That piece of information does not, to say the least, make me very happy.
Nonetheles Springfield Armory of Geneseo Illinios did legally purchase the machnery necessecary to manufacture the M14. (sort of)
Of Course the Selective fire option was deleted, and the dismount system on the receiver is closer to that of the M-1. The M1A receiver is made in Geneseo and is not and cannot be indentical to the M14 receiver.
M1A's are fairly pricey at about $1500. Mine were about $600 and one was rebuilt at Fulton Armory.
I noticed that Springfiled Armory has restarted production of the M-1.
Perhaps they see this as a way of solving their parts situation, assuming they bought the right to produce the M-1 as well. (I am relative sure they did)
I sold my SA SAR-48----since the requisite number of parts for this FN/SLR clone made in the USA was, apparently, not sufficient under BATF's frankly, arcane regulations---they are no longer in production. They were 100% manufacured in Brazil.
I Did manage to purchase a Hesse FN/SLR clone, but, they make their own receivers. What other parts they make for this rifle, I do not know. It is a small company and not much advertising or info appears.
Another Military weapon made on new receivers are the M-1 Carbine on IAI receivers and the same weapon made by Kahr Industries (THompson) on their receivers.
Sorry for the delay in answering.
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