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This is a discussion on USGI M14E2/M14A1 and it's Parts within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Originally Posted by tnw50cal And another of a different stabilizer made same way. Here's what I'm thinking now and may change my mind with any ...


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Old June 19th, 2014, 08:06 AM   #61
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And another of a different stabilizer made same way.

Here's what I'm thinking now and may change my mind with any new info going into it. These are pictures of a type 3 stabilizer right after they went from a type 2 to a type 3 so the main body was built the same and the attachment piece and part number was all that was changed. Later in production(and maybe by a different company) they just stopped machining the whole main body.
I'm keeping up! So, the three we have are by the same manufacturer but at different periods in production. Yours being a bit nicer problably came earlier and Phinehas's and mine later to reflect already having the contract, cut corners or just decided a smoother finish(to cut costs) was not needed.

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Old June 19th, 2014, 08:18 AM   #62
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I'm keeping up! So, the three we have are by the same manufacturer but at different periods in production. Yours being a bit nicer problably came earlier and Phinehas's and mine later to reflect already having the contract, cut corners or just decided a smoother finish(to cut costs) was not needed.
Sort of ,when I'm saying the whole main body was machined I'm not talking about the front where the MPI is stamped. I'm talking about the rounded part at the back of the main body. Can you see that on the one's we have that part has a cast (pebbly) apearence ,while the one's I just posted pictures of are smooth(ie completely machined).

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That would be a very worth while trip if you could pull it off, and with photos, it would be priceless.
Phinehas, Spoke to the museum curator at Springfield Armory and he is willing to bring out for inspection weapons of interest along with their respective accoutrements. Of course by appointment only, this won't happen until this fall but it is going to happen, I need definitive pictures of what they have as I doubt if fakes have made their way into the museum.

I don't mean to brag, but my pictures just don't leave much to the imagination.

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Sort of ,when I'm saying the whole main body was machined I'm not talking about the front where the MPI is stamped. I'm talking about the rounded part at the back of the main body. Can you see that on the one's we have that part has a cast (pebbly) apearence ,while the one's I just posted pictures of are smooth(ie completely machined).
Yes Sir, I can see the main body(part with the vents) from the front to the rear is machined smooth where what we have is not, while the only real difference between yours and mine is the surface where the MPI is stamped.

Where the yoke is attached to the cylinder, it appears to have a rough unfinished surface. The rest looks smooth though.

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I agree that we 3 have the same manufactured stabilizer. You wanted more cool stuff so here's me throwing a wrench into this. These first 2 pictures are from another thread where I asked Bill Ricca about a real USGI type 3 stabilizer. These picture were posted by someone else and Bill told the guy it was a real USGI stabilizer. It is what I've always beleived a real USGI type 3 stabilizer looked like. Note the the main body of the stabilizer is completely machined just like the type 2 is(ie no ruff cast left) and that the 5 in the part number is high and the 2 is low.

---you can find this thread by doing a search here on the forum for E2 stabilizer, it's like on the 5th page of the search.
Holy crap! We have fakes again Ren, by the time Greg is through with us we'll be patients at Bellview.

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Holy crap! We have fakes again Ren, by the time Greg is through with us we'll be patients at Bellview.
You guys are welcome at the hospital I work at, we have a loony bin there. And I'm not saying we have fakes, I'm saying we have later manufactured ones, they look like the one that came out of the wrap in 1969 from the CMP post.

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You guys are welcome at the hospital I work at, we have a loony bin there. And I'm not saying we have fakes, I'm saying we have later manufactured ones, they look like the one that came out of the wrap in 1969 from the CMP post.
Thank you! Thats what I have been saying all along.

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How about I get all 3 of you pink slipped and I confiscate your property?

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How about I get all 3 of you pink slipped and I confiscate your property?
You probably should wags, by the time we figure out what we have even the fakes will be collectable.

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"by the time we figure out what we have even the fakes will be collectable."

A prophetic statement right there :)

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Old June 20th, 2014, 11:44 AM   #71
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Not my cup-of-tea; very nice nonetheless. Impressive collection of parts -one to be proud of.

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