory the United States' first armory (established under authority of General George Washington as a major arsenal early in the Revolutionary War) was closed by the federal government in 1968, Elmer C. Ballance began using the name "Springfield Armory" through his company (LH Manufacturing) dedicated to the first civilian production of the M14 rifle, calling it the M1A. Ballance began in San Antonio, Texas, and soon after moved to Devine, Texas, where the company gained momentum and popularity. In 1974, Ballance sold the company to the Reese family, who had a well-established production shop in Illinois and experience base. So, the M1A's manufactured by Mr. Ballance before selling out to The Reese family are referred to as "Devine M1A's. The Devine M1A's can be differentiated from the Reese Family M1A's by the lower serial numbers and barrel markings.
You can get a copy of member "Different's" book "M14 Rifle History and Developement, Fourth Edition" http://imageseek.com/m1a/book.html for further and more detailed information about Devine M1A's.

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A Devine is just that...simply devine.

You are a little snarky for a new guy, not a good way to get help or information...

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You are a little snarky for a new guy, not a good way to get help or information...
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Thanks for the responses..... Army pilot--Search? Would you like to have a spelling contest? Why is it someone has to be a jerk. Simple question, No need to be involved to be critical..Find something else to do..
Not being a jerk just giving you some simple, polite advice.
Most people DO have something to do, that's why I suggested you use the search function. You would have found the answer faster than waiting on someone to respond to your question.
Most questions have been answered, multiple times, about the M14/M1A rifle on this forum. I still use the search function before asking questions.
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I'd like to think that the qualities of the M14/M1A rifle attract a different kind of person than most of the loudmouths and miscreants I see on gun forums. The kind of person who's willing to let a fool just go ahead show how foolish they are and let the collective decide. The kind of person who can slip a verbal jab and laugh it off and actually be the bigger person....

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I understand that I may have been a little snarky, But it was just a simple quick question.Not trying to undermine anyone..I know how to use the search and many times you have to go through a multitude of content to get where you want to go.. I just wanted a quick and simple answer and from several of the more polite members got a very nice and polite response. Helicopter man came on with the attitude so when I get slapped I slap back..I dont tolerate rude behavior from anyone...Also Just because I dont have 400 plus messages on the forum does not make me a idiot and being new does not categorize me into the whipping post. I wonder what would of happened if helicopter man would have just been kind enough to give a simple answer instead of the jerk response..Nothing but a thank you. The end! But Thank you to all of the other considerate and helpful people who replied with real info that was helpful and satisfying.

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I understand that I may have been a little snarky, But it was just a simple quick question.Not trying to undermine anyone..I know how to use the search and many times you have to go through a multitude of content to get where you want to go.. I just wanted a quick and simple answer and from several of the more polite members got a very nice and polite response. Helicopter man came on with the attitude so when I get slapped I slap back..I dont tolerate rude behavior from anyone...Also Just because I dont have 400 plus messages on the forum does not make me a idiot and being new does not categorize me into the whipping post. I wonder what would of happened if helicopter man would have just been kind enough to give a simple answer instead of the jerk response..Nothing but a thank you. The end! But Thank you to all of the other considerate and helpful people who replied with real info that was helpful and satisfying.
I don't see anything at all rude or "jerky" about Army Pilots response. It's hard to read 'tone' or 'attitude' in a written response unless it is blatantly and intentionally so written. I think you are reading something into Army Pilots response that simply isn't there. He simply pointed out the search function works well here.....because it does.....and more detailed information may be gleened from several past posts that you may not get from a couple new responses. That's it. No underlying motives. Re-read the simple response without the preconceived idea that it is offensive. It actually isn't.

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Just drop it guys
I can't get the "Thanks" feature to work... so I'll thank you with this post.

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