Welcome from Wisconsin.
Sorry for taking so long to reply. I live will county but our farm is in Morgan county. I mostly deer hunt now but enjoy guns and try to learn as much as I can, My dad just started talking about the M14 a few years ago and I have been reading everything I can about it. What a great rifle.Southwest Idaho (formerly of the southside of Chi-Town and the Peoria area) says Hi and welcome. What part of Illinois? I still have family there (also M1A owners) and plan on heading back for a visit as soon as their state opens back up.
Buy another safe now.