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Old August 16th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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The M14A1 on Active Duty

Over the last 25yrs I have poured over literally thousands of gun magazines and books looking for articles on the traditional M14, and even more specifically the M14A1 being used in combat, or at least on active duty. In all those many hours of looking during that time, I've only managed to find 4 or 5 pictures of the M14A1 on active duty, and below are 3 of them. My favorite, being the color photo of a GI friend of mine in Germany in 1966, and is so because it's a one-of-kind. My challenge to you, is to post as many active duty M14A1 photos as you can find. Trust me, it's not as easy as it sounds.



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Old August 31st, 2011, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old August 31st, 2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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Can somebody please 'convert' that to a Photo? Thank You!

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Over the years, there have been Hundreds of Great M14 'In Action' Photos Posted Here...
Some were removed for 'copyright' issues...
Some were linked to 'Photobucket' or similar sites and when the Owner no longer maintained his PB account, the photos became inacessible...
I believe there are still Dozens here if someone could ferret them out...some from folks no longer on the Forum...
I think some kind of STICKY that could actually store the Photos themselves, not just a 'link' would be GREAT!!!

Hmmm! No Wonder I Thought That Was A Great Idea...It's Already HERE!!!



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Old August 31st, 2011, 12:01 PM   #4
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How about some modern photos?

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Old September 1st, 2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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Um, M14A1 or M14E2 guys, not just any M14 picture you can find. This is the pistol gripped wood stock setup for full auto fire. Just saying...


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Old September 1st, 2011, 08:58 PM   #7
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Good find!
NoExpert,

Unfortunately, that is one of the 4 or 5 I have found, but didn't locate in time to post along with the others. It is a good moment in time, a very real picture. Again, nice find.

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Old September 1st, 2011, 09:23 PM   #9
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NoExpert,
by the way,

Look closely at the last of my three pics, notice the early US Army insignia and the resemblance to the troop in the pic you supplied, could they be the same man?

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Old September 1st, 2011, 09:43 PM   #10
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rajah,

Good find as well, albeit by the wrong folks. Can you tell me where you found that one?

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Looking at them side by side as well as the gear layout I'd say it's very likely. The pouch and bayonet are in the same area (looks like it slid up when he sat down).

rajah, the second pic is a regular M14 with a bipod. You can tell by the soldier's grip on the stock.

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Here is a link that has a couple of photos with the M14 in Afghanistan

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/08/28/p...-the-front-40/

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Matt38, very nice pics! thanks

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Here is a link that has a couple of photos with the M14 in Afghanistan

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/08/28/p...-the-front-40/
Not meaning to be picky or anything else, but the OP asked specifically for pics of the Vietnam-era M14A1... The pistol-gripped walnut stock with the front folding hand grip on the forestock...



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Looking at them side by side as well as the gear layout I'd say it's very likely. The pouch and bayonet are in the same area (looks like it slid up when he sat down).

rajah, the second pic is a regular M14 with a bipod. You can tell by the soldier's grip on the stock.

Good observation on the pouch and bayo, plus 100 mile an hr tape on pistol grip and the rolled sleeves. My thanks to rajah was for the M14A1 captured by gooks in his 2nd set of pics, that you might not have seen. I find it hard to believe we have only a hand full of pics with the 14 in that configuration in over ten years of conflict. Amazing!

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