Fulton Armory

M14/M1A Spare Parts Kit Recommendations

by Clint McKee

from rec.guns... What spare parts ought the shooter keep on hand for basic operator maintenance of his M14/M1A rifle?

Depends on how much you shoot, and, how long you want to maintain the rifle. With the current import restrictions, you may want to get a deep & thorough spares inventory. The original G.I. stuff is dwindling fast, and lots of rewelded, commercial cast reproductions, Chinese, worn out, etcetera, parts are becoming, sadly, commonplace.

Keep in mind that a bad spare part is NO spare part.

First line (bare bones minimum):

Second line (preferred), and to include the items above as well:

Third line (deep support for the future), and this includes the 1st & 2nd lines above:

Hope this helps!

Thanks again for the kind interest!

--Clint McKee