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Saw this string on CSP this morning. Bill Ricca started it by supplying the following info:

From: M1 Garand & M14/M1A Collectors Forum

Cast Flash Hiders and more
Posted By: Bill Ricca <[email protected]>
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2002, at 6:02 a.m.

Right now there are generally three types of Flash Hiders being sold on the market. They are:

GI - when you can find them. Rough cast then machined to ordnance dimensions. Approx value today $175.00 -200.00

Cast Taiwan - Entirely cast, including finished configuration. Does not align with center bore. MANY SELL THESE AS GI ISSUE ESPECIALLY THE INTERNET MARKETERS OF CHINESE AND COMMERCIAL GOODS. Price range $29.00 -$45.00 Piece of crap.

Machined Reproduction - Entirely machined in Florida, high quality, MANUFACTURER MAKES NO ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE, sells them as reproductions. Very well made, not configured like the GI. Aligns with centerbore like GI.

One caution: Get this "Rings like a bell" nonsense out of your mind. Any steel, configured like a tuning fork will ring when struck. I have the Taiwan, GI, and commercially machined, and like SNIPER below posted, THEY ALL RING LIKE A BELL. Relying on that information will get you a Cast reproduction for the GI price.


When asked: Mr. Ricca ,I would like to know if there is a surefire method of IDing flashhiders and M14 bipods.Thank You.

Bill replies:GCA Journal had an article on ID
Posted By: Bill Ricca <[email protected]>
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2002, at 6:29 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Cast Flash Hiders and more (Bill Fletcher)

of Flash Hiders. M2 Bipods keep this in mind. Original GI bring $300.00 to 350.00 so somebody advertising an endless supply for $40.00 to $150.00????? I get a GI bipod about every two years, yet they seem to be all over eBay, the internet and SGN???? There are no quantities of GI bipods around.
It got so bad that SARCO now sells the Navy Taiwan made bipods, so are they GI??? Some advertise them as that, but I perfer thinking of them as off the shelf chinese made copies the Navy is forced into purchasing due to non availabliity of GI. Today you can't manufacture a few dozen bipods like the Navy purchases, it just can't be done.

Thought it important enough to make sure everyone see it. Thanks, Hawk
 

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Thanks Bill for clearing that up. My biggest reason for posting this is due to your statement about the ringing of the suppressor which would also ring true :roll: for a M-14 suppressor. Most I know go by the strike and ring to tell. Thanks again. SF & GA! Hawk
 

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OK..this is gonna be a dumb question but here goes anyway. When I got this M1A it had a Springfield flash hider on it. Now I am told that this particular type of unit isnt legal in the PRK. So, two questions:

1. What is the difference between the one I have and the Kalifornia approved one? Where can I get one?

2. Muzzle guides, where do I find one that will fit the Kalifornia model?

A year ago I started highpower with a Garand and have yet to see a flash hider on an M1..why do m14's only come with them instead of as an option?

Please note I am but a mere fengy and under the UCMJ am allowed to ask dumb questions.
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Tks Hawk..emailed a request for info this morning..

Saw an auction on gunbroker.com for a 'paratrooper m-14' that describes the receiver as being marked "M1A but its a real M14". What gives there? BTW, it shows $5000 as not meeting the reserve..
 

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Machined Reproduction - Entirely machined in Florida, high quality, MANUFACTURER MAKES NO ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE, sells them as reproductions. Very well made, not configured like the GI. Aligns with centerbore like GI.
What is the URL for this place?
 
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