This is a discussion on GunWorks Of L.A. Official Picture Thread within the Pictures forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I have started this thread so the few of us who have these will have a place to post these fantastic M14Rifles/receivers.
Those of you ...
Those Rifles look very nice!! I was fortunate enough to buy one receiver from them. its a shame that they went out of business. Hope fully someone will be able to get the machinery that is for sale and pick up where GWLA left off. I have not seen a better built m14 receiver, Bar None!!!
Here's mine. It's one of the later receivers which has Gunworks of L.A. on two lines instead of one.
So far I've tested an op-rod, rear sight and trigger group (all in-spec) and everything fit as it should. My two USGI bolts, including the NOS one I just got from Sam (sdayton1) fit with no binding. I've also tried two SAI bolts (2008 and 2012 production) and one would not rotate into place.
I also tried out my ARMS #18 rail, which made contact at only the vertical and horizontal grooves, which a <1mm gap between the rear mounting point and stripper clip base, which is perfect. The rail itself was horizontally parallel to the sides of the receiver.
Anyway I'm quite happy with this receiver so far! Of course I won't be able to draw any full conclusions until it gets built into a rifle.