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Old March 11th, 2017, 05:22 PM   #1
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Fulton M14 Pic heavy. Need help please.

Ok everybody I am new here so if these questions seem menial please forgive my ignorance. A good buddy of mine needs some cash for a car restoration and has finally (I have been bugging him for around 5 years now) agreed to sell me his M1a. I have been trying to do as much research as possible on this gun but the more research I do, I feel like I come up with more questions. I have zero experience with this type of weapon and never have nor do I own one.

Now it did pass the tilt test and I am going to get the necessary tool to loosen the nut on the flash suppresser so I can take it off and gauge the barrel. I have no idea the round count but I do know that he bought it at a gun show back in 2013 during the panic. Once it was purchased if he put 200 rounds through it (I know its sad) that would be a lot.

This is a Fulton armory M1a we both do not know the approximate value even though I was thinking of offering him 1600, and before I make him that offer I was just trying to get a ball park figure so neither one of us takes a big “hit”. Plus, I want to make sure its worth it considering a new SAI standard goes for around 1300.

These are some of my questions.
Are these parts USGI?
How do I know if this rifle was fully assembled by Fulton armory?
With the receive pictured, about what time was it manufactured and most important is it of good quality.

Here are the numbers on the parts that I can find.
Receiver- U.S. Rifle 7.62-mm M14 Fulton Armory F025xx on the right side it reads Savage MD
Trigger housing- 7267030 66118
Hammer- C460008 1W.R.A
Bolt- 7790186 SA US2
Op Rod- 7267064 FA
Barrel has a large P before SAK-7791362-11-73-8095943. On the top of the barrel there is a NM stamped

Now I did not take off the top handguard because it seems like a pain so that is all the numbers that I can find as of now.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The only negative for this rifle that I see is the machine marks in the receiver don’t know if that’s normal but not a big deal. The stock is standard USGI with typical handling marks.

Here is a link to the pictures.

http://s36.photobucket.com/user/lesp...5a2vi.jpg.html

Any help would be appreciated.

P.S I am having trouble posting pictures so I just posted the link. Sorry for being lazy.

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Old March 11th, 2017, 07:30 PM   #2
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The barrel is a standard contour, non chrome-lined, USGI NM barrel. It's one of the best barrels you can get in a USGI configuration.

The bolt is SA USGI. That's good.

The trigger housing and hammer are Winchester USGI. That's good. I don't recall what else was USGI in the TG but I assume it's all USGI.

The rest of the small parts, rear sight, flash hider, other smalls, are likely USGI or possibly Fulton. Without breaking it open and looking closer, I'll stick to that assumption. That's all good...

The op rod is Fulton. Commercial. Most likely going to be a great part and serve you well. But please get some lube in that op rod track.....

The stock looks like a good solid USGI stock. Not the prettiest, but perfectly solid. That's good.

I think you will like this rifle. I'm not going to discuss values, because we can't, but I'd say it's a nice rifle and the parts appear to be good. I can't say how well the barrel gauges and I can't say who actually built the rifle. Unless they marked the rifle somewhere, or left a telltale sign, you won't know.

If I were you, I'd give the rifle a go. Fulton makes great receivers.

I personally think this rifle blow a newer SAI out of the water (although I like SAI just fine), basically because of the barrel, bolt and TG.

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Old March 11th, 2017, 10:36 PM   #3
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I would buy it for the heel stamp, trigger, and barrel for sure. I love my SAI standard, but this rifle has soul. Plus it was your friends. Depends if sentiment means anything to you or not.

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Yes buy it and give your friend a year or so and he will want it back but once you get it you will want to keep it these rifles are actually addictive ,I thought it was a joke but it isn't .

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Old March 12th, 2017, 04:52 AM   #5
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$1600 seems like a great price for a fulton. Even $2000 would be decent if it isn't too used. These new are around $2500-$2700. I would say the best price for both of you would be around $1800-$2100

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Old March 12th, 2017, 05:48 AM   #6
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Don't pull the flash suppressor off.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 05:51 AM   #7
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Thanks fellas, I appreciate the replies. So far the more I look at this rifle the more I am liking it. Plus the cool thing is he is letting me borrow it for a few weeks before making an offer so I am taking it shooting today at an indoor range only 25 yards, then Tuesday ill stretch her legs at the DNR range. I look froward to posting up a range report.

Thanks again fellas.

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I would buy it and consider it a good deal. You will love it.


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Clint makes good rifles, period. If he built a rifle from all commercial parts then I'd trust it as much as I would an all USGI parts gun.

As a favor to a good buddy, $1600 wouldn't be too bad. Anyone else it would be a $1200-1300 rifle for me.

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Thanks fellas, I appreciate the replies. So far the more I look at this rifle the more I am liking it. Plus the cool thing is he is letting me borrow it for a few weeks before making an offer so I am taking it shooting today at an indoor range only 25 yards, then Tuesday ill stretch her legs at the DNR range. I look froward to posting up a range report.

Thanks again fellas.
We look forward to seeing the pics and hearing what you think about it. What part of the state are you in?

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Greater Greenville Area.

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Buy it!!!

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I bought my Fulton well used from a local and paid 1400. Id didn't have any USGI parts though all were commercial. Still ran like a clock and I do miss it at times, but like your friend I needed the money.

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Don't pull the flash suppressor off.
I agree, no need to gauge the muzzle.

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