Its a synthetic stock and they were the most weather resistant . Also : It looks like the control rod below the operating rod is cut off. You can see the place where it used to ride on side of the operating rod. This might be part of the welding he was talking about but: he seems to be talking about welding the selector swivel and that has nothing to do with the control rod. Thats not a big deal beacuse the whole select fire part kit can be bought for about $25 bucks. The scope mounts were Junk and were poor at maintaining "0" when reinstalled, but its the real thing. The M2 bipod is worth about $100 to $150 new. If you get it- put the bi-pod on the other way so it folds forward. When they folded back they hit the stock. But all said and done its a real M14 and that means bucks because unless it says "US rifle M14" its second best. There is nothing like the real thing. The bore on these will always look good unless the crome pealed off because all the issued M14s were crome bore. Get hold of the guy and question if its a rewelded reciever. That could make the whole thing a little less attractive..Being M14s were never really offered for public sale many that showed up on the market were rewelded recievers. If it is the real thing and not a reweld I would buy it in a minute.... .... .... ...........Twiggy
roger that....the only reweld that is legal currently is the Hahn welded receiver, and even that is subject to conformitty to the letter of approval. Most don't qualify due to the demill process which is considered incorrect. The other things are the rear auto lug has to be removed, the center notch has to be moved and the under side of the front end of the receiver where the connector rod has to be welded so that the connector can't "hook in". If all of these are done then they are deemed legal.....that is if the receivers are stamp marked as electro pencil has been deemed not acceptible as it can be readily removed. That said, if this receiver is the real deal then you would have to have a class III whether it has the connector arm or not or whether the rear auto lug has been welded or not. If it's a MKS then that's alltogether a different story. Don't even look at it. :roll:
according to the seller....the rifle was sent to the ATF and was sent back, but he can't find the tag. I asked him where the welds are and how they look. Am awaiting a reply. Also, He stated that he doesn't know who welded it up.
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