This is a discussion on Federal Ordnance - Serial Number vs Model Number within the Reference forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I have Federal Ord. #21873.Marked M14SA. Belonged to my brother-in-law who died in 1987. Not sure how long he had it. No name on any ...
I have Federal Ord. #21873.Marked M14SA. Belonged to my brother-in-law who died in 1987. Not sure how long he had it. No name on any parts, just serial numbers, none of which match. Inside the charging handle(for lack of proper name) the date 2/11/51 is scratched.
One just sold on gunbroker s/n 3776 M14A,,,,I tried, but not having a list of what was an wasn't GI parts I only went so high.
Yep, I was going to take a shot at that one as well, but it went a little too high in my opinion. According to the research, I'm pretty sure that one would have been outfitted with all usgi parts, but you never know. I would have taken the chance at 8 or 900 but for $1300, I agree with you, not buying it sight unseen.
Recent purchase, Fed. Ord. s/n 6476 M14A all USGI parts, seller had it since 1997, purchased as complete rifle. On the receiver on left side is stamped
02 1 90....I'm guessing this is the date it was made.