It means the rifle was rebuilt at a depot. It's discussed in my book.
From M14 Rifle History and Development:I have have saw you somewhere you talk about this circle engraved on certain M14 receivers, but this was not the part where you explain it, can you tell me more about it?
And if I give you my receiver number can you tell me the year of production?
All I can say is that your rifle was rebuilt by a U. S. Marine Corps depot level facility at some point, likely in the early 1970s. Your rifle was originally built in the first half of 1963.Wahoo! Great!
Well it mean this receiver was on a USMC rifle?
My receiver is a H&R, and is number is 975435.
My M14 H&R will be not in full auto, only semi, even if my receiver is complete...Just a side notation......
In France and I believe Germany, it is not the receiver that makes the rifle, but the barrel. Receivers can be purchased there the same as barrels can be purchased hereGI4
It makes a lot of sense as the round goes into the chamber of the barrel and not the receiver.
I wish the US had done it that way, but with our system of registering full auto, there would be no way for them to regulate them.
Very good news for me! My project is to buid a M14 NM very closed to the originals, I have all the parts to buid a H&R M14, just the bolt is a winchester one, for me it is more easy to find only a correct bolt, because here in Europe M14 parts are very very rare... But we can found some good oppurtunity sometimes, like those originals receivers, I asked this german seller where he found this parts, but no answers, just the package in my letter boxGITENM14NM rifles can be found with any of the four original manufacturers receivers. Many NM rifles were built up by miltary armorers and National Guard State armorers. They were not picky about who's receivers or other parts went into a rifle. Morst were engraved with NM markings, but few if any Air Force NM rifles were marked NM.
See post # 12 by Ted Brown in this thread.Different,
would this have been an oddity, or perhaps a locally-built rifle?
In both 1976 and again in 1987 I was issued a Winchester NM M-14 SN # 4114 by the 5th US Army Marksmanship Training Unit (MTU) at Ft. Riley, Kansas.
I suppose the question would be this... "did any of the MTUs build any of their own rifles?"
We are of the same mind. Wherever these stupid laws exist they make no sense. Keep up the good fight brother.My M14 H&R will be not in full auto, only semi, even if my receiver is complete...
We are authorized to own military firearms only in semi auto, in caliber 223 to 50BMG, but we are limited in quantity...7 maxi.
This is reason why we have a lot of rifles rechambered in "civilian caliber", like 7.08, 300 savage for MAS 36 or 1903, 8x60 for K98k for example.only bolt action where there is no limitation.
Our politicals says everywhere "France is the country of human right", be sure this is not true!!!!