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Old October 23rd, 2016, 10:58 AM   #1
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Success Rate of Welded Recievers??

Intrigued by the thought of having an original marked receiver M14 but curious how have such welded receivers worked when built?? Has the weld been visible, rough, or done such that they take a proper finish and appearance??
Are such receivers still available to buyers?? All feedback appreciated.

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Old October 23rd, 2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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This is a very polarizing topic, but I'll add a little info. Yes, they are still in production. Last I heard Mark was offering them on special at 895. I have owned the original ones and the second style. The newer ones are superior. I have function fired mine and they run well. I have not tested them for longevity and have at most 100 rounds through one or two of them. I'm a fan. This is as close as I will ever get to owning an original.










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Old October 23rd, 2016, 12:31 PM   #3
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They certainly look fine appearance wise but curious where does the receiver forward of the original piece come from?? My thoughts are to eventually build such a rifle for everyday shooting, casual shooting if you will, not for match purposes since I have a NM built LRB M14SA. For such a build I would attempt to complete with as many original parts/components as possible. Appreciate your feedback.

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http://www.fulton-armory.com/m14-rec...facturers.aspx stubs


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The front portion is a rock-ola new production receiver.

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I think they've been sold out for a while now....unless they got more recently.

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Old October 23rd, 2016, 03:07 PM   #8
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I don`t think I would be afraid of them, I have no qualms about the welding

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I just picked up a James River H&R reweld that looks pretty nice.

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Welded receivers???? Why would one need to weld the receiver???

Can someone please explain why the receiver was damaged or requires repair?

NOOB needs to know.

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They created a "clone" of a U.S.G.I. M14 by grafting the heel of the G.I. receiver onto a new production receiver.

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Old October 25th, 2016, 05:47 PM   #13
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Welded receivers???? Why would one need to weld the receiver???

Can someone please explain why the receiver was damaged or requires repair?

NOOB needs to know.

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For the most part, you can't get original USGI receivers, but there are a lot of receiver pieces being sold as paperweights. The government won't sell M14 receivers because they can be fired full auto, so they crush them and sell the metal for scrap. If you ever want a good cry, google "captain crunch rifle" and watch the YouTube video of them crushing a lot of perfectly good weapons. There are companies out there who will take a commercial receiver and weld on the heal of a USGI receiver to make it look more authentic. It still is not the same, because there is no select fire and the commercial name is typical on the side of the receiver.

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Old October 25th, 2016, 06:18 PM   #14
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If deemed not repairable by arsenal, Gov't, "powers that be," etc. they are rendered not serviceable and destroyed, demilled so to speak. Can't let any receivers out to we the public for they are classified as a machine gun and ATF has authority over such nasty items. If you will note Fulton's photo of a demilled receiver a leg sticking down on the right side of the receiver and that is used for the selector apparatus, can't have that on your receiver. It would seem to me to be a very easy thing to whack that off and sell to public, call it a semi auto, but it's not up to me.

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Seems to me I read somewhere
that the original M14 receiver metal
does not weld satisfactorily,
and so, unlike the M1 Garand rewelds,
cannot be trusted. Maybe that is why
we don't see M14 rewelds at the range?

Anyone have thoughts on that?

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