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LOTS of the smaller sheriff's offices, police departments, city marshals & constables offices here in TX have/use M-14 rifles that they got CHEAP from the government.

also, some of our Rangers MAY have/be carrying them.
(Rangers can carry/use ANY weapon that they choose to.)

i have been told, but can NOT confirm, that at least some of those agencies have been asked to return them to the military services for the war effort, as there are NOT enough of the MBR to go around.
(GEE THANKS,"wee willie klintoon" for destroying MANY perfectly good M-14 rifles AND for selling our M-14 machinery, for almost nothing, to Taiwan!)

NOTE: wee willie klintoon was "concerned, that at some future date, that civilians might have access to these machineguns. destroying them will assure that that never happens."
(fwiw, that sort of brain-DEAD, STUPID comment is what passes for INTELLIGENT discourse among leftists!)

yours, sw
 

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I was out BSing with the range guys a few days ago while they were doing inventory. Not only do they have 30 or so M14 (some still in their plastic bags), they also have a few dozen M1 Garands! They are all Springfields, except for one that is CAI receivered. I had to jet off on a call so I didn't get to see if they had any ammo to feed those M1's.

With the wars winding down I would think that the Feds will not be asking for many M14's back.....................I hope. I'd love to tear a few of those down.
 

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I was issued a beautiful TRW back in about 09. Our dept acquired them through the 1033 program also. If I recall correctly we got 5 - 14s and 7 - 16A1s. Kept it for three years as my primary patrol rifle. Capt decided to pass them along to a smaller dept but was not ever asked to return them. We had acquired our own M4s by that time.

I owned an early SAI select-fire rifle but had the opportunity to trade into an M1 Thompson (Savage mfg.). I miss the select-fire 14 but have others.

Still own a Socom and have a JRA.

Working on an LRB now. I plan on getting a new Bula also.
 

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I am looking to purchase an M14. Any hints on where I might find one?
Academy Sports usually carries M1As. If your a civilian you cannot get M-14s. Full auto on a 7.62 X 51 rifle is a bit much anyway.
 

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Little known but interesting fact: "M1A" is a trademark of Springfield Armory. Even though it has come to be used as a generic term for "semi-auto M-14", anything not built by the Geneseo crowd is, well, a semi-auto M-14.
 

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My home county SO up in NETEX still has any number of standard USGI-issue M14 rifles (rather than M1A) built by TRW, that the previous sheriff paid the princely sum of ONE DOLLAR each for years ago.

Fwiw, I've tried for years to get him to issue me one of them. = He said, "Move back home & you'll get your wish."
(He wants me, at 71YO, to return to being the County Stock Detective, if you can believe that. = I, 4+ decades ago, was "a pretty fair hand" at recovering lost/strayed/stolen livestock.)

ADDENDA: I've wondered several times what ever happened to the FIRST firearm that I was issued by the county. = a "sawed off" Double-barreled 10-gauge shotgun by Parker. = I had to turn it back in to the county when I went on AD.
(In those long ago daze, I got paid 50 bucks a month & a county credit card for driving my own car. - I thought that I was RICH, too.)

yours, sw
 

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ADDENDA to Post # 21.

A few weeks ago, I was shopping at GT Distributers in Austin & ran into/started talking to a "brand spanking new" Ranger Private.
(Was I ever THAT young-looking?? - To me, he looks like he should be playing HS football.)

He said that several Rangers, who are assigned to the TX/Mexico border area, are issued/carrying M14 rifles in "standard GI dress" daily.
(The young Ranger will be on the Border Recon Team.)

yours, sw
 
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