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Record of Texas M1A Rifles

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The information below is a copy of the records I have for Texas M1A rifles. As of 01-19-08, I count 135 Texas era M1A rifles in the .xls file. I've not pasted the three right hand columns of the file so that my sources and the rifle owners maintain their privacy.

Serial No. First Sale Date Original Sale Configuration Barrel Marking # of Lines How marked?
000000* rifle
000001* rifle L H GUN CO SA TEX 78226 two hand stamped
000001* rifle 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78126 one
000001* rifle
000003* rifle (match)
000007*
000011* rifle
000012* receiver in January 1972
000015* receiver
000017*
000030*
000049* rifle based on 001487
000050*
000065* Dec-71 stripped receiver
000067* rifle L H GUN CO SA TEX 78226 two hand stamped
000068*
000070* rifle (M14E2)
000075* rifle L H GUN CO SA TEX 78226 two hand stamped
000078* NLT Mar-72
000078* NLT Mar-72
000099* NLT Mar-72
000100* receiver
000126*
000127*
000134* rifle RTI BX 2l0 DEVINE TX two hand stamped
000172* Apr-72 barreled receiver not stamped at factory
000188* RTl BX 2l0 DEVINE TX one hand stamped
000200* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one hand stamped
00020X RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX two hand stamped
000214* Apr-72 barreled receiver not stamped at factory
000218* rifle Devine address one hand stamped
000222*
000231* rifle RTI BX 2l0 DEVINE TX one hand stamped
000248* unknown none as of Sep 2001
00027X
000299* rifle RTI BOX 210 DEVINE TX one hand stamped
000326* rifle RTI BX 2l0 DEVINE TX two hand stamped
000345* XX/72
000360* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TX two hand stamped
000377* no address marking on the barrel as of October 2008
00039X rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX
000414* XX/72
000440*
000442*
000464* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TX two hand stamped
00048X rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one hand stamped
000505* XX/73 rifle
000510* rifle "Devine address" one
000527* rifle
000529*
000535*
000541*
000564* XX/73 estimated stripped receiver DRW 430 Devine Texas three electropenciled
000567* rifle RTI BX 2l0 DEVINE TX two hand stamped
000576* rifle RTl BOX 2l0 DEVINE TX two hand stamped
000600*
000627*
000655* rifle DEVINE TEX one hand stamped
000689* rifle DEVINE TEX one engraved
000690* rifle DEVINE TEX one engraved
000708* rifle DEVINE TEX one engraved
000710* rifle DEVINE TEX one engraved
00074X rifle DEVINE TEX one engraved
000777* rifle DEVINE TEX one
000784*
000812* Jul-73 rifle DEVINE TEX one engraved
000825* rifle DEVINE TEX one engraved
000850* rifle DEVINE TEX one engraved
00085X* rifle DEVINE TEX one engraved
000857* rifle DEVINE TEX one hand stamped
000908*
000909* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX two hand stamped
000925* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
000942* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
000943* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX two hand stamped
000953* rifle RTl BOX 2l0 DEVINE TEX two hand stamped
1000* May to Jul 1973 rifle
001013*
001096* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TX one hand stamped
001097* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TX one hand stamped
001098* rifle TI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TX one hand stamped
001101* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TX one engraved
001119*
001179* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX two hand stamped
001190*
001193* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX two hand stamped
001201*
001215* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX
001242* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX two hand stamped
001255*
0013XX rifle "Devine address" one hand stamped
00130X
001322*
001329* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001338* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001339* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001389* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TX two hand stamped
001422* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TX one
001434* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TX two hand stamped
001436*
001487* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX two hand stamped
001514* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX two hand stamped
001543* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001544* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001553* receiver most likely
001562* XX/73 estimated rifle
001595* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001691*
001695* Dec-73 rifle
001705* rifle one engraved
001717* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one hand stamped
001722* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001727* Jan-74 stripped receiver
00176X
001820* rifle RTI BX2I0 DEVINE TX one hand stamped
001830* rifle
001854* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001885*
001902*
001908*
001931* rifle RTl BX 2l0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001977* Apr-74 rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
001988* Apr-74 barreled receiver
001994* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX
002028* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
002068* rifle RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
00209X* stripped receiver
002127* Apr-74 barreled receiver "Devine address" one
002134* receiver 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one engraved
002167* Sep-74 barreled receiver 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
002168* Sep-74 barreled receiver 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
002282* Sep-74 barreled receiver 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
002283* Sep-74 barreled receiver 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
002284* Sep-74 barreled receiver 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
002293* Sep-74 barreled receiver 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
002301* barreled receiver 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one engraved
00244X* 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
00246X* Sep-74 rifle 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
002466* rifle 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one engraved
002484* rifle 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one engraved
002496* rifle 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one engraved
002512* rifle Charles Krause address
002517* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TX one engraved
002571* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TX one engraved
002600* stripped receiver
002606* rifle RTl BOX 2l0 DEVINE TEX one
002658* rifle 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one engraved
002709* Nov-74 stripped receiver
002734* Apr-75 rifle Geneseo Ill one electropenciled
002770* Jul-75 rifle
002774* Nov-74 stripped receiver
002778* rifle 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
002797* rifle RTI BOX 2I0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
002808* Nov-74 stripped receiver
002831* Feb-75 rifle RTl BX 2l0 DEVINE TEX one
002867* May-74 rifle RTl BX 2l0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
002874* May-74 rifle RTl BX 2l0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
002877* rifle RTl BOX 2l0 DEVINE TEX one engraved
002884*
002898* XX/74 rifle RTl BOX 338C DEVINE TEX one
002912*
002923* Nov-74 stripped receiver
002964*
002979* Nov-74 stripped receiver
002985* Dec-74 stripped receiver
002990* Oct-74 barreled receiver
002992* Oct-74 barreled receiver
002995* Oct-74 barreled receiver
002996* Oct-74 barreled receiver
002998* Oct-74 barreled receiver
003109* Oct-74 barreled receiver
003124* Oct-74 stripped receiver
003129* Oct-74 barreled receiver
003130* stripped receiver
003139* Oct-74 barreled receiver 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216
003140* Oct-74 barreled receiver
003142* Oct-74 stripped receiver
003159* Oct-74 stripped receiver
003210* Oct-74 stripped receiver
003217* Oct-74 stripped receiver
003270* Nov-74 stripped receiver
003306* Oct-74 stripped receiver
003322* Jan-75 stripped receiver
00356X Apr-75 rifle
003358* rifle 12106 RADIUM SA TEX 78216 one
003573* XX/75 rifle
003719* Sep-75 match rifle
004002* Oct-75
004340* Nov-75 rifle none
004379* Apr-76 stripped receiver
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My sources are:

1) my personal observation of rifles
2) Tom Buss 1971 to 1976 OGCA Show newsletters
3) Tom Buss 1971 to 1976 personal notes
4) Photographs of rifle receiver heels and barrel markings
5) Owner purchase receipts
6) Owner reports of their rifles
7) M14 fan reports of rifles they examined
8 ) Online sales ads

Source # 7 accounts for a very small portion of the information. For M1A serial number 001854, I received a private message through this board on 03-01-07 from the owner. We corresponded and he reported the barrel marking listed in the record above. I keep more notes on a spread sheet but I don't disclose the identity of the owners and other details specific to each rifle.
 

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GI8 I bought my M1A #001215 in th e very early 70's new.barell marked rt1 bx210 devine tex. I shoot it not as often as I would like. what is the rifle worth,nra new or better.thanks I'm new to this site.
Does the Texas address marking on the barrel appear to be engraved by hand or by machine? Is the address in two lines of text or one?

Regarding the value of _______, please see this thread:

http://www.m-14forum.com/upload/showthread.php?t=49500

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I have this serial. Bought it in the mid-70's from a guy who supposedly bought the leftover receivers from Devine. He made me a Match rifle which shot pretty well the few times I fired it. Three of us bought them at the same time, the others were nicer than mine, but I lost the coin toss. I took off the heavily glassed stock and substituted an early military without flipper. Also replaced the fiber guard with an original wooden one when Sarco was selling them. It's my M14 replica in the Garand collection :)
 

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Spotted #68 at the Dixie Gun and Knife Classic Gun Show August 10th in Raleigh NC.

Gentleman had at least 8 of our favorite rifles on display with sub 70,000 serials, and as i was looking at each one's serial number down the line I had to reread it because it had so many zeros in it. I didn't examine it but It was on a stand marketing it as a Devine. Alas no pictures :(
 

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My Serial # of Devine Texas M-1-A.

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this site so here's my M-1_A devine texas, serial # 1544 it's a national match, with a birch wood stock, I purchased it new in the early 70,s when I had an FFL. Would you guys like some pic's of it? Let me know and I'll post them.

Jerry
 
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