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  • Interesting M14 scope/rifle in great article...

    Dont think Ive seen this article before, lots of great pictures.....

    https://www.guns.com/news/2017/12/06...e-years-photos

    Sure if Id seen it before there would have been conversation regards what looks like a custom M14 mount and commercial scopes.

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    "...But they would never find anything to beat the old Springfield ...the long sleek streamline, very slim but with potent bulges, all in the just exactly right places to give it that pugnaciously forward-leaning, eager look that marked the Springfield. Beside it, the M1 looked like a fat old man puffing with a lack of training...the two most beautiful things made in America were the ax-handle and the clipper ship? ...they should have added one more thing: The Springfield '03 rifle..."

  • #2
    Maybe these are "MARINE" scopes bought in Okinawa?
    "...But they would never find anything to beat the old Springfield ...the long sleek streamline, very slim but with potent bulges, all in the just exactly right places to give it that pugnaciously forward-leaning, eager look that marked the Springfield. Beside it, the M1 looked like a fat old man puffing with a lack of training...the two most beautiful things made in America were the ax-handle and the clipper ship? ...they should have added one more thing: The Springfield '03 rifle..."

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    • deltawiskey
      deltawiskey commented
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      Cool picture! I find it very interesting that they removed the rear sight...
      DW

    • pmclaine
      pmclaine commented
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      Looks like the scope would clear it had it been left in place.

      Probably a one off rifle, maybe something slapped together from spares.

  • #3
    Pretty sure this is/was a commercially available mount from B-Square. Commercial Redfield scopes were available for purchase at base PX's and not unknown to have a scope purchased by private citizen, stateside and shipped in. Yeah, probably could have left rear sight in-place, but sight plane was obstructed anyway, making the rear sight a useless appendage. Over-the-bore mounts for the M14/M1A are still a work in progress. Given the number of accuracized M14's at the time, this USMC Sgt. being a NCOIC of a Scout-Sniper company, this rifle being a one-off rifle might be a bit speculative.
    Good luck!

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