August 27th, 2016, 07:43 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
TM9-1005-223-12 is dated October 1959.
There is also the Fort Benning publication that is earlier and is Dated Dec 1958. It is not listed an TM nor a FM, but it is referred to as "Special Text 7-179" "U.S. Rifles 7.62-MM, M14 and M15". It has a light blue cover page.
I have 5 or 6 of the FM23-8, two of the October 1959 TM's, and four of the Fort Benning "Special Text" manuals, so I don't think they are that rare. Would I sell one - No.
I am pretty sure that I have all of the variations of the TMs and FM's for the M14 rifle.
I collected these manuals over a two or three year period, along with all of the Springfield Armory Inc. catalogs and Price Lists. I know I spent 1000s of hours looking for "the paper trail" for the M14/M1a rifles.
Last edited by mrmark99; August 27th, 2016 at 08:02 AM.