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Old April 15th, 2017, 08:27 AM   #16
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Welcome aboard The Firing Line from Northern California.

I'd keep your FA M1A just as SAI made it and take that TRW kit and build a semi-auto with a forged receiver from JRA, Bula or LRB and shoot it too so you're not always shooting your FA SAI, but that's just me...

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Old April 15th, 2017, 08:57 AM   #17
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Interesting... looks like the bolt roller is hitting the receiver on the backstroke.

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Old April 15th, 2017, 09:00 AM   #18
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The OP is a lucky guy.....a lot of folks can't even get Clint on the phone....he had Clint inspect his rifle lickity split.....but still has unanswered questions....; )
Maybe the OP wants some other opinions...?

Noting my own experiences, I've never had a problem talking to Clint Sr., I may of had to go through Clint Jr. to get to him but when I'm doing business with Fulton Armory both father and son were readily accessible.

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Old April 15th, 2017, 09:44 AM   #19
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Before I bought the rifle I made a call to Springfield and they informed me that it left their factory around May of 1983. So that would be appropriate for the lockbar sight.

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Old April 15th, 2017, 10:30 AM   #20
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Here are some pictures of the side folder (early Reese I believe). Several members asked for pictures through PM. I'll post them here for all to see. Please correct me if its not an early Reese side folder.








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Old April 15th, 2017, 10:52 AM   #21
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For the stock try US Anodizing. The firearm portion, receiver, barrel, op rod, ect.. They are all parkerized. As far as age of firearm call Springfeild Armory Inc., or check NFA Registery. As far as EBR age, someone else can answer that. Nice gun! Cyclic rate $350.00/per min.. Welcome to M14 forum.
I want to thank everyone as well for their comments and suggestions. I knew before I posted that you guys are a wealth of knowledge and supper helpful.

The EBR age and finish is my question (I realize now that I did not convey that very well in my initial post).

Springfield told me May of 1983 is when it left the factory.

Yeah, the cyclic rate will most definitely start to add up.

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Old April 15th, 2017, 10:56 AM   #22
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Maybe the OP wants some other opinions...?

Noting my own experiences, I've never had a problem talking to Clint Sr., I may of had to go through Clint Jr. to get to him but when I'm doing business with Fulton Armory both father and son were readily accessible.

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Not attacking him or his knowledge.....just has a rep for being hard to get a hold of.

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Old April 15th, 2017, 11:25 AM   #23
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That's an OLD Sage stock, pre chop mod, some of the first ones made. Collector item type of thing.

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Old April 15th, 2017, 12:06 PM   #24
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My SA FA is in the 38XXX serial number range 85-86. This link should help

SA, Inc. M1A serial number born on date database (000001 - 100000)

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Old April 15th, 2017, 01:14 PM   #25
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In Maryland he would have already had a state background check done before sending the app to the ATF. But now he will need to report it to the online registration website our State Police have. We used to have to mail in a form with our 10$.

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I know of several made around 82-83. May of 86 would be the absolute latest.
Kurt, mine was put together on Dec.16,'95, purchased in Jan.'96. Ser#-094042. Came with second gen. lock-bar sights. -Lloyd

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Old April 15th, 2017, 03:40 PM   #27
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Hard to believe that FA is legal in MD!

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Old April 15th, 2017, 04:13 PM   #28
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Welcome aboard The Firing Line from Northern California.

I'd keep your FA M1A just as SAI made it and take that TRW kit and build a semi-auto with a forged receiver from JRA, Bula or LRB and shoot it too so you're not always shooting your FA SAI, but that's just me...

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Hard to believe that FA is legal in MD!

I would love to take my spares and build another rifle but we are not allowed to purchase or build new M14's or M1A's (or "copycats") in Maryland after October 1, 2013. Full auto transferables or short barrel rifles with an overall length of 29" or more are our only options.

I'll post some pictures of my spares later and post them.

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Kurt, mine was put together on Dec.16,'95, purchased in Jan.'96. Ser#-094042. Came with second gen. lock-bar sights. -Lloyd

We're talking about full auto receivers, not lock bar sights.

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If you fire it full auto in the wire stock, you MUST post a video.

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