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Old January 25, 2000, 07:02 PM   #1
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Since we're kicking around the M1A topic, I recently had an opportunity to trade for a box of mismatched M14 parts, including a good looking Smith Ent. receiver- about the only thing worth money in the box- perfect except the previous owner must have test fitted the barrel (18.5" no flash hider- Douglas XX???) several times without lube and buggered both threads...

In any case I would like suggestions from those with more experience in designing a sexy setup for a M1A. Links, pictures, building and bedding tips- other than Fulton Armoury appreciated...

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Old January 25, 2000, 07:16 PM   #2
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DeBee, gotta ask, what do you want out of it. Ultimate anything depends on your objective. Try to make it do too much and it won't do anything well.
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Old January 26, 2000, 03:19 AM   #3
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Check out the thread at

You may want to get in touch with X-Armorer and Alan B.

Good luck on the M1A.
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Old January 26, 2000, 11:59 AM   #4
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I just want a sweet, smooth functioning, reliable M1A Carbine. It does not have to be super accurate. I do know there are a lot of custom parts that might improve function.

Stocking advice, flash hider/muzzle brake options and opinions, trigger job???, HK style front sight assy??? Things like that... How would you set up your Ultimate M1A without becoming overly concerned with accuracy?

I could get this "kit" (and I use that term loosely) or start looking for a SAR 8...

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Old January 29, 2000, 12:19 PM   #5
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This might be a place to start.

I have a document put out by the USMC.

It's document number is TI-02648A-25/10B
Titled:USMC Technical Instruction,Match condition procedures, Rifle 7.62 mm, M14 HQ USMC Washington, DC 20880 - 27 November 1972

It gives EXACTLY how to modify the M14 for "Match Conditions". While I readily admit this isn't end all and be all of M14's, its as good a place as any to start. You could pick and choose your own requirements from this manual. Jim
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