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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:51 AM   #1
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Barreling an M14 Receiver

I'm reading on another forum that a flash suppressor is essential to the process of barreling and headspacing an M14 receiver. Having done five builds with USGI parts and forged receivers, this is something new. Marine armorers were properly equipped and trained and unless my memory has become seriously flawed, the flash suppressor was left off until final assembly. The M14 is designed in such a way that it isn't able to be assembled if the barrel isn't properly aligned, anyway.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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The flash suppresor has the front sight base integral. I think what you are hearing about is the alignment of the front site to the rear site. Without this what are you aligning?

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News to me. Maybe they had a tool. We don't. I use the badger alignment gauge and a digital angle finder. Need to hook up to the front sight base. Even the old old school of parallel bars use the front sight base if I am not mistaken. I am sure they had a barreling tool at the depot level. Gus will be along shortly.

You said you did several builds,how did you align the bbls

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Old, Old school ? Dude youre killing me. Pull it out and wipe it off. There is a picture of a barreling devise in Kuhnhuasens book. It looks like they put the parts in and pulled a crank handle. Those must have been the good ole days.


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News to me. Maybe they had a tool. We don't. I use the badger alignment gauge and a digital angle finder. Need to hook up to the front sight base. Even the old old school of parallel bars use the front sight base if I am not mistaken. I am sure they had a barreling tool at the depot level. Gus will be along shortly.

You said you did several builds,how did you align the bbls

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Old January 5th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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Old, Old school ? Dude youre killing me. Pull it out and wipe it off. There is a picture of a barreling devise in Kuhnhuasens book. It looks like they put the parts in and pulled a crank handle. Those must have been the good ole days.
OK I will retract one old. Either way the machine was probably made or designed during WWII or possibly sooner.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I knew I came to the right place for sound answers. Some clowns were saying that an M14 barrel couldn't be mounted to a receiver without a front sight/flash suppressor assembly and I detected a leg hump. My memory isn't perfect but I can't imagine that the Marine Corps changed that much.

Sorry 82nd. I had them done by LRB because it was cheapest. I provided the bolts and barrels and got the last one early last month. Glad I don't need any more.


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Old January 7th, 2013, 07:30 AM   #7
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Heard from No.1 son this morning. He dropped-off his receiver and the GI barrel and bolt I gave him at a major retailer's for assembly on Friday. The job was done by a former military armorer and Trinidad grad who has already called him and said he can pick up the assembled action on his way home from the base this afternoon. Cost: 1 hour of labor @ $50 plus tax. Case closed.

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No need to appologize we are all friends and on the same side round these parts. Lol I'm practicing for my move to TX. The state of affairs in NY is looking pretty grim. The Albany crew will be voting tomorrow at 13:30. I may be southbound with a trunk full of rifles tomorrow afternoon. Sucks that I have to leave the HD behind, wish I had a bike trailer, a big one

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Hope it doesn't come to that. Our politicians here and the electorate are usually on the same page and that's saying a lot these days. TX is gun owner friendly and we don't have a state income tax. Property taxes are a little high in some areas but to us, it's still the land of common sense and our children aren't likely to live anywhere else. Best of luck!

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