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New to Site and a couple of questions.

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I just wanted to introduce myself to the group, at the suggestion of SixTgunr:

I work for a East Central Missouri, Sheriff's Dept. I have been with them for 32 years. I am our fireams instructor and we just recently acquired 20-M-14's from Govt. Surplus. I have always been interested in the M-14's but never had the opportunity to really "get to know one". Wow, what a piece of machinery. I still have a Colt M-4 that stays close to me but I have the M-14 close and available, too.

Where can I get and/or which is the best basic repair/maintainance manual to have. I have the Marine Corps. manual for the AR's/M-16's and surely there is something out there that is similiar for the M-14's.

I not looking to do intricate gun smithing...just good maintainance beyond field stripping..Like what if a ejector or extractor breaks..how do you repair it. As I said, I have been trained in repairing AR's and such. I really don't anticipate too many break downs, but would like to be as informed as possible.

Your web site is awsome and I'm looking forward to participating. Thanks for letting me be a part of your group.


Major Mike Copeland aka/Major Mike
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Blown out primer

Sorry for the delay in responding, been gone doing some more training.

As to the ammo, it was new American Eagle, 150 gr. fmj bt. The only thing that we could think us was the head space. Excuse my ignorance but what kind of problems could this cause, besides feeding problems. Someone mentioned about bolts blowing out...that would be a hallelujah momement!

The rifles that we received through the Gov't. program were all new (never fired). Should I have the head space checked on all of them. Again, please excuse my ignorance, I'm new to the M-14's.


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