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Old 03-27-2008, 17:10   #1
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Talking Chinese M14

Does any one else out there have a chinese M-14? I bought mine for $420.00 back in 1994 in hutchinson MN. at a small area gun show. I also bought a new s.k.s. in the box for $109.00. I'd like to hear about other M-14s.
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Old 03-27-2008, 18:47   #2
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Bought my Polytech in Oklahoma City in 2001. Don't recall how much I paid for it. Send it to Fulton Armory for a service grade package. I think the only Chinese parts left on it are the receiver and trigger housing.
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Quite a few on this board have chinese m14 clones. I have a norinco 305 and love it. It's reliable, rugged, I don't mind the chinese wooden stock, it hits hard and its accurate. With blind eyes over iron sights I can make 1.25 inch groups at 80 mtrs on demand. A friend of mine with better eyes (and is a better shot) can do 0.75 groups from the same dist. For the money, you can't do much better

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Polytech M-14

Mine is a Polytech, bought in 1993(?) for $475. Then bought a GI bolt assm and a bunch of other parts. Only this year did i get around to having it built. Local gunsmith will have it ready this weekend. Feels like I'm living and repeating 1991, with a possible change in Washington DC! Buy it up, fix it up, get it outfitted. Also just finished reworking my Mini-14. Spring is in the air.
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Picked up a Norinco recently for 850.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:23   #7
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Originally Posted by X Man View Post

Mine is a Polytech, bought in 1993(?) for $475.

Then bought a GI bolt assm and a bunch of other parts.

Only this year did i get around to having it built.
Wow!
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I don't own an M-14 but have always wanted one(too much money when I have cheaper wants and needs) , but buying a chinese clone of a US battle rifle just seems blasphemous.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:22   #10
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Originally Posted by C.Montague View Post
You could buy one and then go to confession, my son.
You will be forgiven.
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Originally Posted by H2O MAN View Post
You will be forgiven.
Where could I go to commit such sin?
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I don't know but I think it may be like Chinese food; an hour after you buy a Norinco, you're hungry again for a Springer.
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Originally Posted by Twolves View Post
... an hour after you buy a Norinco, you're hungry again for a Springer.
Not me.

An hour after I bought my 1st Norinco I was hungry for another ChiCom M14
because the Springer was less than satisfying and it gave me the runs.

Runs away from the M1A!
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Originally Posted by H2O MAN View Post
Not me.

An hour after I bought my 1st Norinco I was hungry for another ChiCom M14
because the Springer was less than satisfying and it gave me the runs.

Runs away from the M1A!
What do you use to lube that commie rifle, soy sauce?
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That is hilarious. Maybe he uses yak milk.
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after reading this thread I have set out on a quest to find a norinco to no avail.
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Originally Posted by Brickman View Post
That is hilarious. Maybe he uses yak milk.
I don't know, that yak milk might be a little sticky, don't you think?
He might use some fat left over from the dogs they cook.
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Originally Posted by RangedWarrior View Post
after reading this thread I have set out on a quest to find a norinco to no avail.
You could try Wal-Mart; everything else they sell comes from China.
Or, you could call this Chinese guy I know, Sum Ting Wong.
You can reach him at 1-800-GO COMMIE. He'll answer the phone saying "Sum Ting Wong here".
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I have a 1990's Federal Ordnance M14 that I am pretty happy with. Did a couple swaps on parts and added a USGI stock. Shoots better than I do!



Here it is posing with it's other bunkies !
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I have a Devine M1A, built by Elmer Balance, a very early one, and a Winchester M14 I registered in the '68 amnesty. I also have two Springfield M1A rifles, one is a match rifle and one is a standard grade that I shoot for fun.

Don't rag on the Chinese. Seriously, the Norinco rifles I have seen look like excellent rifles and I understand they are great shooters. Nothing wrong with them.
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Originally Posted by medalguy View Post
I have a Winchester M14 I registered in the '68 amnesty.
Nice!

I'm torn, do I buy a select fire M14/M1A similar to yours or do I by a AN/PVS-22 for one of the EBR I have.
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Can't answer that for you. If you already have an EBR, go for the sight. I don't know what they go for but it's probably a lot less than an M14 these days, economy notwithstanding. M14 rifles do turn up every once in a while on Sturm but most are welded receivers. Properly done, they are OK but unless you know who did the work, I believe I'd pass on one of those, if you want to shoot the thing.
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I paid $1200 for my M14-S a few months ago. It came with all the Smith upgrades and 9 magazines and a few armorer tools!!! I thought it was a good deal. I think if I had bought a basic Polytech for about $800 I dont think I could have built and bought the same setup for less? Im extremely happy with what I got.
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I bought mine on the very day that the '94 AW Ban had just passed the house. I was an ffl on the phone with the wholesaler when I heard the news. It cost me $395 + shipping. Its the polytech. Its been a great .308 battle rifle to shoot and for the collection. The only upgrade I have made to it is to replace the chinese op-rod spring with a US GI spec spring. The Chinese spring is supposedly the weak link in this gun. I have had nothing but flawless operation with this rifle. I intend to send it to Smith Enterprizes for upgrades the first time it gives me trouble. That may never happen.
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