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Nathaniel01
July 01, 2017, 13:10
Got the Sarco email for the M14 'starter kits'. Any idea who made the 'milled' receivers? Barrel? Considering the parts that have to be gathered for completion, is this a good buy?

http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/m14-starter-kit.aspx

Parga
July 01, 2017, 14:23
Barrels are probably Criterion, trigger group will run $200 for a good one. Have no idea who made the receiver, that's the kicker

ArtBanks
July 01, 2017, 14:36
That is the first left handed M-14 receiver I have ever seen. Looks like they reversed the image for the add. Does not speak well of the product.

Semper Fi
Art

01BIRDDOG
July 01, 2017, 18:50
That is the first left handed M-14 receiver I have ever seen. Looks like they reversed the image for the add. Does not speak well of the product.

Semper Fi
Art

This is funny.........................Why didn't they check this small detail?

Blackmore
July 01, 2017, 19:09
This is funny.........................Why didn't they check this small detail?

Their webmaster can do web design and graphics but knows nothing about firearms?

Nathaniel01
July 01, 2017, 19:27
We are talking about Sarco here. Good catch where I missed the image being mirrored. I'll check who made the receiver and post back when I know more. Email on way to Sarco.

ByronF
July 01, 2017, 19:46
Seems like we see M1A steeped in old-timey USGI tradition for not enough more than $1000 frequently enough that I would not bother giving Sarco money for wildcard rifle kit. If it was Inter-Ord or Hesse maybe. Or Williams lightweight. But Sarco? Man's gotta have standards.

ByronF
July 01, 2017, 19:50
it's good that the receivers are milled. Unmilled receivers are just awful.

Chester Nimitz
July 02, 2017, 22:57
Sarco is trying to use the word "milled" in place of "forged" which really means these are probably investment cast receivers.

ArtBanks
July 03, 2017, 04:47
They have been pushing Fulton cast receivers lately.

Striker1423
July 03, 2017, 07:02
I'm always careful with Sarco. They are who I got my Ital BM59 kit through, and after many phone calls (pleasant enough mind you) they sent me a part that wouldn't fit my rifle, and the rear sight was missing the internal springs so it wouldn't hold any adjustments. I didn't try to get that fixed because I was putting a Garand CASM mount on the weapon and simply put the rear sight assembly in the parts bin for my M1's.

It is tempting, but to save $250 on a DIY gun versus a new guaranteed to shoot SAI base model?

tower06
July 03, 2017, 08:45
I believe the receivers are Fulton Armory if I read correctly somewhere.

Orlando8
July 03, 2017, 17:01
looks to me like it would be a pretty expensive build, you will have as much or more than a complete SAI M1A with a warrenty
Still need to buy a stock, gas system, op rod guide, spring guide and spring,front and rear sights bolt internals,trigger group

Blackmore
July 04, 2017, 06:41
Before anyone pulls the trigger on this, check out the BULA July 4th Sale on M14forum:

http://m14forum.com/bula-defense-systems/340978-4th-july-sale-lowest-prices-ever.html

Nathaniel01
July 04, 2017, 19:34
How are the Bula products? Price looks great for forged...

ArtBanks
July 05, 2017, 04:31
How are the Bula products? Price looks great for forged...

They make the M-14 receivers for James River/Rock-Ola so there are a lot of them out there.
I have put together 17 Bula Defense Systems rifles to date and they are working out fine.
In the process of building 4 Bula standard receivers with USGI heels welded on by James River using all Bula parts. I am a happy camper.

Semper Fi
Art