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Different 05-30-2005 01:03 PM

Polytech M14 Serial Number Database - North America
 
Polytech Industries M14 type rifles have been exported to the United States and Canada. I'm trying to build a list of serial numbers to see what serial number ranges were imported by various companies. Polytech Industries M14 type rifles exported to Canada and the United States have the model designations
"M-14/S", M14/S", "M14S" and "M-14S." If there are any other model designations please let me know.

If you don't mind please post Polytech Industries M14 serial numbers and the importers here or PM me. You can change the last digit or two to "X" for privacy. See separate thread for Norinco M14 rifles.

TIA,

Different


Keng's Firearms Specialty (then Stone Mountain, Georgia - Poly Tech M14/S and serial number on receiver heel)

000001 (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel, blued bolt and barrel)
00002
00003
00004
00005
0023 (KFS marking on receiver)
065 (pictured in Frank Iannamico's book)
00077 (full Chinese flash suppressor)
0010X (KFS ATL GA and CAI ST ALB VT on barrel)
00127 (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel, bobbed FH)
00149 (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
00151 (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
0043X (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel, pre-03/14/89)
00480 (KFS markings only on barrel)
00585 (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
00653
00735 (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
00770 (barrel has been replaced since import)
00808
00827
009XX (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
0098X (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
0099X (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel, bobbed FH)
0129X (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
01408 (CAI markings on barrel)
016XX (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
019XX (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
01965 (both KFS and CAI markings on barrel)
02116 (CAI marking on barrel)
0212X (CAI marking on barrel)
02450
02495 (CAI marking on barrel)
0255X
0272X (CAI marking on barrel)

IDE USA (Southfield, Michigan - IDE USA, Poly Tech and serial numbers on receiver side)

0292X
03028
03194
03235
0334X
0345X
0348X
0351X
03541
03657
0369X
037XX
03732
03805
04281
0451X
0467X
0470X
04715
0486X
05199
05435
05971
06185
0645X
06478
0656X
0679X
068XX
0685X
0696X
0722X
07401
076XX
08133
083XX
08640
08660
087XX
0906X
0947X
09507
09533
09539
1002X
10079
101XX
10339
106XX
10979
1106X
11070
11112
1153X
1154X
11799
12046
1250X
12706
13146
1343X
13526
138XX
14366
14445
14459
14567
14584
14639
14752
1477X
14821 original retail purchase 11/93
15XXX
15079
15394
15455
15704
159XX
16141
1647X
16588
16754
1703X
174XX
175XX
176XX
17746
18077
1827X
18493
186XX
1862X
19970
20069
2019X
203XX
2087X
21183
21231
21339
21481
21692
218XX
2209X
224XX
22444
225XX
22723
2290X
23114
2331X
23436
23469
2357X
2366X
23936
24034
24190
242XX
24331
24347
2480X
25119
25181

Century Arms International (St. Albans, Vermont - CAI, Poly Tech M14S and serial number on receiver heel)

C-0640
C-110X
C-1245

Marstar Canada (Vankleek, Ontario)

00042
00338
00565X

Bell Lifestyle Products (Mississauga, Ontario - M305, Poly, and Bell Lifestyle on receiver left side)

20090535

T-man 06-01-2005 07:37 PM

M-14S .308

IDE MICH.

0947X

GCKarcher 06-04-2005 05:01 PM

POLY TECH
 
Marked on heel of rcvr.

POLY TECH

M-14/S

7.62 NATO

009XX

Import marks. CAI ST ALB VT

KFS ATL GA :roll:

Different 06-05-2005 03:52 AM

Re: POLY TECH
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GCKarcher
Marked on heel of rcvr.

POLY TECH

M-14/S

7.62 NATO

009XX

Import marks. CAI ST ALB VT

KFS ATL GA :roll:

GCKarcher,

1) Is the marking CAI ST ALB VT on the barrel or the receiver?

2) Is the marking KFS ATL GA on the barrel or the receiver?

I'm wondering if someone installed a CAI marked barrel on to a KFS marked receiver. :?

Thanks,

Different

GCKarcher 06-05-2005 06:50 PM

The markings are both on the barrel. The CAI marking is about 1/8 inch above the KFS marking. Both are on the left lower portion of the barrel looking toward the front sight.

Different 06-06-2005 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GCKarcher
The markings are both on the barrel. The CAI marking is about 1/8 inch above the KFS marking. Both are on the left lower portion of the barrel looking toward the front sight.

Hmmmmm . . . . . Do you know if the rifle was imported with a military style hinged butt plate or a rubber butt pad and did it have a slotted flash suppressor with the bayonet lug or did it arrive with a bobbed or fake flash suppressor?

GCKarcher 06-06-2005 08:16 AM

It had a stock with the rubber butplate. The flash suppressor was the cut off or bobbed one.

Different 06-06-2005 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GCKarcher
It had a stock with the rubber butplate. The flash suppressor was the cut off or bobbed one.

Thanks! I'm going to guess it came in for C A I. The bobbed flash suppressor and rubber butt pad were modifications done by Century Arms at their Canada facility before shipping the Chinese M14 rifles into the U. S after November, 1990.

baw 06-07-2005 03:17 PM

POLY TECH
Marked on heel of rcvr.

POLY TECH

M-14/S

7.62 NATO

016XX

Import marks. CAI ST ALB VT

KFS ATL GA

The general markings on my rifle are identicle to those indicated by GCKarcher except for Serial number. :wink:

Different 06-07-2005 05:26 PM

Thanks, GCKarcher and baw. Upon further thought, I've listed 009XX and 016XX under KFS since the "C" prefix was used for receivers imported by CAI. Perhaps CAI added parts to or modified the Polytech receivers for KFS. :? Interesting.

Different 06-11-2005 05:34 PM

updated

russ4777 06-14-2005 11:19 AM

Info on my rifle......Stamped / engraved on left side of receiver immediately below sight elevation knob.

M-14S .308
IDE USA SFLD MICH. MADE IN
POLYTECH CHINA 2357X CHINA


It has a GI type buttstock with hinged plate, no bayonet lug, and a closed-slot flash supressor

Different 06-14-2005 02:47 PM

Thanks! Database has been updated.

boomer 06-16-2005 07:17 AM

Poly is 05199 , IDE

Different 06-16-2005 02:28 PM

updated 06-18-05

Truman 06-18-2005 05:29 PM

My Poly Tech is marked on the heel as follows:

POLY TECH
M-14/S
7.62 NATO
0043X

The 1st import mark, KFS ATL. GA. is on the bottom of the barrel in fromt of the gas cylinder plug, MADE IN CHINA is stamped below KFS ALT. GA.
The 2nd import mark, C.A.I. ALB. VT. is 1/2 inch in front of the 1st import mark and also on the bottom of the barrel.
It came with a metal butt plate and a flash suppressor with baynet lug.
It's fit and finish is as good as the 8 Springfields that I own and the parkerizing is a dark gray like the Springfields. I purchased this rifle from the original owner. He stated that it came this way when he purchased it new in 89.
HTH
Truman

Different 06-18-2005 05:56 PM

Thank you very much, Truman. Your Polytech was then imported before March 14, 1989. 8)

CAP1 06-19-2005 08:04 AM

Mine is marked:
POLY TECH
M-14/S
7.62 NATO
019XX
(ON Receiver heel)

CAI ST ALB VT

KFS ATL GA
MADE IN CHINA
(ON Barrel)

Dark grey Parkerized excellent shooter. (now wears USGI; stock, Bolt, HR Tigger Group, Flash hider)

Different 06-19-2005 11:46 AM

updated

Cass 06-21-2005 04:23 PM

Here is the info in on the one I bought in 94:

M-14S
IDE
14584


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