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Daunavin
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I have recently been offer to purchase a Springfield M14 serial number 63xxx. I can see no signs of the selector switch being welded. Were they made in semi auto only? Were they available for sale to the public, or was this rifle issued and disappeared into someones private collection?
Thanks for any help.
MQ1
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If it legit, you'll have to pay a tax to own it if it is indeed a full auto capable M14. Contact your local ATF and they will let you know about the rules of full auto ownership. If your seller is legit, he should know this...

If it is not legit, you don't want to be anywhere near it. The jail time is not worth it. Ignorance to these laws is not a valid defence, and I know of at least one brother of a friend who has done hard time for this type of offense.

If it is a Springfield M1A, and has not been altered in any way to be a full auto capable rifle, then you need to post the price to the group and someone knowledgable will vouch if it is a "deal" or not. I expect that this may be your case...

I see on your profile that you are from Vancouver, so I doubt that what I posted above regarding the ATF has any revelance to you. I don't know the laws regarding ownership of class 3 firearms in Canada, but I'm certain that they are stricter than US laws...

Be careful.

MQ1

Daunavin
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I shot it at a prone match, and could not find any signs of the selector switch hole being welded up. It is stamped M14 on the back of the reciever. Were they made in semi-auto only? I know next to nothing about these rifles.

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MQ1
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I have heard that there were semi-auto variations available, which would explain alot.

You might want to post your questions here:

http://eotacforum.com/viewforum.php?f=108



MQ1
cliffy
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In the military, in 1964, all M-14 were semi-auto that I ever ran across. One pull: One shot. One day I fired all 200 rifles in my small group with 20 rounds each. It was a long day. My shoulder never got bruised, but I was young then. Cliffy
Daunavin
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Thanks for your help. Class 3 up here would get me a new set of bracelets in a hurry. I have been shooting this rifle in matches for the past few years, and the owner is as straight as they come. I'll probably have a new rifle in a few weeks.
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MQ1
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Back in the day, many were full auto, and I have had a number of friends look hard to find an original full auto version...

You should really take the time to peruse the site below...there are likely alot more knowledgable people there regarding the specific details of the M14 that you are looking at...

http://eotacforum.com/viewforum.php?f=108

MQ1
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