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This is a discussion on Record of Texas M1A Rifles within the Devine M1A forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Thought I'd add my recent aquisition, #000311, with a TRW NM barrel, TRW parts and a nice walnut NM stock. The stock is interesting as ...


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Old April 24th, 2017, 05:01 PM   #106
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Thought I'd add my recent aquisition, #000311, with a TRW NM barrel, TRW parts and a nice walnut NM stock. The stock is interesting as it has a very small DOD eagle below the "P" on the grip.

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Old May 21st, 2017, 02:54 PM   #107
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I had Ser#109 until a few weeks back, I gave it to my son. It was a Devine receiver purchased from Elmer and shipped to a local dealer. There were three, mine and #68 Keith Gray and #69 Bill Cabe. I was supposed to get the lowest # the shop owner kept it and the former friend took the other. A few years later I colluded with Glen Nelson and the heavy barrel was born. Glen built it with all new GI parts. The Marine Corps wondered what happened as they could not touch an Army shooter for about seven years then we got caught. I and the rest of the shooters would hold our rifles and lift the weights. The Army inspectors thought we were overly protective of our rifles. Glen built mine and now deceased Ltc Joseph J Hinds rifles at the same time. Jay as we called him liked the idea and bought the barrels. He was a Capt and I was a Sgt. back then. I also previously conned a friend who was attending The Rock Island Military Arsenal gunsmith course to turn and install a 26" Hart in a M16 upper chassis. I built it for the mouse gun shoots at The Charlotte Rifle and Pistol club, I installed Redfield Intl on the rear and Redfield Olys on a pedestal another friend John Brook's brother, Joe milled the rear of the receiver and made the adapter and did the front base after I sawed off the M16 front and ground it to barrel contour. Everyone thought I was crazy.The first match, I saved twenty rounds due to a brain f___ and still shot a clean all the way back. Most of us were reservists, I was in the 108th. Div., Cdr. Jim Deveraux and Al Dow were Navy reserve and all enjoyed the camaraderie. I think Deveraux and my self may be the only ones still breathing. At any rate I thought I would share My experiences and these are not B.S. stories. I am still mentally inventing stuff and some are being materialized.

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