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    M14 to Devine NM to loaded to Rockola M14f

    Many decades of the M14 and still my favorite rifle! I sold my my 70's Elmer Balance M1A National match made by moon lighting amourers from Lackland Air force base. It was made right all G.I. parts,unified and glass bedded with a Canadian contract match barrel. It was ser.1265. I GOT BIG $$ OUT OF IT. THEN I GOT A LOADED SPRINGFIED ,WHICH I GAVE TO MY OLDEST SON. ABOUT 4-5 YEARS AGO I GOT A ROCKOLA M14F,LOTS OF G.I. PARTS,CHROME LINED BARREL. IT IS MADE RIGHT AND CLOSE TO THE OLD G.I. from 1970. She is 3 digit ser.##. Shoots darn good,accurate for a G.I.. type rifle and hammer forged rec. I LIKE IT AND WANT ANOTHER 2 FOR MY OTHER TWO SONS.
    Last edited by Mgv744; 12-31-2017, 08:09 AM.

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    I talked to Elmer a few times and he goes to the San Antonio area gunshows, he coined the name M1A and used the closed armoury name Springfield Inc. Which he sold to the Reese brothers in Illinois. Elmer was on the Air force rifle team and a gunner on a B29 in Korea. He likes his Lone Star beer. As far as I know he is still alive.

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      Elmer actually sold the company to the Reese brothers father Bob. Denis and David were young a that time. I would guess late teens early twenties. Mason Williams did an article for 1976 edition of "Guns Rifle Annual." The article has a photo of Bob at his desk along with a photo of Dennis and David headspace reaming a M1A barreled receiver.
      Last edited by RDS; 12-31-2017, 12:01 PM.

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        Those early Elmer Balance receivers were thin and weak in the rear end. I am glad they starting casting them thicker in the rear,but when I had chance to get a forged receiver M14F ,the Springfield is no longer in my T.E. kit.
        Last edited by Mgv744; 12-31-2017, 02:40 PM.

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