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Old March 16th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #1
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Marking on Norinco M14 Recievers

At the Gun club we been seeing M14 with no marking on the heel of the rifle. No serial number, no manufacturer name, nothing. If the rifle is taken out of the stock a lightly stenciled serial number can been seen close to connector lock pin.

I'm guessing that this is a Norinco M14/S.

Are there any other markings that ID a Norinco M14/S? Especially a Norinco versus a Polytech?

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Old March 16th, 2017, 06:53 PM   #2
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I never laid eyes on a Poly
The side marked Norincos I have seen were marked legibly above the wood line
I have a heel marked Norinco real sloppy job but easily read
Could this be a Haun ? Legend has it They were hard to read

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Old March 16th, 2017, 07:33 PM   #3
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All of the semi auto Chicom M14's that I have examined have at least a deeply stamped series of numbers on the left front lower receiver under the wood line near the connector lock pin hole.

From what I understand the converted select fire Chicom M14's that were imported (there were a few imported) do not have the deeply struck series of numbers as per above, however the converted select fire receivers will have the select fire type op rod dismount cut on the right receiver rail, the connector rod cut on the lower right front receiver rail and evidence of where the selector stub was cut off the right rear of the receiver. The one converted select fire Chicom M14 that I examined many years ago had a very large font "M14" stamped on the receiver heel along with a very long serial number below the M14 stamp.

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Genuine late 80ies Norinco:
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I have seen a few of these myself. I think they were imported by "Chinasports" , came in rather plain , cheap cardboard boxes , but it's been a long time.

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That center dismount notch really stands out
My Norinco isn't that polished a lot rougher

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Thanks for the pictures.

This M1a has none of these marking. Just a serial number under the stock by the connector pin. And it looks like it was put on by a electric inscribing pen.

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I never laid eyes on a Poly
The side marked Norincos I have seen were marked legibly above the wood line
I have a heel marked Norinco real sloppy job but easily read
Could this be a Haun ? Legend has it They were hard to read
Nothing on the heel.

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I have seen a few of these myself. I think they were imported by "Chinasports" , came in rather plain , cheap cardboard boxes , but it's been a long time.

I'll try to get pictures. The dude with the M1A should be at the range tomorrow.

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Mine has nothing stamped on the top rear of the receiver, PolyTechs I've seen do.
Mine has a s/n on lower left of receiver, only visible when removed from the stock.It is very lightly etched and almost looks like silver ink at times.
Very lightly stamped M14S on underside of barrel.
My guess is it's a Norinco.


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Old March 20th, 2017, 09:44 AM   #11
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My Norinco semi M14 is FULLY marked on the HEEL of the receiver

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My Norinco has all of the identifying marks stamped on the receiver heel. Hard to tell with this pic but it's thereIMG_0997.JPG

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My Norinco is a heel marked one. I also have a Polytech that is heel marked. As well as a Polytech that is side marked kinda like M1Herman's Norinco.

What you are talking about is probably a Norinco. It would be nice to add that rifle to our Norinco serial thread we have about what serials have what markings. Of course you don't have to put the full serial just enough to give a ballpark number.


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My Polytech has what appears to be laser engraving, left side near the rear of the receiver above the wood. It is very light, and if you did not know it was there and don't have good lighting you will miss it. IDE SPFL MI is marked as he importer SN 03997 and the 0 looks a lot like a D.

I recently had TIm Strait install a SA (GI) barrel and bolt. GI unitized gas cylinder/ system, GI flash suppressor and op rod guide. I fired it to check function but nothing beyond that yet. The barrel was pristine and hoping it will be an excellent shooter once I get the rest of the Chinese stuff off of it and GI parts installed.

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