Our Much Loved DCM M14 Goes Back

Discussion in 'Sadlak Industries' started by RightHand, Mar 7, 2007.


  1. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    As many of you know, there has been a recall of all CMP M14s. Our's was part of the original DCM program. The DCM was discontinued with the weapons reassigned to the CMP.

    Our M14 is a very rare model - a TRW receiver and one of the first 1,000 manufactured to NM specifications. It's old and heavy. Mike Sadlak and I were musing today about the possibility that some soldier carrying this very weapon while crawing across the jungle floor in Vietnam. That soldier was fortunate to have such a wonderful weapon but surely exhausted by it's weight.

    I spent a good part of the day photographing the rifle and various original NM components. All parts are original - the receiver, the trigger group, op rod, spring guide, piston, barrel. For photos today, I installed an age and spec appropriate bayonet, bipod, Leatherwood Mount, and ARTII scope. The mount and scope would probably not have been used in the field but I wanted some photos with it dressed to the hilt.

    I know that it's unlikely I will every have the opportunity to handle an M14 such as this ever again. I'm sadden by that but, nonetheless, grateful that it has been in our hands for so long. I've learned a great deal about the M14 from this rifle.

    I'll post a series of photos in the next few days. Mike and I are heading down to the range on Sunday for our final fun day with this much admired M14 and we will indeed be sad to ship it off early next week.
     
  2. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    So they can just make you send a weapon back? That isn't cool. I am looking forward to pics.
     
  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Why the recall, and...... I've never heard of a "mandatory" recall before.
     
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

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  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    NO!!

    Maybe, just maybe they will place them for sale through the CMP.
     
  6. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Always a possibility. While they were under the ownership of DCM, then the CMP, they were protected from Clintonesque destruction. My fear is they will revert to the Federal gov and all bets will be off as to whether they survive long term. If I felt they were going to the military en masse I wouldn't mind but I don't think that is the case. The military still has a lot of M14's in its arsenal albeit not too many replacement parts.
     
  7. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    As promised, here are a few. I'll post more as I get them uploaded.
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  8. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Gun PoRn. Nice. Thanks for the pics. The Gov. giveth, the Gov. taketh away...NO!!
     
  9. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Wouldn't surprise me if it went to Afghanistan or iraq. No guarantees I guess.
    jim
     
  10. andrew414

    andrew414 Howdy.


    Agreed, these are popping up in modern SOC infantry units. This old stick is going back to the front!

    Andrew
     
  11. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Just took this a few minutes ago. Changed to stock from wood to synthetic.

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