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police purchase of new m14

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i had my tables set up at our local gun show this weekend and a guy comes wandering by with m14 slung over his shoulder. he stops to inquire about new unissued gi mags and i direct him to him to our local surplus dealer. when he turned to leave i spotted the selector switch and stopped him. after many questions, he told me it was a law enforcement buy only, brand new unissued h and r select fire m14. after some coaxing he let me examine the rifle and sure enough it was. this rifle had no handling marks of any kind, no wear on any of the metal, all the stock stampings were amazingly clear and unmolested by handling. he stated it took about a year with many followup phone calls and mailings but evidently worth the wait. this guy admitted to being a swat team member in our bordering town and when he realized i was a m14 nut from hell, he opened up to more conversion. he would not give a price but did say that other members were in the process of ordering. he was in his late twenties and had no experience with the m14, hadnt even shot this one but had plans to do so. is anybody out there familiar with this program. these are absolutely brand new rifles from our government arsenals with a law enforcement only stipulation. if i had not seen this with my own eyes, i wouldnt have believed it. anybody out there with more info on this, holler back.
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He is full of it. My Department has 8 of these rifles. The one I have is a TRW. We have H&R, Winchester and Springfileds's. Some were dressed in wood but most were in the gross looking synthetics.
You as an individual cannot purchase these rifles. As I understand it, the rifles we have are still Uncle Sam's. If we ever want to get rid of them they will go back to the arsenal where we picked them up.
So, I would say he is blowing smoke. It was probably issued to him, and it is his gun for official use only. I have mine with me, but would never take it to a gun show! It is a work instrument, and Uncle Sam will probably take em back if he finds out the officers are strolling through gun shows with them!
Our dept M-14's have the selector pinned in place by Uncle Sam. Yes we could get the parts to make em full auto, but WHY???
Anyone with any experience knows that full auto is worthless, and placed precision shots is what you want. Classic case, and lucky for the LAPD were those two idiots at the Hollywood bank. How many police fatalities did they incur? NONE!!
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