M14 Rifles 6
It is a very used firearm from 1957-1966 and is replaced by M16A1 within 1966-1968.
M14 is a gas-operated magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle. It can be loaded with a 20 round detachable magazine box of .30-caliber/ 7.62mm. Its bullets will penetrate its target boldly within its 1500 feet range. M14 can shoot 750 bullets in a minute like some spirited gun powder sparks. It weighs 8.7 lbs. without any magazine into it. It’s just 44.14 inch long and its muzzle velocity is 2800 feet/min.
Some years long of experiment and modification give birth to M14 around 1950-1954. It was designed to win the market of four other powerful firearms popularly known as M1 Carbine, M1Garand, M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle and M3 Grease Gun. M14 was selected by the U.S. Army in 1957 the production was paused for some reason, but by this time some 1 million copies were manufactured. Around 1966-1968 it was replaced by another deadly firearm named M16A1
The Navy SEALs still uses M14 rifle. It served briefly as an infantry weapon until 1960-1967 in Vietnam. Long has it served the army of some nations, and though it’s not reproduced anymore, its versions are yet well fitted in the U.S. army.
M14 Rifle is an American automatic firearm which fires 7.62×51 Nat (0.308 Winchester) ammunition. It has proved its worth in many important wars.
M14 is used as a battle rifle, sniper rifle as well as a marksman rifle. It is basically for military use. It’s just 4.1 kg, 44.3 inch long, and has a stealth 22 inch barrel, shooting range 460m with 700-750 rounds/min.
M1 rifle became M14 rifle after a long process of development. It was designed in 1954. It is true that in 1930s M1 rifle was a highly sophisticated rifle but it had many shortcomings. During the last months of World War II the development on M1 rifle actually started. In the month of June 1954 funding became available for T44 receivers specially designed for the shorter T65 cartridge. In 1957, T44 was formally being used by the U.S. infantry service as M14. About 1.5 billion pieces of this rifle has already been made.
This rifle is mainly used for Millry purposes. This rifle was in service from 1959 to 1964 as US standard service rifle. It is also in service from 1959 to today in many countries like Colombia, Cost Rica, Australia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Israel and many other countries including U.S. It was used in Vietnam War. It is the basis of M21 and M25 sniper rifles.
M14 DMR is a high performance, long ranger and great damager firearm is in service with the U.S. army.
M14 DMR or Designated Marksman Rifle is a battle rifle, categorized as sergeant first-class-first rifle. It has automatic firing capacity and can shoot 20 to 40 rounds at a stretch. It uses 7.62mm×51mm NATO caliber to hit its target with a death blow. It’s a medium weight firearm weights 4.5 kg only. M14 DMR is 44 inch long with a high performance 22 inch stainless steel barrel. Ensured accuracy and increased reliability is assured in its latest modification. Its muzzle velocity is 2837 ft. /s.
It’s originated in the United States of America. A series of enhancement, after a series of modification were necessary to turn M14 into M14 DMR. It needed fiber glass stock of McMillan Tactical M2A, saddle cheekpiece (adjustable of course), pistol grip, stainless steel barrel (match-grade, 22 inch), folding bipod (Harris S-L), Picatinny rail, Leupold Mark 4 day scopes, AN/PVS-17 or AN/PVS-10 night vision kits. But after all these, USMC is going to replace DMR with M39 EMR soon.
M14 DMR is serving the United States Marine Crops (USMC) for its capacity of medium range spinning. It’s a finer shooting arm for a national purpose. It can cause incredible damage to the target it hits within its range. It has an equal in its range, but not in damage. Its many variants are in use in the U.S. forces.
M14EBR is a perfect war rifle. This rifle is used in many important wars for its quality.
The full name of M14EBR is the United States navy mark 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR). This is an American military rifle. This battle Rifle used 18.0” barrel which is a moderate heavy weight barrel. It was a more favorable rifle than the Rifle made by Rocky and Ribordoy.
The process of making M14EBR started in 2000 when United States Navy SEALs requested for a M14 battle Rifle which will be more compact in nature. In 2003 a latest version of M14 battle Rifle was created by Ron Smith and Smith Enterprise Inc. This Smith enterprise based MK14 became the base of M14EBR rifle. Springfield Armory, Inc. And Naval Surface Warfare center Crane Division was assigned to supply the necessary machinery for the rifle. United States Navy Seals were the first forces to use this M14EBR rifle. From then this rifle is still in service.
This rifle is specially prepared for Military purposes. These rifles are used by American army in the war of Afghanistan and in the war of Iraq. It’s less noisy and its added telescope makes it more compact and precise. Its usefulness makes it one of the most favorite weapons for the army.
Under Title VIII of the Division C (DoD Appropriations Act), as part of the Continuing Resolution (CRomnibus), Congress made it very clear that none of the funds were to be used to dispose of older-style and much beloved military rifles and handguns. Also included is a mention of small arms ammunition. While this text has […]
This Documentary provides the features of M14 rifle along with its history. M14 rifle is officially known as the United States Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14. It is a selective fire enabled automatic American rifle that fires 7.62×51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) ammunition. M14 rifle was introduced in 1957 intending to be a replacement of M1 Grand, […]
Below is a listing of all the M14 Stock and M14 Hand Guard NSNs (National Stock Numbers). Table 5: M14 Stock and Hand Guard Items Description Part Number FSN or NSN Comments butt stock sling swivel 6008889 1005-600-8889 1005-00-600-8889 original drawing dated August 1937 lower butt screw 6008881 5305-600-8881 5305-00-600-8881 slot drive, 0.216 ” diameter x […]
Below is a listing of all the M14 Barrel and M14 Receiver NSNs (National Stock Numbers). Table 1: Barrel and Receiver Group Items Description Part Number FSN or NSN Comments M14 Rifle 7267000 1005-00-283-7695 1005-00-770-3559 original drawing dated March 1955 M14 Rifle with equipment 8413866 1005-00-589-1271 equipment includes sling, four magazines, combination tool and cleaning […]
Back in 2003, the US Army issued a market survey for a 7.62 mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS). Smith Enterprise responded to the market survey with an M14 rifle variant that was very impressive. The Army should adopt the M14 Rifle for its sniper needs. Below is a copy of SEI’s response to the market […]
Here is the complete list of NSN National Stock Numbers for Smith Enterprise. NSN Part Number DLA Disc. Desc. 1005-01-535-4385 7010 RETAINER, GUN COMPON Wire EDM 30mm Rings,* MIL STD 1913, High, 0.865″ high for objective lenses up to and including 56mm. Wire EDM 4140 Chrome Moly, Heat Treated. 1005-01-535-4374 7008 RING SET, SCOPE Wire […]