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Old December 11th, 2016, 08:57 AM   #46
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yes sir.... she passes the tilt test and all seems to look fine and proper....
I'm a little disappointed however that I may be losing my older numbered receiver and getting the new dot dot dot serial numbers, but... the accuracy of this Harrington barrel more than makes up for a little inconvenience. I will be calling SAI tomorrow and have no doubt they will fix me up just as they have done in the past. I'm just glad I was able to search posts and find my exact same issue.

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Old December 11th, 2016, 09:24 AM   #47
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Kind of hard to see in the pictures but, your op rod looks a little dry. These rifles like grease, pretty much everywhere you see wear.

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Old December 11th, 2016, 01:31 PM   #48
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I wiped her down a little to take a looky here and some pics... only pic of my op rod handle and such in one of me pics... earlier pics are of the original ops rifle...

I figured i'd save some space hanging on the apron strings of the original post..

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and here we go...... SAI comes through.
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If your rifle is all USGI, make sure you know if they're replacing more than just the receiver. I've heard stories of rifles coming back from SAI with new commercial parts that they didn't inform the owner about. A new receiver will more than likely come with a new commercial bolt and maybe a new commercial op-rod. Make sure you know if you're going to lose USGI parts in this deal.

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Old January 5th, 2017, 12:54 PM   #51
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One word Lubrication, Much Lub, GAA Happy Shooting

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Old January 7th, 2017, 10:54 AM   #52
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If your rifle is all USGI, make sure you know if they're replacing more than just the receiver. I've heard stories of rifles coming back from SAI with new commercial parts that they didn't inform the owner about. A new receiver will more than likely come with a new commercial bolt and maybe a new commercial op-rod. Make sure you know if you're going to lose USGI parts in this deal.

Yes indeed.... per discussed on the phone, only my receiver will be replaced... My rifle to the best of my knowledge is nearly all USGI other than an sai F marked bolt.... ... I would so be eternally pissed off if they did not keep their word and decided to rape any of my parts at all....

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Reason they replaced them, the receivers were out of spec. In the OP's 4th pic and in stihl73's 1st pic you can clearly see the bolt safety lug is down below the ledge and hung on the inside of the rec.

This could only happen if rec. is milled too wide in the heel or the bolt is too narrow for the raceway. I know because I had one do the same thing. They offered to replace it and I opted for full refund. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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If your rifle is all USGI, make sure you know if they're replacing more than just the receiver. I've heard stories of rifles coming back from SAI with new commercial parts that they didn't inform the owner about. A new receiver will more than likely come with a new commercial bolt and maybe a new commercial op-rod. Make sure you know if you're going to lose USGI parts in this deal.

Interesting... After speaking to a rep this morning who fetched "John" the gunsmith, apparently my rifle has had a new commercial barrel installed and I had to request my HR barrel which gauges near perfect to be included in the packaging. They state however that all the parts that were in my rifle will be on this receiver when I receive it back this week. I can't say I'm overly excited as I purchased my 2002 new in box because it was in fact a 2002 with a majority of USGI parts from the sights, front and rear to the barrel and op rod and even the gas cylinder, neutered flash hider what have you.... grrrr.... A rifle is a rifle to some but it's not the 2002 I had initially purchased any longer. I will look it all over when I get it back but being discouraged as I am I may add some of these parts to my other rifles and liquidate it. Perhaps send it to a reputable person and have it straightened out the way I would like it with someone's new receiver. GEEZ...

Let's see what happens shall we...

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Well that would be the only downside to having a lifetime warranty by a company that has stood solid behind that warranty to date. At some point, old parts might get replaced by new parts. You can't expect them to sit on an inventory of older USGI parts forever.

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Interesting... After speaking to a rep this morning who fetched "John" the gunsmith, apparently my rifle has had a new commercial barrel installed and I had to request my HR barrel which gauges near perfect to be included in the packaging. They state however that all the parts that were in my rifle will be on this receiver when I receive it back this week. I can't say I'm overly excited as I purchased my 2002 new in box because it was in fact a 2002 with a majority of USGI parts from the sights, front and rear to the barrel and op rod and even the gas cylinder, neutered flash hider what have you.... grrrr.... A rifle is a rifle to some but it's not the 2002 I had initially purchased any longer. I will look it all over when I get it back but being discouraged as I am I may add some of these parts to my other rifles and liquidate it. Perhaps send it to a reputable person and have it straightened out the way I would like it with someone's new receiver. GEEZ...

Let's see what happens shall we...

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That's the irony of the great lifetime SAI warranty for me; I may never use it.

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Well that would be the only downside to having a lifetime warranty by a company that has stood solid behind that warranty to date. At some point, old parts might get replaced by new parts. You can't expect them to sit on an inventory of older USGI parts forever.
It's a new rifle fired by me alone recently... The rifle has been new in box since 2002. Would it be fair to think that perhaps the new receiver markings lacking the chambering with the addition of the .308 stampings on new barrels would be the reason for sending me my pristine usgi barrel separately packaged and not mounted on my new receiver? I'm awaiting an answer from SAI.
And I will say SAI has always done me right in the past. But a new commercial barrel doesn't make things better. I very much would have liked to have skipped the bill I will be receiving from whoever for putting my HR barrel on this receiver if that is the route I choose.

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On the other hand you might find the new barrel is a real good shooter. The one on my late model M1A is excellent. You should have your old barrel back to be sure but I think I would shoot the new one first before spending money to swap it out.

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Swap it out? That barrel is the first part of your next M14!

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the ONLY thing I would send in anything to SAI was if the receiver failed.

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