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This is a discussion on Norinco M14 Serial Number Database - North America within the Reference forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I am working a customer's rifle, serial # 91939 on left rear and left side below the Bassett mount. Barrel marked CAI.ST ALB. VT. M14 ...


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Old November 22nd, 2008, 02:00 AM   #61
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I am working a customer's rifle, serial # 91939 on left rear and left side below the Bassett mount. Barrel marked CAI.ST ALB. VT. M14 S/A SPORTER 308 CHINA on right side between GS and FH. No other markings anywhere, and no heel stamp. Stock has a rubber butt, and FH had been cut off and welded to castle nut. Bolt is unmarked as well.

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Old December 26th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #63
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new shipment of m14's

HI:
I've just bought a new M 14 Norinco from MARSTAR.
Apparently this is the last ever shipment of these Rifles to
be made to them.
Markings:
Right side of rec. behind windage knob---2007
Left side of rec, behind elev.knob--
-- M14 .308 NORINCO
MADE IN CHINA CJASFLO.MI 01335X
All stamps clearand well struck.
"FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT" Jack-


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Congratulations and thank you, stakerjack.

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Old December 27th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #65
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M 14 " Below the stockline"

Different;
Further to your request,under the stockline on the left side of the receiver---4 3 79 35 25.
You do a great job. Your service to the nation continues.

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Thank you, Jack. Your receiver was made in March 1994.

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Old January 7th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #67
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Hi just picked up one of the Norinco M14 rifles that have been imported into New Zealand lately.

Rifle is marked as follows:

M-14 .308 NORINCO
MADE IN CHINA CJA SFLD MI

Serial number is 008994

The receiver is also marked "Outdoor Arms"

Rifle came new in box, with 2 x 5 round magazines and a solid flash suppressor. No evil features so classed as sporting rifle here....

Id be keen to find out when the rifle was manufactured.

Cheers P

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no4mk2, if you can post or e-mail the numbers on your receiver that are hidden by the stock (left side) then I can tell you when the receiver was manufactured.

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Old January 16th, 2009, 09:49 AM   #69
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Hi Different,

Received my M305 here's some info for you:

Bought new last week in Canada thru a dealer:

On the left side of the receiver:

M14S.308 Norinco
Made in China
CJASFLO MI 0119xx

On the right side:

2007

Do you know which year the receiver was made?


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M14S.308 Norinco
Made in China
CJASFLO MI 0119xx

Do you know which year the receiver was made?
Based on receiver markings for serial numbers just above and just below your receiver, it was made in March or April 1994.

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Based on receiver markings for serial numbers just above and just below your receiver, it was made in March or April 1994.

Thanks Different!

I will try to look for those numbers under the stock line and will post them if I find them.

So based on your previous experience about these rifle do you think the one I got is okay (receiver / bolt hardness etc)?

Thx

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Thanks Different!

I will try to look for those numbers under the stock line and will post them if I find them.

So based on your previous experience about these rifle do you think the one I got is okay (receiver / bolt hardness etc)?

Thx
Based on my research, your receiver is fine but like all Chinese M14 receivers it was machined to accommodate the geometry of a Chinese M14 bolt. The locking lugs on Chinese bolts are more narrow than USGI bolts. I've read that a handful of Chinese M14 bolts in Chinese M14 rifles exported to Canada after 2000 were found to have hardness around 47 HRC. That's better than what was typical for Chinese M14 bolts in Chinese M14 rifles exported to the United States before 1995.

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Based on my research, your receiver is fine but like all Chinese M14 receivers it was machined to accommodate the geometry of a Chinese M14 bolt. The locking lugs on Chinese bolts are more narrow than USGI bolts. I've read that a handful of Chinese M14 bolts in Chinese M14 rifles exported to Canada after 2000 were found to have hardness around 47 HRC. That's better than what was typical for Chinese M14 bolts in Chinese M14 rifles exported to the United States before 1995.
Hi Different,

I finally get a chance to remove the barreled action to check the numbers below the stock line and here it is;

4 3 88 28 25

And here's the info I posted before so you don't have to look them up:

M14S.308 Norinco
Made in China
CJASFLD MI 0119xx

On the right side:

2007

I just purchase this new from a dealer up here in Canada.


Thx

btw: Have you figure out how to de-code those numbers below the stock line?

I noticed that H2O MAN (not sure if its the same on this forum as well as CGN forum) but he posted it there along with some info re: those codes and here's the link:

ww w.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2007/10/06/history-of-the-chinese-m14-clones/

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Thanks, spcamno. That blog is posting information I have posted on another board regarding Chinese receiver numbers.

Yes, the numbers below the stock line are a date code. That's from Ron Smith at Smith Enterprise. Smith Enterprise was consulted by Poly Technologies in the 1980s regarding its (then new) production of Chinese M14 receivers. Those numbers below the stock do indicate when a receiver was made.

Your receiver was manufactured in March 1994.

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Thanks Different for all your hard work on the research and provide those valuable information.

I am sure all hobbyist will benefit from these info.

Thanks again!

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