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Here is a reproduction of the notes for this photograph from the Springfield Armory Historical Museum.

Name: RIFLE, MILITARY - U.S. RIFLE M14 7.62MM SN# 545480

Maker/Manufacturer: SPRINGFIELD ARMORY

Date of Manufacture: C 1962

Eminent Figure:

Catalog Number: SPAR 3352


Description: U.S. RIFLE M14 7.62MM SN# 545480 Manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield, Ma. - Standard air-cooled, gas-operated select fire shoulder weapon. Endurance test piece. No select switch. Hinged buttplate. Non-ventilated handguard. Weapon complete with 20-round detachable box magazine and in very good condition. Markings: Receiver: U.S. RIFLE/7.62-MM M14/SPRINGFIELD/ARMORY/545480. Bolt: 7790186/SA US1. Stock: P in circle. Weapon was transferred to the Museum on 27 August 1964. At that time the weapon was appraised at $128.59. What does an M14 rifle look like after firing 30,000 rounds? This picture tells the story.
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