JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-think-ive-sold-mustang.html (13 comments)

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jsid-1223950883-597711  Joe at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 02:21:23 +0000

Try tedbrownrifles.com or smith ent.(SEI) or LRBarms.com All are excellent

jsid-1223951577-597712  AughtSix at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 02:32:57 +0000

I think you'd be better off with a Springfield Armory M1A, anyway. I've heard stories involving pull-through reamers and other such work (told to me as truth by some folks whom I trust, but I don't personally know if they're true). I will say, that if you want something that will look good and shoot okay, rather than shoot well and look okay, the FA guns are beautiful.

jsid-1223956868-597715  Kevin Baker at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 04:01:08 +0000

Oh, Joe. You may have gotten me into a HEAP of trouble! ;)

jsid-1223967298-597717  Chris Byrne at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 06:54:58 +0000


I used to have a Smith, and if you can get one in time, buy it right now and don't look back.

That said, I've got a list of precision M14 specialists out there if you're interested.

Oh and I'm building a 1000 yard boltie for Boomershoot myself.

jsid-1223983484-597720  Robb Allen at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:24:44 +0000

My birthday is coming up, if you're truly desperate to spend some of that money ;)

jsid-1223994310-597722  Unix-Jedi at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:25:10 +0000


I'm not far from Gerald "Hook" Boutin, and if he's still taking work, he's a master.

He tuned and tricked out a friend's rack-grade Garand last year for $40.

jsid-1223996489-597724  Kevin Baker at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 15:01:29 +0000


I've got the boltie - the Remington 700 5R. Now I want a gas gun.

And I'm giving consideration to accurizing my M1 Garand, but I still want an M-14.

jsid-1223996770-597726  Unix-Jedi at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 15:06:10 +0000



He does some amazing work. Plus, if you're sitting there you get WWII stories. Battle of the Bulge. Never before told in such a profane manner. :)

jsid-1224000064-597727  gmcraff at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 16:01:04 +0000

I'll have to second Joe's recommendation for Ted Brown. The biggest part of the delay for my M14 was waiting for LRB to make the receiver. (I was #300-something in the queue). After that, he had my rifle together in about two months, and that included having a heart attack.

I just had non-standard parts (like a Sage EBR chassis) shipped straight to him.

jsid-1224000422-597728  j t bolt at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 16:07:02 +0000

I walked into his shop and 15 minutes later had the rifle I was gonna buy in my hands.

Shoots great. It even make ME shoot better, which is tough task.

Just the plain Jane versionm though.

jsid-1224008041-597731  Eagle 1 at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:14:01 +0000

Ted Brown is a WELL known builder in the M14 community. Good Stuff! If you want a custom rifle, he's a good guy to do it for you.

Fulton was buying their receivers from Armscorp.....having their brand and SN stamped on it. They haven't been making many (if any) M14s of any flavor since Armscorp went Tango Uniform. They are still searching for a supplier from what I've heard.

Check out the M14 Forum:


Tons of good info there about what you can expect in terms of service, accuracy, ammo and data. They are good and friendly, willing to help the new guys without the bravado and chest pounding you see elsewhere.

Eagle 1

jsid-1224081069-597746  Paul W at Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:31:09 +0000


Tell us more about your boltie. I'm considering picking up one of those, and I'm very interested in your thoughts and results with it.

Regarding the M1A, getting one quickly and giving it to a quality gunsmith will get you a working gun way faster than FA.

jsid-1224088767-597749  Kevin Baker at Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:39:27 +0000


My boltie is my Remington 700 5R also in .308 (Ok, it's a 700 yard rifle, not 1,000 yards, but still...)

And I think I'm going to contact Ted Brown about an M14.

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