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Old July 25th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Polytech M1A

I am a new kid on the block here at the forum, came across it while trying to research the Polytech M1A.
I have a question if I may, and that being
How good are these Polytech M1A's, I have found so many pro's and con's on them I'm not sure what to make of em.
I have chance to acquire a M1A on a trade for my (unfired 1978 Romanian PSL marksman rifle, on Romanian receiver and imported in its complete form with scope, 5 matching mags, case. POSP Scope 4x6, and cleaning equipment.)

The M1A is wood stock, leather cheek piece, leather sling and a Trijicon Clone scope with mount on it that the owner wants to trade for the PSL

But before doing so I was hoping to get some opinions on these Polytech M1A,
and are they a good rifle and is there anything I might need to look for or consider, or should I forget the whole deal ?

When Springfield Armory first came out with their M1A I bought one was everything but satisfied with it, had constant problems with the gas system.
so thus I didn't keep it long. that was back in the late 70's. I don't know about them since then.

Any help would certainly be appreciated....

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Old July 25th, 2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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Adjust your search by typing in 'Poly Tech M14' ... you will have much better results because Poly Tech never made an M1A.

Norinco and Poly Tech M14s are an outstanding value, they are also great receivers for dream builds.

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Old July 25th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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Thanks H2O Man, I never knew that, but I should have since I know that this Poly Tech is marked M14S..
Thanks again.....

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Old July 25th, 2011, 04:32 PM   #4
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I have a very early (number 007xx) Poly. The bolt was a bit soft on mine but I've had no problems with it despite thousands of rounds over more than 15 years.

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Thanks H2O Man, I never knew that, but I should have since I know that this Poly Tech is marked M14S..
Thanks again.....
Yep, the "M1A" is Springfield Armory, Inc.'s version of the semi-automatic M14. Norinco and Polytech term their version the "M14S", for Sporter.

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Old July 25th, 2011, 04:59 PM   #6
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Ok I see where I've been mistaken, thanks all for leading my down the right path
This Poly Tech is side marked and five digit serial number looks like 166--
I definetely will be doing a closer inspection on it.....

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Old July 25th, 2011, 05:07 PM   #7
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The receiver, barrel, op rod and trigger group are usually good to go and many have invested in a GI bolt conversion with better safe than sorry in mind. All of the Norinco & Poly Tech M14s in my collection have GI bolts and SEI barrels, some have ChiCom trigger groups and op rods. The receivers alone are well worth the price paid for the rifle.

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I'll be looking into the USGI Bolt conversion for sure and go from there....

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I swapped some parts in the trigger group on mine, but not because they were bad, just because it was required to be "in compliance" with the stupid 922r law here in the US, in order to install a GI flash hider with the bayonet lug. The Federal government didn't consider the parts to be bad, they considered them to be "Evil", and they think that rifles with an imported hammer and safety with a bayonet lug are more likely to be used in gang related bayonettings than rifles with US made hammers and safeties and bayonet lugs.
I haven't had any problems with the bolt on mine, and the chrome lined Chinese barrel seems to shoot very well.

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GCBurner.... yeah I know that 922r has me so confused most of time, its hard to decipher
I do know this M1A has a bayonet lug on and suppressor, I will have ask the current owner if he added that or ? Right now I am just going by pictures. I plan on meeting this Saturday for final inspection of the rifle.

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