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Old August 1st, 2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Federal Ordnance had several model designations for its M14 type rifle. Given sufficient time and enough serial numbers, we may be able to discern some reasoning or order to the model numbers. If you would like to contribute to this, send me a PM. I'll delete your PM and not disclose the source. Like the other data bases that I have compiled, I DO NOT share who sends me what and I don't keep the correspondence. If you find a Federal Ordnance receiver heel photograph on one of the auction boards, send me the link. TIA

I'll start this data base with serial numbers and model numbers I have observed first hand or have photographs of. Note that Federal Ordnance made receivers for Century Arms International as well.

Serial Number Model Number

2008 M14A
2327 M14A
2518 M14A
2543 M14A
2662 M14A
3058 M14A
3712 M14A
3820 M14A
3945 M14A
4090 M14A
4326 M14A
4381 M14A
46XX M14A
5012 M14A
6716 M14A
7131 M14A
7275 M14A
8042 M14A
8410 M14A
8435 M14A
8847 M14A
9139 M14A
9279 M14SA
9583 M14SA
9727 M14SA
9759 M14SA
9822 M14SA
99XX M14SA
20792 M14SA
20936 M14SA
21464 M14SA
22398 M14SA
21873 M14SA
23111 M14SA
28955 M14SA
50127 CSA14
50396 CSA14
50601 CSA14
60058 M14SA
6016X M14SA
60223 M14SA
60308 M14SA

VCE010 M14
VCE118 M14
VME156 M14

C-0116 M14SA (for Century Arms)
C-0259 M14SA (for Century Arms)
C-0377 M14SA (for Century Arms)
C-0757 M14S (for Century Arms)
C-1301 M14S (for Century Arms)
C-1302 M14S (for Century Arms)

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Added M14A serial number 3820 per photo and correspondence from the owner.

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Added four more to the list. I took another look at the photo for serial number 3058, it's M14A on that one.


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Updated a C prefix serial number this evening.


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Old August 2nd, 2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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I would love to see if you could find the exact rifle that went from M14A to M14SA.

Keep it up, awesome info!

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I added serial number 8435 thanks to anonymous donor.

It's looking like M14A was used for receivers assembled with USGI parts except for commemorative rifles that were given the model designation M14. If the letter "C" or "S" appears in the model name, it's a receiver that was machined for assembly with a Chinese bolt and Chinese barrel.

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Thats not mine

I have 3 or 4 usgi fed ords if i havent already given you the numbers I will send them.

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Added a couple more, thanks!

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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #9
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2662 - 6716 - 8042 all M14A GI parts guns

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Thank you, Anarchist.

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Updated on 09-13-09.

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 04:56 AM   #12
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mine is ser# 20936 with no prefix to # it is marked M14SA. had chinese parts but now has been built into a national match with all GI parts except fot the heavy krieger bbl.
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Updated on 10-03-09. Thank you to both contributors.

ETA: Added sn 20792 from a GB ad. The serial number ranges are starting to fill in nicely. I've suspected for some time that Federal Ordnance skipped some large ranges in its M14 production.


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Old January 12th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #14
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i have a m14a w/ s/n of 2327. bought it from a gentlemen some time ago who said he bought it originally as just a receiver.

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My M-14A

I happen to have Fed. Ord. #3712. Used to be my Grandpa's. I shot plenty of matches with this rifle and have no complaints.

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