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Old May 19th, 2017, 02:18 PM   #1
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I grew up in the sixties with Vietnam casualty numbers stated every evening by Walter. I built plastic models of the Lunar Lander and the Flying Sub with the creature from the Black Lagoon looking on from atop my dresser. We played neighborhood army with plastic M14s (I got you . . . no you didn't!)

I don't yet know what kind of shooter I'll be or how well my real M14 project will shoot, but I love the idea of having this totally bitch'n cool rifle which is the last wood and steel US Rifle issued, which, also happens to be the same age as me.

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Thank you, everyone, for your many posts and extensive knowledge. Now, I'm am going to put in a Doors CD and read about glass bedding.

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Welcome on board Steve Shockway, pull up an old ammunition crate and sit awhile. This here Gun Board is a great place for information on our beloved M14 Battlerifle and military surplus ammunition for feeding her. Again welcome on board and have yourself a great weekend. Thank you for your service to our country, America is better off because of you.



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Old May 19th, 2017, 06:51 PM   #5
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Welcome from SE GA.

I've got you by just over 3 years so I was a BAR man. My BAR was an all metal hand grass edger (broken of course or it wouldn't have been my BAR). I guess I watched too many episodes of "COMBAT". But now I'm M14 all the way.

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Old May 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM   #7
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Welcome from North Texas. Can't wait to see pictures of your M14.

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Welcome from SE GA.

I've got you by just over 3 years so I was a BAR man. My BAR was an all metal hand grass edger (broken of course or it wouldn't have been my BAR). I guess I watched too many episodes of "COMBAT". But now I'm M14 all the way.

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My next door neighbor had a real toy BAR. Never saw another one like it. I had a Mattel wind up SMG that looked like a grease gun. The Toy M14s came out after I stopped playing Army.

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Welcome from SE GA.

I've got you by just over 3 years so I was a BAR man. My BAR was an all metal hand grass edger (broken of course or it wouldn't have been my BAR). I guess I watched too many episodes of "COMBAT". But now I'm M14 all the way.

Be sure to post photos of your project.
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My next door neighbor had a real toy BAR. Never saw another one like it. I had a Mattel wind up SMG that looked like a grease gun. The toy M14s came out after I stopped playing Army.

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Welcome.

Thanks for sharing the childhood :)

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Welcome from central Illinois well away from Chicago and I Love the Doors Good choice "Riders of the storm"

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