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Old 11-03-2010, 6:38 PM
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Does anyone know where u can buy a M14 80% receivers?
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:05 AM
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is there even such a thing?
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Old 11-04-2010, 7:43 AM
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i am intrigued, tagged in hopes that someone will chime in
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Old 11-04-2010, 9:46 AM
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It beats paying transfer fees... they start getting expensive after couple rifles..
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Check shotgun news, one of the adds always has them for sale. One that note, the tooling required to finish might be more expensive than buying a completed receiver, so i would definately check into the overall price including tooling (if you're trying to save money).
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:34 AM
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I'm not sure how I'd feel shooting an M14 that wasn't heat treated after final machining.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:11 AM
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Fulton Armory stated that m14 receivers do not have to be forged.. but they do not sell 80%
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Old 11-05-2010, 7:18 PM
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if someone can get a link to who makes an 80% i'd probably do it as a next build if anyone wanted to get in on the fun
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Old 11-05-2010, 8:19 PM
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Yeah, this would be a recipe for disaster. Remember that on an M1/M14 style action, there is no barrel extension, the receiver is what locks the bolt in place. So if that receiver weren't properly heat treated after the final machining, a kaboom would be a matter of when rather than if.
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Old 11-07-2010, 3:44 PM
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Fulton Armory stated that m14 receivers do not have to be forged.. but they do not sell 80%
yes but forging and heat treating are two different things.

They NEED to be heat treated as the bolt locks into the reveiver. Also due to the complexity of the receiver it is not something that can be done at home with a drill press and some files.
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Great the mall ninjas are getting into the m1A.Build partys will start poping up on the centerfire forum
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Old 11-07-2010, 7:22 PM
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this is the gunsmithing section. Are you guys scared or something =P. If there is a will there is a way.
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well if i can save a little faster the money i need to get my CNC. machine.. I would totally build some 80% receivers..it sucks when things always come up every month..
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well if i can save a little faster the money i need to get my CNC. machine.. I would totally build some 80% receivers..it sucks when things always come up every month..

It's not that simple. You need to get BATFE approval if you don't want them knocking on your door one day.
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i didn't said i was going to make them for everyone just for myself..

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It's not that simple. You need to get BATFE approval if you don't want them knocking on your door one day.
Not if you are making a long gun for personal use. 100% A-OK Different story if you are manufacturing arms with the intention of selling. Thats a no no without the proper lisences.
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To answer the original question, I haven't seen a partially completed M14 receiver for sale anywhere and the M14 is by far my firearm of choice. By a long shot. The closest thing I've seen that meets that description are barreled actions or bare receivers.

There have been a number of discussions on the M14 enthusiast sites regarding what is required to make a semi-automatic M14 receiver, usually as related to products already being produced by certain manufacturers.

The following link is to one of these discussions which also includes commentary on "rolling your own." The OP may find it informative due to the included photos and input from informed sources.

http://m14tfl.com/upload/showthread....iver+machining

The gist of the discussion linked above is that an M14 receiver is very complex to manufacture, requires special tooling and skills, and they're expensive and hard to make even in a production environment. That's not to say someone couldn't make their own, but it would probably not be cheaper than buying one by a long way.

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Smith Enterprise makes or will make completed receivers...

http://www.smithenterprise.com/products03.01.html

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LRB does as well:

http://www.lrbarms.com/m14receivers.html
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Why not just get a CMP receiver? Those are like what, $250 if that....

EDIT: Here's the link, they are $195 http://www.thecmp.org/m1garand.htm Heck of a lot cheaper then a $900 receiver, and you can buy up to 12 a year once the eligibility requirements are met.

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Why not just get a CMP receiver? Those are like what, $250 if that....

EDIT: Here's the link, they are $195 http://www.thecmp.org/m1garand.htm Heck of a lot cheaper then a $900 receiver, and you can buy up to 12 a year once the eligibility requirements are met.
That's an M1 Garand receiver. We're talking about M14 receivers.
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Why not just get a CMP receiver? Those are like what, $250 if that....

EDIT: Here's the link, they are $195 http://www.thecmp.org/m1garand.htm Heck of a lot cheaper then a $900 receiver, and you can buy up to 12 a year once the eligibility requirements are met.
M1a =\= M1 Garand. M1a is the name Springfield Armory gave to their semi auto M14 rifles.
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There have been several manufacturers that have tried to get the M14 reciever right, and they failed. It is a very complex piece of machining, and then when you add in the appropriate heat treatment, I don't think it would be worth the time, effort, expense, and RISK associated with trying to get it right. There is a lot going on in an M14 that relies on the reciever being exactly correct, safety-type things. There is a reason why they are pricey.
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M1a =\= M1 Garand. M1a is the name Springfield Armory gave to their semi auto M14 rifles.
So then doesn't that make the M1 and the M14 the same receiver?
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So then doesn't that make the M1 and the M14 the same receiver?
Nope. Similar action, but the receivers are different. Some of the parts are interchangeable, but most of them are not. The M14 is .308, so it has a shorter action than the M1 in .30-06. And the M14 receiver is machined to accept magazines instead of enbloc clips.
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