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Hi all,

I hope you'll understand to me (my english is not the best).
In France, we can find some M14, sold like M14 in original semi-automatic mode. But the french (european) legislation forbids us to buy/own a weapon, which was before in automatic mode.
some question us a lot and their classification is ambiguous.
The rifles we can see on websites have a detail which i can explain (no present on my Springfield M1A). It's a hole on the right side of the receiver.

Bumper Gas Automotive exterior Motor vehicle Auto part

There is not this hole on original semi-automatic rifles. Is it a process of fabrication during military production?
Can we discriminate fully automatic vs semi-automatic production with this?

An other interrogation is about numbers we can see on the right on the receiver too like below:

Rectangle Font Automotive exterior Wood Eyewear

Wood Air gun Trigger Gun barrel Gun accessory

Does this number prove military manufacture? What does it mean?

Thank you so much for all of informations you 'll partage with me.

Nice day :)
 

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Who or What determines if a particular rifle is allowed to be owned / purchased?
Does the rifle have to be inspected by someone, and then a decision is made?

Is there a difference between
"which was before in automatic mode"
"which is not now is automatic mode"
"which could be changed to become automatic mode"
in France, a fire-weapon leaving the factory in automatic mode, even if it has been modified, can not be owned.
 
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