Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bolt?

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Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bolt?

Post by Jay561 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:56 am

Seems like I am late to the party with USGI bolts. Bought a polytech M1A and wanted to send it out to get a USGI bolt installed only problem is I cant find one.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bol

Post by jmikeb653 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:18 pm

Fulton Armory has them from $199 and up: http://www.fulton-armory.com/m14-m1a-2.aspx Numrichs has them in stock: http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/410770.htm .........................Bob's probably has them too, but you have to call: http://www.gun-parts.com/index.html/ Try Sarco too: http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/search.aspx?find=M14
Also check with "Flashooter" here on FSN as he has a lot of G.I. parts and may have, or may have a source for what you need. Good luck!
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Post by flcracker » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:39 pm

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Post by Polk County Hillbilly » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:17 pm

I'll look in my old parts locker,I had one from a match rifle,let you know.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bol

Post by Jay561 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:44 pm

Thanks guys, that put me in the right directions.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bol

Post by flashooter22 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:28 am

Just checked a couple of my sources and none have any. M14 bolts have been pretty scarce out there. One thing to look for if you buy used is to make sure it is not a recovered drill bolt. Some people don't mind but most will not take the chance and run them. I have been burned a couple times with drill bolts. M14'forums or CMP forums have them pop up every once in a while. Expect to pay $$$ for a nice one though.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bol

Post by zalfmon » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:30 pm

If the head space checks out, record it and shoot as is.
Check again after every few hundred rounds if it grows, convert it, if not - keep shooting!

LRB (lrbarms.com) makes a nice bolt, as well.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bol

Post by Jay561 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:43 pm

Yeah waiting on a field gauge to get here. I hope that's where I stop but you never know.

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Post by hurricanecharlie » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:29 pm

amehrst-depot.com
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been buying stuff from him for 30+years

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Post by Polk County Hillbilly » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:14 pm

Still have not found the bolts,did receive 2 NM SA barrels tonight.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bol

Post by hurricanecharlie » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:54 pm

nothing from amherst?
try going on the fal files board
lots of activity

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bol

Post by zalfmon » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:24 am

There's three complete ones for sale right now @ m14forum.com - TRW, SA, HRT
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bol

Post by Jay561 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:50 am

zalfmon wrote:There's three complete ones for sale right now @ m14forum.com - TRW, SA, HRT
yeah, I see quite a few refinished ones on there. Trying to hold out for a new one. Being on there and the CMP forum there are tons of bolts floating around.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good place to find a USGI M1A Bol

Post by drshame » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:09 pm

You may also need to check if a Polytech can take a regular USGI Bolt.
+1 for the http://m14forum.com/forums.php folks. Check with Jon Wolfe at http://www.m-14parts.com/
He's a very good M14 builder and very helpful. He shows LRB forged bolts for about $235 but I don't know if he has them in stock or not.
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