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Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by moparr1963, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. moparr1963

    moparr1963 North Plains Member

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    I have a Armscorp M14 that I having a lot of problems with, it will not extract a round from the chamber and I have already replaced the extractor and spring and the ejector. I need some help with this rifle I paid a lot of money for it and I would hate to sell it for a loss.
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    New/used/what?
     
  3. moparr1963

    moparr1963 North Plains Member

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    I bought it used
     
  4. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm thinking of relieving you of you're burden!

    Extract fails

    Always
    Often
    Sometimes
    When using factory ammunition
    When using Burt Gummer's reloads
    When using Greek Milsurp stuff
    When using Russki steel cased stuff
     
  5. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    When extract fails, how do you get the case out?
    Have you scrubbed the chamber with Hoppe's and a brass brush?
    What's the chamber look like?
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Used, is it factory or a home built?
     
  7. Bodyguard

    Bodyguard Portland Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Take it to Curt's Discount Rifle. He knows ARs.
     
  8. moparr1963

    moparr1963 North Plains Member

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    I'm using Federal Mil spec Ammo. I have cleaned the chamber. When it wont extract I have to pull the round out with my fingers or with a tip of a knife. The rifle is a factory built by Armscrop
     
  9. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Does fail to extract happen all the time?
    Wondering what the case rim looks like, dented, damaged at all?

    Is the extractor worn?
    Any debris, metal burrs preventing it from fully closing around the rim?

    M1 Garand, M14/M1A, and BM59 extractors are interchangeable.
    M1 Garand extractor has a bit longer post which would extend past the M14 bolt. Would need to be filed flush.
     
  10. moparr1963

    moparr1963 North Plains Member

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    Found out the receiver is junk it is out of speck, I might sell it for parts or find a new receiver.
     
  11. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I sent a pm to mopar with a referral for a reputable arms mechanic.
    Armscorp made good receivers.
     
  12. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Armscorp did make some very good receivers dont junk it quit yet.
     
  13. moparr1963

    moparr1963 North Plains Member

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    I'm bummed out with it, I paid a lot of money for the rifle and I'm not very happy with the dam thing or with The Gun Broker for selling me a pos.
     
  14. EVILZ

    EVILZ Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    I am not saying that Curt's doesn't know anything about M14 rifles but they are far from an AR in design and that is what Curt's specializes in. I am no gunsmith myself but it sounds like an extractor issue as you can pull the shell out with your fingers. if it was a chamber issue it would hang in the chamber and would take more than finger strength to remove it. I am straining to think how a receiver could be the issue, but again Im no gunsmith. Who spec'd the receiver?
     
  15. moparr1963

    moparr1963 North Plains Member

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    I had revelation arms spec the receiver and it is way out of spec, you can move the bolt back in forth. I think I will replace it with a LRB receiver and use the armscorp for a paper wait.
     
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  16. EVILZ

    EVILZ Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Well I am sorry to hear that. I would hope that Armscorp would do something for you on this. Seems odd and hopefully an isolated issue. BTW I am a die hard Mopar fan and have owned several but I'm down to just my 440 swapped '72 Demon, Freshly painted!
     
  17. moparr1963

    moparr1963 North Plains Member

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    I bought the rifle used so I guess I'm screwed. I would love to see your Demon, I'm a huge Mopar fan I used to own a 1968 Charger RT and I have owned many Dodges over the years.
     
  18. Dusky

    Dusky Eugene Member

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    Yes many of the Armscorp receivers are junk. But you may still have some good value in the rifle. Sometimes they used GI parts to build the rifles. Good GI parts can bring good money on the market. Check your rifle barrel, Operating rod, Trigger group, bolt etc to see what you have. I have been through the M1A rifle thing quite a bit. I have spent thousands of dollars on custom match builds. Cheapest and best way in my opinion to get into the M1A world is to by a Springfield.
     
  19. moparr1963

    moparr1963 North Plains Member

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    All the parts are GI other then the receiver, I would like to find a new receiver but I don't even know where to get one from.
     
  20. Dusky

    Dusky Eugene Member

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    There are many sources. The best are probably LRB forged receivers and the most expensive. Others are Fulton armory, Smith enterprises, Springfield Armory, 7.62 and others. I would suggest you contact John Wolfe or some other M1A specialist. You need someone who knows how to build a M1A rifle. What you have isn't a do it yourself project or for some local inexperienced smith with the M1A platform. Hope this helps