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Norinco M14 type rifles have been exported to the United States and Canada. I'm trying to build a list of serial numbers to see what serial number ranges were imported by various companies. Norinco M14 type rifles exported to Canada and the United States have the model designations "M14", "M-14" and "M14 Sporter." If there are any other model designations please let me know.

If you don't mind please post Norinco M14 serial numbers and the imoprter here or PM me. You can change the last digit or two to "X" for privacy. See separate thread for Poly Technologies M14 rifles.

TIA,

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Century Arms International (St. Albans, Vermont)

C00079 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C00106 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C0011X (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C00144 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C003XX (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C00613 (serial number on left side)
C00686 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C0076X (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C0113X (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C0136X
C01500 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C0151X (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C01527 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C0155X
C01734
C01748
C01904
C01988 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C0736X
C07376 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C0769X (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C07698
C08084 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C08312 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C08590 (CAI on receiver heel and serial number on left side)
C08610 (CAI and serial number on receiver left side)
C09036
92XX (stripped receiver)
9633 (CAI marking on barrel, serial number on receiver left side)
9914 (CAI marking on barrel)
91043
91939 (CAI marking on barrel)
93046 (CAI marking on barrel)
938XX (CAI marking on barrel)
942XX (CAI marking on barrel)
943XX
95444 (CAI marking on barrel)
960XX (CAI marking on barrel)
96813 (CAI marking on barrel)
96925
971XX (CAI marking on barrel)

Cheshire & Perez (Monrovia, CA - imported in 1988)

AL000843 (markings on receiver left side)

CJA (Southfield, Michigan - CJA, Norinco and serial number on receiver left side)

000001
000042
000076
000098
00015X
000163
00026X
000399
000450
00055X
000630
000795
000973
001353
001397
00166X
00400X New Zealand import
006849 New Zealand import
008108
008994 New Zealand import in 2008

IDE USA (Southfield, Michigan - IDE USA and serial number on receiver left side)

000128

Saco ????

94210 (serial number on receiver heel)

Alan Lever (Vancouver, British Columbia)

AL000292 (Norinco)
AL000680 (Norinco, M305 and serial number on receiver left side)
AL000755 (Norinco and serial number on receiver left side)
AL000843 (Norinco, M305 and serial number on receiver left side)
AL000844 imported into Canada with subsequent export to Finland
0011XX (CJA marking on receiver left side)
0083XX (CJA marking on receiver left side)

Marstar Canada (Vankleek Hill, Ontario)

001XX
00043X
0016XX
002749 (CJA and serial number on receiver left side and 2007 on receiver right side)
004262
00800X (CJA and serial number on receiver left side)
0094XX (CJA, Norinco & serial number on receiver left side)
010357 (CJA and serial number on receiver left side)
0104XX (CJA, Norinco & serial number on receiver left side and 2007 on receiver right side)
010971 (CJA, Norinco & serial number on receiver left side)
0119XX (CJA, Norinco & serial number on receiver left side and 2007 on receiver right side)
0129XX (CJA, Norinco & serial number on receiver left side and 2007 on receiver right side)
01335X (CJA, Norinco & serial number on receiver left side and 2007 on receiver right side)
013398 (CJA, Norinco)
0088***
008928 (Norinco, imported into Canada 11/06)
0092***

Unknown importer (Canada)

004363 (CJA, Norinco & serial number on receiver left side)
0110XX CJA side marking
 

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Norinco CJA SPFLD. Mich
000128 I bought it off of an internet auction and sent it off to Fulton for the Chinese Upgrade. Love the rifle....it is a sweet shooter....real sweet.

Dave Petrella
 

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Re: oops.... IDE not CJA

davpet said:
Sorry Guys,
it says IDE not CJA... its late I'm bushed, gotta get some sleep.

Dave
Dave, is your rifle marked Polytech or Norinco?
 

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it's marked Norinco.
Is it one of the lowest #'s or what?? Got it off of gunbroker in 2000 sent it to Fulton in Nov. of 2000 and got it back in May of 2001.

Dave
 

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Dave, your rifle is the lowest serial number Norinco I've encountered so far. 8)

Serial number list updated 07-03-05, 07-10-05, and 08-07-05.
 

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I was told mine is a Norinco, although it is not stamped Norinco anywhere on it. I purchased it in August of 2005 in a private sale. The rifle came with a USGI flash hider with a bayonet lug on it, although I would imagine it did not originally come in this confiugration.

Left side of receiver is stamped "1851xx" very lightly. Reparkerizing might actually wipe out the serial number it is so light.

Right side of barrel is stamped "CAI. ST ALB VT" followed by a 1.25" space or so and then "M14 S/A SPORTER 308 CHINA"
in much lighter stamping.

There are electro pencil serial numbers on the tirgger guard, op rod, and a few other pieces, but most of them do not match each other, and none match the serial number.

The rear sight has "WC|E" stamped on the elevation wheel.

Hope this helps.
 

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Dawg180 said:
I was told mine is a Norinco, although it is not stamped Norinco anywhere on it. I purchased it in August of 2005 in a private sale. Left side of receiver is stamped "1851xx" very lightly. Reparkerizing might actually wipe out the serial number it is so light.

Right side of barrel is stamped "CAI. ST ALB VT" followed by a 1.25" space or so and then "M14 S/A SPORTER 308 CHINA"
in much lighter stamping. Hope this helps.
Dawg180, just want to confirm that the receiver serial number is six digits long. That is correct? Also, are there any numbers on the left side of the receiver under the stock line (hidden by the stock)?
 

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Dawg180 said:
I was told mine is a Norinco, although it is not stamped Norinco anywhere on it. I purchased it in August of 2005 in a private sale. Left side of receiver is stamped "1851xx" very lightly. Reparkerizing might actually wipe out the serial number it is so light.

Right side of barrel is stamped "CAI. ST ALB VT" followed by a 1.25" space or so and then "M14 S/A SPORTER 308 CHINA"
in much lighter stamping. Hope this helps.
Dawg180, just want to confirm that the receiver serial number is six digits long. That is correct? Also, are there any numbers on the left side of the receiver under the stock line (hidden by the stock)?
I don't have the rifle handy at the moment so I cannot pull the receiver to be 100% sure, but I do not remeber seeing any stampings below the stock line on the left side of the receiver. In fact, I cannot find any marking that reads "Norinco" or "Polytech" anywhere on the rifle.

Yes, the serial number is six digits long. Yes, after looking at the database of other people's numbers I am perplexed by this too. On top of that, the serial number barely looks like a stamping at all- it almost looks like a surface etching through the parkerizing to show bare metal.

I will try and get some pictures of it in the next few days since it obviously is a bit different from the other Norincos and Polytechs that have been seen in the past. I might have to borrow a digital camera as mine does not have the resolution to show some of the markings very well.

Dawg
 

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Dawg, thanks for the reply. You are confirming what I found out from other sources. Unmarked Norinco receivers are not unusal. They are not common but they do surface in discussions from time to time on the gun boards. As your barrel indicates, the unmarked receivers were Norinco models imported by Century Arms International between 1990 and 1994.
 

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Dawg180 said:
But importation between 1990 and 1994 would have been in violation of the 1989 import ban, would it not?
Not at all. The 1989 import ban was a ban on importing rifles with evil features. Once the evil features were removed, the rifles were allowed to enter the country. If your rifle has evil features now they were installed either before 09/13/94 or after 09/12/04. :lol:
 

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Howdy,

I have a Norinco M-14, with a serial number AL000041. Anybody have any info on it. I purchased it in 1999 at a local gun shop. I had a Polytech M1A, serial number 03541, but traded it for a DPMS AR-15, with a Bull Barrel and 8 Magazines, and a scope mount. Thanks for any info given

john krzosNAV1
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