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Old March 28th, 2012, 07:04 AM   #1
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New to me Pre-Ban Armscorp M14

Gents I am trying to find out about the quality of early Armscorp builds. I recently had the opportunity to pick up a pristine pre-ban Armscorp M14. All parts were TRW with the exception of the hammer. The stock is an Overton for TRW example and is 98%. This is my first M14 and have mainly been a Garand and M1 carbine guy. I honestly can't find any wear on the rifle in the normal spots. The bore is pristine and I am not sure this was ever fired. The rifle came with a ART II scope and US Property marked mount. What can you tell me?

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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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I have a 4-digit SN Armscorp receiver, bought in 1991, that I built into a rifle for High Power competition. Liked it so well and got such good service and great accuracy that I purchased another Armscorp receiver in 2006 for another build.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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Have had two Armscorp guns that I built and use since 1991/1992 and have had no problems with either.

One gun I built in 1991 for high power competition and has a slew (more than a lot) of rounds down range. Just replaced the second barrel on this gun last year with a Krieger.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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CALIBRE... you've been around since '06 and this is your FIRST post?

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Old March 28th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #5
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Guess he's the strong, silent type. :D

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Old March 28th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Pre-ban oughtta be fine. Reads like a good score. Only complaints I've seen/heard were about tail-end Armscorp production receivers.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #7
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I own 3 and love them all. 1st one built in 88 sn # 32xx, 2nd one 65xx,last one is an
11,000 sn. Never had ANY problems......


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Old March 28th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #8
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Guess he's the strong, silent type. :D
That is hilarious! :)

I have a good pal with an Armscorp M-14 and he thinks very highly of his.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #9
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Armscorp rifles are great shooters, and are definitely fine quality weapons. Also, reading the boards here, I see fewer complaints about Armscorp rifles than other brands.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:48 PM   #10
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I had one as well and sold it. I have been heart-broken about it and decided to get Ted Brown to build one with an LRB M25 receiver with a heavy Barrel. I am starting to feel better. ;-)

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Old March 28th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #11
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CALIBRE... you've been around since '06 and this is your FIRST post?
He was choosing a rifle like you choose a wife....Haha!

I've been told my Armscorp M14 NM receiver S/N 11XXX would build into a nice precision rifle, but I am open to comments along the same line for my serial number range.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 03:19 AM   #12
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The fit and finish are fantastic. My receiver is a 4 digit, 30xx. I appears that it was accursed by spot welding the hand guard clip to the gas cylinder. I have not shot it and only yesterday received 560 rounds of South African 7.62 ammo. Needless to say Saturday can't get here fast enough. Thanks for the responses. I don't know much at all about these rifles aside from the obvious things. I appreciate your feedback.

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Old March 29th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #13
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Let us know how that South African ammo works in your rifle. The case seemed to expand more and I had to hit the bolt handle to get it to extract in my Remington 700 PSS, and it caused some stovepipes in my friend's M1A. The other ammo we had, some M118LR, worked flawlessly in both rifles.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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Well I just got back from the range. The AS ammo patterned and grouped just fine. I wish I could say the same for the scope and rifle! The scope was adjusted all the way down and right and still shot 6-7 inches left. The scope seems to have some lateral play and for the life of me I can't see a mechanism to adjust that. After going thru 2 mags with no problems I went for the third. Danned near shat myself when after taking a shot and easing the trigger forward to reset another round goes off. I suspect that one of 2 things could be off, either the sear or hammer. I swapped trigger groups with another shooter and didn't have that problem again. Any thoughts on the scope or trigger group issue?


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Old April 3rd, 2012, 10:06 PM   #15
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have had mine since 89,, a rack grade in gi fiberglass stock, H&R bbl , with scope and match ammo will shoot 3/4-11/2" groups,,, very very satisfied with it... the only issue, with the iron sights the adjustments seem to be a little canted,,, someone once told me the "shelf" that the rear sight goes in may be not quite square,,, not sure,, sure shoots well. You will like, it, I think they took great care in assembly,,,, they only assembled them as they were ordered... at least at that time

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