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Old April 15th, 2016, 01:19 AM   #1
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Fulton Armory manufacture date?

I purchased a used Fulton M-14. The previous owner did not have paperwork on it. I contacted Fulton with the SN and additional info. While they took the time to quickly reply, they could not offer a "born on date" or info as to how it left their shop.

It's not a huge deal but I am a little curious. Maybe someone here can offer some help. Is there a SN data base on these?

My rifles info. SN FA001xx (last 2 left off). It has all GI parts, minus the receiver. It has also been National Match upgraded/modified.

Thanks for any help or info you can offer.

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Old April 15th, 2016, 04:25 AM   #2
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Here ya go......
FA0101 to FA0110 ~ 02/03 to 04/03 manufactured
FA00240 11/03 purchased
FA0550 08/05
FA00701 12/06 delivered

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Old April 15th, 2016, 05:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. It helps.

I think I just found the same info on gunhub.

Maybe we need to start a thread here?

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Old April 15th, 2016, 06:41 PM   #4
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They build great rifles.....

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Old April 15th, 2016, 07:24 PM   #5
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They build great rifles.....
Clint and his people sure do. FA is my first M1A purchased in 2005 when he still had USGI parts.. bolts, op-rods, g/c's, pistons, stocks, backplates etc. I've bought several parts from him since then, but during FA's last July 4th sale I called to ask if an M44 Mosin would fit one of his fleece lined cases (doesn't at least good fit) and Clint hisself ans. the phone who for me has been a great guy. I took the chance to ask him what the headspace is for my s/n and he said he didn't keep that info. Told him as I didn't know I never took the chance shooting anything but NATO stamped 7.62x51mm. He said good, but it's safe to shoot .308 too. I was really surprised he doesn't maintain headspace per s/n so I took it mine w/the TRW bolt he used behind the Criterion GI profile 1:12 barrel as 1.632-33 or damn close. So the last few mos. I've done just that and started shooting also .308 avoiding hotter spec'd off the shelf loads like the SSA 168 gr. HPBT that seems hotter than I want to run my Op-Rod. It's VERY accurate and have never scoped it. This one his then "standard" build with only added his NM trigger. Only parts I've changed is a Sadlack Guide and piston and their oversized mag release, and c/silicon op-rod spring. The rest is as born from Clint.

I believe SAI tags every rifle they ship with headspace documented, no?
Tim Strait does. Ted does. Art does. Jon does even asking what h/space you'd like though a crap shoot less short chamber barrel. Does LRB and JRA tag headspace too?


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Old April 16th, 2016, 02:58 AM   #6
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I agree they build great rifles.

I was almost going to get another brand. Nothing wrong with any other manufacturers and I would be happy to own any of theirs. This deal turned up and I couldn't pass on it. It came with a bunch of mags and accessories. Not unfired but fired very little. Very accurate so far and I really have not finished load development. I own and shoot military rifles from pre 1900 to present along with some civi ones and this M-14 is fast becoming one of my favorites. I should have got one sooner.

Judging by their email response they seem helpful and a company a I would want to do business with when the need arises.

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NO HS Tag on LRB, Yes SAInc ...they have a great warranty ....(just thought I would add that because its a good selling point).

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From the 03/29/16 version of M14 Rifle History and Development Fifth Edition:

Fulton Armory

Receiver Serial Number / Month and Year / Comments
FA0101 to FA0110 02/03 to 04/03 manufactured
FA0240 11/03 purchase
FA0550 08/05
FA0701 12/06 delivered
F02573 12/12 delivered sold as a rear lugged receiver
F03102 12/13 delivered sold as a receiver

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Old July 5th, 2016, 01:13 PM   #9
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M21 marked receivers

What about their "M21" marked receivers, I have 2.
Mine are serial #'s ...
0009X [order date 12/14/12]
0011X [order date 3/22/12]

I don't know when they were made though.

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