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Old 12-30-2006, 12:06 AM   #61
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Armscorp Serial # 17498

Standard issue non-lugged NM receiver

Purchased direct from Claude as Receiver-only 10/17/2006

Completed assembly using all USGI Springfield Government Armory parts and barrel

Headspaced at 1.630

TE= less than 1

muzzle wear= 0

Sadlak spring guide

All other parts unmodified standard Government issue

GI stock

vented handguard
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:46 AM   #62
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Thanks, Gerard. Congratulations on your newborn!
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:05 PM   #63
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I have owned 3 Armscorp receivers, each bought as a receiver and built into a rifle. The first two were ordered in 1986 and received in early 1988. SN A00303X and A00305X. The third one was I believe in the 007XXX range, but I don't recall the number and sold it long ago. All of them were marked U.S. Rifle 7.62 MM M14 on the receiver
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:00 AM   #64
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tdking79, thank you very much. Your input just filled in a significant piece of the puzzle. Based on information provided by Karl Maunz, Bruce Dow, Claude Rankin, and now your input, the early Armscorp of America receiver production now makes sense to those of who were not M14 collectors at the time.
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:25 PM   #65
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Sorry, wrong place.

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Old 12-11-2007, 04:26 AM   #66
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A003912, 4-17-1989, assembled with all new U.S. GI parts, mostly H&R, I believe the bbl is dated 1964 H&R, will shoot 1" groups with good loads and scope.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:37 AM   #67
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I was wondering if you might know anything (manf. date etc...) of my Armscorp receiver.
Serial # A0005559
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:51 PM   #68
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Have Armscorp #1157X. Marked "U.S. RIFLE, 7.62 MM M14, Armscorp logo, serial number. Confirmed with Armscorp that rifle was sold by them as a complete rifle. Do not recall the date.

All USGI parts except for receiver and barrel. Barrel has no markings other than "N M" on top behind front sight. Bought from an estate; rifle appeared unfired or fired little.
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:02 PM   #69
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I was wondering if you might know anything (manf. date etc...) of my Armscorp receiver.
Serial # A0005559
It's likely 1990 vintage and was made by Armscorp of America. Armscorp of America M14 type receivers were given the letter A prefix about the same time (no later than February 198 the CNC machine tool programming was changed for cutting the receiver bolt lug recesses. According to Bruce Dow (Dow Arms Room in Dade City, FL), the machine tool operator who machined the letter A prefix Armscorp of America receivers did a good job. Bruce has worked on various commercial M14 rifles for over twenty years. He says the heat treatment on the Armscorp receivers is always spot on. HTH
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Thanks, rwp.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:52 PM   #71
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Re: Armscorp and Fulton Armory rifles born on date database

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Old 01-04-2009, 04:39 PM   #72
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Re: Armscorp and Fulton Armory rifles born on date database

Not sure if this is still being updated, but I have Armscorp model M-21 #15XXX purchased from Sarco 5/99. I had Fulton assemble it for me.
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Thank you, marios5469.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:42 AM   #74
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Re: Armscorp and Fulton Armory rifles born on date database

Armscorp Serial Number 17283 purchased on 7/29/06 at Camp Perry. Receipt lists it marked as: "XM25" and was a no lug (standard) receiver. Returned to Armscorp for having the slot for the front of rear sight spring cut too low compared to any other receiver I have whether it be USGI receiver portion, Armscorp, Springfield Armory or Polytech. I figured out that in the 16,xxx to 17,xxx time period, they changed the machining of this area and they are all machined like that.

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Got it, thanks Danny.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:51 PM   #76
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Any chance Armscorp will start making receivers again. They were the only ones that made M-21's that we could get here in NJ. I know there are LRB's and Springfields, but the LRB's are just overpriced even for a forged receiver, and the Springfields have had quality issues on and off.
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Armsorp USA went out of business at the end of 2007. James River Armory took over for about two and one-half months then ceased M14 receiver manufacture.

James River Armory has started up again. JRA will be shipping complete M14 NM rifles at the end of this month. The first couple hundred will have NOS USGI parts except for a Criterion barrel and a semi-automatic only commercial receiver. After that, JRA will use new commercial manufacture parts from 7.62mm Firearms to assemble rifles. The first receivers will be investment cast. In the future, James River Armory is planning to sell complete rifles with forged receivers. These receivers will be marked James River Armory but are machined by 7.62mm Firearms (Medina, OH).

7.62mm Firearms will be shipping its investment cast receivers next month. They will be cutting the first forged receiver next week. These receivers will be marked 7.62 inside a diamond and the model number will be M14 NM. I obtained this information first hand from the owners of the two companies, Mark Hartman (JRA) and Chris Thomas (7.62mm Firearms) at the SHOT Show last week.

I recommend contacting Chris Thomas to ask him if he could do a run of M21 receivers for New Jersey customers. I spoke with Lou at LRB Arms. They are planning on an investment cast receiver as well. At this time, IMO, 7.62mm Firearms will likely be able to produce M21 cast receivers with a shorter turnaround time.
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Armsorp USA went out of business at the end of 2007. James River Armory took over for about two and one-half months then ceased M14 receiver manufacture.

James River Armory has started up again. JRA will be shipping complete M14 NM rifles at the end of this month. The first couple hundred will have NOS USGI parts except for a Criterion barrel and a semi-automatic only commercial receiver. After that, JRA will use new commercial manufacture parts from 7.62mm Firearms to assemble rifles. The first receivers will be investment cast. In the future, James River Armory is planning to sell complete rifles with forged receivers. These receivers will be marked James River Armory but are machined by 7.62mm Firearms (Medina, OH).

7.62mm Firearms will be shipping its investment cast receivers next month. They will be cutting the first forged receiver next week. These receivers will be marked 7.62 inside a diamond and the model number will be M14 NM. I obtained this information first hand from the owners of the two companies, Mark Hartman (JRA) and Chris Thomas (7.62mm Firearms) at the SHOT Show last week.

I recommend contacting Chris Thomas to ask him if he could do a run of M21 receivers for New Jersey customers. I spoke with Lou at LRB Arms. They are planning on an investment cast receiver as well. At this time, IMO, 7.62mm Firearms will likely be able to produce M21 cast receivers with a shorter turnaround time.
Any price point on the forged receiver from 7.62?
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Re: Armscorp and Fulton Armory rifles born on date database

Google "7.62mm Firearms" and you'll see the receiver sales prices on the company web site.
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